August 2010

Six Telltale Signs of M.A.D. (Money Anxiety Disorder)

August 31, 2010

From Harper’s Bazaar to US to People magazine, Bristol Palin has made the loop from single to engaged and back again, from buying her own townhouse to moving back in with her parents. Hollis Colquhoun, an expert on “financial self-defense” for women, says Bristol’s story illustrates the need for women to take control of their […]

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Cutest Pet Photo Contest from American Express!

August 30, 2010

Everyone thinks their pet is the cutest – now enter them for a chance to win $2,000 in American Express Gift Cards. Through September 1 pet lovers can upload a photo of their pet to to enter the Cutest Pet Photo Contest from American Express Gift Cards.   After uploading their photo, readers have the […]

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Cash For Clunkers Leases A Bad Idea 1 Year Later

August 27, 2010 Sees Trend of People Looking to Escape 5-Year Leases MIAMI – Just one year following the popular Cash For Clunkers program, are people sticking with the cars they purchased with the government rebate? reports a significant trend in inquiries from people that leased a car with a Cash For Clunkers rebate looking to […]

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Erosion of Dollar’s Value Has Encouraged Families to Make Risky Investments

August 26, 2010

Erosion of Dollar’s Value Has Encouraged Families to Make Risky Investments, Research Organization Says Great Barrington, Mass. – The relentless erosion in the purchasing power of the dollar – caused by questionable government monetary and fiscal policies – has encouraged many Americans to accept investment risks that would have been unnecessary “if a dollar was […]

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“The Indeciders”

August 25, 2010

STUDY DISCOVERS A CONFUSED NATION CRIPPLED BY TOO MUCH CHOICE Report reveals almost half of the UK: Feel life is more confusing than it was 10 years ago (47%) Lie awake at night trying to make decisions (42%) Admit ‘Even little decisions can be hard to make’ (47%) A study into the current state of […]

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1/3 of Americans to Spend More on Back to School Shopping this Year

August 24, 2010

Clothing, shoes, school supplies, and even cosmetic services top back to school shopping lists NEW YORK— August 3, 2010 – The majority (80%) of consumers with children in preschool through high school expect to spend more (39%) or the same (41%) per child on back to school shopping this year compared to last year, according […]

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5 Ways to Avoid Cell-Phone Bill Shock

August 23, 2010

(via Consumer Reports) Today’s multitalented cell phones can easily seduce you into texting, talking, or downloading more than you planned. The result can be hundreds of dollars in unexpected penalty fees. Some 30 million Americans have experienced cellular bill shock, a surprise spike not related to a change in the service plan. The projection is […]

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