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2013

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  • 6 worst money mistakes you can make In your 20s. Poorly-managed finances during your 20s can take its toll on your credit report and make it that much harder to save money for your future. When you don't have your finances under control, you will…
  • Debt-ceiling breach would push economy into free fall. The Obama administration will have to decide whether to delay — or possibly suspend — tens of billions of dollars in Social Security checks, food stamps and unemployment benefits if negotiations to raise the federal…
  • Patients mired in costly credit from doctors. The dentist set to work, tapping and probing, then put down his tools and delivered the news. His patient, Patricia Gannon, needed a partial denture. The cost: more than $5,700. Ms. Gannon, 78, was staggered.…
  • Crisis económica modifica planes de jubilación en EEUU. De acuerdo a un encuesta de Associated Press y NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, 47% de los trabajadores aplazará su retiro. La actual recesión económica que afecta inversiones y al mercado inmobiliario ha modificado…
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  • Falla inhabilita cupones de alimentos en EEUU. Habitantes de Ohio, Michigan y 15 estados más no pudieron cambiar sus cupones de alimentos por mercancías el sábado debido a que una revisión de rutina por parte de la compañía Xerox provocó fallas en…
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  • Google Chrome's cache exposes personal data. A major security flaw in Google's popular Chrome browser was exposed on Thursday by data management firm Identity Finder. Researchers found that Chrome's caching mechanism routinely stores names, e-mail addresses, street addresses, phone numbers, bank…
  • Prepaid debit cards shed some fees, but face scrutiny. Prepaid debit cards continue to grow more popular and offer more services that mimic traditional debit cards, even as the federal government weighs new rules for the cards. In the latest expansion of a prepaid…
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  • Some families left out in the cold by Obamacare. Some families will find themselves ineligible for Obamacare subsidies to buy their own insurance on the state-based exchanges, even though their coverage at work is considered unaffordable. That's because the way the Affordable Care Act…
09
  • Should phone companies be required to maintain old networks?. A back-of-the-envelope estimate by a Georgetown University researcher suggests that telecom companies may be spending as much as $13.5 billion a year maintaining their old phone networks. Just five percent of all American households use…
  • Consumer group finds racial disparity in bank complaints. People in minority communities are more likely to submit grievances to the government’s consumer watchdog about their banks than those in predominantly white areas, a trend that raises questions about fair lending practices, the National…
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  • Beware the student loan scam on Instagram. Unfortunately — for those who got their hopes up from posts on social media — Sallie Mae is not offering loan forgiveness as a result of the government shutdown. Scammers created at least 15 fake…
  • Chase pulls plug on credit card insurance plan. For years, Chase bank offered a Payment Protector plan. For an extra monthly fee — typically a bit less than 1% of the card balance — credit cardholders could insure themselves against job loss, illness…
  • California pushes health-care law. Fliers and tablet computers in hand, a small team of outreach workers from a local nonprofit health clinic blanketed a shopping strip east of Los Angeles, spreading the word about the state’s expanding health insurance…
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  • Lo que aprendimos de la crisis financiera. Uno podría pensar que no hay nada como atravesar una catástrofe financiera para aprender lo que realmente es importante para las finanzas personales. A cinco años del colapso de Lehman Brothers Holdings y de las…
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  • Government shutdowns are even worse for museums than you think. This week, the National Gallery of Art turned away the prime minister of Greece, Antonis Samaras, and Adrienne Arsht, the philanthropist who underwrote the gallery’s most recent blockbuster exhibition, “Diaghilev and the Ballet Russes.” Samaras…
 

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