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New Software Promises Safer Mobile Banking

Identity thieves cost Americans nearly $100 billion over the past four years, and many of them got to people’s data by “eavesdropping” on the apps they use for managing their finances. Some new software aims to make life more difficult for these crooks, and it’s been tested by…

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Here Are Some Things Executive Recruiters Look For

If you are trying to “move up” in your career — (and who isn’t?) – you might benefit from the following advice from the executive staffing experts at Robert Half Management Resources.

According to the company, the strategies you used to get to the middle of the career ladder can be…

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Wealth Gap Widens

New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that the gap between the rich and not-so-rich has grown wider in recent years.

According to Census, the median net worth of the wealthiest 40% of American households increased from 100-2011, while it actually declined for the bottom…

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Here Are Some Labor Day Deals on New Vehicles

GOBankingRates and Autobytel said they have teamed up to find the best Labor Day sales and promotions available on 2014 vehicles. If you’re looking for a new car or truck this year, it might be worth a look.

The companies sought out deals on crossovers and SUVs, luxury vehicles…

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Men Still Won’t Ask for Directions

A new survey reveals that men are still more stubborn than women are about asking directions. Thank heaven for GPS?

PEMCO Insurance said that the results of its poll of Northwest drivers do little to dispel the old stereotype. Around one-third (36%) of the men surveyed consider themselves themselves…

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Americans Are Doing a Good Job Paying Their Bills

The number of Americans who are in trouble with consumer credit payments remains at historic lows, according to new data from &P Dow Jones Indices and Experian.

According to the companies, the national composite of credit defaults was just 1.01% in July, which was down one basis point…

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Empty Nest, with 72” Flat-Screen TV

Does life begin once the kids leave for college? It’s certainly a time of adjustment for parents, and a new study finds that many “empty nesters” adjust by traveling, visiting friends and otherwise pampering themselves.

Online offers site RetailMeNot has released the latest edition of its Shoppers Trend Report…

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The Rental Mindset

People get reckless when choosing a product they are considering renting, as opposed to owning, some new research suggests.

The study, from the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, took a look at the ways in which consumer decision-making changes when the prospect is renting…

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Lower Pay, Higher 401(k) Match

Would you trade a lower pay for a higher 401(k) match from an employer? Many people would, according to the results of a new survey.

The survey, from Fidelity Investments, focused on various compensation scenarios in an effort to find out how much value people attach to a company…

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