Personal Finance

Best Buy

At Best Buy, July Fourth Means Appliance Sale

In 2015, appliances accounted for 8% of Best Buy Co. Inc.'s (NYSE: BBY) revenue mix. Year-over-year comparable sales grew 15.4%, the best of any merchandise category. Perhaps, then, we shouldn't ...
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Online lending

Loan Cap Appeal Rejected by US Supreme Court

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from a branch of the Encore Capital Group Inc. (NASDAQ: ECPG) to stop a class-action lawsuit against the firm ...
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As Mega Millions and Powerball Lotteries Hit $612 Million, 12 Things Not To Do If You Win

With the lottery becoming the new American Dream rather than a lifetime of hard work, there is an amazing development taking place in the world of lotteries. Two different lotteries have ...
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489 Data Breaches to Date in 2016

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) indicates that there have been 473 data breaches recorded this year through June 14, 2016, and that nearly 12.7 million records ...
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money

As Mega Millions Lottery Rolls Up to $363 Million, 12 Things Not to Do If You Win

Lottery players have seen a serious surprise in recent weeks as the Mega Millions lottery keeps rolling higher and higher. The odds should have generated a winner of the Megaplier ...
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66 Million Americans Have Zero Emergency Savings

Saving for a rainy day is hard, and the younger you are the harder it is. According to a new survey from Bankrate.com, 66 million Americans have no money saved ...
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With $502 Million in Lottery Money Up for Grabs, 12 Things Not to Do If You Win and Strike It Rich

Winning the lottery seems to have replaced years of hard work for a comfortable life as the new version of the American Dream. Playing the lottery gives people the dream of ...
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Charitable Donations Hit $383 Billion, With $265 Billion From Individuals

Annual charitable giving reached another annual record last year, and the bulk of the donations continued to be from individual donors. Of the $383.25 billion given, $264.58 billion came from individuals, ...
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As Mega Millions Lottery Rolls Up to $293 Million, 12 Things Not to Do If You Win

It is hard to argue against the notion that the new American Dream is winning the lottery. After all, that old American Dream of hard work and saving could take ...
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Lottery

Friday’s Mega Millions Lottery Hits $280 Million: 12 Things Not to Do If You Win

The lottery seems to have become the new American dream. After all, making money the old-fashioned way from hard work and a little bit of luck might just be too ...
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US Credit Card Debt to Hit $1 Trillion in 2016

Since 2010, when Americans actually paid more on their credit card bills than they charged, the annual increases have risen from $2.5 billion in 2011 to $71.0 billion in 2015. ...
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Father

Father’s Day Spending to Top $14 Billion

Americans are expected to spend $14.3 billion on Father's Days gifts this year, the highest total in the 13-year history of an annual spending survey sponsored by the National Retail ...
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check writing

College Students Pay $828 Million Checking Overdraft Fees

Going off to college usually entails more than just raising the amount of responsibility students have to assume for their own education. For many, if not most college students, it's ...
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Online lending

1 in 3 Cosigners for Auto Loans or Credit Cards Get Stuck With the Bill

About 17% of Americans have, at one time or another, cosigned on a loan or credit card for someone else. Most often the cosigner is an adult over the age ...
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How Swiss Voters Saved Their Economy by Overwhelmingly Rejecting a Universal Basic Income

Switzerland has overwhelmingly rejected a national referendum on a universal basic income (UBI). The proposal was for a monthly stipend of $2,550 for every adult regardless of income or state ...
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