How To Get Your Late Credit Card Payment Waived

The end of the month has passed. Your credit card payment was due and other bills had consumed the cash you needed to pay your credit card bill. Unfortunately, your payment was late and you incurred an overdue fee. Have you considered asking for the late fee to be waived? Those requests succeed more often…
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An Introduction To Dark Pools

“Dark Pool.” The name itself suggests that something sinister is going on. The term has been featured in several works of fictional mystery, including an episode of The Alfred Hitchcock Hour in the 1960s. In the financial world, dark pools are very real, and while they may not be considered sinister, they can be dangerous…
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Brazil’s Economic Woes

Brazilians have to be wondering what else can go wrong. The economy has taken a nosedive, with inflation hovering in the 9-10% range, unemployment above 10%, and a GDP that has been shrinking at an accelerating pace since the second quarter of 2014. The summer Olympic Games in Rio are threatened by infrastructure problems and…
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27 Million Americans Fell Prey To Phone Scams Last Year

Phone scams are continuing to increase, and the victims are not always the stereotypical elderly Americans. These are a few of the insights of a recently released survey performed on behalf of Truecaller. In 2015, approximately 27 million Americans (11% of the adult population) were victimized by phone scams, compared to only 7% in a…
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How Much Does It Cost To Live The American Dream?

What does the “American Dream” mean to you? Is it a nuclear family with a home and a comfortable job? Is it having your basic needs met, or having the freedom to do whatever you want? Canadian real estate site TheRedPin.com decided to come up with a standard cost of an American Dream and see…
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