MoneyTips: What Are RushCards

MoneyTips UniCard, a company co-founded by Russell Simmons of hip-hop fame, is an issuer of prepaid debit cards known as RushCards. RushCards are aimed at helping lower-income households and those just starting out on their own. It can be difficult or impossible for these consumers to acquire credit, and reloadable prepaid cards like RushCard allow…
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Moneytips: How To Check Gas Prices On A Map

MoneyTips Gas prices may be down for the moment, but they will not stay down for long — and even with lower gas prices, you want to save the most money by finding the lowest prices possible. Sites such as Gasbuddy.com can help you research prices to find the best price without driving too far…
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Honey, I Shrunk The Middleclass

MoneyTips It was the quintessential middle-class American dream — not to be a billionaire looking out from your New York City Penthouse upon the urban skyline, but simply to have a home in the suburbs with your spouse, two kids, a dog, and a comfortable income. Income inequality has put a squeeze on the American…
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Economic Predictions: 2016

MoneyTips It has been a relatively rough year for the markets, thanks to slowing economic growth across the world (especially in China), low oil prices and the constant threat of an interest rate hike from the Fed that finally came to fruition. Will 2016 be another dose of the same, or should we expect greater…
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Moneytips: Duty-Free Shops

MoneyTips You probably pass by the duty-free shops at the airport all the time and never give them a second thought. Duty-free shops are not just located at the airport; they are in other areas that cater to international travelers, such as border towns and even cruise ships. What is a duty-free shop, and should…
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