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  • 3 Reasons to take Social Security benefits at 62. Here's the main reason why many people choose to start collecting Social Security later than their full retirement age: The longer you wait, until age 70, the bigger your checks will be. Given that, it…
  • Mulvaney requests zero funding for the consumer bureau. In his first quarterly funding request as acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Mick Mulvaney is asking for nothing. The request for no funding came as Mulvaney announced the first step toward an…
  • How to safely sell unwanted gift cards. The smart and safe way to sell unwanted gift cards is to use a well-known legitimate gift card exchange, such as Giftcards.com, Cardpool, CardKangaroo, CardCash, ABC Gift Cards or Raise.com. You might want to start…
  • Aumenta precio mensual del servicio Amazon Prime. Amazon aumentó en casi 20% el precio para la membresía mensual a su servicio exclusivo Amazon Prime, pero aclaró que la suscripción anual se mantendrá en 99 dólares en Estados Unidos.
  • Unlikely technology helping autonomous cars see. Cars that can already park themselves, apply brakes, avoid obstacles, and find the correct lane rely on sensors and transmitters hidden in bumpers and side panels. Paints and coatings can interfere with or improve the…
  • Remaking the CFPB?. The CFPB announced that it is issuing a “call for evidence to ensure the bureau is fulfilling its proper and appropriate functions to best protect consumers.”  Consider this your chance to finally tell the bureau…
  • Most Americans can't cover a $1,000 emergency. Only 39% of Americans say they would be able to pay for a $1,000 unplanned expense, according to new report from Bankrate.  Nearly one in five Americans said they would put the expense on a…
  • 68% of debtors admitted they can never repay debt (Chinese). 對大部分美國人來說,欠債已成生活常態,就像必須納稅、工作、甚至夜裡躺下入眠一樣。根據CreditCards.com最新報告,超過三分之二(68%)的有債人士,不認為自己能還清債務,其中30%相信他們永遠還不了債,38%則不確定是否有一天能還清所有債務。
  • 21 states are suing the FCC over its net neutrality decision. Twenty-one states, the District of Columbia and several public interest groups filed the first major lawsuits to block the repeal of the Federal Communications Commission’s net neutrality rules, marking the start of a high-stakes legal…
  • EEUU: Grupo pagará becas a dreamers aun si son deportados. En medio de la incertidumbre sobre las protecciones para los jóvenes inmigrantes que están ilegalmente en Estados Unidos, el grupo de becas estudiantiles que recientemente recibió la mayor donación en su historia de manos del…

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