Online merchants need to reassure consumers about information safety

Mar 10, 2014 Dave King

With relatively recent incidents at Target and Neiman Marcus putting millions of shoppers at risk of identity theft, people may turn to online merchants for purchases out of fear that another data breach may occur at stores. However, this can


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MasterCard says consumers coming around to mobile payments

Mar 10, 2014 Dave King

Within the past couple years, mobile payment technology has been introduced to consumers at many businesses. These systems are meant to improve the customer experience, but people haven't jumped all over mobile payments just yet. However, the


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Conflicting reports lead to short term loan confusion

Mar 07, 2014 Philip Burgess

No matter the topic at hand, it often seems as if everyone has an opinion. Take something like the current education system - even pensioners who don't have children or grandchildren and wouldn't be affected by any widespread changes in curricula


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Home value appreciation could spark consumer spending confidence

Mar 05, 2014 Philip Burgess

Generally, the months following the holidays are slow for consumer spending, but with home value still on the rise, Americans might feel as though they are in a good financial spot to purchase goods and services. In January, values were up


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Social media can lead to identity theft

Mar 03, 2014 Dave King

Hundreds of millions of Americans use social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter to stay up on the news and communicate with friends. But they may not know that sharing information on this type of medium can create identity theft risk.


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