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Was Super Bowl 50 the Snapchat Super Bowl?

In the 2016 Super Bowl, when the Denver Broncos took down the Carolina Panthers, Snapchat, the popular picture and video messaging was used by millions of people in the United States, Mexico, Argentina, and Colombia. Gatorade, the well-known sports drink company designed a “sponsored lens” specifically for Snapchat that received an incredibly large amount of […]

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Mortgage Payment Forbearance Options For Homeowners–Aspects Of Federal Programs In Areas Of High Unemployment

As mortgage payment difficulties remain in place for homeowners, and levels of unemployment remained quite high nationally and in some states, where we are seeing double-digit numbers, unemployment options that homeowners have on home loan payments still remain beneficial for those who qualify, as homeowners may get help through options that allow them to forgo […]

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Forecasts On Potential Increases In Foreclosures Indicate More Homeowners May Be In Need Of Mortgage Assistance

The outlook in the housing market obviously varies from one official or organization to the next but many have a bleak forecast when it comes to foreclosures in the coming months and even years as predictions often surround numbers in the hundreds of thousands or more who may continue to face foreclosure over time. Obviously, […]

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Checking Accounts With A High Interest Rate From Online Banks Could Open More Earning Options For Consumers

Consumers who are looking into checking account options are often in a position where they want access to their funds quite freely, typically through the use of debit cards, but there are many who are also looking for ways to earn more on their deposits as certain banking customers do keep a sizable amount in […]

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Secured Credit Cards For Borrowers With Bad Credit–How Consumers Use These Cards And What Benefits They Offer

Credit cards available to people with a bad credit score can come from a variety of sources and we saw in October that there were indications some credit card lenders are beginning to offer more options to subprime borrowers, but often is the case that these consumers who are having trouble getting a line of […]

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Help With Credit Card Payments For Struggling Cardholders May Come From Lenders–What Aid Is Offered?

As we have seen some reports here October indicating that credit card debt and late payments may be a problem once again for some, there are mixed opinions on the severity of the situation as some credit card late payments may not be severe, but there are still issues which have arisen that led cardholders […]

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Incentives For Changing Banks May Offer Perks On New Accounts But Are Big Banks Trying To Keep Customers?

Over the past few weeks many consumers have been changing their banks as a result of fee increases or adjustments to certain costs that come along with checking accounts and debit card use, and this has opened the door for other financial institutions, like credit unions, to offer perks or incentives for those who are […]

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Incentives For Changing Banks May Offer Perks On New Accounts But Are Big Banks Trying To Keep Customers?

Over the past few weeks many consumers have been changing their banks as a result of fee increases or adjustments to certain costs that come along with checking accounts and debit card use, and this has opened the door for other financial institutions, like credit unions, to offer perks or incentives for those who are […]

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Retirement Savings Investment Plans May Offer Higher Contributions But Does This Factor Into Investing Strategies?

As many consumers continue to struggle financially and are also looking to the future and how the various economic situations may impact their financial life during retirement, but there are some reports that indicate contributions may be increasing in some retirement savings investment strategies that are popular among consumers, but questions over whether these particular […]

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Retirement Savings Needed To Address Various Financial Concerns Of Seniors But How Are Investors Planning?

Obviously, retirement savings accounts are needed by various seniors in order to address a wide range of financial concerns that may arise as we have seen some investors look for ways to prepare for health insurance costs that may come about during retirement, opportunities to keep their home, travel, or simply keep their current living […]

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Credit Card Payment Plans For Unemployed Bring Different Savings And Repayment Practices By Consumers

Credit card payment assistance plans that had been sought out by unemployed consumers have often varied, but in cases where consumers have either recently become unemployed or know that their job is ending in a set period of time, the way that they have addressed credit card debt is often varied and, when it comes […]

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Personal Loan Delinquency Rises But Are Debt Repayment Programs Helpful To Avoid Further Financial Setbacks

Information made available in early October has led to the discovery that there are consumers who, in some areas, are seeing more positive results in terms of their repayment obligations, but in instances where loans are concerned, we have seen an increase in the number of delinquencies that consumers have when it comes to certain […]

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Employees May See Rise In Health Insurance Costs But Alternative Business Health Plans May Offer Lower Premiums

This year we have seen increases in health care costs for employers, but there is also the problem of employees possibly seeing increases in terms of how much they will pay for their health insurance as there are some employer group health insurance plans implemented by various businesses that will necessitate workers pay a higher […]

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Citigroup Total Trial Modification Offers And Starts See Improvements In Numbers Of Plans Made Available To Homeowners

The total number of trial modifications that have been offered by Citigroup have increased according to the most recent Treasury Department information we have, and while active trial modifications may vary from one servicer to another, improvements in the area of trial offers that are extended and started may indicate that homeowners who are struggling […]