Monthly Archives: May 2015

California Drought: Cash For Grass Expands In Sacramento County

The Sacramento Suburban Water District has adopted new outdoor watering restrictions that started Thursday. Thedistrict is required to reduce its water use by 32 percent under a statewide mandate from the California State Water Resources Control Board. The district service … Continue reading

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Research and Markets: United Kingdom Cards and Payments Industry Report …

DUBLIN–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/cd54vt/the_cards_and) has announced the addition of the The Cards and Payments Industry in the UK: Emerging Trends and Opportunities to 2019 report to their offering. The Cards and Payments Industry in the UK: Emerging Trends and … Continue reading

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Money Matters: Paying off mortgage before retirement not always best decision

Q. I can’t stand my job and the only thing keeping me going is my plan to get out of here sooner than later. I plan to retire in five years at age 58. I may find some other type … Continue reading

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Spending on cards falls

Retail card spending fell sharply in April, dragged down by a big fall in sales of durables such as furniture and washing machines. Statistics New Zealand said seasonally adjusted sales using credit, debit and charge cards fell 0.7 percent after … Continue reading

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Company Update (NYSE:DFS): Discover Financial Services to Present at …

[Business Wire] Mark Graf, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Discover, will present at the Barclays Americas Select Franchise Conference in London on Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 4:50 am Read more on this. Discover Financial Services (DFS), … Continue reading

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Brokaw bankruptcy is not a bailout

EDITOR: Everyone seems to agree that Brokaw cannot continue to pay its debts after losing its largest taxpayer. The most direct solution would be bankruptcy, however the federal bankruptcy court would require a request from the state of Wisconsin, a … Continue reading

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Using a Credit Card for Financial Emergencies: Rarely a Smart Move

Your furnace dies on a cold February evening. Your car breaks down in the middle of your morning commute. Your dishwasher sends water streaming across your kitchen floor. These are all big, unexpected expenses, and you may not have enough … Continue reading

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Retirees Who Opt to Keep Mortgage Payments

Maybe their parents paid off the house before retiring, but many baby boomers today say it makes more sense to carry a mortgage. The game-changers: low interest rates and high stock-market returns. Older Americans may come out ahead by keeping … Continue reading

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Reverse Mortgage Policy Leaves Widows, Widowers Homeless

Monkey Business Images By Juliette Fairley Karen Hunziker was 60 when her husband, Charles, secured a reverse mortgage on their Pollock Pines, Californina, home. At the time, Hunziker was advised by the mortgage broker to remove her name from the … Continue reading

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6 Tricks To Getting A Great Mortgage Rate

Getting a great rate on a mortgage is about a lot more than comparison shopping. It’s also about much more than just your credit score. In fact, the mortgage industry examines a number of factors to determine not only if … Continue reading

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