All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Money’

Campaign Donations Come to Twitter with the Help of Square Cash

Campaign Donations Come to Twitter with the Help of Square Cash

Twitter and Square have partnered up to make it easier for political candidates to solicit campaign contributions via social media. Now, you can give directly to US candidates via a “contribute” button inside a tweet. “This is the fastest, easiest way to make an online donation, and the most effective way for campaigns to execute tailored digital fundraising, in real …

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PayPal Gives You Your Own Link to Request Money

PayPal Gives You Your Own Link to Request Money

PayPal has just launched its own peer-to-peer payment service to compete with the likes of Square Cash and Google Wallet. It’s called PayPal.me, and it’s a custom URL that’s linked to your PayPal account. Users can send their custom URL to friends and family as an easy way to request money. “PayPal.Me is a free, simple, and personal way to …

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Uber Is Now a $50 Billion (Valued) Company

Throw some more money on the Uber stacks. The on-demand car company has just raised another cool $1 billion, according to sources quoted in the Wall Street Journal. The $1 billion brings the total funding to $5. The company is now valued at just shy of $51 billion. This round was brought to you by Microsoft and Indian media company …

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Lily Tomlin, Jane Fonda Aren’t Happy About ‘Grace & Frankie’ Pay

In the new Netflix comedy Grace and Frankie, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda star as two women who “form an unlikely bond after their husbands reveal they are gay and leave them for each other.” The show is called Grace and Frankie, and Tomlin & Fonda are its main stars. But apparently, the show’s male actors (Sam Waterston and Martin …

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Facebook ‘Powerball’ Scam Screws Woman out of $10K

Neither Facebook nor its CEO Mark Zuckerberg are ever going to give you money, unless you’re a charity – then you might get a fat donation from Zuck. But for average, everyday people on Facebook, anyone claiming to have money for you is lying. Most of us would reply duh to that – but some of the oldest scams in …

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Tim Cook Is Donating His Fortune to Charity

Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined another club for the super wealthy – the philanthropy club. Which to be honest, is probably the best kind of club for the super rich. In an interview with Fortune, Cook revealed that he plans to give all of his money to charity – well, pretty much all of it. After he pays for …

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Google Wallet Adds Recurring Bank Transfers, Low Balance Alerts

Google announced that Google Wallet users can now add money to their balance using recurring bank transfers. The company insists that this is secure. Also new to Wallet are low balance alerts that let you know when you’re getting close to running out of money. “With recurring bank transfers, adding money to your Wallet Balance takes care of itself,” says …

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Iggy Pop Says Music Shouldn’t Be About Money

Iggy Pop was once a punk musician, but now he spends his time giving lectures. His recent lecture was directed at the music industry. Iggy said that he thinks too many people are focused on how much money they will make from a song or album instead of the actual music itself. He suggested that musicians stop worrying so much …

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Square Cash Adds Ability To Text Money To People

Square introduced Square Cash last fall, enabling people to send money to one another using a simple email. Now, you can also send money by texting. The company announced today that it has released an update to the mobile app versions (Android and iOS) that lets you make a payment with a text message. “The update adds the ability to …

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Agora Financial Gives the Lowdown on the Hottest Stocks of 2014 So Far

Commissioned News Story (Source: Agora Financial) Everybody wants to know the secret to picking the hottest stocks. Believe it or not, it takes some research to figure it out. Otherwise everybody would be rich. When it comes to this year’s hottest stocks, Go Pro and Keurig Coffee are among the biggest winners so far. Agora Financial has been informing investors …

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Iron Age Coins Unearthed in Britain

Over two dozen of rare Roman and Iron Age coins were discovered inside of a cave in Dovedale, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. Four of the coins were initially discovered by a random cave dweller in the Peak district, which lead to a full-scale excavation by archaeologists. In what has been described as an extremely rare occurrence, 26 coins from two civilizations, …

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Gas Prices Are Rising: Some Tips To Make Gas Last

Anyone else planning a stay-cation this summer? With waiting lines like this and gas prices the way they are, you’re likely not alone. Despite predictions this past spring that your car’s diet would be fund friendly this summer, it seems as though that may not come to pass after all. High demand, fewer supplies than anticipated, and declining production are …

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Hidden Cash Philanthropy Is Going Viral

That’s right! I’m here to spread some good news on this lovely Sunday. An anonymous and wealthy property developer in San Francisco with the twitter handle @hiddencash initiated a treasure hunt about a week ago and now it’s spreading internationally. After tweeting Californians clues about where the drop off would be, locals would seek out the site, recover the money-containing …

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Doris Buffett Puts A Personal Spin On Philanthropy

Doris Buffett isn’t quite as recognizable as her little brother, but he wouldn’t be quite as famous if it wasn’t for her. Doris Buffett, 86, is Warren Buffett’s big sister and head of the Sunshine Lady Foundation. The charitable organization works with Warren Buffett to distribute his money to those who need it after announcing that he would be giving …

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The Market For Tragedy: 9/11 Museum Gift Shop

Right now you can buy a $110 talking Osama Bin Laden action figure on eBay if your heart so desires. If you don’t want to waste your money, you have the option to download for free the Super Columbine Massacre RPG video game; the game “delves into the morning of April 20th, 1999 and asks players to relive that day …

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Wes Welker: Should He Pay Back The Money?

Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker was one of the thousands of people to attend the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs this year, and was seen handing out $100 bills to strangers after winning a bet. Welker sent a friend to collect his winnings. He was supposed to receive $42,295.35 but instead was given $57,193.90; that is a difference of …

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$41,000 Found Inside A Couch In New York

What would you do if you found $41,000 in a couch you just purchased; find the rightful owner, return the money, or simply keep it and hit the malls? These are the difficult questions that three State University of New York college students had to face when they found a large sum of money in a couch they purchased at …

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Credit Unions: Are They Better Than Banks?

There are a few reasons why more and more Americans are quitting big banks and moving on to smaller, local credit unions. For starters, a credit union is not an institution that is set up to meet a bottom line. Did you know that when you invest money in a credit union, you are granted voting rights? This is a …

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U.S. Economy Stall In Q1: Weather To Blame?

The US economy just barely grew in the first quarter of this year, and many might say the rough winter is to blame. Exports plummeted and companies bought stocks at a snail’s pace. In the last quarter of 2013, gross domestic product grew at 2.6%. This past quarter showed a slow down to .1%. The slow down wasn’t a surprise, …

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Mega Millions Winners in Florida Claim $207 Million

A central Florida man and woman have stepped forward to claim their half of the $414 million Mega Millions lottery jackpot on Tuesday. Raymond Moyer and Robyn Collier, both 35, claimed $207 million in winnings from the Florida Lottery, and opted for a one-time, lump-sum payout of roughly $115.5 million. A check dated for April 21 was made out to …

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Paige Laurie Dubbert, Wal-Mart Heiress, Divorcing

Wal-Mart heiress Paige Laurie Dubbert has filed for divorce from her husband of nearly six years, Patrick Bode Dubbert. Laurie, who plans to have her name restored to Elizabeth Paige Laurie, has cited irreconcilable differences. Paige Laurie is the daughter of Nancy Walton Laurie, who is the youngest daughter of Bud Walton, the brother and business partner of Wal-Mart founder …

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Wyatt Earp Gun And The Celeb Possession Obsession

Wyatt Earp’s heater just sold for $225,000 at an auction. Thought to be the firearm from his gunfight at O.K. Corral, the boom town itinerant’s boomstick was ultimately bought by a New Mexican telephone bidder. Along with his newly acquired antique Colt .45, the purchaser will also receive a signed letter from the manufacturer that confirms the gun was used …

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Jennette McCurdy Feud With Nickelodeon About Money?

A child star is causing some drama. Color us shocked. Jennette McCurdy of iCarly fame, and now co-star on Nickelodeon’s Sam & Cat, has been feuding with Nickelodeon, and many thought it was about her recently leaked “racy photos.” Turns out if you thought that, you’d be wrong. McCurdy is upset that she makes less than co-star Ariana Grande. TMZ …

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$458 Million of Former Nigerian Dictator’s Funds Frozen

The U.S. Department of Justice today announced that it has frozen over $458 million in funds linked to the corrupt Sani Abacha leadership of Nigeria. The department is referring to the seizure as the “largest kleptocracy forfeiture action” in the history of the Justice Department. Abacha was the dictator of Nigeria from 1993 until his death in 1998. During his …

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Warren Buffett Successor Still a Mystery

Warren Buffett’s immensely successful insurance and investment company Berkshire Hathaway, Inc will surely be left in good hands after he steps down, but the mystery surrounding the successor is disquieting to its investors. Buffett sought to comfort those investors in his annual letter to shareholders over the weekend, but there was little comfort to be had without knowledge of his …

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Rewards Programs: Grads Do Good While Making Good On Debt

Typically, a rewards program is about “getting back what you give”. You might hear “loyalty program” and immediately think of forking over your credit card anyplace from the airport kiosk to a retail queue. Indeed, there’s much to be said for stretching our hard earned money as far as we humanly can when we dole it out – whether it’s …

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Debt Consolidation: Beware of Student Loan Scams

It seems that just about everyone has student loan debt at one time in their lives, and as far as debt is concerned, that seems to be the kind that holds on the longest. If you’re having trouble paying down your student loans, debt consolidation is sometimes the way to go. Wrapping several loans into one can make the payment …

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Vatican Monsignor Arrested for Money Laundering

A former senior Vatican accountant who is already on house arrest is facing yet another charge for money laundering. Monsignor Nunzio Scarano is currently facing separate charges from last year for smuggling 20m euros into Italy. However, on Tuesday, he, along with two other suspects, were placed under arrest for the latest crime. According to investigators, 52 people are considered …

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Warren Buffet Backs $1B Perfect Bracket Challenge

With the financial insuring of Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway, Quicken Loans is running a contest that nobody will win. Buy holy moly, wouldn’t it be a hell of a thing to win. It’s called the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge, and it will deliver a billion dollars to anyone who can pick a 100% perfect NCAA March Madness bracket. …

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Student Loans- Being Smart About Your Credit

If you are planning to go to college, a student loan may be inevitable. While many students are able to get scholarships or can afford to pay for college on their own, this is not the case for many. There are many horror stories about student loans ruining credit or keeping the borrower in debt for most of their life, …

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