Wingnut Week In Review: Duggar Family Values Edition

By Terrance Heath This week, two right-winger who portrayed themselves as exemplars of virtue, and regularly lectured Americans on “family values,” proved to be far from “pure” themselves. …read more

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Gallup Poll Finds Liberalism Ascendent, Conservatism In Decline

By Isaiah J. Poole On economic issues, the gap between conservatives and liberals is lower today than at any point since 1999, Gallup finds. More striking is the change in ideological identification on social issues. …read more

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FCA warning over rogue debt-management firms

Three debt-management firms based in Lichfield, Staffordshire, have been making struggling customers pay 90 per cent of their monthly payments in fees – meaning only 10p in the pound of their repayment has gone towards clearing their debt.

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From:: The Independent – Money

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DVLA bans BL03 JOB but allows an ORG45M

By Patrick Collinson

Car licensing authority releases 46-page list of naughty number plates censored from UK roads for being homophobic or religiously sensitive, obscene or puerile

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Military families have an ally in BBB’s Military Line – Wichita Eagle

Military families have an ally in BBB’s Military Line
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Young families that are enduring financial stress and are inexperienced in the complicated world of finance can benefit greatly from information about companies’ backgrounds and the number of complaints about them. A good place to start your …

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How Millennials Can Navigate Cell Phone Contracts

By Graham Ober

Smartphones are the veritable Swiss army knives of technology for millions of millennials. In fact, 87% of adults aged 18 to 34 admit that their phone never leaves their side, according to Zogby Analytics.

Because smartphones play such a pivotal role in the lives of Gen Y, it’s worth knowing how to find the best cell phone contract once it’s time to sign up for your own plan. Failing to read the fine print can leave your wallet in a world of hurt.

If you’re on the hunt for a new phone contract, here’s what you need to consider.

Know your options
Your first move should be to compare the various deals available to you. Although monthly pricing differences of $10 or $15 may seem minor, they’ll add up over the course of a two-year contract. Customers looking for quick and simple price comparisons might be happy to learn that the heavy lifting has already been done by websites like WhistleOut and the Wall Street Journal.

Both websites offer tools to help you pick a plan. Users answer a series of questions about mobile phone preferences before being presented with a list of deals to choose from. These tools can help ensure that you select a plan with features you’ll actually use, whether that’s a certain number of voice minutes each month or a particular type of data plan.

Consider a prepaid plan
Most of the major cell phone carriers, like Verizon and AT&T, along with smaller ones like Cricket Wireless, Simple and MetroPCS, offer prepaid plans for as little as $25 per month. Users aren’t locked into annual contracts and a credit check isn’t required, which makes these plans ideal for people who are working on improving their credit score.

Most prepaid plans come …read more

From:: Money – The Huffington Post

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