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Why Pot Stocks Are Too Hot to Handle

If you're waiting for the right time to invest in some "green gold," keep waiting.<p>The relaxation of U.S. laws prohibiting the recreational and …


Senator and CIA Insider Accuse Federal Reserve of Covering Up Secret Bankruptcy

Is the Federal Reserve covering up a dangerous crisis that threatens to bring down, not just the United States, but the entire global economy?

10 Questions to Consider When Working With a Business Mentor

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Richard Branson says the “missing link” between a “promising businessperson and a successful one” is often a good mentor. And he should know.<p>If not for the “invaluable advice and guidance” from Branson’s business mentor -- the bullish …

Small Business

Sniff Test: What Entrepreneurship Smells Like on Midwest Campuses

It's 11:30 on a Friday night and 1,200 computer science and engineering students surround me. They have come from across the country to the University of Michigan's North Campus to participate in MHacks, a career fair mashed-up with a weekend-long tech orgy, where sleep-deprived geeks try to build …

7 Things Confident Entrepreneurs Never Do

If you want to be a successful entrepreneur, you have to bleed confidence. Starting something on your own takes tenacity, faith and determination to make it work. To have a business that makes it past the first 18 months, these qualities of poor leaders are certainly going to be on your list of …

Facebook tells the DEA it can't use phony profiles to go after suspects

Everyone has to use their real name on Facebook, even the feds<p>Facebook has a message for the DEA: if you want to use our service, you have to use your real name. In a letter sent to the Drug Enforcement Administration on Friday, chief security office Joe Sullivan chided the agency for allowing one …

10 Free Android Apps Everyone Should Download

Every time I get a new Android smartphone or tablet, I install certain apps right away, before I even really start to play with the device — apps I …


There's A Secret Craigslist Just For Rich People

The classifieds section of the Bloomberg terminal, which costs more than $20,000 a year, is called POSH. Aptly named.

Real Estate

States with the most credit card debt

Credit card holders are generally carrying lower balances than they were last year, with the average outstanding credit card debt at $3,658 per …

Personal Finance

3 Easy Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

Then you definitely want your credit score to be in top shape.<p>Your credit score, also known as FICO, is a score calculated from your credit report. It's basically an indicator of how risky a borrower you are. Your credit score can range anywhere from 300-850, and the higher the score, the better. …

Personal Finance

Making the Credit Raters Sweat

To continue reading this article you must be a Bloomberg Professional Service Subscriber.<p>If you believe that you may have received this message in …

Credit card companies going after riskier customers, report says

Subprime borrowers are being issued credit cards at the greatest rate side before the financial crisis, according to a report in the <i>Wall Street</i> …

In 30 Minutes, She Cut Her Credit Card Debt by $3,128

The best part of my job is traveling across the country, helping people save money. Nothing makes me happier than helping someone dump a credit card …

Get Sign-Up Bonuses for Credit Cards You Already Have

Wow, what an incredible credit card sign-up bonus you've discovered. Except you already have that card. Don't worry. There are several ways you can …

How to Raise Your Credit Limit - and How It Affects Your Score

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Nielsen Partners With Credit-Check Giant Experian’s Marketing Side

Ever gotten a credit report on yourself? If so, you probably used data mining company Experian to get the information. Now, the company will be …

Emerging Payment Technologies Will Create New Winners And Losers In The Giant Credit Card Industry

Scores of companies play different roles in the system as intermediaries, most of them as merchant-facing vendors that provide the technology and services that help businesses accept credit cards. Recently, Silicon Valley has decided they also want to compete in this market, and introduced online, …


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How Do I Convince a Credit Bureau That I'm Not Dead?

Although most of us who check our credit reports are doing it to make sure credit bureaus are correctly reporting our debts and payment records, one …

Personal Finance