7 Best Credit Cards for College Students – Reviews & Comparison

Most college students have limited experience with credit cards and other forms of credit. Accordingly, their credit histories are often thin or nonexistent. Therefore, the single most important reason for students to apply for credit cards is to build a positive credit history. Students keen on building credit quickly need to look for cards that report timely payments to one or more (ideally all three) consumer credit reporting bureaus – and then…

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Grammy Awards 2019: The winners list

Who won big at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, honoring the best music of 2018? Check out the list of 2019 Grammys winners (in bold) and nominees: Album of the year “Invasion of Privacy” — Cardi B “By the Way, I Forgive You” — Brandi Carlile “Scorpion” — Drake “H.E.R.” — H.E.R. “Beerbongs & Bentleys” — Post Malone “Dirty Computer” — Janelle Monae WINNER: “Golden Hour” — Kacey Musgraves “Black Panther: The Album,…

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A clever Netflix feature that was exclusive to Android is finally coming to iPhone

It’s not that often that we see non-Google apps get exclusive features on Android, but it does happen, and Netflix proved as much back in July when it released a clever trick for its Android app. At the time, however, the company said that iOS would also get the feature by the end of 2018. Netflix missed that deadline, but the company on Thursday announced that the Smart Downloads feature…

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Spotify says it’ll suspend or ban your account if you use an ad blocker

Spotify’s web player is one of its best features, but it also opens the door to a significant problem: Ad blockers. If you have a free account on Spotify, you can circumvent the banner ads and commercial breaks by installing an ad blocker on your browser, cutting off the service’s only means of making money off of you. Spotify has been putting up with this activity for years, but the…

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11 Most Common Credit Score Mistakes

You use your credit card regularly, pay the bill every month and avoid taking on too much debt. Your credit score must be in great shape, right? Maybe not. Even the most well-intentioned credit users can end up harming their credit by making simple mistakes. And having good credit is important, even if you don’t plan to borrow money. For instance, about half of Americans don’t know that bad credit…

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Whole Foods can now deliver your groceries within an hour

Whole Foods customers in much of north and Central Jersey who are also Amazon Prime members can now get groceries delivered to their homes. Delivery will be available in as little as an hour through Amazon’s Prime Now app, according to an announcement Tuesday. On orders of $35 or more, two-hour delivery is free. If you want your groceries within an hour, there’s a $7.99 fee on orders of $35…

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8 Changes to Social Security in 2018..

For 2018, the basic structure of Social Security is the same in terms of how workers are taxed and how benefits are calculated and paid. However, there are a few notable changes to be aware of, such as the gradually increasing full retirement age and several thresholds and other Social Security figures that adjust over time with inflation. With that in mind, here’s a rundown of eight 2018 Social Security…

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WhatsApp, Snapchat banned on company devices at Continental AG

German auto parts maker Continental AG said it will forbid its 240,000 employees from using Facebook Inc.’s WhatsApp or Snap Inc.’s Snapchat on any of its company-issued mobile devices. About 36,000 such devices would be affected by the ban, which was provoked by privacy concerns, a Continental spokesman told Bloomberg. “We think it is unacceptable to transfer to users the responsibility of complying with data protection laws,” Chief Executive Officer…

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U.S. Passport Rules Are Changing

In 2018, new requirements were put into place for the type of ID you need when traveling by air, both domestically and outside the U.S. This is due to the REAL ID Act, implemented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). One of the changes you can expect is that residents of some states will need a passport when flying domestically. Domestic Travel In general, it is good practice to…

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Bank of America’s Premium Rewards Card Is Good For Everyone, and Great for Some

As we’ve covered before, cash back cards and travel rewards credit cards are very different beasts, but the Bank of America Premium Rewards credit card combines aspects of both. It probably wouldn’t be my first choice of card, but if you have Bank of America or Merrill Lynch accounts, it gets very attractive, very quickly. The Points We’ll get straight to, uh, the point. Each point you earn with the…

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Orlando police decide to keep testing controversial Amazon facial recognition program

SAN FRANCISCO — The Orlando Police Department in Florida is planning to continue its test of a facial recognition program from Amazon, despite outcry from civil rights and privacy groups that law enforcement and government agencies could abuse the technology. OPD announced last month that the trial proof of concept run of the software had expired, but OPD public information officer, Sgt. Eduardo Bernal, said in a release Monday that the department will continue its…

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Apple is cracking down on apps that secretly record your screen

A recent report by TechCrunch and The App Analyst revealed that some major companies use an analytics tool that secretly record every swipe and tap you make within their applications. Now, Apple has started telling developers to remove that screen-recording code if they don’t want their apps yanked from the App Store. See, most of the applications that use the tool don’t ask for permission to record your activities and…

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