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S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,852 -1 0.07%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,093 +8 0.41%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,185 -14 1.18%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 28.58 +0.64 2.29%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,700 +68 1.21%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,096 +216 2.44%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,093 +95 2.39%
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/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 16,695 +782 4.91%
IBEX 35
/quotes/zigman/2759620/delayed 8,195 +267 3.37%
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/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,713 -372 2.31%
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/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 23,759 -262 1.09%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,582 -41 1.57%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 0.00 0.19%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 114.96 -0.16 0.14%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.46 +0.01 0.73%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 +0.00 0.64%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.02 -0.03 0.03%
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/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.08 -0.20 0.22%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.77 +0.04 2.37%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.26 +0.03 10.53%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.63 -0.05 3.24%
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/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.71 -0.08 4.30%
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GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 678.11 -4.63 -0.68%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.20 -0.07 -0.57%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.51 -0.30 -0.79%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.35 -0.24 -2.07%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.65 -0.46 -1.24%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 28.95 -0.97 -3.24%
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MMA $50K+
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.96% 11.96% 11.62%
Business 13.12% 13.12% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.35% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.17% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.26% 15.27%
Reward 15.28% 15.28% 15.14%
Instant Approval 18.21% 18.21% 18.00%
Bad Credit 22.88% 22.88% 22.73%
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Should Stay-at-Home Spouses Get Their Own Credit Cards?

    • My wife had a credit card before she became a stay at home mom, usage was low but when she started staying home she very quickly maxed out the card at $4K with no income to pay for it. It ended up putting a big burden on our budget now that we had only one income. The credit card makes it too easy to add debt if not very closly controlled, We cut up her card and continue to pay off her balance. Before you even think about getting a at home credit card you need to determine the limnit and how the payments will fit into your budget otherwise it can lead to a major problem

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    • Crazy idea. This is just like the sub-prime home loans. “We know you can’t really afford this, but we’re going to give you a loan anyway.” Stupidity at it’s finest.

      I love this quote from the article: “The bureau says it’s aware of several issuers that have denied card applications from otherwise creditworthy individuals based on the applicant’s stated income.”

      Ya think? Denying someone credit based on their income, or lack thereof? What a concept. This makes no sense at all, and I hope for our countries sake that it does not come to pass.

    • The government does not need to be in charge of people’s choices about their debt. PEOPLE need to be in charge of the choices they make about their debt. If a person chooses to apply for a credit card (or spend on a credit card they already have) then they have made the personal choice to become responsible to payback the amount of the credit balance. It is not the responsibility of the government to mandate how much money a person may or may not spend. People need to be accountable for their own actions!

    • I was a stay-at-home spouse for many years. I was able to get a couple of credit cards based on household income but they requested my husband’s id to verify his credit status. Most institutions would not do this but certain ones did for certain periods. It should be up to the creditor to decide if a nonworking spouse is in a good enough financial position to be extended credit. It is not the Federal government’s business to be saying what credit individuals can have.

    • Here’s a crazy idea- how about credit card issuers (who have a large stake in whether they get paid back) come up with their own rules about assessing the creditworthiness of borrowers rather than Government (which has no stake in whether the borrowers repay) doing it.

    • It is important that a stay at home spouse have their own credit rating. My Sister’s husband was always the “bread winner” and was suddenly killed in a train accident. My Sister had no cash money, access to bank accounts was limited and all the “credit” died with him, she had no credit history and she was still liable for all the bills. Think it out and prepare for such.

    • What’s the point of having laws passed if the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau can undo them without the congress voting?

    • Personally, I think all non-working spouses should have a credit card to build their own credit history. Again it’s impossible to protect everyone from themselves. If people act in stupid ways with their money and debt, that’s their problem.

    • I don’t understand the mentality of all this.

      How do stay at home spouses think they can have a separate financial record when they have no real income? Either they are dependent on the bread winner of the couple or they are not “stay at home.”

      Why the need to have “your own” credit card if you are ultimately 100% dependent on your spouse anyway? Do these couples structure their finances formally? Is the stay at home spouse formally “paid” by the other? Does he/she report this “income” to the IRS and does the paying spouse report the payment to the IRS through a structured business arangement? It’s nuts.

      Take your “other half” with you to the bank and have them co-sign. Then go home and realize that the two of you agreed to be *partners* for the rest of your lives, not just roomates.

      Dan

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need to know
Time Warner up after earnings, dividend hike
Carlyle Group swings to loss, plans buyback
BP CEO: Oil to start rebalancing in late 2016
Deutsche Bank rallies on debt buyback report
European stocks snap 7-day losing streak
FTSE 100 wobbles after sinking to 3-year low
Oil hovers above $28 | Dollar falls vs. yen

Asahi bids $3.5 bln for Peroni, Grolsch
What to expect from Whole Foods earnings
Japan stocks fall to lowest level since 2014

If you’re bullish on oil, Chevron and Exxon are buys here
If you’re bullish on oil, these stocks are buys

Five questions that Janet Yellen must answer
Yellen may say goal is not to slow the economy
Fed: Too white, too male, too many bankers?
Expansion won’t die of old age: S.F. Fed study

Why is everyone freaking out about ‘CoCos’?
Convertible bonds are alluring as stocks fall

Tricky tax issues you should know this year


Social Security in the crosshairs: replacement rates again
Stage is being set for cuts to Social Security

Supreme Court halts Obama’s emissions plan
White House forecasts best growth in years
Obama proposes $4.1 trillion federal budget

Will oil get so cheap, it won’t pay to extract it?

In Bernie Sanders’s America, there’s no innovation

Tim Cook deletes Super Bowl tweet after mockery

Portland Trail Blazers guards Damian Lillard and C.J. McCollum live with ... mom
These NBA stars live with ... mom



Why you should consider retiring abroad
The best places to retire abroad — with friends
Finding the best places to retire abroad
Expat retirees: how life has turned out

The sad truth of why retirement
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Is it wise to hold onto cash reserves?

Strategists argue stocks need a true purge

IRS says identity thieves breached its systems
How to know if your tax preparer is a crook
Tax software firm warns of data breach
White House's lesson about online security

Tesla earnings: Model 3 spending, Model X sales in focus
Tesla earnings: Model 3 spending, Model X

If you could predict one asset price, which would it be?

Burberry sues, says J.C. Penney copied its designs
Hermès sales up 15% on euro, Asian demand

The Twitter signal that’s giving investors hope
Tech money makers can’t make up for losers
Facebook, Amazon are the keys to this market

What ‘Chart of Doom’ says about a global recession
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Why consumers may keep economy afloat

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Price Chg %Chg 1 Day
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Dow
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Nasdaq
/quotes/zigman/12633936/realtime 4,269 -15 0.35%
S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,852 -1 0.07%
GlobalDow
/quotes/zigman/629063/realtime 2,093 +8 0.41%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,185 -14 1.18%
Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 28.58 +0.64 2.29%
FTSE 100
/quotes/zigman/3173262/delayed 5,700 +68 1.21%
DAX
/quotes/zigman/2380246/delayed 9,096 +216 2.44%
CAC 40
/quotes/zigman/3173214/delayed 4,093 +95 2.39%
FTSE MIB
/quotes/zigman/1482176/delayed 16,694 +781 4.91%
IBEX 35
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/quotes/zigman/2380150/delayed 317 +8 2.43%
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/quotes/zigman/6959860/realtime 2,456 -15 0.59%
Nikkei 225
/quotes/zigman/5986735/delayed 15,713 -372 2.31%
Hang Seng
/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 19,288 +105 0.55%
Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,763 -18 0.63%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 23,759 -262 1.09%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 2,582 -41 1.57%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/16008136/realtime/sampled 1.13 0.00 0.19%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/16008150/realtime/sampled 114.96 -0.16 0.14%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/16008140/realtime/sampled 1.46 +0.01 0.73%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/16008115/realtime/sampled 0.71 +0.00 0.64%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 96.02 -0.03 0.03%
WSJ $ Idx
/quotes/zigman/41508961/realtime 89.08 -0.20 0.22%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 1.77 +0.04 2.37%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.26 +0.03 10.53%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 1.63 -0.05 3.24%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 1.71 -0.08 4.30%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 1.44 +0.03 1.87%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.01 +0.04 165.64%
Crude Oil
/quotes/zigman/2260836/delayed 29 +1 2.29%
Gold
/quotes/zigman/33772884/delayed 1,185 -14 1.18%
Corn
/quotes/zigman/25518691/delayed 360 -1 0.35%
DJIA F
/quotes/zigman/48241424/delayed 16,091 +132 0.83%
S&P F
/quotes/zigman/43106711/delayed 1,868 +20 1.08%
Silver
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FB /quotes/zigman/9962609/composite 99.54 -0.21 -0.21%
AAPL /quotes/zigman/68270/composite 94.99 -0.02 -0.02%
GOOG /quotes/zigman/59527964/composite 678.11 -4.63 -0.68%
BAC /quotes/zigman/190927/composite 12.20 -0.07 -0.57%
C /quotes/zigman/5065548/composite 37.51 -0.30 -0.79%
F /quotes/zigman/264304/composite 11.35 -0.24 -2.07%
T /quotes/zigman/398198/composite 36.65 -0.46 -1.24%
BP /quotes/zigman/247026/composite 28.95 -0.97 -3.24%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 11.96% 11.96% 11.62%
Business 13.12% 13.12% 12.85%
Student 13.42% 13.42% 13.14%
Balance Transfer 14.35% 14.35% 14.12%
Airline 15.17% 15.17% 15.10%
Cash Back 15.26% 15.26% 15.27%
Reward 15.28% 15.28% 15.14%
Instant Approval 18.21% 18.21% 18.00%
Bad Credit 22.88% 22.88% 22.73%
Source:CreditCards.com

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