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  • Apr 3, 2012
    10:32 AM ET

    Why Americans Are Unhappy

    Les Misérables 2.0: the American consumer.

    That’s the theme of of Dean Bakopoulos’ second novel, “My American Unhappiness.” The book follows the personal and financial struggles of Zeke Pappas, a 33-year-old scholar who interviews Americans about why they are discontented for his pet project, the “Inventory of American Unhappiness.” Bakopoulos started writing this book in 2007 – just before the recession hit. “Like many people, Zeke was living pay-check-to-pay -check and was willfully ignorant about what was coming.”

    Bakopoulos, 36, a professor of creative writing at Grinnell College in Iowa, had his literary debut with “Please Don’t Come Back from the Moon” about the men of a small, depressed Michigan town who take off for the moon, leaving the women and children behind. And he has just finished a new yet-to-be-published book called “Evolve.” That too is another bleak commentary on American consumerism. The plot? Class warfare breaks out over an addictive new energy drink.

    In the spirit of Zeke’s “Inventory of American Unhappiness,” Pay Dirt asked Bakopoulos why he believes Americans need cheering up.

  • Nov 1, 2011
    9:32 AM ET

    A Program That Rewards Not Spending

    iSTockphoto

    For years, credit cards have been offering rewards to consumers who spend. Now, a new company does just the opposite: it rewards consumers who save. And the prizes are eye popping: a trip to Hawaii, a Toyota Prius, a $50,000 college scholarship. The catch? Good luck getting them.

    Launched today, SaveUp rewards consumers who pay down their debt or put more cash into their bank accounts. Here’s how it works: Consumers link their debts (including credit cards, car and student loans, mortgages etc.) and bank accounts from pretty much any U.S. bank to their SaveUp account. The site automatically awards 1 credit for every dollar saved or every dollar of debt paid off.

    Not only is it encouraging healthy financial behavior, but consumers can rack up rewards points much faster than when they swipe their credit card. Most credit cards give just one to three cents back on every dollar a consumer spends. And there’s no cost to using SaveUp – it’s free to all consumers.

  • Oct 25, 2011
    12:55 PM ET

    Credit Card Ads: Trading Privacy for Discounts

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    Buy dog food at the pet store today and tomorrow you might see ads online for grooming tools or training classes — if credit card companies are allowed to target consumers based on their purchases.

    MasterCard and Visa are working on plans to market their transaction data to advertisers, according to today’s Wall Street Journal. Currently, targeted ads only reflect browsing behavior and purchases on particular sites, but companies want to be able to sell advertising based on offline transactions as well – a change that is already raising privacy concerns.

    “People don’t like to be tracked by what they buy,” says Linda Sherry, a spokeswoman for consumer advocate Consumer Action. The companies could also hand over enough information that marketers can vary pricing based on number of visits or previous purchases. “That just seems totally unfair,” she says.

  • Oct 7, 2011
    7:22 PM ET

    Credit Cards Tempt Consumers With Lower Rates

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    It looks like consumers are not preparing to cut up their credit cards just yet, despite a background of economic uncertainty and fears of a double-dip recession. Experts say that means retailers will want to take advantage of this confidence while it lasts with early sales. Interest rates on credit cards fell to below 13% in the second quarter of the year – according to new data released Friday from the Federal Reserve – hitting 12.92% down from 13.48% in the first quarter.

    Although the Fed’ report showed consumer credit unexpectedly plummeting by $9.5 billion last month – the biggest decline since April 2010 – analysts say that drop is to do more to banks writing off debt than consumers changing their behavior. When that’s taken into account, consumer credit actually rose 66% in the second quarter, says Odysseas Papadimitriou, the chief executive of CardHub.com.

  • Sep 13, 2011
    4:29 PM ET

    Credit-Card Debt Is on the Rise Again

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    After a few years of austerity, credit card debt is rising again. According to data released this week by credit-card comparison web site CardHub.com, consumers racked up $18.4 billion in credit card debt during the second quarter of 2011, 66% more than what they amassed during the second quarter of last year and more than four times what they did two years ago.

    At the current rate, consumers are on track to end the year with $54 billion extra in credit card debt, following a $9 billion increase last year. That suggests consumers are amassing credit card debt at a faster rate than ever, says Odysseas Papadimitriou, chief executive at CardHub.com.

    This spike, however, occurred while the economy was still on the upswing and consumers were feeling relatively good about their financial outlook. That has changed in the last few months, and the volatility in the stock market and unpredictability in Europe could cause consumers to reverse course in the third quarter, says Papadimitriou.

  • Sep 1, 2011
    11:51 AM ET

    New Credit Cards Target the Elite

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    A gold card just isn’t what it used to be, now that card companies are making premium cards available to, well, just about anyone.

    But for shoppers looking for something truly exclusive to carry in their wallet, a card that keeps out the riffraff, say, banks have created new, super-premium cards. Among the contenders:

    JP Morgan Palladium. Launched this spring for the financial services firm’s high-net-worth private banking clients, the card is made from an estimated $1,000 worth of actual palladium. For an annual fee of $595, the card offers no spending limit and a long list of benefits, including free first-class upgrades on British Airways when you buy a full-fare business-class ticket, a free hour of flight time with the purchase of a 25-hours at a partner company that charters private jets by the hour, unlimited access to many airport lounges… and two points per dollar spent on travel, one point per dollar on everything else.

  • Aug 17, 2011
    1:18 PM ET

    Skipping the Mortgage to Pay Your Credit Card

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    Fewer consumers are up to their eyeballs in credit card debt these days — but for some, a lower credit card balance is coming at the expense of the mortgage.

    The average consumer has an average of $6,355 in credit card debt, according to a CreditKarma.com report released today — 18% less than this time last year. Consumers are getting better about paying on time, too. Last week, a study from credit reporting bureau Experian found 20% fewer consumers are 60 days late on their credit card payments than were in 2007, while a separate study from TransUnion this week said the 0.6% who are 90 days late is the lowest in 17 years.

  • Aug 11, 2011
    12:25 PM ET

    Live Chat: Public Schools Beat Ivy League in College Payback Survey

    As recession-weary families crunch the numbers, higher education becomes even more of a budget-blaster.  But  a SmartMoney.com story, “Colleges That Help Grads Get Top Salaries,” can help focus decision-making. SmartMoney’s Matthew Heimer took reader questions about the value of an Ivy League education, compared to non-Ivy private schools and public universities on August 11. Replay the event.

  • Aug 5, 2011
    4:07 PM ET

    Are You Paying Down Debt the Wrong Way?

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    The recent market machinations are the latest indicators that the economic outlook is anything but rosy. For consumers, it’s not a bad time to reassess your financial picture and make a new commitment to saving and paying down debt — the right way.

    A study in a forthcoming Journal of Marketing Research found that consumers often take what can be an expensive approach to paying down debt: They wipe out small balances first rather than focusing on the balance with the highest interest rate. “Our research finds that people really like closing accounts,” says study co-author Cynthia Cryder, an assistant professor of marketing at Washington University in St. Louis, Mo.

  • Jun 13, 2011
    10:13 AM ET

    Is Your City a Bad Financial Influence?

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    There’s new evidence that whether or not you’re trying to keep up with the Joneses, their fiscal fitness — and that of everyone else in your city — has an impact on yours.

    This month, Men’s Health — perhaps better known for its “fattest cities in America” feature and shirtless male cover models – has now graded the financial fitness of 100 American cities. The magazine examined personal bankruptcies, average credit scores, debts, late payment rates, credit usage, homes in the foreclosure process, spending on housing and average 401(k) contributions to award grades from A+ to F. Lincoln, Neb., topped the list and was one of just six to receive an A+. Dead last: Las Vegas. (The opening salvo: “Have you heard about the new high-stakes game in Vegas? It’s a gamble called ‘living there.’”)

    No surprise, the list is heavily influenced by to the poor economy: the bottom 10, along with Sin City, also includes five California cities and two in Florida. It’s not a stretch to guess the housing market collapse and high unemployment rates have led consumers in those troubled areas to put more on their credit cards and less in their retirement accounts.

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  • Pay Dirt examines the millions of consumer decisions Americans make every day: What to buy, how much to pay, whether to rave or complain. Lead written by Quentin Fottrell, the blog examines these interactions, providing readers with news, insight and tips on shopping, spending, customer service, and companies that do right – and wrong – by their customers. Send items, questions and comments to quentin.fottrell@dowjones.com or tweet @SMPayDirt.

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Obama has a new suit AFP/Getty Images
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Obama on Islamic State: No strategy yet
Obama seeks 'options' to counter Islamic State

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 Getty Images
The biggest problems with flying today concern other passengers.
Boeing nears expansion in South Carolina

PayPal spinoff would
slice off half of eBay
Bloomberg
PayPal transaction revenues have caught up to those of the eBay Marketplace
Twitter opens analytics dashboard to all users
Giant iPad has few fans among tech insiders


What not to buy over
Labor Day weekend
Labor Day Getty Images
There are many great deals to be found during Labor Day weekend, but you have to know what to shop for and what to avoid.
What Zale, Kay can teach high-end Tiffany
Sports caps put a lid on Genesco
3 reasons to give Best Buy another chance

The case for getting rid of 401(k) plans
the case for getting rid of 401(k) plans Shutterstock.com
Rusty Olson and Douglas Phillips say it’s time to dump 401(k)s and replace them with a single, private, defined-contribution plan.

Yellen-cited jobs index hits a six-year high
Yellen-cited jobs index at highest level since 2008
An accumulation of different labor-market measures in July reached its highest level since October 2008.
Can Yellen avoid Great Inflation of the 2010s?

Jessica Alba’s company joins the $1 billion club
HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 19:  Actress Jessica Alba attends the premiere of Dimension Films' "Sin City: A Dame To Kill For" at TCL Chinese Theatre on August 19, 2014 in Hollywood, California.  (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images) Getty Images
Actress’s baby-products startup scores valuation of $1 billion with latest funding round.
Mayweather looks to Buffett for 900% punch
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Apple invitation confirms Sept. 9 as event date
Facebook study: Users shy from debate
Cyberattacks are building toward the ‘big one’
Millennials, you’re paying for stuff wrong
Nutting: Wall Street not top tax dodger

7 reasons women will lead the new world order
Opinion: Women will rule the future, while men are trapped in the past, writes Paul Farrell.
Women: Get help with your money now

Euro-zone inflation: Why you should care
A run of weak data means all eyes are on the consumer-price index out Friday, as the final push for the ECB to go QE.
ECB's Nowotny sees weaker euro-zone growth
German retail sales fall, largest since 2012
French producer prices begin falling again
History made as Eonia turns negative


Google tests drone deliveries
Google goes further in developing drone delivery, conducting a candy-bar test, reports say.

Japan’s recovery slow after tax hike
Japan's consumer prices keep rising in July, but consumers and businesses are slow to shake off the hangover from the sales-tax increase in April, data show.
How China is keeping a lid on U.S. gas prices
Here’s what China solar-panel makers predict

China’s YouTube wants to be China’s Netflix
Youku Tudou, described as China's answer to YouTube, launches its own movie-production company, with a slate of films now in the works.
China shippers missing out on trade rebound
Wal-Mart looks online for Chinese growth

Blue Shield skybox inspires calls for scrutiny
How health insurers spend their cash may come under scrutiny if a case involving Blue Shield of California is any indication.

Taxpayers owe AIG’s Benmosche a debt of gratitude
Commentary: It’s easy to bash CEOs, but this ailing insurance executive deserves respect, writes Phil van Doorn.

Active fund managers may take 100% of your gains
Commentary: Mitch Tuchman weighs in on the active-vs.-passive investment debate.
Passive style will gain more ground: Vanguard
Blackstone hires for big-bet hedge fund

Hennessy features Obama poster artist
A limited-edition Cognac features art by Shepard Fairey.

Clash over immigration may lead to shutdown
A possible government shutdown looms over immigration.
McConnell says he wouldn't allow shutdown
L.A. mayor looking to lift city's minimum wage

Paul Merriman: Four traps wrecking your retirement
Four traps wrecking your retirement
There are many ways to undermine retirement savings, but these four traps are easy to avoid, says Paul Merriman.
Estate-planning issues when age gap is large
/conga/frontpage.html 318243
GDP data feature good, bad news on housing
Following two quarters of decline, real residential investment rose in the second quarter, at a 7.2% annual rate. Here's what's behind it.
Pending home sales climb to 11-month high
Renters, homeowners now cluster together
Home prices hit 70-month high

Use caution when investing in Ebola stocks
Headlines move stock, but that doesn’t mean they’re correct, or that moves will be sustained.
Glaxo to test Ebola vaccine
Rubber gloves stand between death and life

Mobileye is ‘iPhone moment’ for car industry
Analysts kick off coverage of the car-camera maker, saying the tech has the potential to disrupt the auto industry.
Will driverless cars kill drivers’ ed?
Car hacking could become the new carjacking

Why Ferguson, Missouri matters to investors
Why Ferguson, Mo., matters for investors
Opinion: The friction between protesters and police in this St. Louis suburb is also about economic opportunity, writes David Weidner.
Who wants to invest in Ferguson, Mo., now?
The Ferguson, Mo., you don’t know

10 good things you don’t know about Ferguson
Ferguson’s rage has roots in China, Mexico

/conga/today.html 318237

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/quotes/zigman/2622475/delayed 24,785 +44 0.18%
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/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,217 +21 0.97%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,638 +78 0.29%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,333 +3 0.08%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.32 0.00 0.12%
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/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.82 +0.09 0.09%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 +0.00 0.09%
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/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 +0.00 0.02%
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/quotes/zigman/9625991/realtime 74.58 +0.02 0.02%
U.S. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.34 +0.00 0.12%
German 10y
/quotes/zigman/15866409/realtime 0.89 +0.00 0.26%
Italy 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866497/realtime 2.41 -0.05 2.01%
Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.20 -0.02 0.92%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.26 +0.00 0.18%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.50 +0.01 2.18%
Crude Oil
95 +0 0.35%
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Corn
/quotes/zigman/3098927/delayed 368 -2 0.47%
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/quotes/zigman/21588489/delayed 17,134 +57 0.33%
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/quotes/zigman/20258909/delayed 2,004 +7 0.35%
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.25 0.12 0.12%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 569.20 -1.80 -0.32%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.01 -0.19 -1.17%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.39 -0.47 -0.91%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.42 0.06 0.35%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.74 -0.01 -0.03%
BP /quotes/nls/bp 47.92 -0.44 -0.91%
GE /quotes/nls/ge 26.01 -0.12 -0.46%
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Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
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S&P 500
/quotes/zigman/3870025/realtime 1,997 -3 0.17%
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Shanghai
/quotes/zigman/1859015/delayed 2,217 +21 0.97%
Sensex
/quotes/zigman/1652085/delayed 26,638 +78 0.29%
Singapore
/quotes/zigman/1709939/delayed 3,334 +4 0.12%
Euro
/quotes/zigman/4867933/realtime/sampled 1.32 0.00 0.12%
Yen
/quotes/zigman/4868099/realtime/sampled 103.81 +0.09 0.08%
Pound
/quotes/zigman/4867886/realtime/sampled 1.66 +0.00 0.04%
Australia$
/quotes/zigman/4867876/realtime/sampled 0.94 0.00 0.03%
DXY Index
/quotes/zigman/1652083/delayed 82.56 +0.07 0.08%
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/quotes/zigman/15866666/realtime 2.33 -0.01 0.23%
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Spain 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866444/realtime 2.22 -0.01 0.30%
U.K. 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866328/realtime 2.26 +0.00 0.14%
Japan 10yr
/quotes/zigman/15866525/realtime 0.50 +0.01 1.98%
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AAPL /quotes/nls/aapl 102.25 0.12 0.12%
GOOG /quotes/nls/goog 569.20 -1.80 -0.32%
BAC /quotes/nls/bac 16.01 -0.19 -1.17%
C /quotes/nls/c 51.39 -0.47 -0.91%
F /quotes/nls/f 17.42 0.06 0.35%
T /quotes/nls/t 34.74 -0.01 -0.03%
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You Don’t Need Another Credit Card, You Need A Better One.
Avg. APR Last Week 6 Months
Low Interest 10.37% 10.37% 10.33%
Balance Transfer 12.73% 12.64% 12.66%
Business 12.80% 12.80% 12.98%
Student 13.27% 13.27% 13.27%
Cash Back 14.94% 14.91% 14.84%
Reward 15.04% 15.00% 14.97%
Airline 15.46% 15.46% 15.30%
Bad Credit 22.73% 22.73% 22.73%
Instant Approval 28.00% 28.00% 28.00%
Source:CreditCards.com
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