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LendUp Expands Its Payday Loans Service to Texas

Good news, Texans! You can now take out short-term loans from LendUp. Since 2008, this service has been growing its business steadily across the U.S. Much of the fuss about LendUp is due to its unique approach to payday lending. This payday loan service seeks to help
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Showdown: AmEx Bluebird vs AmEx Serve

Prepaid cards are becoming increasingly popular and appealing to a broader range of customers by offering better features and functionality. Convenience-wise, they can be used in physical stores and online just like debit cards or credit cards and many people appreciate no credit check is required to obtain
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Test Results: Which Security Suite Is Best in 2014?

It's getting to the point in the year when Internet security software companies start releasing new versions of their software for 2015. One of the ways consumers can measure the effectiveness of a security suite before buying is to look at independent testing results. Here at NextAdvisor,
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Goodwill Breach: What You Need To Know

Bargain shoppers beware! Goodwill Industries International, Inc., the nonprofit organization that sells donated merchandise to fund job programs, announced that it's working with federal officials to investigate a potential security breach, as reported by the Associated Press. The nonprofit said it was first alerted of the breach on
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Snowden: Use SpiderOak, Not Dropbox

This past week, the enigmatic NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden made some more noise as he publicly denounced Dropbox, one of the most well-known cloud storage services, in favor of SpiderOak. Snowden believed that many of the users at Dropbox have their privacy at risk due to a lax
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Best Credit Cards for Back to School Shopping

It's about that time to start stocking up on school supplies for the new school year. While back-to-school spending can get out of control, one way to compensate is to use the best credit cards when buying all of your school supplies. Many credit cards offer up
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Can I Use My Calling Card with VoIP?

Q: I have an international calling card which functions by letting me call an 800 number to place long-distance calls. Can I use my calling card with VoIP service? This is a good question to ask, because VoIP can often seem confusing at first. The good news
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Best Credit Cards for Cash Back on Gas

Gas prices have gotten out of control, right? It seems like you can't fill up your car for less than a night on the town. If you are frustrated with how much you are paying for gas, it might make sense to get a little cash back
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Eat Smart This Summer with a Bistro MD Discount

Looking to drop a few pounds or simply manage your weight this summer? You aren't the only one, and top-rated diet delivery service Bistro MD is offering a great deal to get you started. For a limited time, when you sign up with this online diet program through NextAdvisor,
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The Plum Card From AmEx OPEN Limited Time Offer

The Plum Card from American Express OPEN (a NextAdvisor advertiser) just launched a new limited time promotion – get up to 3.5% back in the first 3 months! This is based on the core feature of the card, a 1.5% discount on the portion of your card
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