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Oct 04th


The BBB’s top ten new year’s resolutions for a consumer-savvy 2010

The New Year is here and, because of the rough economy, it’s more important that ever to resolve to be a savvy consumer.  The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota offers the following ten New Year’s resolutions to fight scammers, prevent identity theft and save money in 2010.

Latest phishing scam hooks businesses, customers

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) of Minnesota and North Dakota is advising both businesses and consumers to be on alert for a new phishing scam. According to information provided by the Minnesota Automobile Dealers Association, multiple Twin Cities auto dealerships have been targeted by scammers seeking customer information recently, leading to fraudulent charges on the credit cards of some of those dealerships’ customers.

This year, resolve to restyle

This year, resolve to restyleIf you can look back to January, 2008, and tell me nothing has changed, everything for you is exactly as it was this week last year, I will eye you with admiration, wondering who you are and how you escaped 2009.  For the rest of us, this was a year of change in many colors.  Some lost jobs, some lost homes, some lost faith.  In response to the chaos of 2009, let’s resolve this year to seek jurisdiction over change, rebuilding physically, professionally, politically, emotionally and spiritually.

RushCard announces industry’s most convenient, affordable card-to-card funds transfer feature to aid members in time for tax refund season

RushCard announced the availability of its new, highly-demanded card-to-card funds transfer feature. The feature offers unparalleled convenience and affordability to those who want to transfer money between Prepaid Visa® RushCards, and it comes just in time for the income tax refund season.
With the new card-to-card funds transfer, RushCard members can instantly transfer money at a fraction of the cost they’d pay to move money through leading wire transfer services. 

Low inflation leaves tax deductions mostly unchanged

When it comes to inflation, 2009 was a good news/bad news kind of year – with a few mixed messages thrown in for good measure.

Local non-profit closes its doors after 18 years of promoting diversity and inclusion

Local non-profit closes its doors after 18 years of promoting diversity and inclusionThe MultiCultural Development Center (MCDC), founded by its Executive Director Dr. Ghafar Lakanwal, will close in December, after 18 years of service to local organizations and communities. MCDC’s Board of Directors made the decision to close the non-profit at the end of the year due to the economic downturn.

Global warming and us

Hot air abounds across the world.  When Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez spoke at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen he heated up the proceedings suggesting President Obama is “a devil”.  He told Barack and his European counterparts “Go to Hell Gringos”.
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