Is your card debt ever too old to accumulate?

Legally, your old debt can follow you forever, even if you Can Not be sued for it By Michelle Crouch  |   Published: August 21, 2017 Personal Finance WriterHer work appears regularly in Reader’s Digest, Parents, Real Simple and more. If You’ve ever got a telephone call from a debt collector asking about an old debt You barely remember, then maybe you’ve …

6 habits of successful card reward experts

Insider tips on maximizing card Benefits for free travel By Dawn Papandrea  |   Released: August 17, 2017 Personal Finance WriterSpecializes in family finances Sipping champagne in first-class when flying certain beats crunched fighting and legs for peanuts in trainer. Even better is if you don’t have to pay for such luxury VIP treatment as you head toward your stay in a …

How to prepare for the next economic Recession

The economy’s starting to show signs of weakness; time to Prepare for potential financial hardships From Fred O. Williams  |   Published: August 15, 2017 Senior ReporterExpert on consumer credit laws and regulations The economic recovery has reached old age and may be slowing Down, making this a good time to prepare for the hardships — a few of these surprising — …

Paying for a rental car with debit card: 9 Challenges

From Constance Sommer  |  Updated: August 11, 2017 Hoping to use a debit card to rent a car? It is usually possible, but rarely straightforward. Rental car companies prefer that their clients use a credit card. As Thrifty Rental Car explains on its site: “Renting a car to someone without a credit card is insecure for rental car companies. Not …

She's recycling CO2 to reduce oil dependence

How this scientist is recycling carbon dioxide into a do-good gas Carbon dioxide gets a bad rap. Out of all of the waste gases produced by human activity — manufacturing, agriculture, electricity production, transport — carbon dioxide is the largest byproduct and is fingered as the leading culprit behind global warming. In actuality, it accounts for 76 percent of all …

6 reasons entrepreneurs should get a business card

Using your personal card for business expenses can be a bad idea By Tamara E. Holmes  |   Published: August 11, 2017 Personal Finance WriterWrites regularly about personal finance and health If you’re like many new entrepreneurs, you may still be Using your personal credit card for business purposes rather than a business credit card. But advantage often comes at a price, …

South Africa's first black female winemaker ready to go it alone

South Africa’s booming wine industry “What is wine? Is it a cider or something? I hated the first sip.” That was Ntsiki Biyela’s first reaction after she won a scholarship to study winemaking in 1998. Now she is an international award winning vintner and resident winemaker at the Stellekaya winery in Stellenbosch — east of Cape Town, South Africa. She’s …

Want to clean up India?

Turn trash into free Wi-Fi

ThinkScream’s smart trash can rewards users with 15 minutes of free Wi-Fi for throwing things off. Trash belongs in the garbage bin. It’s a simple civic lesson that has frustrated two Mumbai entrepreneurs for ages. “India is a country where people like to break the rules,” said Raj Desai, cofounder of startup ThinkScream. “We see it on the roads where …

Drones, robots, DIY toys Glow at Toy Fair

Kids don’t need to learn how to code to construct robots with Cubelets. The blocks have embedded magnets which let them snap together to form robots of any shape. Each block has a small computer inside it and can communicate with its neighboring cube. “This makes Cubelets unique. It is a group of lots of little blocks, each with its …

Trump Fails to be a Bleacher Creature

Meet the presidential candidates…in doll form Hillary Clinton is there. Ted Cruz is there. So are Bernie Sanders and Marco Rubio. Who’s not there in Bleacher Creatures’ newest lineup of plush dolls inspired by the 2016 presidential candidates? Donald Trump. Bleacher Creatures is best known for its 10-inch plush figures of famous athletes like New York Yankees’ Derek Jeter, Cleveland …