Alpha Consumer

May 2012


How the CARD Act Helps Consumers

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The 2009 CARD Act has been celebrated for helping consumers: The law limits interest rate hikes, fees, and other frustrating aspects of the credit card industry. Now, on the three-year anniversary of the bill’s signing, a report from the research and advocacy organization Demos suggests that it has ...

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5 Tips for Launching a Side Business

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When Calee Lee looked for e-books to read to her two young children on her Kindle, she came up short: Colorful pictures didn’t seem to come alive on the black-and-white screen, and others, especially older classics, didn’t seem to be formatted properly for the e-reader. “I said, ‘I could do better ...

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