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The Decision provides you with the information to make better money decisions. We focus on the psychology of money — including existing beliefs and behaviors — and not so much on the technicalities of spreadsheets or squeezing every last dollar out of your budget. Instead, we empower you to take action to improve your total net worth.


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  Wayfair has created its own Way Day shopping holiday for April 25
Shopping | 23 April 2018

Forget Black Friday: Wayfair creates its own holiday

Amanda Swan

Seeing a better opportunity for shoppers to save on furniture and home decor in the spring rather than on Black Friday in the fall, Wayfair has created its own shopping holiday for April 25, Way Day.

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Car Insurance Finder | 20 April 2018

Which was the fastest selling car of 2017?

Richard Laycock

Honda dominates car sales: selling the most, the quickest.

  Citibank and Byline Bank get top awards from SBA
Business Loans | 20 April 2018

SBA honors the top lenders for export business loans

Phyllis Romero

Export lending has an important place in the economy, as 41 million American jobs depend on the trade and export industry. Learn who the top business loan providers are!

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Cryptocurrency | 20 April 2018

South Korean court takes down $20 billion bitcoin pyramid scheme: report

Peter Terlato

The South Korean incident is similar to a crackdown across the Yellow Sea in China earlier this week.

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Cryptocurrency | 20 April 2018

Walmart wants to patent blockchain technology for secure payments

Peter Terlato

The patents draft a vendor payment system with the ability to handle and process customer transactions.

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Cryptocurrency | 20 April 2018

Tezos founder suspended by US regulators

Peter Terlato

Breitman, while working for Morgan Stanley in 2014/15, allegedly began developing and pitching Tezos.

Makeup | 20 April 2018

4/20 lashes: Milk’s new mascara celebrates cannabis

Amanda Swan

In celebration of 4/20 and cannabis’ rise in popularity, Milk Makeup has released a new mascara infused with cannabis oil. Learn more about what it is and how to get it.

  Elevate and Mastercard create on-off switch credit card
Credit Cards | 19 April 2018

Elevate and Mastercard creating credit card with on-off switch

Phyllis Romero

Elevate and Mastercard are teaming up to offer their non-prime customers real-time control over their finances by creating a credit card with an on-off switch.

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Cryptocurrency | 19 April 2018

Crypto funds nosedive 43% in 2018: report

Peter Terlato

Digital currencies have experienced intense volatility since prices peaked in December last year.

Cryptocurrency | 19 April 2018

IBM blockchain platform pilots live trades

Peter Terlato

The transactions included the trading of cars and textile raw materials between European countries.


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