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5 Simple Steps to Reducing Bounce Rate

5 Simple Steps to Reducing Bounce Rate

Monday, January 4, 2016
By Paul Parcellin, Copywriter
Some see the average bounce rate on most websites as somewhere between 26% and 70%, with the average falling around 49%. Anything below a 40% bounce rate is considered excellent. A higher than... Read more
T3leads Joins Holiday Drive in Support of Mary’s Kitchen

T3leads Joins Holiday Drive in Support of Mary’s Kitchen

Thursday, October 29, 2015
By Paul Parcellin, Copywriter
T3leads supports the effort to help keep Mary’s Kitchen performing the vital service that it offers. Read more
Ban on most robocalls and text messaging began October 16, 2013

Ban on most robocalls and text messaging began October 16, 2013

Friday, October 18, 2013
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New rules from the FCC (Federal Communications Commission) impacting text messaging and robocalls went into effect Wednesday, October 16, 2013. Read more
Payday Loan Customer Profiles Evolve

Payday Loan Customer Profiles Evolve

Friday, October 4, 2013
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Non-bank or non-traditional credit use is on the rise and it's not on the rise for traditional users of the product. Married couples with incomes over $75,000 are using these products more and... Read more
CFPB Head Richard Cordray in his own words

CFPB Head Richard Cordray in his own words

Friday, October 4, 2013
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In an interview with Danielle Douglas of The Washington Post, Richard Cordray, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), answered pointed questions about the direction of the CFPB... Read more
Payday Loan rules for the military

Payday Loan rules for the military

Friday, October 4, 2013
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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released new rules when it comes to lending by the short-term lending industry to members of the military and their families. Read more
FDIC being pressured to rule on payday lending rules

FDIC being pressured to rule on payday lending rules

Friday, October 4, 2013
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Recent actions by the FDIC in an effort to combat illegal online financial transactions has resulted in a large number of legal lenders calling it quits and getting out of the business entirely.Read more
Happy Labor Day U.S.!  How is labor doing by the way?

Happy Labor Day U.S.! How is labor doing by the way?

Friday, September 13, 2013
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In recognition of the Labor Day holiday, Sarah Kliff of The Washington Post compiled some enlightening charts to illustrate how labor is faring these days. Read more
What will the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Cost you?

What will the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) Cost you?

Friday, August 30, 2013
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So much has been made about the Affordable Care Act. SO much. But as 2014 approaches, we learn more and more about the specifics and have a very solid idea as to how much it will cost. Read more
How federal law increases the unbanked and under-banked numbers

How federal law increases the unbanked and under-banked numbers

Friday, August 23, 2013
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A study conducted by the FDIC (Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation )found that one in 12 American households are unbanked; meaning they don’t have a bank account. This same survey found that... Read more
Consumer spending is flat; uninspired even

Consumer spending is flat; uninspired even

Friday, August 23, 2013
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Consumers, stung by the return of the Social Security tax back to its normal rate (after a 2 year, 2% reduction), as well as fear of federal budget cuts, continued mortgage problems, higher gas... Read more
Want a reason for the explosion in the unbanked?  Look here

Want a reason for the explosion in the unbanked? Look here

Friday, August 16, 2013
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Want a partial explanation as to why the numbers of unbanked have exploded in the last 20 years? Then keep reading. There are databases that keep track of people who have bounced a check or... Read more
Pending Home Sales Rise Higher than Expected

Pending Home Sales Rise Higher than Expected

Monday, August 12, 2013
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Pending home sales in May rose 6.7%, which was much higher than the anticipated 1%. Read more
Millennials use non-traditional banking services

Millennials use non-traditional banking services

Monday, August 12, 2013
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The growth of alternative banking services has exploded in the last decade. When the history of non-traditional banking in the early 21st century is written, expect its increased use to be tied... Read more
Former CFPB Deputy Director recommends more short-term loan options

Former CFPB Deputy Director recommends more short-term loan options

Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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It's the beginning of June 2013 and that noise you hear is indignant hand-slapping and foot-stomping regarding payday loans and the short term loan industry. A new voice has added to the noise.... Read more
Pennsylvania introduces bill for scaled short term loans

Pennsylvania introduces bill for scaled short term loans

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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A new plan to allow short term lending in the state of Pennsylvania has been introduced in the legislature, but has a caveat or two has been added for payday loan opposition. Read more
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What does "too big to fail" mean for non-banks?

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
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The Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) voted to impose new restrictions on to-be-named non-bank financial institutions. The firms that are speculated to be at the top of this list... Read more
 Federal Trade Commission recommends implementation of mobile safeguards

Federal Trade Commission recommends implementation of mobile safeguards

Friday, May 31, 2013
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On Friday, March 8, 2013, the FTC issued a report called “Paper, Plastic…or Mobile?” which encourages companies to establish and maintain mobile transaction safeguards. The purpose is to... Read more
 Unemployment falls to lowest rate since December 2008

Unemployment falls to lowest rate since December 2008

Friday, May 31, 2013
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The U.S. unemployment rate fell to 7.7% in February 2013, the lowest rate since December 2008. The economy added 236,000 jobs which were up from the 119,000 jobs that were added in January. Read more
What’s happening to the American middle class?

What’s happening to the American middle class?

Friday, May 31, 2013
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Yes, they’re getting hammered. But how? Rising prices for things you use every day and stagnant or reduced wages, that’s how. And don’t forget, take home pay was reduced by 2% when... Read more
Poverty Growth in America?  Check the suburbs

Poverty Growth in America? Check the suburbs

Friday, May 31, 2013
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Over the last decade something interesting has happened to the poverty distribution in America. It's spreading into the suburbs at a faster rate than its growth in cities. This information from... Read more
A Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for Student Loans?

A Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for Student Loans?

Friday, May 31, 2013
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Would a federal agency similar to Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac that would guarantee student loans be a good idea? The head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Richard Corday, thinks... Read more
FTC 2012 highlights

FTC 2012 highlights

Monday, April 22, 2013
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Funny how one person’s highlight may be another’s person’s lowlight. When you talk “highlights” of the FTC, the Federal Trade Commission, you know that for some non-governmental... Read more
CISPA is sent to the House of Representatives

CISPA is sent to the House of Representatives

Monday, April 22, 2013
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If you don’t like the idea of your personal information being shared with all kinds of folks including the government, than you’re going to hate CISPA (cyber intelligence sharing and... Read more
UK vs. US Mobile Shopping Habits

UK vs. US Mobile Shopping Habits

Monday, April 15, 2013
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Two recent studies conducted by Nielsen of mobile search usage by UK and US residents, reveals something we may have already known. Americans are more impatient and “do it now” than the... Read more
Most new jobs are low pay

Most new jobs are low pay

Monday, April 15, 2013
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As the debate over an increase in minimum wage continues, it’s important to look at the facts and see what the low end jobs are, where the new jobs are coming from and what they’re paying. Read more
Big Banks failing on Federal risk tests

Big Banks failing on Federal risk tests

Friday, December 14, 2012
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19 of America’s biggest banks were recently put through a series of tests by the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC)and we’re sorry to report that according to an article from... Read more
If “it’s the economy stupid,” what exactly is the state of the economy?

If “it’s the economy stupid,” what exactly is the state of the economy?

Friday, November 9, 2012
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In the broad sense he’s facing a European crisis that is bound to impact the American economy, spiraling deficits, high, but slowly improving unemployment numbers (not counting the chronically... Read more
August 2012 Home Construction up.  Way up.

August 2012 Home Construction up. Way up.

Friday, September 21, 2012
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Sales of previously owned homes rose 7.8% from July 2012 to August. That translates to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 4.82 million, which is improved, but still below the 5.5 million that... Read more
The Shrinking American Middle Class

The Shrinking American Middle Class

Friday, August 24, 2012
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The Pew Center has released the results of new study that shows the decline of the middle class in America. Read more
2nd Quarter 2012 Economic News

2nd Quarter 2012 Economic News

Friday, July 13, 2012
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http://moneyland.time.com/2012/07/12/is-subprime-lending-fueling-the-auto-surge/?iid=pf-main-lede Read more
Which states Love the new iPad?

Which states Love the new iPad?

Friday, April 20, 2012
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The opening weekend sales for the newest iPads were three million strong and we can probably conclude a few million more have been sold since then. Online advertising network Chitika has tracked... Read more
U.S. and European Regulators Investigating Google

U.S. and European Regulators Investigating Google

Friday, March 23, 2012
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The Wall Street Journal reported on March 16, 2012 that U.S. and E.U. regulators are investigating Google for bypassing the privacy settings of millions of users of Apple’s Safari browser. They... Read more
Scams, Privacy Issues, Fraud Risks – OLA Issues Warnings

Scams, Privacy Issues, Fraud Risks – OLA Issues Warnings

Monday, February 27, 2012
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It’s hard to read a newsletter or a website without seeing a warning from some government agency regarding a scam or online privacy issue of some kind. As a result, we thought it would be... Read more
US Holiday Shoppers Spend $52 Billion

US Holiday Shoppers Spend $52 Billion

Friday, December 2, 2011
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Americans spend $52 BIllion Thanksgiving WeekendRead more
Mexican Payday Company Coming to US?

Mexican Payday Company Coming to US?

Tuesday, November 29, 2011
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Mexican payday loan company wants to enter US marketRead more
Average American to Spend $704.18 on Holiday Gifts

Average American to Spend $704.18 on Holiday Gifts

Friday, November 4, 2011
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Settlement between California and Amazon

Settlement between California and Amazon

Friday, October 28, 2011
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State of California and Amazon settle disputeRead more
Home Sales Fall in September

Home Sales Fall in September

Friday, October 21, 2011
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THE CENSUS BUREAU TO CONDUCT ANNUAL BUSINESS SURVEY

THE CENSUS BUREAU TO CONDUCT ANNUAL BUSINESS SURVEY

Friday, October 21, 2011
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Amazon.com Ballot Initiative May be Forthcoming

Amazon.com Ballot Initiative May be Forthcoming

Monday, August 29, 2011
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Amazon Tax Not Going Over Very Well in CA

Amazon Tax Not Going Over Very Well in CA

Tuesday, August 23, 2011
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U.S. Firms Impacted by India Privacy Law

U.S. Firms Impacted by India Privacy Law

Monday, August 8, 2011
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"Amazon" Tax Moving Forward ... For Now

Monday, August 1, 2011
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Amazon Pulls the Plug on CA Affiliate Program

Amazon Pulls the Plug on CA Affiliate Program

Monday, July 11, 2011
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Positive News About Payday Loans

Positive News About Payday Loans

Monday, July 11, 2011
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* A report released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York noted payday loans should not be considererd "predatory"Read more
Obama Admin Offering More Assistance For Unemployed Homeowners

Obama Admin Offering More Assistance For Unemployed Homeowners

Monday, July 11, 2011
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CRL Slices Lobbying Budget

CRL Slices Lobbying Budget

Monday, June 27, 2011
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The consumer advocate group the Center for Responsible Lending (CRL) has been cutting back considerably on their lobbying expenditures.Read more
New Credit Union Rules Proposed

New Credit Union Rules Proposed

Monday, June 27, 2011
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Provo, Utah Courts Over-loaded With Payday Loan Cases

Provo, Utah Courts Over-loaded With Payday Loan Cases

Monday, June 20, 2011
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Sobering Survey About the Consumer Confidence in the Economy

Sobering Survey About the Consumer Confidence in the Economy

Monday, June 13, 2011
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PA Woman Pleads Guilty to Mass PayPal Thefts

PA Woman Pleads Guilty to Mass PayPal Thefts

Monday, June 13, 2011
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U.S. Consumers Still Wary of Economy

U.S. Consumers Still Wary of Economy

Monday, May 9, 2011
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Weight Loss Affiliate Marketing Companies in Trouble With FTC

Weight Loss Affiliate Marketing Companies in Trouble With FTC

Monday, April 25, 2011
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Illinois Payday Law Takes Effect

Illinois Payday Law Takes Effect

Monday, March 14, 2011
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U.S. and UK Payday Loans Laws

U.S. and UK Payday Loans Laws

Friday, February 11, 2011
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Montana Payday Lender Law Expected to Kill the State's Payday Industry

Montana Payday Lender Law Expected to Kill the State's Payday Industry

Friday, February 11, 2011
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President Signs Online Shopping Bill

President Signs Online Shopping Bill

Monday, January 17, 2011
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Obama Seeking Tougher Internet Privacy Laws

Obama Seeking Tougher Internet Privacy Laws

Tuesday, November 23, 2010
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