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NBA Power Rankings: Where the 21 teams still fighting for the championship stand in the stretch run

27 Mar 2017 17:15:00

Filed under: News, Sports, NBAThere's just over three weeks left in the NBA season, meaning the race for the postseason is on.The best photos from the NCAA Tournament so far >Chart shows just how lopsided the NBA is right nowLeBron James issues warning to LaVar Ball: 'Keep my family out of your mouth'How a mid-season, NCAA-style tournament in the NBA could stop players from skipping gamesRead more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


Competitive video gaming will be a $1.5 billion industry by 2020, researchers say

27 Mar 2017 17:03:00

Filed under: Finance, Business, IndustryYou can say "it's not a sport" all you want, but competitive video gaming — also known as eSports — is a thing, and, as this chart from Statista shows, it's only expected to get bigger.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


Celebrities are obsessed with this charitable eyewear brand

27 Mar 2017 16:45:00

Filed under: Shop, Fashion, News and TrendsThere's one thing Kendall Jenner, Mario Lopez, JoJo fletcher, and Giuliana Rancic have in common: they all love to give back to charity in style. DIFF Eyewear, the sunglass company is not only responsible for accessorizing some of social medias biggest stars, but they've also built their success on a major philanthropic factor.Shop DIFF Eyewear%BTN-SlideshowID="522893" cta_text="BUY NOW" numbered_list="true"%RELATED: Shop spring transition jacketsRead more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


20 recipes to make with hard-boiled eggs

27 Mar 2017 16:40:00

Filed under: Lifestyle, Food, Recipes​​​​​​Got a batch of hard-boiled eggs in the fridge? You're on your way to a great lunch (and breakfast, and dinner). We love to keep a few on hand at all times to chop up for salads, toss with pasta, or spice things up with horseradish-spiked deviled eggs. Here are 20 ways to use 'em up—or an excuse to make a double batch next time.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


Dance sensation YvngSwag reveals how he stays focused on his goals -- and more!

27 Mar 2017 16:34:00

Filed under: Entertainment, Music, Music NewsRapper and musician YvngSwag is someone you need to keep on your radar.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


Cheney: Russia's efforts to sway US election could be 'act of war'

27 Mar 2017 16:31:00

Filed under: News, Politics, ElectionFormer Vice President Dick Cheney has said that Russia's efforts to sway the recent U.S. presidential election could be viewed by some as "an act of war."Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


Jack Cassidy returns to 'The Voice' stage in Monday's episode -- watch a sneak peek

27 Mar 2017 16:25:00

Filed under: Entertainment, TV, ShowsHe shocked Alicia Keys and Adam Levine during the blind audition, but can Jack Cassidy keep up the momentum?Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


Huge 'flash mob' fight breaks out at amusement park's opening weekend

27 Mar 2017 16:08:00

Filed under: News, US, CrimeCLEVELAND (WJW) - A day of fun quickly descended into chaos at the I-X Indoor Amusement Park at Cleveland's I-X Center Saturday night.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


Tennessee law could protect suspected kidnapper of Elizabeth Thomas

27 Mar 2017 16:03:00

Filed under: News, US, CrimeCOLUMBIA, Tenn. (WHNT) - A Tennessee District Attorney told WHNT the man believed to have kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas could walk away with only a misdemeanor.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments


Want a great credit card without a big annual fee? Here's the secret to paying less

27 Mar 2017 16:02:00

Filed under: Finance, Personal Finance, CreditA classic conundrum for people seeking rewards credit cards is that the most generous cards tend to come with hefty annual fees. Yet it turns out there is a solution, according to Just call.A new poll from the site found that only 1 in 4 cardholders attempt to contact their credit card company to make a fee or credit limit request. But of those who did bother to call and ask, 82% said they had their annual fee waived or reduced. Plus, 87% were able to get a late fee waived, 69% lowered their interest rate and 89% received a higher credit limit — which is one smart way to boost your credit score.Why aren't people asking? "People don't try this often because they don't think they will be successful," senior analyst Matt Schulz said in a phone interview. "Our survey clearly shows if people take the time to ask, they have a really good chance of having their request granted."One caveat: Easy relief from fees by making a simple phone call may not be possible in a few years, so Schultz advised consumers to act now."Credit card debt is rising, interest rates are on the increase and we are seeing delinquency rates rising a bit as well," he said. "The credit card world is slowly changing, so now is the time to ask for those breaks, because banks aren't going to be this giving forever. We suspect two-to-three years down the road, depending upon the economy, these breaks may not be as easy to obtain." commissioned Princeton Survey Research Associates International to poll 952 credit card holders living in the continental United States about their success rate obtaining credit card cost breaks.Which credit card rules are easy to change?Younger millennials — those between the ages of 18 and 26, who are typically building credit history for the first time — were particularly successful at having their limits raised, with 80% being successful when they asked: "It's great younger millennials are asking for higher credit limits," Schultz said. "Their first card probably had a crummy interest rate and a low credit limit, so upgrading is smart." Schultz also noted that obtaining a higher limit can improve your utilization rate.Younger baby boomers, between the ages of 53 and 62, were the most aggressive and successful at having annual fees waived. Among those who asked, 19% had their fee lowered and 78% had their fee completely waived. Boomers also had the highest success rates when they asked for other breaks, which makes sense: Longer credit histories mean more bargaining power.But even some millennials are old enough to benefit from the perks of seniority, it seems: 93% of those ages 27 to 36 who asked for any of the perks or fee waivers from their credit card company were successful at least once — the highest overall success rate of any demographic, pointed out.How to pay less for your credit cardDefinitely make a phone call and ask for a break. Just know when and how to approach each situation, Schultz advised. "When it comes to the late fee, you will probably be successful with a first request as long as you are polite," he said. "However, you probably aren't going to be successful by the third or fourth time making this request."Also, understand that premium credit cards are a different animal than other cards. found 51% were able to have their premium credit card annual fee waived when they asked and 31% had their fee reduced, but certain in-demand cards will require more sweet-talking. "I would not expect to call Chase and get the $450 annual fee on the Sapphire Reserve waived," Schultz said. "However, there are strategies you can use."One example? Schultz said he had an annual fee waived on an airline credit card."I stopped using the card after I received the signup bonus," he recalled. "I liked the perks but didn't want to pay the $95 annual fee. When I called, the credit card company worked it out with me where if I spent $95 on the credit card, they would waive the fee. I would have spent the $95 anyway, so I ended up saving money."Bottom line — it never hurts to ask. "Just like what my dad told me, what's the worst thing that can happen if you ask?" Schultz said. "They just say no."Sign up for The Payoff — your weekly crash course on how to live your best financial life. Additionally, for all your burning money questions, check out Mic's credit, savings, career, investing and health care hubs for more information — that pays off.Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

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