Good reading for May 16th:
- Gen Xer more cynic than slacker | Reuters – Reuters personal finance columnist Linda Stern has good advice for young people dealing with money issues. Wesabe is mentioned several times in the article.
- Scammers Randomly Target Checking Accounts – Security Fix – Sam at Wesabe found this article about criminals trying to deposit 1 cent in random account numbers, in order to find real accounts. If you see even very small, unexpected transactions, call your bank!
- Bill would ban some credit card actions – Proposed U.S. legislation to rein in some of the more debt-inducing credit card practices. I like what Senator Carl Levin does on this issue.
- Bringo: Phone Tree Killer. This Is A Genuinely Useful Service – What a cool idea! A service to get through voicejail systems for you.
- Payments News: Growth in Internet Banking Outpaces All Other Banking Channels Ever Launched – May 15, 2007 – Internet banking is growing faster than any other bank channel ever. Obviously we’re big believers that this is great overall.
- Banks’ software download fees add to irritating list – Another article on Wachovia’s fee-for-download decision.
- Official Google Blog: Why does Google remember information about searches? – Interesting post about Google’s use of private data, although I think it leaves a lot unsaid. If they let me delete my own data, I’d be a lot happier.