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How To Create An Epic Summer Staycation

The average vacation costs over $4,000, but you can relax and recharge at home for far less. Here's how to make the most of your summer staycation. [Sponsored by Credit Sesame] How To Create An Epic Summer Staycation appeared first on Money Under 30. © Moneyblogs, LLC.

Newswire: The Late Show swaps its intro for a Spike Jonze short film

Monday night’s episode of The Late Show opened with a new (albeit temporary) credits sequence, in the form of a Spike Jonze short film starring Stephen Colbert and Sesame Street’s Grover. In place of the bird’s-eye view of New York City...Show More Summary

Another Reason the Wage Gap Sucks: It Means Men Have Higher Credit Scores

5 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Good news for anybody looking for yet another reason to resent men: A new report from the credit-data website Credit Sesame found that on average, men have better credit scores than women. Why? One reason, according to the report, is because the gender wage gap means men have higher salaries.Eighteen... More »

China introduces a credit score for obedient citizens

With a concept straight out of a cyberpunk dystopia, China has gamified obedience to the State. China has created a social tool named Sesame Credit which gives people a score for how good a citizen they are. The system measures how obediently citizens follow the party line, pulling data from social networks and online purchase […]

Gamified compliance: China's reputation network Huxleys to the full Orwell

7 months agoHumor / odd : Boing Boing

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lHcTKWiZ8sI The Extra Credits video series has a great segment on Sesame Credit, the Chinese government's public-private "reputation economy" that uses your social media postings, purchases and known associates to assign you a public score rating your citizenship and reliability. (more…)

Unlike Gen X, the Millennials Think College Is Still Worth It

Millennials may be paying out a lot more for college and racking up record student debt — but they don’t seen to mind, if the latest market research of 500 university graduate students by Credit Sesame is any indication. Even though the cost of college continues to skyrocket, the Millennials — those born between 1982 […]

Stop Caring About Your Credit and Start Caring About Your Financial Health

We live in an age where we're obsessing way too much about our credit scores. Sites like Credit Karma (where they update your score once a week), Credit Sesame, and Quizzle allow us to have free access to some type of variation of our scores. Show More Summary

8 Complaints to the FCC About Children's TV

last yearHumor / odd : mental_floss

Image Credit: Sesame Street, YouTube Anyone can file a TV-related complaint through the Federal Communications Commission. While most of the 11,399 TV complaints received through the Consumer Help Center from December 29, 2014 to May...Show More Summary

Credit Monitoring And Debt Management Service Credit Sesame Raises $16 Million

Personal finance company Credit Sesame is announcing today that it has raised an additional $16 million in an oversubscribed Series D round of funding, with plans to raise more – as much as $20 million – in the near future. The company,...Show More Summary

Alibaba Creates a Consumer Credit Rating Service

Sesame Credit Management will use data on online spending habits in an effort to make credit more available to millions of consumers across China.

Data From Alibaba’s E-Commerce Sites Is Now Powering A Credit-Scoring Service

Alibaba Group affiliate Ant Financial Services has unveiled a new credit-scoring system that uses data from the e-commerce giant’s sites to gauge users’ creditworthiness. Dubbed Sesame Credit, the new service is an example of how Alibaba’s reach in China goes far beyond online shopping. Read More

Credit Sesame adds Siri and TouchID integration in latest update

If you're a fan of credit monitoring apps on your iOS device, you may want to check out Credit Sesame's latest update. In version 2.6.7, users will be able to take advantage of TouchID to login to the app, and even be able to ask Siri, "What's my credit score?", to be taken directly into the app. Show More Summary

Alibaba and Tencent to launch consumer credit rating services

China’s central bank yesterday issued a notice allowing eight Chinese private organizations, including Alibaba’s Sesame and Tencent, to prepare for the launch of their consumer credit rating services over a six-month period. It’s no secret that Ant Financial Services Group, Alibaba’s finance arm, has been developing Sesame, a credit scoring service based on user profiles […]

Are You Doing All You Can to Prevent Identity Theft?

Alamy/Brian Jackson Identity theft is raging across the Internet. But one company wants to put out the fire. It playfully calls itself Credit Sesame, but this company has a serious mission. In cooperation with other members of the nonprofit...Show More Summary

Spot The Odd "Market" Out (Again)

Today's Sesame Street stock 'market'... Mission Accomplished - Stocks are up and the S&P is green for October... BUT... nothing else is. JPY carry... Credit... Bonds... Just remember what happened into and after the last FOMC... Charts: Bloomberg

Sesame Street Parodies True Blood, Presents... True Mud!

Forget the True Blood Season 7 premiere, which aired last night on HBO and which featured a major character death before the opening credits even rolled. And let’s focus instead on “True Mud,” a Sesame Street parody that bills itself as the “yuckiest show on television." It centers on a grouch who just wants mud... Show More Summary

Can Money Buy Happiness?

Can money buy happiness? - DailyWorth Credit tips for newlyweds: protect your credit for better or worse - Credit Sesame Plan a budget trip with your best friends - All You 13 bad habits that are actually good for you - Wise Bread The...Show More Summary

5 Secrets of (Happy) Rich People

5 secrets of happy rich people - Wise Bread Last-minute Mother's Day gifts you can still order! - All You 10 ways to avoid identity theft - Credit Sesame Easy ways to cut your energy costs - Real Simple The terrible 401(k) move Americans...Show More Summary

10 Things to Avoid Buying in 2014

10 things to avoid buying in 2014 - LearnVest Common interview mistakes - Real Simple Make your own delicious ramen that's even cheaper than instant - Lifehacker Eco-friendly ways to save money - Credit Sesame The economics of a part-time...Show More Summary

Identity Protection Takes An Interesting Turn With Credit Sesame’s Gratis Solution

Identity Protection has always been one of the most critical aspects of online existence. Credit Sesame might have just introduced a highly appealing option. Though unimaginatively named ‘Identity Theft Protection‘, the product is anything but. Show More Summary

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