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Google Wallet Replacing That Thing In Your Back Pocket

Filed under: Tech Talk

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Hate losing your wallet? Well, this news is making it sound like wallets will soon be obsolete, so you may be losing it permanently.

Google, Inc. is launching a trial-based Google Wallet payment system this summer, which customers living in San Francisco and New York can utilize if they have a Google Nexus S 4G.

Called a "single-tap" solution, shoppers should be able to pay with a single tap of their phone on a payment terminal, or a swipe past it.

Neat-O!

Too bad it's actually more of a "double-tap, followed by a signature" solution since a Google exec had to tap TWICE, then sign on the screen of the terminal to make a purchase during the demo in NYC on Thursday.

Two WHOLE taps? That really takes the "O" out of "neat-O"! Ha!

While Google assures us it is more secure than a credit or debit card, there are still some pros and cons to this new technology.

Pro: You're wallet will never be stuffed with too many dollar bills or receipts to fit in your pocket again!

Con: If you drop this wallet in the toilet you may not have another method of payment to buy another one. LOLz!

We'll probably stick to our water-proof credit card for now, but it sounds like that ancient piece of plastic may not be around much longer because every company and their mother is developing similar technology.

Would U rather just swipe your smart phone than use a credit or debit card?

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Warrant Issued For Former American Idol Contestant's Arrest!

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And to think - all of this over effing cologne!

A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of former American Idol contestant Chikezie Eze, after he failed to show up at a January 14th court hearing regarding his arrest last year, for - how could we forget? - attempting to buy cologne with a phony credit card!

As if this story can't get any more ridiculous, the judge who issued the warrant is none other than Lindsay Lohan's former BFF, Marsha Revel!

Uh-oh! This guy should NOT have messed with her!

We know all about her tolerance for bull shiz!

This ain't gonna be pretty! LOLz!

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Kardashian Kard Kosts Krazy $$$

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Sure, it would be kool to karry around the pre-paid Kardashian Kard…but is it kost effective?

There's a lot of skepticism out there about this kard because of all the fees associated with it.

The Kardashian Kard costs $99.95 to use for 12 months, and there's a card purchase fee of $9.95 AND monthly fees of $7.95.

Sounds like it's kind of expensive to keep up with the Kardashian Kard!

Here are some of the other costs associated with the Kard:

-$1 fee to add money to the kard

-$1.50 to speak with a live operator

-$2 per transaction for automatic bill pay

Guess the big question is whether or not these extra fees are a lesser evil than the drama/fees/debt potential associated with credit cards.

What do U think about the Kardashian Kard?

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SuBo Loves Life Without A Credit Card

Filed under: Susan Boyle

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Susan Boyle loves the fact that her parents manager keeps her on a strict allowance.

Despite the fact that SuBo has accrued over $15 million, she is only given $450 a week to survive on…and she's happy with it.

Here's what Susan had to say about her allowance:

"I'm quite happy with that amount. I chose it for myself. It's a good way of doing things. It keeps everything in order. I get what I need when I want it."

More from Susan:

"I don't want a credit card, oh no! I'd be like a baby in a sweet shop. I'm happy the way I am. I've never been a big spender anyway. It's nice, all the luxury. But it's nicer to stay grounded. I need my roots. If you don't have that, you lose your sense of balance, you see."

Respectable? Yes. Responsible? Yes. Fun? Questionable.

If U had $15 million in your bank account, would U give yourself a strict allowance?

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Oksana Forced To Borrow $24K From Mel Friends

Filed under: Love LineMel Gibson

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Maybe she shouldn't have canceled her gig interview with Oprah Winfrey. Seems like she needs the $$$.

Oksana Grigorieva reportedly has to borrow $24,000 from her friends in order to pay off a credit card debt. She's been complaining that she has "no money" and despite getting $20,000-a-month from Mel Gibson in child support payments, she's still allegedly buried in $100,000 of debt!

Crazy! Where did that all come from? Her house is rent free and both her baby daddy's are giving her money! (Timothy Dalton also pays her child support for their teenage son.)

Sources explain that besides the checks she gets from Mel and Tim, Oksana has no money of her own, no income coming in to speak of.

Well, she needs to think of something. She has children to think about and there is only so much money a person can "borrow".

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Florence + The Financially Remiss Machine

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What do Justin Bieber and Florence Welch have in common?

Both the Biebs and the lead singer of Florence and the Machine have allowances!

Here’s what Florence had to say about her need for her management to control her funds:

"I'm really bad with money so I'm not allowed a card. The one time I got access to the credit card belonging to my publishing account, I went on a month-long spending spree - restaurants, taxis, clothes, more clothes.”

We’re proud of you Florence! You’re setting a good example for the Biebs.

Keep up the good work bb, and remember: everything you put on a credit card will have to be paid back eventually.

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Credit Cards Are Out, Smartphones Are In!

Filed under: Etc.

Discover and Barclays Bank are teaming up with AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile in a "super-secret alliance," which will give their customers access to a new technology that will allow them to buy stuff off of their iPhone, BlackBerry, and other smartphones.

Consumers will be able to "wave and pay," without needing to swipe their credit card.

With Discover currently the fourth biggest credit card company, behind Visa, MasterCard, and American Express, the company is hoping to take "dead aim" at their competitors by offering the new technology.

In fact, shares for Visa and MasterCard have already dropped since the news was leaked.

According to insiders, "this is a game changer."

Watch the clip (above) and see how this new "contactless" swipe works. Pretty neat!

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