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Justin Bieber’s Pushing Kids To Get Tricked Into Wanting His Debit Card With High Fees!

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Parents might start really hating Justin Bieber for this move!

Sure, they might not like that their little ones look up to a teen singer who’s fond of tattoos, running around shirtless, having the occasional alcoholic beverage and perhaps some sizzurp, but getting kids hooked on debit cards might be the final straw!

Especially when those debit cards come with some hefty fees.

The Biebs has reportedly signed a big bucks deal with BillMyParents to promote their teen-focused debit card SpendSmart.

How big bucks you ask? $3.75 million for a 14-month contract plus some cushy royalties and more!

And what do the parent and teens get in exchange?

The prepaid debit card comes with a WHOLE LOTTA charges that include

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Boo! Bank Of America To Charge $5 Monthly Fee For Debit Card Purchases

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Ugh! And the rich get richer!

Bank of America is implementing a pretty yucky new policy onto their customers.

Starting early 2012, customers who use their debit cards at least once within 30 days will be charged a $5 monthly fee.

BofA users

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Can Cash Keep You Healthy?

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No, you still should not be putting those dollar, dollar billz anywhere near your face! LOLz!

However, a recent study analyzing the shopping habits of those who use cash at grocery stores instead of credit or debit has found that they are less likely to buy "unhealthy" food.

Inneresting!

Published in the Journal of Consumer Research, the study sampled receipts of 1,000 loyal shoppers at a Northeastern supermarket chain over a 6 month period and analyzed what they bought and how they paid.

The researchers discovered those using cash were more likely to stick to their shopping list, while credit and debit card spenders bought more on impulse.

Basically, credit and debit shoppers are more likely to give into their taste buds when passing through the bakery section and come home with a dozen donuts instead of a dozen carrots!

This research only stresses the importance of never shopping for food on an empty stomach and always sticking to a list of healthy options when visiting the grocery store.

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Google Wallet Replacing That Thing In Your Back Pocket

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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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