I highly recommend celebrating Independence Day by reading, “The Quartet – Orchestrating the Second American Revolution” by Joseph J. Ellis, along with a few other classics like The Declaration of Independence, The Constitution, The Bill of Rights, and The Gettysburg Address, if you’ve not read them recently.
All of these are must reads if you really want perspective on the thinking behind the early creation and growth of our great Republic. I think The Quartet will provide some surprises about the founders motives and objectives that we never learned in History class, but Ellis will certainly give you better insight into what it took to create the United States of America out of a Confederation of States that had little interest in joining a Union and giving power to a Federal Government.
Considering the current state of our Federal Government, gaining a solid understanding of the Founder’s thinking behind decisions they made while forming this great country would benefit all citizens and would-be citizens of the United States.
Enjoy these reads and have a Happy and Safe Independence Day.
God Bless America.
PayPal will be expanding its in-store payment offerings this year, now offering users the ability to deposit money onto a prepaid debit card or use their service via a partnership with Samsung Pay.
This makes paying for goods easier for consumers, especially the so-called “un-banked.” But, are Debit Cards a secure way to complete transactions? You may be surprised at the answers. Read more here at MikeaboutMoney.com.
The acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says he wants to cut off public access to a database of consumer complaints about banks. Mick Mulvaney told the American Bankers Association the agency should not be running a “Yelp for financial service companies.”
What do you think?
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Higher Interest rates
Interest rates are set to go higher for consumers borrowing money for cars and home purchases. Treasury bond rates are rising which usually mean higher interest rates on car loans and mortgages.
Free Battery for Macbook Users
Some consumers who own 13-inch Macbook Pros will get a free new battery. Apple says it has found that a component in some of the devices can cause the battery to expand. You can find out if you’re eligible for a new battery by going to the Apple Support page.
The campaign to fast track autonomous car testing has gotten a new ally. The Wine & Spirits Wholesalers Association of America says its joining the Campaign for Future Mobility, a lobbying group promoting autonomous car legislation. In the past the group has praised self-driving cars for safety reasons.
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