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The World’s Finance Chiefs Are Fretting About Cryptocurrencies

The World’s Finance Chiefs Are Fretting About Cryptocurrencies

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The World’s Finance Chiefs Are Fretting About Cryptocurrencies This time last year, finance chiefs from the world’s biggest economies were barely thinking about the niche industry of Bitcoin when they met in Germany. Now, they’re loudly warning cryptos could destabilize financial markets.Cryptos rocketed up the G-20 agenda, after one of the wildest investment manias in history that’s led policy makers to worry about tax evasion, money laundering, terrorism, consumer protection and more. The industry could have financial stability implications at some point, they said in their final communique.Bitcoin investors who had been expecting new regulations at this meeting breathed a sigh of relief after the communique was released. The digital currency jumped as much as 5.5 percent to
Is this the coolest part-time job in the world? Meet the man who test drives a new supercar every week

Is this the coolest part-time job in the world? Meet the man who test drives a new supercar every week

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Is this the coolest part-time job in the world? Meet the man who test drives a new supercar every week For most petrol-heads, trying to decide between a McLaren 570S, a Ford Mustang 5.0 V8 and a Jaguar F-Type 3.0 V6 is a pleasant way to spend an idle couple of minutes daydreaming in a traffic jam.But for one lucky Longford dad, the dream became reality.When Toby Aiken isn't at the office helping clients at Target PR or at home with his wife and two kids, he's busy working his part-time job - test driving supercars through the streets and country lanes of Gloucestershire.He said: "I’ve always been a car fan – long before I’d heard the term ‘petrol head’, but that’s basically what I am. I love all things motoring."When Toby was a teenager he had a poster of a shiny red L
Barris-customized Golden Sahara showcar is back in the public eye and headed to auction after decades in hiding

Barris-customized Golden Sahara showcar is back in the public eye and headed to auction after decades in hiding

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Barris-customized Golden Sahara showcar is back in the public eye and headed to auction after decades in hiding Here's a rare peek at the Golden Sahara, which has been tucked away in a private collection for decades. Photo by Ben Blevins / InstagramTo custom car enthusiasts, the Golden Sahara was akin to Captain Ahab’s White Whale: An obsession built around a near-mythical creature. Sure, most folks knew the car was tucked away in its owner’s private collection in Ohio, but the car’s disappearance from the public eye made people unsure about its condition.For those who aren’t familiar with the Golden Sahara, the car started life as George Barris’s personal 1953 Lincoln Capri. Barris damaged the Lincoln while flat-towing a friend’s car, effectively totaling it. However, the man
How to Improve Your Bad Car Credit Rating

How to Improve Your Bad Car Credit Rating

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Before you can improve your bad car credit rating, you must first understand what a credit rating is. This is sometimes called a credit score. A credit rating is a measurement finance companies use to determine your creditworthiness. They access some of this information from Credit Reference Agencies. The rest of the information is gained from your application form when you apply for business loans, auto loans, or other personal loans.There are 3 major credit reference agencies used by finance companies in the UK. These are Experian, Equifax and Call Credit. Each time somebody completes a finance application this information is recorded and stored. If a finance company agrees to share the payment record information of its customers it can access any information the credit reference age...
Understanding Good and Bad Credit

Understanding Good and Bad Credit

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When it comes to finances and related topics, the word credit comes along. Be it getting a loan, or buying a house, it appears as a mainstay for many authors of financial articles. They say you need to have to keep a good rating. Let us identify first what it is all about.Credit is your financial reputation, so to speak. It is literally borrowed money that can be used to purchase. However, it is not just about the money that you can borrow. It is also a gauge of how likely you are to commit to your debts. It can tell the financial companies how likely you can pay your debt. This is difficult to analyze and therefore, people get it confused. Getting a report is a good way to understand your standing in a quantifiable method. In a more general manner, you can say that it is either good o...
Gas Standards Get Big Overhaul

Gas Standards Get Big Overhaul

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The minimum fuel efficiency standard for a car manufactures fleet of cars is set by CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy). First created in the 1970's, this standard was 27.5 mpg.Falling below this standard results in fines which some high end manufacturers like Lanborghini and BMW don't mind as their high prices can absorb it. For most major car producers these fines are something to avoid and with no change in the 27 mpg standard it was easy for them to achieve.American automakers successfully lobbied to keep this 27 mpg standard from increasing for nearly 30 years. Publicly they argued raising it would be bad for their business as the gas guzzlers have higher profit margins than smaller, thrifty fuel efficient cars and hybrids. Despite decreasing market share and massive layoffs...
Powerful Tips to Setting Goals for Success

Powerful Tips to Setting Goals for Success

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Do you know where you are headed in life?Do you know how you arrived at where you are today?Regardless of how you arrived at where you are today, once you decide on where you want to go in life, you can begin that journey with purpose, but how do you begin with purpose?In fact, the purpose of this article is to provide 10 powerful tips to help you add clarity to your life by showing you how to effectively set and surpass goals. I encourage you to view goals as the mile markers along your journey, and when you string them together, the string in between each goal will illuminate the path you've traveled and are traveling in life."If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there." Lewis Carroll1. Be precise.If you want to be a better father, don't ju...
Reduce Credit Card Interest Rates

Reduce Credit Card Interest Rates

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Credit cards are nothing new to American consumers. Everywhere you look, Americans are constantly being asked to apply for a new credit card! Now, you probably know what the selling point is with most cars, THE INTEREST RATE! This is because the interest rate or APR on your credit card delegates how much money you will have to pay back over the life of the loan. A lower interest rate means that you are going to pay less back! Due to this commonly known fact, I am asked the same question time and time again, "How do I get lower interest rates on my credit card?" Unfortunately there is not a vague one size fits all answer to this question. The answer really depends on a few key factors. First off, how good is your credit? Also, how many late payments did you make over the last year? Have you...
Luxury Car Conversions

Luxury Car Conversions

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Having a personal car has been the matter of the status from the years and is expected to continue for many more years to come. The status of a person increases more in the society as soon as he drives a new car at his doorstep, and if the car is luxurious then undoubtedly the eyes of his neighbors stare at his place. This is mainly because the price tag of which the luxury cars are priced in international market. But having a luxury car is not the bag of everyone's shoulder and therefore lots of the car lovers across the world have to sacrifice their desire of driving a luxurious car throughout their life and have to compromise the affordable car according to their budget for drive.But, now all this is going to be the tale of yester years as now there are various options by which thes...
Fun Facts about Summer

Fun Facts about Summer

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Fun Facts about SummerAnimals teach their young how to find food in the summer. Wolves teach their pups to hunt, and female brown bats carry their babies with them to show them how to catch insects.In the northern hemisphere, the longest day of the year, the summer solstice, (near June 22) is when the sun is the farthest north. In the southern hemisphere, winter and summer solstices are exchanged. The summer solstice marks the first day of summer."Solstice" is derived from two Latin words: "sol" meaning the sun, and "sistere," to cause to stand still. This is because, as the summer solstice approaches, the noonday sun rises higher and higher in the sky on each successive day. On the day of the solstice, it rises an imperceptible amount, compared to the day before. In a sense, i...