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YOUNG MONEY articles, books, tips, advice for college students and young adults on online auctions, identity theft, internet fraud and scams, and how to comparison shop prepaid phone cards, discount long distance, computer deals and more.

Mercedes Benz Offers Compelling Incentives to Customers

Luxury automaker Mercedes-Benz is offering people classified as "VIP customers" with discounts of as much as $5,000 per vehicle, and is offering to let its clients forego more monthly payments than the amount offered by rival carmaker BMW. Mercedes Incentives An October 2 memo sent to dealers of the Mercedes vehicles revealed that the company […]

Jive Sees Success in Smaller IPO

Some of the hopeful expectations about the initial public offering market opening up in the wake of the recent Groupon IPO have been borne out to an extent with the somewhat smaller offering by Jive Software on Tuesday. The Wall Street Journal reports that Jive, a producer of social networking tools used by businesses, was […]

Disappointed Investors Turn Hopefully to Zynga

Investors and companies once again find themselves hoping that Zynga can provide a spark for the IPO market. Initial public offerings are always an uncertain investment to an extent, with companies often going public without a long-proven track record of success, sometimes looking for the funds necessary to keep the company going. The 2011 IPO […]

Verizon Backs Out of Google Wallet

Google has suffered yet another setback in its attempts to re-imagine electronic payments. The Associated Press reports that Verizon, one of Google’s key allies in the mobile sphere, has decided not to include the company’s new Google Wallet function in its latest smartphone, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Verizon was integral in the promotion of Android-based […]

Money managers see good environment for buyers in 2012

The feedback gathered at the recent 2012 Reuters Investment Outlook Summit indicated that many money managers see the year as one with various opportunities, Reuters reports. Wide selloffs have left the stocks of many companies that are in a strong financial positions with low price-to-earnings ratios, according to the media outlet. Companies headquartered in the […]

Groupon Sees 500 Percent Growth in Holiday Sales

A few weeks after its IPO, Groupon has seen some success as a public company, according to Reuters. Investors have struggled substantially to determine whether they made a good choice putting their money into the young daily deals company, particularly after a quick decline similar to many of the other technology companies going public this […]

Green Tech Drawing Major Venture Interest

While the IPO market has focused heavily on the social networking and social media sectors, the greatest part of venture founding in the country has actually gone into green technology of late, according to The Los Angeles Times. Venture investing as a whole took a major hit in the third quarter, dropping to an eight-year […]

Walmart Offers Suggestions for Holiday Shoppers

As the holidays approach, many Americans find themselves wandering through shops or endlessly browsing websites to try to find something, anything to buy for friends and family. Walmart hopes to attract some new business by offering an easier solution to this dilemma, with the introduction of its new Shopycat app, according to PCWorld. Shopycat, designed […]

Nissan reveals Juke Nismo Concept

Nissan is planning to add more high-performance vehicles to its lineup, and it is planning on selling these new automobiles to the crossover market. The Japan-based car manufacturer recently displayed the Juke Nismo Concept at this year’s Tokyo Motor Show, CNET reports. At the time, Nissan announced that a positive response could provide the vehicle’s […]

Energy ETFs offer investors exposure to energy sector

Energy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can be useful to investors as they offer both diversification and exposure to the energy sector. There are currently less than 20 funds that provide exposure to the energy sector, according to The Street. Although these securities can provide some diversification by investing in energy stocks, the sector is not without […]