Chris Christie Reportedly Spent More Than $82K in Taxpayer Money on …

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When New Jersey Gov.Chris Christie isnt hanging out with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones on Sundays during football season, its a good bet you can find him at the concession stands at MetLife Stadium.

Christie, who reportedly makes $175,000 per year, receives $95,000 in expense advances annually. Although some of that money may be put to good use, certain allocation of the funds should anger taxpayers.

According to an expense report obtained by Mark Lagerkvist of New Jersey Watchdog, Christie used his debit card on$82,594 worth of goods from Delaware North Sportservicewhich runs the MetLife Stadium concession standsduring the 2010 and 2011 NFL seasons.

You read that right:$82,594.

Buoyed up by three in a boat

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Just over a week ago, fed up to the back teeth with politicians and their promises to tinker, I gave myself a pre-election breather by spending an evening with the first beneficiaries of the Seven Families Campaign Tim and Tracey Clarke plus guide dog Oakley.

What a wonderful evening it turned out to be. Therapeutic for the soul. I came back from Waltham Cross in Hertfordshire where I met them on their narrow boat a renewed person and with my faith in humankind restored.

Although they might not welcome it I intend to visit the cheery life-affirming Clarkes every time politicians, armed with their personal gold-plated pensions, start chipping away at my karma.

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Florida-Based Baldwin Risk Partners Appoints Wiebeck as CFO

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Wiebeck began his career in the Advisory Services practice of PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he consulted with corporate clients regarding matters of financing, mergers and acquisitions, investments and business process improvement. He was most recently senior vice president at MMA Capital Management responsible for United States Investments.

Wiebeck’s responsibilities will include working with BRP leadership to continue delivering insurance and risk management services, optimizing operating results, and leading external growth opportunities.

BRP provides private risk management, commercial risk management, employee benefits and asset and income protection to clients.

Bill would address appropriation of drug money after arrests

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FIRST AT 5 OCLOCK FIGHTING FOR DRUG MONEY. LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES ARE TANGLING WITH THE STATE. IM PAUL FOLGER. IM JESSICA SCHAMBACH. ONE LAWMAKER WANTS THAT MONEY TO HELP THE STATES BOTTOM LINE. HERE IS KOCO BRIAN SHLONSKY. Reporter: ONE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCIES MAKE BUS THEY TAKE CASH FROM VEHICLES AND FUND OTHER BUS BUT A NEW VEHICLE MAY SOON TAKE THE CASH AWAY. Man: WE ARE TALKING FORFEITURES OF HOMES, CASH, THERE HAS TO BE A JUDGE THAT BUYS OFF. Reporter: CANADIAN COUNTY UNDERSHERIFF SAYS THE MONEY THEY GET IN DRUG SEIZURES HELPS FUND DRUG ENFORCEMENT HE SAID LOSING THAT WOULD SET BACK THE WAR ON DRUGS BY 20 YEARS. Man: CRIMINALS ARE GOING TO RUN FREE. Reporter: STATE SENATOR IS BEHIND...

How to make money with your cellphone

Posted by | Filed under Money | May 13, 2015 | Tags: | Comments Off on How to make money with your cellphone

So clearly, its no secret you can make money using various apps on your smart phone, but knowing which apps that will work best for you will only help increase your earnings.

 Weve found the top apps that will earn you cash, and organized them into categories so you can find exactly what apps will work for you. Even better, they are all free to download. 

Smartphone apps that pay you to grocery shop

Most of the grocery store apps work by the products you purchase. If its something youd already be purchasing, you can earn additional money back. Another way to earn money while shopping is by uploading your reciept...

Disability: The ultimate ‘me benefit’

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Millennial and Gen-X employees want lifestyle benefits that help them maintain their way of living. Products such as ID theft protection, legal services, employee purchasing benefits and pet insurance have risen in popularity as a result.

Meanwhile, many of us would say that disability income protection products should be seen as a foundational benefit by employees because, without paycheck protection, many things they take for granted will fall by the wayside. We often support this with statistics that indicate how likely a disability is for the average worker. But employees dont really identify with these statistics. They think disability income products are for older people...

Uber driving away with investor money

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SAN FRANCISCO — Uber is driving away with investor money, taking an outsized chunk of tech funding in Silicon Valley.

The ride-hailing service, which connects passengers with drivers through a smartphone app, has raised the largest financing round of any venture-backed company in Silicon Valley in four of the last seven quarters. And its preparing to do it again: Uber is working to raise between $1.5 billion and $2 billion in new funding, according to media reports that cited unnamed sources familiar with the plan. A round of that size would likely be larger — by a huge margin — than what any other tech firm raises this year, and would value the company at $50 billion...

Patriots fan hopes to raise money to pay off $1 million fine

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This injustice apparently will not stand.

One New England Patriots fan isnt happy that quarterback Tom Brady was suspended four games on Monday for his role in the Deflategate scandal. He also isnt pleased his team has to fork over a $1 million fine.

Hes so upset that he set up a Gofundme page dedicated to raising money to help pay off that fine.

So says the page:

We obviously know we wont reach One Million Dollars, however we do believe the fine is bulls**t and want to help anyway we can. So whatever is donated will be donated to the New England Patriots in help with the fine!

Thats quite generous. After all, a team estimated by Forbes to be worth $2.6 billion...

Integrated mortgage and protection sale system launches

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A collaboration between LifeTime Group, iPipeline and Twenty7Tech has enabled the launch of the UKs first fully integrated mortgage and protection point of sale system, with full back office and portal functionality.

The new system, called lsquo;360 Lifecycle, integrates front and back office administration processes, delivering efficiencies to brokers, according to a launch statement. It helps undertake product research, obtain quotes, and submit new business applications.

The groups said that clients will benefit from a sophisticated product recommendation experience.

The system also has a logical user interface which has been adapted specifically for the Mortgage Market...

CIT Group Provides $57.5 Mln Financing To Joint Venture For Property Acquisition

Posted by | Filed under Financing | May 12, 2015 | Tags: | Comments Off on CIT Group Provides $57.5 Mln Financing To Joint Venture For Property Acquisition

The site, located in the popular Greenpoint neighborhood, includes 112,226 square feet of land and 19,820 square feet of pier space. CIT Bank, the US commercial bank subsidiary of CIT, provided the financing.

The partners in the joint venture plan to develop a 40-story residential tower when leases for the existing industrial buildings on the site expire in the next two years. The plans for the project include both market and affordable rental apartments as well as 100,000 square feet of ground retail space.

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