In declining to hear appeals from five of the most conservative states regarding bans on same sex marriages, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in those states. This according to the October 17, 2014 issue of The Week. The Supreme Court refused to consider challenges to the rulings from three federal courts which struck down marriage restrictions in Indiana, Oklahoma, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin.
Many people take advantage of zero interest offers for balance transfers of credit card debts from one card to another. This happens often with couple when contemplating a divorce situation. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently warned that consumers are not properly informed of the dangers of zero-interest balance transfers, according to an article in the September 19, 2014 issue of The Week which quotes The Wall Street Journal and Credit.com.