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Credit Card Companies Know You're Getting Divorce

According to the quote below they can predict 2 years before you file. I guess I believe it, but how? How would a straight couple's spending change when a divorce is looming? What do divorcing people buy? Or is it just late payments since financial problems are so frequently a factor in divorce?

[quote]According to Marissa Meyer at Google, some credit card companies can now use your purchasing decisions to predict whether you're going to get a divorce with 95% accuracy -- two years out. This raises some interesting ethical questions: do companies have an obligation to reveal to us the inferences they make about us?

They can do this, but the worldwide credit meltdown came as a complete surprise?

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by Anonymousreply 312/14/2011

I'm confused. What do people that are going to get divorced buy?

by Anonymousreply 112/14/2011

Sex toys, counseling services, increased liquor buys, single plane tickets, lingerie buys, diet food/programs (WW, JC, etc.)

Easy!

by Anonymousreply 212/14/2011

I'd like to know some of the cues they're spotting.

by Anonymousreply 312/14/2011
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