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Dr. Nikiforos T. Laopodis

Associate Professor of Finance
o: Dolan School of Business Rm 2122
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The dangers of prepaid debit cards

Some consumers are considering dumping their bank and instead using prepaid debit cards as an alternative to a traditional checking account. The reasons for doing so vary, but convenience and a desire to control spending are among the top motivators. However, the decision to embrace prepaid debit cards can be fraught with danger, according to Nikiforos T. Laopodis, associate professor of finance at Fairfield University's Dolan School of Business in Connecticut.

Published on Fox Business News website; on 5/1/13

The many problems of Greece: Is there hope?

Dolan School of Business faculty member Nikiforos T. Laopodis, Ph.D., writes in this OP-ED of Greece's economic crisis:  Greece is deep into a whirl of political, social and economic woes that do not seem to fade. Problems are never solved - instead they multiply and become part of everyday life. This keeps the country into a vicious circle of poverty, political instability, social degradation and underdevelopment.

Published in Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Greenwich Time, Danbury News Times in May 2012

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