Author Archives: Jeffrey Strain

Free Ice Cream Cones from Ben & Jerry’s Today

Here’s a wonderfully tasty reminder: free ice-cream! If you’re out and about today, you might want to stop by your local Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream shop today to pick up a free ice-cream cone. Today is the 36th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Billion Dollar Bracket 2015: Will It Be Easier to Win?

The 2014 NCAA mens college basketball tournament is now over with UConn as the new national champion. UConn wasn’t the only winner of this tournament. There were also 20 lucky participants of the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge who … Continue reading

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Smart Car Tipping Vandals: Why You Need Comprehensive Auto Insurance

It’s being reported that vandals in San Francisco spent the night tipping over smart cars for the fun of it. Clothed in black sweatshirts with hoods, the vandals tipped and damaged three cars between 1:00 and 1:30 AM in a … Continue reading

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Will Discover Make Credit Karma Obsolete?

There is once again a change taking place in the world of free credit scores. When Credit Karma first appeared, it was the one bringing a change in this same business. Their entry altered the way many people obtained their … Continue reading

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Gas Prices Continue to Climb toward $4 a Gallon: Ways to Save Money

The price of gasoline continues to rise, reaching an average of $3.61 a gallon this week, up almost 5 cents from last week according to the most recent gas survey from Lundberg Survey Inc. This is the highest that gas … Continue reading

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Conservationist Claim Victory: How the Farm Bill Will Affect You

The recently passed farm bill is one of the most overlooked big bills that has managed to pass Congress in the last year. At nearly $1 trillion, in many ways the farm bill is really about food. The bill sets … Continue reading

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Spring Gas Prices Rising toward $4 a Gallon: Steps to Save Money

Spring is in the air, but that also brings about the unwelcome news that gasoline prices are making their annual Spring climb toward the $4.00 a gallon mark. While this is happening all over the country, those in California are … Continue reading

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Get Ready for an Onslaught of Twitter Ads

Twitter lovers who love to tweet, but don’t particularly enjoy ads, beware. the social media company that you have come to love is changing. The company is moving into a new stage where ads are going to play a growing … Continue reading

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Is Amazon Going to Change the Way We Grocery Shop with Dash?

If you’re one of those people who absolutely hates going to the grocery store, Amazon has a new gadget for you. Even if you don’t hate it, but just are looking for a way to make more time in you … Continue reading

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ATM Spews Out $37,000 to Man Who Is Lucky the Woman Behind Him Calls Cops

Apparently there was an ATM machine that, due to a coding error, ended up spitting out $37,000 worth of cash to a man who had only requested $140 in South Portland, Maine, according to reports from WGME-13. The thought of … Continue reading

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Tricks Breakfast Cereal Companies Use to Sell to Your Kids

On average, the characters on kids’ cereals stare down at them at a 9.67 degree angle. Cereal boxes for kids are on average placed at 23 inches above the floor, whereas adult cereal is on average placed 48 inches from … Continue reading

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Smart Financial Steps from the $425 Million Powerball Lottery Winner

The winner of the Powerball lottery stepped forward to claim his $425 million prize he won against the odds, but he didn’t do it in the way that many who win the jackpot do. In fact, he did it exactly … Continue reading

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How Some are Getting Paid to Lose Weight

Would you be willing to put money where your mouth is and bet that you could lose a certain amount of weight over a certain amount of time? If money is a motivating factor to help you accomplish goals you … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Font to Use to Save Money on Printer Ink?

Not all fonts are created equal, and chances are that you’re wasting money every time you print a sheet of paper simply by using the default font on the document. In fact, a Pittsburgh teenager named Survir Michandani, doing a … Continue reading

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McDonald’s to Offer Free Morning Coffee March 31 – April 13

If you’re looking to save money on your morning cup-of-Joe, McDonald’s will lend a helping hand from March 31 through April 13 when the company will be handing out free cups of coffee as part of their first-ever national Free … Continue reading

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H&R Block Get Your Billion Dollars Back Tax Scam

You’ve probably seen the commercials. H&R Block has been running advertisements this year telling everyone that they can get to listen that American taxpayers are giving $1 billion to the IRS that’s really their money — and all because they’re … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett and His Boring Investing Advice That Could Make You Rich

For those who are looking for investing advice, it pays to find someone who can be a financial mentor. That is, someone whose advice you trust, and who has a track record of doing well. When it comes to investing … Continue reading

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How to Protect Yourself from the California DMV Credit Card Information Breach

In the latest possible credit card breach, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is investigating whether their credit card system has been compromised by hackers. This comes on the heels of other high-profile credit card system breaches at retail … Continue reading

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Starbucks Evenings: Bring on the Booze

Does Starbucks (SBUX) want to be your local bar? Not exactly, but they sure would love to be your destination for beer and wine… Your local Starbucks may soon offer you something even stronger than a shot of caffeine. According … Continue reading

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Ever Buy a Computer? DRAM Manufacturers May Owe You $10 – $1000

It’s time to take out your old credit card bills to calculate the number of electronic device purchases you’ve made in the past. Doing so may earn you anywhere from $10 to $1000. If you bought any type of electronic … Continue reading

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