Category Archives: Personal Finance

Uber Wants Your Flu Shots to Be Directly Delivered to You with UberHealth

When it comes to medical care, especially for basics like a yearly flu shots, there is no longer a need to make a visit to your doctor. Many drug stores and grocery stores now offer flu shots on their premises … Continue reading

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Henry Ford Museum Buys Apple 1 Computer for $905000

Maybe you should have held onto your first computer, because if it happened to be an Apple-1, it could be worth nearly $1 million today. One of the earliest Apple computers ever made has just been sold for a record-breaking … Continue reading

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Government Wastebook 2014 Includes Rabbit Massages and Alpaca Poop Paks

In years past, tax payers have heard and complained about government waste such as teaching Chinese prostitutes to drink responsibly while on the job, that came with a $2.6 million price tag for tax payers. It seems our griping has … Continue reading

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How Warren Buffett Lost $2 Billion in Two Days on Two Stocks

Business magnate Warren Buffett has built a reputation for making solid financial investments, with many investors and experts alike watching his example and following his tips in order to form their own successful financial future. Despite his own highly successful … Continue reading

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Largest Gold Nugget Found in Recent California History Worth $350,000

The largest chunk of gold found in the last few decades has been allegedly discovered in Butte, California. The 6.07-pound nugget is being sold by coin dealer, Don Kagin, and it’ll have its debut showing on Thursday at the San … Continue reading

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Can a $1000 a Pill Hepatitis C Drug Really Save Prisons Money?

With over 3 million cases of Hepatitis C in the US alone, it comes as no surprise pharmaceutical companies put great resources into testing new medications to help fight the disease. Gilead Sciences of Foster City received approval for a … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Monopoly Boardwalk Rare Piece Scam

As the popularity of McDonald’s Monopoly grows each year, the more people find ways to try to take advantage of people’s greed or their desperate financial situations. For those who decide to play McDonald’s Monopoly in 2014, it’s important to … Continue reading

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Ebola Not a Top Five Concern for Americans While Ebola Scams Proliferate

While Ebola is on the radar of Americans, it’s not a top five concern for most. During the week of October 12th, the Gallup polling organization determined that Ebola was one of Americans’ top 10 concerns, yet trailed behind 5 … Continue reading

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More Hiring and Jobs Filled but Few Pay Raises in Sight for the Workforce

Despite three straight pay raise increasing quarters, the third quarter of 2014 showed a 43 percent decline in the number of raises from the second quarter, according to a National Association for Business Economics survey. In fact, fewer than one-quarter … Continue reading

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Apple Pay Debuts This Monday, but Will Anyone Notice?

The advent of technology has resulted in an indifference for, even discomfort with, face-to-face social interaction, and an almost desperate need for accessibility, efficiency and haste. The Tech Generation wants it all, now, without having to make eye contact with … Continue reading

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Time to Refinance? Dropping Mortgage Rates Should Make You Consider the Option

With the drop in mortgage rates seen this week, millions of Americans are now asking themselves if it’s finally time to refinance their mortgage. The sudden drop in rates, caused by plunging stocks as fears over Ebola, global economic weaknesses, … Continue reading

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Snapchat Ads Debut This Weekend, but They Promise They Won’t Be Creepy

Snapchat is barreling into the advertising age and will go live with paid ads on its site by the end of the weekend. These ads are guaranteed not to be “creepy.” To deliver on that statement, Snapchat ads will be … Continue reading

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Severe California Drought Was Driest Ever Bringing Back Memories of 1934

The drought this summer was the worst California has ever seen in a generation. Strict water warnings were implemented. Running water was cut off to some homes, leading them to have bottled water delivered to western state counties. It could … Continue reading

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President Obama has Credit Card Declined, First Lady Comes to the Rescue

It isn’t only the average person who has issues with their credit cards from time to time. As President Obama talked about the need for tighter security against credit card data breaches, he mentioned that his credit card ended up … Continue reading

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An Easy Way to Get Teens to Stop Drinking as Much Soda: Link It to Exercise

Here’s a question that everyone should be asking the next time they pick up a soda. Is the soda worth walking five miles or running for an hour? That’s exactly how long it would take to work off every can … Continue reading

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MasterCard’s New Biometric Credit Card Allows You To Pay With Your Fingerprint

With all of the credit card security breeches taking place, credit card issuers are looking at a number of ways to make payment transaction more secure. In this scramble, money exchange technology is reaching new heights most of us wouldn’t … Continue reading

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In a Disaster Area? Facebook Safety Check Tells Friends and Family You’re Okay

Fortunate enough to escape the tornado or hurricane that just hit your town? Facebook has just released Safety Check, a new feature that lets concerned people know you’re okay. Back in 2011, after the Japanese tsunami killed 15,884 people, Facebook’s … Continue reading

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It’s Financially Good to be Father: Dads Earn 41% More than Childless Men

Have you ever wondered why you’re single and broke? While being a single man may give you more freedom than being married with kids, having children gives men a bigger salary. According to a new study, men with kids earned … Continue reading

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Farmers Get Piglet Virus under Control Which May Mean Lower Pork Prices

Over the last year, a virus in the pig community has run rampant killing millions of baby pigs while causing pork prices to rise considerably. Warmer weather and efforts from pork farmers to better sterilize their operations have helped to … Continue reading

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