Category Archives: Personal Finance

What’s Open and Closed the Day after Thanksgiving (Black Friday)

Everyone knows that the day after Thanksgiving is a huge consumer retail day with Black Friday sales going on at practically every retail store across the US. The Friday after Thanksgiving isn’t a federal holiday, but because it lands right … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2014

Thanksgiving Day used to be a day where consumers could pretty much assume everything would be closed for the day, but that’s no longer the case. While the vast majority of institutions will shut their doors to let families celebrate … Continue reading

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What Time Do Stores Open on Thanksgiving Day?

Over the last few years, consumers have seen Black Friday creep into Thanksgiving Day when it comes to sales at retail outlets, and the beginning of the holiday shopping season. While there are still stores holding out and refusing to … Continue reading

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FDA Announces New Calorie Rules Including Movie Popcorn

Do most people know how many calories they consume? It’s estimated Americans consume 4500 calories on Thanksgiving day, but most people don’t know how many calories are in the food they eat at restaurants. That’s about to change. The US … Continue reading

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How Many Calories Do Americans Eat on Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving is a great time of year – friends, family and food…and calories. While we all tend to eat a little more during the holiday season, have you ever wondered exactly how many calories you may be eating as you … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Dinner Printable Shopping List

If you haven’t already finished your Thanksgiving shopping, waiting for great deals might be high on your list. With all the possible choices and places to shop, it may be confusing and difficult to decide where to find the best … Continue reading

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The Trick Smart Shoppers Use to Guarantee They Get Any Black Friday Deal They Want

If you haven’t already secured all the Black Friday deals you want this year, you don’t know how to shop Black Friday like an expert. You may be wondering how someone would be able to secure all their Black Friday … Continue reading

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Stores Open and Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2014

It wasn’t too long ago that all major retailers remained closed on Thanksgiving Day waiting for the stroke of midnight to open their doors for all the black Friday deals. That’s no longer the case. More and more retail stores … Continue reading

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Apple Partners with (RED) for Black Friday to Spread AIDS Awareness Through Apps

With all the talk about Black Friday this week, it’s not a surprise Apple is also jumping on the Black Friday boat, but the company is adding a philanthropic twist. They have decided to celebrate the holidays by launching a … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open or Closed on Thanksgiving Day 2014

As the holiday season approaches, it can get a bit confusing as to what is and isn’t open on certain days. This is especially true now that more and more stores are opening their doors on Thanksgiving Day instead of … Continue reading

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10 Reasons You Should Skip Shopping Thanksgiving Day Sales

The official start for shopping for the holiday season used to be Black Friday, the day after Thanksgiving. That’s no longer the case. Pre-Black Friday deals started to get promoted the day after Halloween, and now the official start to … Continue reading

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Kids Are Tweeting #ThanksMichelleObama Showing Their School Lunch Pictures

In a world where we, as Americans, are constantly engaged in the struggle to decrease obesity and to try to get kids to eat healthier, it would seem that the First Lady is well within her means to effect that … Continue reading

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Nestle Says It Wants to Create Liquid Exercise in a Bottle

Raise your hand if you want all the benefits of exercise without actually having to exercise. Well, it won’t work exactly like that, but Nestle says it’s close to a break-through that can somewhat grant this wish. Now don’t start … Continue reading

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For the Best Black Friday Deals Where to Shop Depends on What You’re Buying

With over 65% of Americans ready to spend their hard earned cash on Black Friday this year, is it really worth all the crazy for the deals? Well, that depends on where you shop. Wallethub may have answered this question … Continue reading

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The Way We Grow Crops May Be a Major Cause of Global Warming

While the science is clear that climate change is real and humans are part of the cause, how exactly are we causing it? Most of the focus has been on the amount of fossil fuels we burn, but a new … Continue reading

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A Gluten Free Diet Isn’t Necessarily a Healthy Diet

If you don’t need to be on a gluten free diet, are there health benefits to a gluten free diet? Researchers assert that only seven percent of the population need to be on a gluten free diet for some health … Continue reading

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List of Where to Find the Best Black Friday Deals 2014

It’s that time of the year again when retailers are trying to entice you into their stores to spend all of your hard earned money. Commercials and advertising inserts are telling you what great bargains abound if you just visit … Continue reading

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CDC Says Heavy Drinking Doesn’t Make You an Alcoholic in Most Cases

If you thought that guy who slams back 3 beers plus a couple shots of tequila in a half an hour was an alcoholic, 9 out of 10 times you’d be wrong. A new study released by the US Centers … Continue reading

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Is the Post Office Open or Closed Thanksgiving Day and Weekend 2014

It used to be easy to tell what was open and what was closed on Thanksgiving Day because virtually everything was closed. That all started to change a few years ago when retail outlets began opening their doors on Thanksgiving … Continue reading

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Will Using Credit Karma Hurt Your Credit Score?

One of the questions people often have when using free credit score sites like Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle is whether using them will ultimately hurt their credit scores. This question usually arises because they hear somewhere that checking … Continue reading

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