Category Archives: Personal Finance

If You Get a Phone Call from the IRS, It’s a Scam

If you get a call from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and they haven’t contacted you by mail so you’re expecting the call, it’s a scam. That’s what the IRS wants you to know as people trying to scam consumers … Continue reading

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Kraft Recalls Over 7,500 Cases of American Singles over Ingredient Storage Issue

If you have Kraft American singles cheese product in your house, you will want to take a minute and check the package. Kraft Foods Group decided to initiate a voluntary recall of 7,691 cases of four different varieties of its … Continue reading

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New Heart Failure Drug by Novartis Reduces Death Rate by 20 Percent

For the first time in ten years, a pharmaceutical company has made a significant breakthrough in heart-failure treatment. Novartis, a Switzerland based company which ranks among the top 5 in annual revenues, has a new, yet to be named drug, … Continue reading

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What are the Best Deals to Buy at Labor Day Sales 2014?

Labor Day is a federal holiday, and while many places will be closed, the vast majority of retail stores will be open, and they’ll be having sales in conjunction with the holiday to drive traffic to their stores. The question … Continue reading

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Tax Form 1095-A May Delay ObamaCare Recipients Tax Refunds

Millions of Americans may experience a delay in receiving their tax refunds next year. If you’re among those who have applied for, and successfully received, healthcare benefits through President Obama’s Affordable Care Act initiative – there’s a new form you’re … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Labor Day 2014

As with many holidays that land on a Monday like Labor Day, it can be confusing to try to remember which businesses are open and which are not. If you plan to go out on Monday, September 1, then it … Continue reading

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Labor Day Sales: Major Retailers Open and Closed September 1, 2014

Many people assume that most stores are open on Labor Day due to the huge amount of Labor Day sales advertising. While it is true that the majority of retail stores remain open, there are some that do not. Below … Continue reading

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Are Walmart, Target and Costco Open or Closed on Labor Day 2014?

While many people realize that banks and the post office are closed on federal holidays like Labor Day, there’s an assumption all retail outlets are open. In many cases, this is due to all the Labor Day sales advertising which … Continue reading

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Are Post Offices Open on Labor Day 2014?

It’s often difficult to remember what is and isn’t open when the different holidays arrive. This can be especially true when the holiday lands on a weekday when most stores and businesses are open. A perfect example of this is … Continue reading

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New App Lets You Buy What You Like on Instagram and Drain Your Bank Account

Marketers and Retailers across the country will be pleased to hear that Instagram, the popular photo sharing site, can now be used to convert customer “likes” to customer purchases. Consumers may not be as happy to see what this does … Continue reading

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Great Labor Day Sale Deals: Wine

There are a lot of discounted items to look for during Labor Day sales, but one item which is often overlooked by many who are shopping these sales is wine. The reason wines are often discounted at this time is … Continue reading

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Are Grocery, Drug and Liquor Stores Open for Labor Day 2014?

Many people consider Labor Day weekend as the unofficial end of summer, and the holiday gives friends and family a last chance to enjoy doing outdoor activities such as barbecuing before the weather turns colder. If you’re planning to have … Continue reading

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Use Labor Day Sales to Stock up on Office and School Supplies

Many people want to know what good deals are available during Labor Day sales. The first, and most important, thing to remember when doing any type of sale shopping is that if you weren’t going to buy it to use … Continue reading

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Married Couples Who Smoke Marijuana Less Likely to Have Domestic Violence Issues

Domestic violence is a costly problem in the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that the cost of domestic violence against women exceeds $5.8 billion a year, which includes $4.1 billion in direct costs such as … Continue reading

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15 Important Things Money Can’t Buy

Money could easily be considered one of the most consuming aspects of our lives. We are constantly worrying about money issues: how to earn it, where to spend it, how to spend it and how to save it. Considering how … Continue reading

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Smartphone Kill Switches to Fight Crime in California

On Monday, California became the first state to require smartphone manufacturers to build kill switches into all smartphone devices that are released after 2015. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone industry protested the law change, with PC Mag noting that the players in … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Tops 2000 but Fails to Hold It for the Day

That didn’t take long. There was wide speculation before the opening bell Monday that the Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) would break through the 2,000 point barrier in the near future. That’s exactly what it did at 10:11 am … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic Will Be First to Use Cologuard Home Cancer Test

It makes sense. The Mayo Clinic will be the first medical institution to offer the new in-home Cologuard colon cancer screening test. Mayo helped to develope Colonguard in conjunction with Exact Sciences. The head gastroenterology and hematology doctor at the … Continue reading

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Study Shows Light Cigarettes Are a Proven Way to Reduce Nicotine Intake

Good news this week if you’re a smoker who wants to look at quitting orĀ at least reducing the harm caused by cigarettes. This is especially true because the cost of smoking is so much more than simply the cost of … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open on Labor Day 2014?

Keeping track of which businesses and institutions are open and which aren’t throughout the various holidays of the year can be quite confusing. It’s most confusing when the holiday falls on a workday, such as Labor Day. As the holiday … Continue reading

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