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Kindle Unlimited: Amazon May Offer an All You Can Read eBook Option

For those who are voracious readers, Amazon may be putting together a new service especially for you. The exact details are a bit vague because the page which indicates there’s an all-you-can-read service in the making wasn’t supposed to be … Continue reading

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Comcast Viral Customer Service Cancellation Fail Takeaway: You Can Lower Your Bill

If you haven’t seen the cringe-worthy Comcast customer service call of a man trying to cancel his service, you should (see below). While this is something nobody should ever have to suffer through, there is a good takeaway from it … Continue reading

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Man Set House on Fire Trying to Kill Spider: The Best Way to Kill Spiders

No matter what the Internet says, killing spiders with fire isn’t a good way to do it. A man in West Seattle found this out the hard way when he took a lighter and a can of spray paint to … Continue reading

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Warren Buffet Donates a Record $2.8 Billion to Charity

Warren Buffett is a generous man, as in giving away billions of dollars generous (he also has a favorite business book you’ve never read). He’s continuing to live up to his Giving Pledge which encourages the world’s wealthiest people to … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett and Bill Gates Have a Favorite Business Book You’ve Never Read

There are a lot of good business books out there, but there is a book which is one of the favorites of both Warren Buffett and Bill Gates, and you’ve probably never read it. It’s called Business Adventures by John … Continue reading

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5 Lightning Storm Safety Tips You Likely Don’t Know That Can Save Your Life

While the two deaths at Rocky Mountain national park over the weekend were the ones in the headlines, there have actually been 10 other deaths caused by lightning this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). That’s … Continue reading

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Father Claims Land and Declares Himself King so His Daughter Can Be a Princess

How far, and at what cost, would you go to to get your daughter a birthday gift she desired? Would you be willing to travel half way around the world, create a country and declare yourself king to make your … Continue reading

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Gas Prices Continue to Slide as Oil Looks Ready to Fall to under $100 a Barrel

There’s good news for those with long commutes and those who spend a lot of time driving their car. Gas prices are continuing to fall, and they’re beginning to approach levels more normal for this time of year. With oil … Continue reading

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Is Your Partner a Financial Bully? Take the Credit Karma Test to Find Out

You hear a lot about bullying in the news these days. Whether it’s kids at school, college students entering a fraternity or sorority, players in professional sport, or people on the Internet cyber-bullying, it’s an issue which has gained wider … Continue reading

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How to Avoid Being Hit By Lightning

With news that two people died from lightning strikes in two days at Rocky Mountain national park, it’s important to remember to take basic precautions when out hiking. Both deaths (a women on Friday and a man on Saturday) came … Continue reading

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Truck Driver Strike at Los Angeles Port Called Off for Cool Down Period

A five-day protest strike by 120 truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach have been put on hold as both sides agreed to a “cooling-off period” requested by Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. The cooling-off period … Continue reading

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More Atlantic City Woes: Trump Plaza Hotel Casino Could Close in September

Atlantic City could see the Trump Plaza Hotel close as early as September if reports from The Press of Atlantic City are correct. The closure of this hotel-casino would mean the loss of another 1,000 jobs in Atlantic City, which … Continue reading

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How Much Do World Cup Final Tickets Cost 2014?

With the World Cup final just around the corner, some people may be wondering, “How much are tickets to the World Cup final game?” The answer would depend a lot on whether or not you already have a ticket for … Continue reading

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Three Remain in Hospitals as Tourist Bus Flips at Grand Teton National Park

With the summer season here, and many people flocking to National Parks, the roads are a more dangerous place to drive with the added traffic. This means you need to take extra precautions when driving on the roads in, and … Continue reading

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The Profit TV Star Marcus Lemonis Likes His Crumbs

There was a sliver of hope for those who love their gourmet cupcakes after the bad news that Crumbs cupcakes had closed up all its stores and filed for bankruptcy after defaulting on over $9 million in loans. It appears … Continue reading

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Reasons You Really Should Quit Facebook for 99 Days of Freedom

We all know that we spend more time than we should on Facebook. After Facebook conducted a controversial experiment to see if they were able to manipulated people’s emotions (which they were), more people began to question whether being on … Continue reading

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FTC Claims Amazon Illegally Billed Parents Millions of Dollars for In-App Purchases

Mobile apps have figured out a clever (and lucrative) way to make money. The profit doesn’t lie in selling the game itself, but selling the user in-game advantages which allows for greater progression and easier advancement. These in-app purchases are … Continue reading

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July 11: Krispy Kreme Anniversary, 7-11 Day and Chick-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day Deals

It’s not often you have great deals going on at different retail outlets to celebrate different events, but for those who like to get a good deal, July 11, 2014, is one of the better days to find one. There … Continue reading

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Quit Facebook for 99 Days and Be Happy: Gain 28 Hours of Valuable Time

Time is valuable. The cost of wasted time can end up being quite expensive. For example, cutting down on time spent watching TV can have dramatic positive financial consequences. For the average person who spends 17 minutes a day on … Continue reading

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Credit Karma Has Its BBB Rating Fall Due to FTC Settlement

The Credit Karma settlement with the FTC seems to have hurt its Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating. While many of its competitors have a rating of “A” or “A+” with the BBB, Credit Karma only has a “B” rating. This … Continue reading

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