Category Archives: Personal Finance

Six Reasons to Like Credit Karma, Quizzle and Credit Sesame

If you want to find out your credit score these days, it’s a lot easier than it was even a few years ago. With sites like Credit Karma, Quizzle and Credit Sesame, you can find out your credit score by … Continue reading

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Will Student Loan Debt Still Be a Problem for Seniors in Retirement?

Student loan debt is usually considered a problem of youth, but a report released this week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has sobering statistics on the number of Americans who are still paying off student debt between the ages … Continue reading

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CDC Warns 9 Out of 10 Kids Consume Too Much Sodium

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have just released a concerning number. According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, more than 90 percent of children ages 6 to 18 consume copious amounts of sodium, dangerously exceeding the … Continue reading

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How Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle Make Money

As the saying goes, “Nothing in life is free,” but what about the companies like Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle which offer free credit scores, free credit reports and free identity protection? None of these companies require a credit … Continue reading

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Home Depot Confirms Hacker Security Data Breach at 2000 Stores

In what could essentially mean lost money for millions, Home Depot has just confirmed that their point of sale (POS) or payment systems have indeed been compromised. This massive breach in Home Depot’s data security may certainly impact customers in … Continue reading

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Enterovirus Sends Hundreds of Kids to Hospitals: What Parents Need to Know

With hundreds of children all across the United States being hospitalized, scientists hypothesize that Enterovirus D68, known as EV-D68 is the culprit behind the outbreak. While Enteroviruses are common, the current one spreading across the US is not. The Center … Continue reading

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General Mills Agrees to Purchase Annie’s Organic for $820 Million

Organic has quickly moved from the fringes to the mainstream, and it now means big money. General Mills announced Monday it will acquire Annie’s, one of the largest food brands concentrating on natural and organic food. The purchase is said … Continue reading

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JJ Watt Awesomeness on What Do Rich People Buy?

JJ Watts of the Houston Texans was asked what he did after signing his $100 million contact, and his answer was awesome. Not only did he not have anything specific in mind that he went out and immediately purchased, he … Continue reading

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Walking 5 Minutes Each Hour Can Wipe Away the Negative Effects of Sitting

If you, like many people, spend the vast majority of your day sitting in front of a desk at work, you may want to make the effort to get up and walk around for 5 minutes each hour to greatly … Continue reading

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Hikers Evacuated as Fire Continues to Burn in Yosemite National Park

Approximately 100 hikers were evacuated by emergency helicopter on Sunday due to a wildfire which has been burning for a few weeks, but suddenly began to grow furiously to an estimated 700 acres. Firefighters had previously been able to control … Continue reading

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New Single Dose Peramivir Treats Flu with One-Time Shot

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals say they have developed a new drug which safely inhibits flu symptoms if administered to patients within the first 48 hours from the onset of the flu. Peramivir,¬†BioCryst’s new¬†neuraminidase¬†inhibitor (NAI) vaccine, is also known as RAPIVAB. A new … Continue reading

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GM Leads the Quest for Self-Driving Cars with Hands-Free Cadillac

It may not be a 100% self-driving car, but when GM releases the Super Cruise Cadillac in 2017, it’ll be the closest we’ve seen yet to this once futuristic technology. They’re calling it “semi-autonomous” which means the car can drive … Continue reading

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Le Palais Royal: America’s Most Expensive Home for Sale at $139 Million

It didn’t take long for the most expensive home, which sold earlier this year for $120 million, to have new competition. A new home in Florida has been listed for $139 million, which hopes to wrestle away the title of … Continue reading

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Mystery Virus Hospitalizing Kids Goes from Midwest to All Over the US

A mystery virus which has hospitalized hundreds of children across the midwest in the United States has also landed some kids in the hospital as far west as Colorado. What was once thought to be a case only happening in … Continue reading

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Intel and Fossil Group Team Up to Create Technological Fashion

If there is any doubt that technology is trying to lose its unfashionable image, the recent announcement of Intel and Fossil Group teaming up together should put that to rest. The two companies, both leaders in their respective industries, have … Continue reading

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More Deadly Pathogens Discovered in US Government Labs

There is a lot more dangerous pathogens hidden away in government labs than the government realized. While it’s a bit disturbing these potentially deadly pathogens were sitting in insecure areas, the reason they’re being found is due to a concerted … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Ends Week at Another Record High with Gains for Fifth Week in a Row

It was another good week for stocks with the Standard and Poors 500 (S&P 500) closing at its highest level ever once again. The rise was spurred by a jobs report which came in weaker that most analysts anticipated. This … Continue reading

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Save Money with Cheap Data Usage in Europe

Everyone likes to go on vacation, but there is one thing that none of us like but can often run into, the dreaded roaming charges. They can end up costing you a small fortune, so it’s important that when you … Continue reading

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Should I Buy a Timeshare?

Nearly all of us have heard about timeshares, and the supposedly great deals they offer over hotels. Many of us have also heard that they are a scam or a ripoff. While the timeshares sales people will make it out … Continue reading

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Does Credit Karma Ask for Too Much Sensitive Financial Information to be Safe?

Credit Karma provides credit tools and financial monitoring services to help consumers keep track of their credit report and score. While they have a number of no-cost services, the main two are giving consumers their free credit score and free … Continue reading

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