Category Archives: Personal Finance

Saturday May 2 Is Free Comic Book Day 2015

If you love comic books, then you know what the first Saturday in May brings each year — free comic books. Free Comic Book Day is the brainchild of comic book publishers and creators who have formed relationships with comic … Continue reading

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Breastfeeding Gives Women Diagnosed with Breast Cancer A Reduced Risk of Dying

According to statistics from BreastCancer.org, approximately 1 in 8 U.S. women (or about 12 percent) will develop invasive breast cancer in the course of her lifetime. And despite the decreasing incidence rates (which have been falling since 2000), 232,670 new … Continue reading

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The Disciplined Approach to Personal Finance

The whole subject of personal finance has been under the microscope in recent decades. Borrowing money has been a way of life across most of the developed world. There is nothing wrong with taking out loans that applicants are able … Continue reading

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Teens Quitting Traditional Tobacco, But Triple Percentage Increase in E-Cig Use

Despite years of successful anti-smoking advocacy, the number of adolescents using tobacco products could increase given the popularity of electronic cigarettes, also known as personal vaporizers or e-cigs. These battery-powered devices are designed to produce “a similar feel to tobacco … Continue reading

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Common Ways Errors Get on Your Credit Report

The following article was created in conjunction with Credit Sesame through Kasai Media. We expect certain information to be infallible; however, such an expectation could prove financially fatal especially as it pertains to the veracity of credit reports. According to … Continue reading

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What’s the Average Cost of Braces

For those still single, a 2013 survey of 5,500 unattached adults ages 21 and older found nearly 60 percent of men cared most about “good teeth in a potential date,” whereas 71 percent of women ranked “teeth” as essential to … Continue reading

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Two Health Labs Settle False Claims Act Dispute for $48.5 million

In a blog post for the popular website KevinMD.com, physician Anees Chagpar summarizes the most enduring problem with America’s healthcare system, “We [the United States] spend more per capita than any other nation on Earth, and yet the Organization for … Continue reading

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Baldness Cure? Patterned Hair Plucking Shown to Regrow Larger Amounts

If humans are anything like mice (which scientists often presume they are), researchers might very well develop a treatment for baldness from the most unlikely of therapies (unlike another remedy that helps only specific people fight baldness). According to research, … Continue reading

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Does the Post Office Stay Open Late on Tax Day April 15, 2015?

For the most part, the post office sticks to a pretty basic schedule. There are a few federal holidays when it closes, and there are also a few instances when some post offices extend their hours. Tax Day, for a … Continue reading

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Pacific Ocean Warm Blob May Cause California Drought

At best, this year’s weather has been called “odd.” During the East Coast winter, it seemed to snow massive amounts each week and when it wasn’t snowing, the weather proved bone-chillingly cold. The West Coast has instead been “warm and … Continue reading

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When Is the Last Day to File Taxes 2015?

It’s that time of the year again. As inevitable as death, taxes are due. For those who are waiting until the last minute to file their taxes, they often want to know, “When is the last day to file taxes?” … Continue reading

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Sabra Dipping Company Recalls Classic Hummus Due to Listeria Find

Listeria has been in the news quite a bit this year. At the beginning of the year, the bacteria was found in carmel apples. In March listeria was found to be a contributing factor in three deaths due to the consumption … Continue reading

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Is It Worth Joining Harris Poll to Earn Rewards?

Harris Poll Online (HPOL) is a survey panel operated by the market research firm Harris Interactive. The company conducts market research for a range of industries throughout the world, and it’s a member of very well regarded marketing research organizations … Continue reading

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March Gives Disappointing Job Growth Numbers with Only 126000 Created

Since 2014, news of job growth seemed to dominate the news. Surely some economists and commentators voiced their concerns about the lack of wage growth; however, at the very least, it seemed employers continued to add jobs each month. Unfortunately, … Continue reading

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President Obama Announces 75000 Job Solar Initiative for Military Veterans

There’s some good news for veterans wanting good quality jobs when they leave the military. President Obama announced a new initiative to drive growth in solar energy by training 75,000 military veterans for jobs in the clean-energy sector. The initiative … Continue reading

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Way Too Much Salt in Packaged and Processed Foods According to CDC

Too much of anything can be bad, especially salt. As the consumption of salt increases, the amount of sodium in an individual’s bloodstream also rises, forcing the body to “hold extra water” in order to dilute the effects of the … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Easter Sunday 2016

This article has been updated for Easter 2016 Even though Easter is a religious holiday, and not a federal holiday, it’s still a holiday celebrated by many people in the United States. Due to this, it can get confusing as … Continue reading

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Retail Stores Open and Closed on Easter 2016

This article has been updated for Easter 2016 When holidays in the US approach, it’s always a challenge to know which stores will be open and which stores won’t. That’s because there is no set criteria which determines whether a … Continue reading

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Is Walmart Open on Easter Sunday 2016?

There are times when a holiday comes, and despite the best of intentions, you still need to get something for it on the actual day of the holiday. For those who need to get supplies or other items on Easter … Continue reading

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Is Costco Warehouse Open on Easter 2016?

Costco is one of the few retailers which has more than a couple of days during the year when their warehouses are closed. This is to give their employees the chance to spend time with their families, even though it … Continue reading

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