Category Archives: Personal Finance

It’s Financially Good to be Father: Dads Earn 41% More than Childless Men

Have you ever wondered why you’re single and broke? While being a single man may give you more freedom than being married with kids, having children gives men a bigger salary. According to a new study, men with kids earned … Continue reading

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Farmers Get Piglet Virus under Control Which May Mean Lower Pork Prices

Over the last year, a virus in the pig community has run rampant killing millions of baby pigs while causing pork prices to rise considerably. Warmer weather and efforts from pork farmers to better sterilize their operations have helped to … Continue reading

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Columbus Day Sales: Major Retailers Open and Closed on October 13, 2014

Columbus Day is one of those strange federal holidays which doesn’t really seem like a holiday to many. That’s because even though it’s an official federal holiday and non-essential federal employees get the day off, there are many businesses which … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Single-Dose $1125 a Pill Hepatitis C Cure as Breakthrough Drug

A new drug called Harvoni, to treat chronic hepatitis C virus genotype 1 infection (HCV), has been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), but it comes with a hefty cost, at $1125 per pill . That means that … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open or Closed on Columbus Day 2014?

It’s a guessing game many of us go through each time a federal holiday is about to be celebrated. Is this business or that business going to be open or not? This can be especially confusing when the federal holiday … Continue reading

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Flies Found To Be Critical In The Beer-Making Process

Who knew that flies have the same penchant for beer as we do? Scientists have only recently realized that for the last million or so odd-years, those pesky flies hovering over brewing beer are actually responsible for dispersing the yeast, … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed for Columbus Day 2014

Remembering which businesses will be open and closed on US federal holidays can get confusing. This is especially true for Columbus day since there are some states and cities which don’t recognize it. For those who plan to be out … Continue reading

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Are Post Offices Open or Closed on Columbus Day 2014?

As the different holidays come around, it sometimes can be difficult to know what is and isn’t open. It gets even more confusing for a holiday like Columbus Day, where some establishments are open while others are closed. Add the … Continue reading

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Pepsi and Coke Lobby Against Junk Food Tax in US as Mexico Tax Hurts Earnings

When it comes to junk food taxes, there’s a lot of money to be lost if they take effect. That is one of the reasons the two biggest names in the beverage industry have been spending millions of their earnings … Continue reading

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Facebook’s New Advertising Feature Knows Exactly Where You’ve Been

Is Facebook getting creepier or cooler? On Tuesday the social media site released “Local Awareness Ads,” a new feature that advertises┬álocal businesses to users depending if they’ve been physically near that specific venue. The ad may show up on your … Continue reading

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Ways People Make Money Playing McDonald’s Monopoly 2014

While the vast majority of people look forward to McDonald’s Monopoly each year for the prizes (most notably, the $1 million Boardwalk game piece prize), there are a set of people who look forward to the game for a different … Continue reading

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Driving with Hands-Free Devices Still Puts You in Danger

In order to promote safer driving, some states have implemented laws and regulations. Some of these safety measures include no cell phones unless they are hands-free devices, and no texting while driving or else you can be ticketed. While I … Continue reading

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There’s a Facebook Payment Feature Hidden in Messenger App to Pay Friends

When was the last time that you had some cash in your pocket? You know, bills and coins, that seemingly out-dated mode of paying for something? Let’s face it, in today’s world of technology chances are that individuals pay with … Continue reading

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Burger King Playing Chicken with McDonald’s Nuggets Pricing

While McDonald’s customers can get extra Monopoly game pieces on their 10-piece chicken nugget orders, starting today Burger King customers can save almost $3 on their nugget purchase. The limited-time offer from Burger King offers the 10-piece nuggets at $1.49, … Continue reading

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How Not to Play McDonald’s Monopoly 2014

There are a lot of articles about the best way to play McDonald’s Monopoly, but there aren’t many that tell you how you should absolutely not play the game. There are far too many people who don’t know how to … Continue reading

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Your Gluten Intolerance May All Be in Your Mind

If you have self-diagnosed yourself as gluten intolerant, that intolerance is all in your mind, according to a study conducted by Peter Gibson, a professor at Monash University in Australia, and published in the journal Gastroenterology. The finding suggest that … Continue reading

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Eating with Overweight Friends Can Be Bad for Your Health

How much influence can an overweight friend have on your eating habits? A lot more than you probably imagined, according to recent study published in the journal Appetite. The study suggests that eating with someone who may be overweight can … Continue reading

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Redbox Instant Throws in the Towel on Their Streaming Video Service

There are a lot of companies which would like to be able to offer a service comparable to Netflix, but it’s not nearly as easy as it may first appear. Verizon and Redbox teamed up together to offer an instant … Continue reading

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Marriott Fined $600,000 for Blocking Competing Personal Wi-Fi Hotspots

It’s a surefire way to make a lot of money. If a hotel wants those using their facility to use their in-house Internet service, simply block out competing Wi-Fi hotspots so the customers really don’t have a choice. With the … Continue reading

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