Category Archives: Personal Finance

Most Expensive Home in US Sells for $120 Million

It’s certainly not your average home. Situated on 51 acres on the Greenwich waterfront, the Copper Beech Farm sold to The Conservation Institute, LLC for a cool $120 million according to the Greenwich Time. That would make it the most … Continue reading

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Are Banks Open Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Monday?

When holidays roll around, people often wonder if their local bank or credit union branch will be open during the holiday and the days around it. It can be frustrating going to your financial institution to find that it’s unexpectedly … Continue reading

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Why It Makes Little Sense to Buy $1500 Google Glass

Google has announced that for one day only, Tuesday, April 15, you may have an opportunity to buy Google Glass for $1500, when they will make a limited number of them available for sale. This may seem like a great … Continue reading

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11 Ways to Save Money at Trader Joe’s

A lot of people prefer using Trader Joe’s over wholesale stores like Costco, traditional supermarkets, or other specialty stores like Whole Foods. For anyone who isn’t familiar with Trader Joe’s, this video does a good job of giving a humorous … Continue reading

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Credit Sesame to Offer Free Identity Theft Protection

Credit Sesame is planning to launch a no cost identity theft protection service later this month. Best known for offering free credit scores, this is a move that makes sense with the increasing competition in the free credit score market. … Continue reading

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Walmart Is Going Organic with Wild Oats

If there were ever a sure sign that organic foods are here to stay, it’s the announcement from Walmart that it will be expanding its organic grocery category by adding organic food produced by company Wild Oats Marketplace. Walmart has … Continue reading

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The Cost of Prom: Ways to Save Money on a Prom Dress

As any family knows, the prom can be expensive. Although those going to the prom are spending less this year than last, according to a survey released by Visa, they’re still spending nearly $1000 for a single night out. The … Continue reading

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Reasons to Avoid “Sign and Drive” Auto Sales Deals

If you’re in the market to buy a new car, you may be swayed by the “sign and drive” leases that many car dealerships offer. It’s tempting to show up to a car dealership and drive away in a car … Continue reading

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Free Ice Cream Cones from Ben & Jerry’s Today

Here’s a wonderfully tasty reminder: free ice-cream! If you’re out and about today, you might want to stop by your local Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream shop today to pick up a free ice-cream cone. Today is the 36th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Billion Dollar Bracket 2015: Will It Be Easier to Win?

The 2014 NCAA mens college basketball tournament is now over with UConn as the new national champion. UConn wasn’t the only winner of this tournament. There were also 20 lucky participants of the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge who … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money at Smashburger

Smashburger is a great casual dining place for anyone who has a true appreciation of burgers. Many people don’t think of saving money when it comes to casual dining, but much like Chipotle and Jamba Juice, there are more than … Continue reading

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Smart Car Tipping Vandals: Why You Need Comprehensive Auto Insurance

It’s being reported that vandals in San Francisco spent the night tipping over smart cars for the fun of it. Clothed in black sweatshirts with hoods, the vandals tipped and damaged three cars between 1:00 and 1:30 AM in a … Continue reading

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Will Discover Make Credit Karma Obsolete?

There is once again a change taking place in the world of free credit scores. When Credit Karma first appeared, it was the one bringing a change in this same business. Their entry altered the way many people obtained their … Continue reading

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Conservationist Claim Victory: How the Farm Bill Will Affect You

The recently passed farm bill is one of the most overlooked big bills that has managed to pass Congress in the last year. At nearly $1 trillion, in many ways the farm bill is really about food. The bill sets … Continue reading

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Spring Gas Prices Rising toward $4 a Gallon: Steps to Save Money

Spring is in the air, but that also brings about the unwelcome news that gasoline prices are making their annual Spring climb toward the $4.00 a gallon mark. While this is happening all over the country, those in California are … Continue reading

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Get Ready for an Onslaught of Twitter Ads

Twitter lovers who love to tweet, but don’t particularly enjoy ads, beware. the social media company that you have come to love is changing. The company is moving into a new stage where ads are going to play a growing … Continue reading

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Is Amazon Going to Change the Way We Grocery Shop with Dash?

If you’re one of those people who absolutely hates going to the grocery store, Amazon has a new gadget for you. Even if you don’t hate it, but just are looking for a way to make more time in you … Continue reading

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ATM Spews Out $37,000 to Man Who Is Lucky the Woman Behind Him Calls Cops

Apparently there was an ATM machine that, due to a coding error, ended up spitting out $37,000 worth of cash to a man who had only requested $140 in South Portland, Maine, according to reports from WGME-13. The thought of … Continue reading

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Is StudentZoom a Scam or Legit?

For those who are dealing with student loans, consolidation of these loans often holds a great appeal, especially if you’re able to sign-up for an income-based repayment plan. There are a lot of companies out there claiming that they can … Continue reading

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Tricks Breakfast Cereal Companies Use to Sell to Your Kids

On average, the characters on kids’ cereals stare down at them at a 9.67 degree angle. Cereal boxes for kids are on average placed at 23 inches above the floor, whereas adult cereal is on average placed 48 inches from … Continue reading

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