Category Archives: Personal Finance

US and Canada Agency to Assess Algae Bloom Risks and Solutions in Great Lakes

A growing algae bloom problem in the Great Lakes has led to a joint committee with Canada to find solutions for the problem. Algae blooms sound as though they would be harmless and in many cases, they can be. The … Continue reading

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Climate Change Could Increase Lightning Strikes 50% by 2100

According to a new study from University of California Berkeley, odds of being struck by lightening with increase by 50% within the next 100 years. Climate change and global warming are affecting many aspects of nature. There are now more … Continue reading

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AT&T Allows Consumers to Opt Out of Supercookie User Tracking

Smartphone tracking systems are geared to track consumers for more targeted marketing. This sounds somewhat like the CIA undercover. Some major carries have programs such as this, and so does Google and other internet search engines and email providers. Many … Continue reading

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What Sweet New Features Come with the Android 5.0 Lollipop Upgrade

Lollipop has arrived – Android 5.0 Lollipop that is, but it may be a while before most people get to “taste” the new system. It sounds sugary sweet, but will the new taste satisfy Android users? Some android devices have … Continue reading

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Your Dirty Contact Lens Habits May Be Causing Your Eye Infections

If you wear contact lenses and have suffered from an eye infection, it turns out you’re probably not taking care of your lenses correctly. Bad habits such as sleeping with lenses, neglecting to clean and replace contact lens solution frequently, … Continue reading

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Pew Study Shows Americans Are Fed up with Government Surveillance

It’s a fact, most Americans are concerned about their online privacy. According to a Pew study released on November 12th, 80% of surveyed participants believed that Americans should be fully concerned with the government’s monitoring of phone calls and internet … Continue reading

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The Best Target Black Friday Deal 2014

I’m not a big fan of Black Friday simply because, for the vast majority of people, they aren’t really getting deals. Most people are simply paying less for something they wouldn’t have otherwise purchased at full price, and when you … Continue reading

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Best Buy Black Friday and Thanksgiving Day Doorbusters

Mark your calendars – Best Buy has announced it will open at 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day. That’s one hour earlier than last year. While Best Buy stores will be opening earlier, don’t expect to do any wild late night … Continue reading

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Target Black Friday Preview Deals

Retailers wanting to make the most of the holiday shopping season come up with clever ways to draw in the crowds. Target has arguably outdone them all this year. They are offering  a plethora of ways in which shoppers can … Continue reading

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Biggest Divorce Settlement Ever? Oil Tycoon Ordered to Pay $1 Billion

It’s not often you can say that after a nearly $1 billion divorce settlement, the monetary outcome could have been worse. For oil tycoon and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Resources Harold Hamm, that’s actually true for his situation. Court … Continue reading

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Laundry Detergent Pods That Look Like Candy Are Sending Children to the Hospital

The small, squish and colorful packets you throw in with the wash have been responsible for an alarming number of poisonings in children over the last two years. The handy, single-use packets that are typically referred to as “pods,” after … Continue reading

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18 Restaurants Offering Free Meals or Appetizers for Veterans Day

It’s becoming more popular for restaurants to offer freebies of some type to Veterans on Veterans Day. While the offers were usually for a free side or dessert, more and more restaurants are offering free meals to former (which sometimes … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Veterans Day 2014

It can often get confusing remembering what is and isn’t open on US federal holidays like Veterans Day. While federal holidays do apply to all federal non-essential workers, the same is not true for those working in the private sector. … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Town May Be First in US to Ban Tobacco Products

Who is on the front line of the tobacco fight? Normally, most people would say tobacco growers and the surgeon general. However, a small town has stepped up to give a new name to the concept of prohibition. The town … Continue reading

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Veterans Day Sales: Major Retailers Open and Closed on November 11, 2014

It can get confusing when federal holidays such as Veterans Day roll around as to what is and isn’t open. Many times, federal holidays don’t seem like a holiday at all. A good example is Veterans Day. This is because … Continue reading

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Could Cyborg Cockroaches Save Your Life after a Natural Disaster?

Would you want to rely on a cockroach to find you during a rescue operation? North Carolina University scientists and researchers think it’s a fantastic idea. That’s why they have created a cockroach-like mini robot to do just that. So … Continue reading

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Your Child’s Healthy Lunch from Home May Be Less Nutritious than a School Lunch

School lunches often get a bad reputation as being unhealthy and impossible to eat, but evidence suggests this reputation may be unwarranted. Sending a lunch to school with your kids may actually be less nutritious than allowing them to eat … Continue reading

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Buffett’s Tesco Investment Accounts for Major Loss for Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett’s investment company, Berkshire Hathaway took a major hit in the last quarter with a reported 9% drop in its third-quarter profit as compared to a year ago. According to a company statement, Berkshire earned $4.62 billion this year, … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open on Veterans Day 2014?

It can get quite confusing when federal holidays roll around because it’s often not apparent what businesses will and won’t be open. There is no standard answer, and some businesses which are closed on some federal holidays are open on … Continue reading

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