Category Archives: Personal Finance

Clark Howard Hates Timeshares

When deciding on a major purchase, many consumers look to expert opinions to help them decide whether or not a purchase is a good idea. As the star of The Clark Howard Show, Clark Howard is a consumer expert who … Continue reading

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Uber Begins On-Demand Delivery Service Test with Corner Store

Popular transport app Uber has become more than just a car service for a select group of customers in Washington D.C. For a short time the company is trialling a same day home delivery service called Corner Store, where its … Continue reading

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Apple Stock Closes at All Time High Breaking $100 a Share

Those who own Apple stock had something to celebrate today. It’s been a two year journey, but the technology company’s stock reached a record all-time high, closing at $100.53 per share, ahead of the $100.30 split-adjusted price per share from … Continue reading

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Octopus Helps Engineers Develop Color-Changing Camouflage Fabric Technology

There is something special about Octopodes and cuttlefish which have an uncanny ability to camouflage themselves from danger. When under threat or in retreat, they disguise themselves by producing colors and patterns on their skin which match the surrounding background, … Continue reading

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Is the Credit Karma Free Credit Report a Scam?

Credit Karma recently made the announcement they would offer their users free credit reports on top of the free credit scores they already give. The question many people have when they hear about something like the free credit report is, … Continue reading

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Government Says Cars That Talk with Each Other Will Save Thousands of Lives

On Monday, the Obama administration began drafting rules to ensure that the cars and trucks of the future are fitted with technology that allow them to communicate, warning each other of danger in order to avoid collisions. The move was … Continue reading

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Microsoft Blue Screen of Death Caused by August Update

Microsoft, the maker of popular operating system Windows, has this week asked users to uninstall their latest update after complaints that it was causing computers to crash and give users what has become known as the Microsoft “blue screen of … Continue reading

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eBay in Talks to Facilitate Bitcoin Transactions for a Paypal Subsidiary

As more and more companies accept Bitcoin, the fact that these companies do accept the virtual currency gives it more credibility as a legitimate currency for transactions. The latest news reported by the Wall Street Journal is that eBay is … Continue reading

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$38 Million 1962 Ferrari GTO Breaks Highest Price Paid for a Car at Auction

It’s the type of vehicle that car enthusiasts drool over. A red 1962 Ferrari 250 GTO (which was originally grey) with a history of crashes managed to sell for $38.115 million at the Monterey Car Week auction this week. That … Continue reading

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Ukraine Rattles Stocks but Dow Ends Week in Positive Territory for the Year

Last week was tough for US stocks with the Dow Jones industrial average falling enough to place it in negative territory for the year. This week looked better as it managed to get back into positive territory during the week, … Continue reading

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FCC Extends Net Neutrality Deadline as Writers Guild Pushes for More Feedback

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) increased the amount of time people have to reply to comments on the issue of net neutrality rules by five days. The previous deadline had been set for September 10, but it has now been … Continue reading

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Robot Self-Organizing Flash Mob Swarms Developed

The kilobots are here! When most people think about robot technology, they usually think about the advance robot technology, and what a single robot can do, but that would be missing out on a lot of the potential for robots. … Continue reading

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Beware of Counterfeit Clothes and Scam Websites

As the holiday shopping season is just around the corner, it’s important to know that there are scam artists out there who will try to take advantage of you. Be on your guard from a new influx of counterfeit clothes … Continue reading

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How Much Does Credit Karma Spend Giving You Free Credit Scores and Reports?

One of the most interesting tidbits which came with the announcement that Credit Karma will now be offering free credit reports from TransUnion (see how their offer compares to AnnualCreditReport) along with free credit scores was the amount they spend … Continue reading

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Justin Bieber Avoids DUI Charge By Donating $50,000 to Charity

It pays to have a lot of money and good lawyers looking out for you. A plea agreement has been reached in the case which saw Justin Bieber hit the headlines for drag racing and drug use in South Florida … Continue reading

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An Increased Chance of Getting 10 Common Cancers Linked to Being Overweight

If you still need another reason to shed extra pounds, new research published in the Lancet Medical Journal indicates those with a high Body Mass Index (BMI) have an increased chance of developing 10 of the most common types of … Continue reading

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Lone Star Tick Bite Can Make You Allergic to Red Meat

If you love your red meat, you want to be sure to avoid a tick found in the US south and east (see map above). It seems like a truly strange reaction to a tick bite, but more and more … Continue reading

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Hotels vs Timeshares: Why Hotels Are the Cheaper Option

One of the main selling points that timeshare representatives emphasize is the fact that timeshares are less expensive than hotels. This is not exactly true. Timeshare representatives are salespeople, and that’s exactly what they’re trying to do – sell you … Continue reading

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President Obama Declines Ice Bucket Challenge as ALS Charity Reaps $4 Million

The ALS Association has been reaping huge rewards from the Ice Bucket Challenge. Since July 29, the association has raised more than $4 million, compared to $1.1 million over the same period last year. That includes donations from some 71,000 … Continue reading

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Smithsonian Institution Seeking Volunteers to Digitize Its Collections

For those who have extra time and would like to contribute to science around the world (even if you don’t have a scientific background), you now have the perfect opportunity. The Smithsonian Institution is looking for volunteers to help digitize … Continue reading

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