Category Archives: Personal Finance

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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Smart Financial Steps from the $425 Million Powerball Lottery Winner

The winner of the Powerball lottery stepped forward to claim his $425 million prize he won against the odds, but he didn’t do it in the way that many who win the jackpot do. In fact, he did it exactly … Continue reading

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Are Penny Auctions Legitimate? 10 Reasons to Stay Away

A penny auction is an auction where the participants pay a non-refundable fee to place small bids on certain items. Each bid gradually increases the price of an item by a certain amount – in this case, by $0.01 – … Continue reading

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How Some are Getting Paid to Lose Weight

Would you be willing to put money where your mouth is and bet that you could lose a certain amount of weight over a certain amount of time? If money is a motivating factor to help you accomplish goals you … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Font to Use to Save Money on Printer Ink?

Not all fonts are created equal, and chances are that you’re wasting money every time you print a sheet of paper simply by using the default font on the document. In fact, a Pittsburgh teenager named Survir Michandani, doing a … Continue reading

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McDonald’s to Offer Free Morning Coffee March 31 – April 13

If you’re looking to save money on your morning cup-of-Joe, McDonald’s will lend a helping hand from March 31 through April 13 when the company will be handing out free cups of coffee as part of their first-ever national Free … Continue reading

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