Category Archives: Personal Finance

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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Your Child Could Be Heading Toward Financial Failure If…

By Gregg Murset If you haven’t heard the famous stand-up comedy routine of Jeff Foxworthy I would suggest taking a few minutes to pull some one-liners up on the Internet before reading the rest of this piece. Foxworthy has worked … Continue reading

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H&R Block Get Your Billion Dollars Back Tax Scam

You’ve probably seen the commercials. H&R Block has been running advertisements this year telling everyone that they can get to listen that American taxpayers are giving $1 billion to the IRS that’s really their money — and all because they’re … Continue reading

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Warren Buffett and His Boring Investing Advice That Could Make You Rich

For those who are looking for investing advice, it pays to find someone who can be a financial mentor. That is, someone whose advice you trust, and who has a track record of doing well. When it comes to investing … Continue reading

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Is Quizzle Free Credit Score a Scam or Legit?

Many people have come to realize that your credit score can be quite important to save money when you are trying to get certain types of loans. A good credit score can mean paying thousands of dollars less in interest … Continue reading

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Want to be Financially Successful? Read More than Personal Finance Books

When most of us sit down to learn about personal finance, we head for the personal finance aisle of the bookstore or library (or the top personal finance websites). We read the books by Dave Ramsey, Suze Orman, Jean Chatzky, … Continue reading

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How to Protect Yourself from the California DMV Credit Card Information Breach

In the latest possible credit card breach, the California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) is investigating whether their credit card system has been compromised by hackers. This comes on the heels of other high-profile credit card system breaches at retail … Continue reading

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Do E-Cigs Save Money Over Cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as e-cigs, have become more common over the past decade. You might have seen someone smoking one in public or even in an enclosed space, such as a restaurant or bar. These devices are battery … Continue reading

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Starbucks Evenings: Bring on the Booze

Does Starbucks (SBUX) want to be your local bar? Not exactly, but they sure would love to be your destination for beer and wine… Your local Starbucks may soon offer you something even stronger than a shot of caffeine. According … Continue reading

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Ever Buy a Computer? DRAM Manufacturers May Owe You $10 – $1000

It’s time to take out your old credit card bills to calculate the number of electronic device purchases you’ve made in the past. Doing so may earn you anywhere from $10 to $1000. If you bought any type of electronic … Continue reading

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Only Suckers Will Play the Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge Data Mining Scam

Update: Nobody who participated in the Billion Dollar Bracket challenge managed to get passed the first round of the NCAA tournament with a perfect bracket. It took only 25 games for everyone in the contest to be eliminated from the … Continue reading

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March Madness Billion $ Bracket Challenge Winner: Quicken Loans

The NCAA men’s college basketball March Madness tournament is about to begin, and everyone who signed-up for the chance to win $1 billion from Warren Buffett has their fingers crossed that they picked a perfect bracket. Unfortunately, the odds say … Continue reading

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$1 Billion Perfect Bracket Challenge vs Mega Millions Lottery: Which is Best to Enter?

I received an email asking me my opinion on whether it would be better to enter the NCAA March Madness basketball Billion Dollar Bracket challenge or to buy a ticket for the Mega Millions lottery. While the Mega Millions lottery … Continue reading

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