Category Archives: Personal Finance

There Are Some Banks and Credit Unions Open on the 4th of July 2014

Since Independence Day is a federal holiday, the vast majority of banks and credit unions are closed, along with some other businesses. There are some exceptions to the rule, however, and there will be a few banks and credit unions … Continue reading

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Steps to Avoid T-Mobile Third-Party Cramming Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint alleging T-Mobile tacitly let their customers get scammed out of hundreds of millions of dollars while the company profited in the process should be a wake-up call to all. T-Mobile likely isn’t the only … Continue reading

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50% of Americans Have a Chronic Disease: CDC Reveals the Cost of Unhealthy Living

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have concluded chronic diseases and conditions are among the most common, and preventable, of all health problems. As of 2012, these diseases, including heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis affect … Continue reading

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Target Wants You to Leave Your Guns at Home

John Mulligan, interim CEO of the American retail company Target Corporation, released a request of all customers today. While in many states, openly carrying firearms in public places is legal, either with a license or with no such restrictions, patrons … Continue reading

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The Best Deals Available at 4th of July Sales 2014

Independence day is a federal holiday, and a time when many families get together to celebrate the founding of our nation. It’s also a time when retail stores have big sales to mark the event. The question is, what are … Continue reading

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July 4: What’s Open and What’s Closed on Independence Day 2014

Independence Day is just around the corner. For those who are planning to spend some time away from the back yard barbecue, it’s good to know what businesses are and aren’t open on July 4. With July 4 landing on … Continue reading

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T-Mobile Scam: FTC Alleges T-Mobile Bilked Customers Out of Over $100,000,000

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) isn’t too happy with mobile phone service provider T-Mobile. They allege T-Mobile has been bilking their customers out of hundreds of millions of dollars by charging them monthly premium subscriptions which were, in many cases, … Continue reading

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Are Annual Pelvic Examinations Beneficial for Women? The Science Says No

An annual pelvic examination as part of a routine wellness visit has been the norm for women and their physicians for decades. But what if this checkup isn’t necessary on a yearly basis? That is exactly what the American College … Continue reading

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The Data Is Clear: Vaccines Are Safe, Effective and Do Not Cause Autism

There is no scientific debate when it comes to giving children vaccines: they are generally safe, effective and side effects to them are exceedingly rare. The only debate remaining is among anti-vaccine advocates themselves, who rely on feelings above scientific … Continue reading

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4th of July: Major Retailers That Are Open and Closed for Independence Day 2014

With Independence Day almost upon us, one can’t avoid all the advertising about 4th of July sales on TV and in print. This might lead one to believe all retail stores will be open on the Fourth of July, even … Continue reading

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Credit Karma Won’t Be Giving FICO Scores Anytime Soon

Now that some credit card companies are giving FICO scores to customers with their monthly statements, some people wonder why the free credit score companies don’t simply begin providing users with their FICO score as well? Many of these free … Continue reading

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How to Save Money on Fireworks

What would the Fourth of July be without fireworks? The best financial move you can do is opt out of buying your own and go to watch a public display. It’s a lot less expensive, and there’s much less likelihood … Continue reading

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Are Banks, Credit Unions and Post Offices Open on the Fourth of July 2014?

Holidays can be a great time, but they can also cause some confusion as to what is and isn’t open on that particular day. It’s never fun to head out to a place to get something done only to find … Continue reading

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Buy the Town of Swett for $400,000

It’s not everyday that you have the chance to buy your very own town, but that opportunity is available to anyone who has ever had the dream. At a cost of $400,000 you can purchase the town of Swett in … Continue reading

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Facebook Study That Manipulated Users: Why You Should Be Concerned

When you signed up for Facebook, you probably didn’t think that one of the things you agreed to was to let the company do psychological tests on you, but that’s what Facebook claims you did. They contend one of the … Continue reading

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Death at Grand Canyon: Ohio Man Dies Hiking Out, Another Still Missing

With summer now here and many people planning to take trips to National Parks, it’s important to remember that safety should be a top priority when visiting parks. Officials from Grand Canyon National Park have confirmed a 62-year-old Ohio man … Continue reading

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Deadline Nears at West Coast Ports Which Could Disrupt Retailers

There’s no need for outright panic at the moment, but retailers are becoming a little less at ease as labor negotiations between shipping companies and dockworkers for west coast ports continue. Those shipping ports cover 29 on the west coast … Continue reading

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Gas Prices Look to Ease for Upcoming Fourth of July Weekend

It appears gas prices are beginning to ease a bit with the Fourth of July weekend quickly approaching, but that isn’t likely going to be much of a consolation to those who are out driving for the holiday. Oil prices … Continue reading

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Facebook Can Manipulate Your Emotions Says Secret Experiment on 700,000 Users

You may not have realized it, but as part of the terms and conditions you agree to when using Facebook, you allow the company to treat you like a rat in experiments they want to conduct. Yes, you read that … Continue reading

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Are Banks, Post Offices and Liquor Stores Open on Canada Day 2014?

Canada Day celebrates the birth of Canada, when it became a new federation on July 1, 1867, with the signing of the Constitution Act (also known as the British North America Act). For 2014, Canada Day lands on a Tuesday, … Continue reading

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