Category Archives: Personal Finance

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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Bitcoin is the Wild West of Currency Says Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Virtual currencies are the latest currency incarnation gaining in popularity since their introduction in 2009, with many considering them a smart and advanced method of making transactions. The best known of these is Bitcoin, although there are now literally dozens … Continue reading

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Tempted to Change Facebook Colors? It’s a Virus

You can’t change the color of your Facebook page. That doesn’t seem to stop quite a few people from trying. Those who like the idea and fall for an app that says it will do so can end up installing … Continue reading

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Credit Karma vs Annual Credit Report: Which Is Better?

With the announcement that Credit Karma now offers free credit reports in addition to free credit scores, there are a number of people wondering how it compares to the government mandated free credit report site, AnnualCreditReport. For those looking to … Continue reading

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Amazon Is Now Picking a Fight with Disney While Continuing Dispute with Hachette

Amazon looks like it has a method it’s satisfied with and sticking to when it has a disagreement about pricing with a company. The latest to feel the pain is Disney, where pre-orders to a number of their movies have … Continue reading

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Is Target Open Today?

Is Target open today? Yes, it is. (see full list and qualifiers below) Although most of us know Target is open on weekdays and weekends, it’s not always easy to know if the store is open on specific holidays. In … Continue reading

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Cat Smart Collar Detects Vulnerable WiFi Networks

The next time you see your neighbor’s cat walking along your fence line, there might be more going on than the annoyance of the cat coming into your yard. That cat could be checking your WiFi for vulnerabilities sent out … Continue reading

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List of States with the Fastest Average Internet Speed is Interesting, But Not Helpful

When you think about which states have the fastest Internet speeds, Virginia is probably not the one which would first come to mind, but it’s the state with the fastest average Internet speed in the US at 13.7 mbps. That’s … Continue reading

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Siri for Desktop: Is This the Third Hand We’ve All Been Waiting For?

The news Siri may be coming to desktops will have multi-taskers around the globe letting out a tiny cheer of joy for productivity this morning (Before they got back to checking their emails, planning their day, mapping their run and … Continue reading

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Toxic Red Tide Algae Bloom Approaches Florida Coast

Florida waters can be a dangerous place, but probably not for the reasons you might think. It’s not sharks you need to worry about, but other things lurking in the waters. Last month, Florida warned visitors of a flesh eating … Continue reading

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Is Your State Among Those with the Fastest or Slowest Average Internet Speeds?

Anyone who spends even a small amount of time on the Internet usually wishes the speed of their Internet connection would be faster than it actually is. It can be one of the most frustrating aspects of being on the … Continue reading

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