Category Archives: Personal Finance

Are Post Offices Open on Labor Day 2014?

It’s often difficult to remember what is and isn’t open when the different holidays arrive. This can be especially true when the holiday lands on a weekday when most stores and businesses are open. A perfect example of this is … Continue reading

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New App Lets You Buy What You Like on Instagram and Drain Your Bank Account

Marketers and Retailers across the country will be pleased to hear that Instagram, the popular photo sharing site, can now be used to convert customer “likes” to customer purchases. Consumers may not be as happy to see what this does … Continue reading

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Great Labor Day Sale Deals: Wine

There are a lot of discounted items to look for during Labor Day sales, but one item which is often overlooked by many who are shopping these sales is wine. The reason wines are often discounted at this time is … Continue reading

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Are Grocery, Drug and Liquor Stores Open for Labor Day 2014?

Many people consider Labor Day weekend as the unofficial end of summer, and the holiday gives friends and family a last chance to enjoy doing outdoor activities such as barbecuing before the weather turns colder. If you’re planning to have … Continue reading

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Use Labor Day Sales to Stock up on Office and School Supplies

Many people want to know what good deals are available during Labor Day sales. The first, and most important, thing to remember when doing any type of sale shopping is that if you weren’t going to buy it to use … Continue reading

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Married Couples Who Smoke Marijuana Less Likely to Have Domestic Violence Issues

Domestic violence is a costly problem in the US. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that the cost of domestic violence against women exceeds $5.8 billion a year, which includes $4.1 billion in direct costs such as … Continue reading

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15 Important Things Money Can’t Buy

Money could easily be considered one of the most consuming aspects of our lives. We are constantly worrying about money issues: how to earn it, where to spend it, how to spend it and how to save it. Considering how … Continue reading

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Smartphone Kill Switches to Fight Crime in California

On Monday, California became the first state to require smartphone manufacturers to build kill switches into all smartphone devices that are released after 2015. Unsurprisingly, the smartphone industry protested the law change, with PC Mag noting that the players in … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Tops 2000 but Fails to Hold It for the Day

That didn’t take long. There was wide speculation before the opening bell Monday that the Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) would break through the 2,000 point barrier in the near future. That’s exactly what it did at 10:11 am … Continue reading

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Mayo Clinic Will Be First to Use Cologuard Home Cancer Test

It makes sense. The Mayo Clinic will be the first medical institution to offer the new in-home Cologuard colon cancer screening test. Mayo helped to develope Colonguard in conjunction with Exact Sciences. The head gastroenterology and hematology doctor at the … Continue reading

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Study Shows Light Cigarettes Are a Proven Way to Reduce Nicotine Intake

Good news this week if you’re a smoker who wants to look at quitting orĀ at least reducing the harm caused by cigarettes. This is especially true because the cost of smoking is so much more than simply the cost of … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open on Labor Day 2014?

Keeping track of which businesses and institutions are open and which aren’t throughout the various holidays of the year can be quite confusing. It’s most confusing when the holiday falls on a workday, such as Labor Day. As the holiday … Continue reading

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Beat Peak West Nile Virus Season with These 6 Natural Mosquito Repellants

With the West Nile virus now in peak season, and even hitting states in the northern parts of the US, you want to make sure to take precautions to try and avoid being bitten by mosquitoes while you’re out and … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Flirts with 2000 Again with a Good Chance to Top It Next Week

The Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) is once again flirting with the 2,000 point value, falling just 12 points short of achieving this highly anticipated milestone on Friday. While it wasn’t able to break the barrier last week, it … Continue reading

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FTC Approves Credit Karma & Fandango Settlement for Failing to Secure Data

It’s what has been expected. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved the settlements with both Credit Karma and Fandango for their failure to take reasonable steps to secure their mobile apps. By not doing so, both companies made the sensitive … Continue reading

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ComScore Ranks the Top Ten Smartphone Apps, Half Are by Google

There is a smartphone app for practically everything, including a number to help you make money. If you’ve ever wondered what the most popular apps are, ComScore, an online technology company which measures the digital habits of consumers, has released … Continue reading

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Is the Post Office Open on Saturday and Sunday?

There seems to be quite a bit of confusion on whether or not the United States Postal Service (USPS) post offices are open on Saturday. The post office did announce in February 2013 that they would stop delivering mail on … Continue reading

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Barnes & Noble Teams with Samsung to Create the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook Tablet

Barnes & Noble has partnered with Samsung to release a new high-powered tablet optimized for readers. It’s called the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook made by Samsung, and it’s currently available for just US $179 after an instant $20 rebate. The … Continue reading

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Apple Stock Continues to Soar Reaching Another All-Time High

Apple stock is on fire. Another day, and the company records another record high. After a long two year wait, the technology company’s stock reached a record all-time high on Tuesday closing at $100.53 per share, ahead of the $100.30 … Continue reading

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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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