Category Archives: Personal Finance

Health Insurance May Affect Your Tax Refund

The Affordable Care Act, popularly known as ObamaCare, strives to ensure that all Americans are covered by health insurance. Part of the impetus for the passage of the ACA is that Americans continue to spend significantly more on healthcare than … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Super Bowl Commercial Lets Customers Pay with Lovin Instead of Money

In recent years, McDonald’s has struggled to stay relevant and profitable as consumer tastes have changed and “fundamental shifts” have occurred in the restaurant business. In response to these challenges, this week, McDonald’s forced former CEO Don Thompson to resign … Continue reading

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Verizon Finally Gives Customers an Opt-Out for Supercookies

With 125.3 million subscribers, Verizon Wireless is one of the largest wireless providers in the United States. Beyond subscribers, Verizon is said to operate “America’s Largest and Most Reliable Wireless Network,” which covers approximately 300 million individuals. Thus, when certain … Continue reading

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California Considers Raising the Legal Smoking Age to 21

In America, there are a number of activities individuals are allowed to partake in once they’ve turned 18. These include voting, serving in the armed forces, purchasing a lottery ticket and in some states, marrying another person without parental consent. … Continue reading

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Tricks to Win at Super Bowl Squares 2015

If you’re looking for some additional fun this Super Bowl Sunday, consider playing Super Bowl football squares. It’s a fun game to play along while watching the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks play Super Bowl 49 in Arizona. Since … Continue reading

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Weird New England Patriots Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Bets You Can Make

It’s probably not a surprise, but there are currently a lot of bets being taken on Super Bowl XLIX. A traditional Super Bowl bet would be which team, the New England Patriots or the Seattle Seahawks, will win the Super … Continue reading

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How Much Money Is a Super Bowl Commercial 2015?

With some Super Bowl tickets selling for approximately $18,000, you might think this is expensive, but that cost pales in comparison to the price of a Super Bowl commercial slot. At $4.5 million for a 30 second ad for the … Continue reading

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How to Buy “Cheap” Super Bowl Tickets 2015?

If you are looking to buy Super Bowl 49 tickets for the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots on February 1, 2015, in Arizona, trying to buy cheap tickets is a relative term. With the face … Continue reading

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Last Minute Super Bowl Party Checklist

With Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks less than a week away, you may have decided to host a party — or maybe you’re still planning to shop for the party you promised to host. … Continue reading

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Patriots Seahawks Super Bowl 49: The Most Expensive Tickets Ever

The Super Bowl marks the end of the NFL football season and for many, “Super Bowl Sunday” is akin to a national holiday. Oftentimes, the Super Bowl is cited as the most watched American broadcast of the year and as … Continue reading

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When Is the Last Day to Sign up for Health Insurance 2015?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), known simply as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “ObamaCare” was signed into law on Mar. 23, 2010, and represents the “most significant regulatory overhaul” of the U.S. healthcare system since the … Continue reading

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Tips to Get the Best Car Insurance Quote

Are you thinking about getting new car insurance? Before you do, it will be well worth your time to find out how you can get the best quote. Any insurance company can give you car insurance quotes, but in order … Continue reading

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Unmanned Drones May Have a Major Impact on US Food Supply and Lower Prices

We are all quite accustomed to hearing about drones in the context of military and police activities. Drones or technically unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are a type of aircraft without a human pilot and have indeed been traditionally deployed for … Continue reading

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California DMV Reconsiders Commercial License Plates for Uber, Lyft and Sidecar

Uber is an app-based taxi company founded in 2009, which operates in over 200 cities and 53 countries worldwide (and counting). Use of the company’s app allows people to send ride requests, which the company then forwards to its drivers. … Continue reading

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Study Says Pregnant Women Eating Ocean Fish Can Be More Beneficial than Harmful

For years, women have been told to avoid eating ocean fish during pregnancy over fears of mercury contamination. However, a new study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (AJCN) on Jan. 21 has provided evidence that the benefits … Continue reading

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A Lock of Hair from President Lincoln Fetches $25000 at Auction

The body parts of dead celebrities have been stolen or auctioned off for large sums of money. According to Fox News, examples include Albert Einstein’s eyes, Oliver Cromwell’s head, Galileo’s fingers, Beethoven’s ear bones and many more celebrities and body … Continue reading

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eSight Gives Legally Blind Mom a Chance to See Her Baby for the First Time

While some scientists and entrepreneurs invest in medical innovations such as stem cells and other such biologically based therapies to restore sight, others are focusing on technological breakthroughs to enable the blind to see. eSight is one such company focusing … Continue reading

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How Much Are Seattle Seahawks New England Patriots Super Bowl Tickets 2015?

With the Super Bowl teams now decided, you might be curious what it’s going to cost for fans to go and see the big game between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks in Arizona. Super Bowl XLIX tickets aren’t … Continue reading

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25 Worst Passwords That Leave You Open to Being Hacked and Identity Theft

There are still a lot of people out there who do a poor job creating their passwords. We know this because the most common passwords keep appearing year after year, even when people are warned that these passwords aren’t secure … Continue reading

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How to Use Any Credit Card to Buy Stuff at Costco

One of the restrictions which frustrates a lot of Costco members is the fact Costco doesn’t allow members to use just any credit card when shopping at their warehouses. The choices are limited to cash, a check, a debit card, … Continue reading

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