Category Archives: Personal Finance

Target Black Friday Preview Deals

Retailers wanting to make the most of the holiday shopping season come up with clever ways to draw in the crowds. Target has arguably outdone them all this year. They are offering  a plethora of ways in which shoppers can … Continue reading

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Biggest Divorce Settlement Ever? Oil Tycoon Ordered to Pay $1 Billion

It’s not often you can say that after a nearly $1 billion divorce settlement, the monetary outcome could have been worse. For oil tycoon and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Resources Harold Hamm, that’s actually true for his situation. Court … Continue reading

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Laundry Detergent Pods That Look Like Candy Are Sending Children to the Hospital

The small, squish and colorful packets you throw in with the wash have been responsible for an alarming number of poisonings in children over the last two years. The handy, single-use packets that are typically referred to as “pods,” after … Continue reading

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18 Restaurants Offering Free Meals or Appetizers for Veterans Day

It’s becoming more popular for restaurants to offer freebies of some type to Veterans on Veterans Day. While the offers were usually for a free side or dessert, more and more restaurants are offering free meals to former (which sometimes … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Veterans Day 2014

It can often get confusing remembering what is and isn’t open on US federal holidays like Veterans Day. While federal holidays do apply to all federal non-essential workers, the same is not true for those working in the private sector. … Continue reading

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Massachusetts Town May Be First in US to Ban Tobacco Products

Who is on the front line of the tobacco fight? Normally, most people would say tobacco growers and the surgeon general. However, a small town has stepped up to give a new name to the concept of prohibition. The town … Continue reading

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Veterans Day Sales: Major Retailers Open and Closed on November 11, 2014

It can get confusing when federal holidays such as Veterans Day roll around as to what is and isn’t open. Many times, federal holidays don’t seem like a holiday at all. A good example is Veterans Day. This is because … Continue reading

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Could Cyborg Cockroaches Save Your Life after a Natural Disaster?

Would you want to rely on a cockroach to find you during a rescue operation? North Carolina University scientists and researchers think it’s a fantastic idea. That’s why they have created a cockroach-like mini robot to do just that. So … Continue reading

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Your Child’s Healthy Lunch from Home May Be Less Nutritious than a School Lunch

School lunches often get a bad reputation as being unhealthy and impossible to eat, but evidence suggests this reputation may be unwarranted. Sending a lunch to school with your kids may actually be less nutritious than allowing them to eat … Continue reading

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Buffett’s Tesco Investment Accounts for Major Loss for Berkshire Hathaway

Warren Buffett’s investment company, Berkshire Hathaway took a major hit in the last quarter with a reported 9% drop in its third-quarter profit as compared to a year ago. According to a company statement, Berkshire earned $4.62 billion this year, … Continue reading

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Are Banks and Credit Unions Open on Veterans Day 2014?

It can get quite confusing when federal holidays roll around because it’s often not apparent what businesses will and won’t be open. There is no standard answer, and some businesses which are closed on some federal holidays are open on … Continue reading

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Hackers Took Emails with Credit Card Data in Home Depot Breach

Back in September, it was announced that like a number of other retailers, Home Depot had been hacked. The intruders stole the credit card and debit card information of 56 million customers. What was not announced until now is that … Continue reading

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Are Post Offices Open or Closed on Veterans Day 2014?

When it comes to holidays and what is and isn’t open, it can get confusing even for the most organized of us. This is especially true for holidays such as Veterans Day, when some establishments close their doors for the … Continue reading

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Berkeley Becomes First US City to Impose a Soda Tax

Election day proved a great victory for anti-sugary beverage enthusiasts in Berkeley, California. 75% of the liberal city voted in favor of the soda tax initiative. Despite soda manufactures’ $2.4 million dollar campaign against the initiative, as of January 1, … Continue reading

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New WireLurker Malware Targets Apple Devices iPhone and iPads

There’s some bad news for Apple lovers. Palo Alto Networks, Inc. discovered new malware that is targeting Apple devices, including iPhone and iPads. The family of malware is being called “WireLurker” and it can hit both Apple’s mobile operating systems … Continue reading

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Eight Million Women Fail to Get Cervical Cancer Screenings

The new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) notes that approximately eight million women have not gotten screened for cervical cancer in the past five years. This is roughly 11 percent of the nation’s … Continue reading

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What is Gray Thursday?

If you have never heard the term “Gray Thursday” (also being referred to as Black Thursday) you will begin to hear it more and more in the years to come. It looks like last year securely entrenched itself as the … Continue reading

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Apple Pay vs QR Code Apps: Consumers Will Decide the Mobile Payment Winner

The battle has been set and now we see who may be closer to winning the war. The combatants in this growing war are QR code-based apps and NFC-based apps for your mobile wallet options. ApplePay and Google Wallet are … Continue reading

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China Economic Slowdown to Hit Global Economy, but Not Likely to Hurt the US

The US economy has been on a slight incline, but a decline in China could hit the world economy harder than what we have seen in the past. What does this mean for the US? Well, as a country very … Continue reading

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