Category Archives: Personal Finance

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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GM Recalls Over 20 Million Vehicles This Year Including Popular Models

It hasn’t been the best of years for General Motors when it comes to the reliability of their vehicles. The company announced three new recalls on Friday, bringing the total number of recalls for the year to 48. Those 48 … Continue reading

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Stocks Close Week with Small Gains, But off All-Time Highs

It was a fairly listless week on Wall Street with individual stocks moving on news specifically related to those companies, but not much movement in the market as a whole. Both the Dow Jones industrial average and the S&P 500 … Continue reading

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Amy Adams Gives First Class Seat as Random Act of Kindness for US Soldier

It’s always good to hear about a random act of kindness, especially when the kindness is done without the intent of anyone ever knowing it was done. That is exactly appears to have happened when Amy Adams decided to give … Continue reading

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Oil and Gas Prices Hold Steady on Calm Trading Day

It appears as if gas prices might be set to ease just a bit with the Fourth of July weekend quickly approaching. Both oil and gas prices held steady on Friday on what was overall a quiet day for the … Continue reading

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Walmart, Costco Discount iPhone 5s as Summer Deals Begin to Emerge

It makes good financial sense not to be an early adopter when it comes to the latest technology gadgets, and that includes the latest Apple iPhone offerings. There is a premium price to pay for always having the latest and … Continue reading

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88,000 Working Age Adult Deaths Each Year in US Due to Alcohol

When people think about alcohol and death, the immediate thought is usually about drinking and driving, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the different ways people die when alcohol is involved. According to a … Continue reading

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Watch TV and Don’t Die Early: Simple Moves to Make Watching TV Healthier

There’s a new study out which indicates watching three hours or more of TV a day doubles the chances of a premature death. While the exact reason for this isn’t entirely understood at this point, and more research needs to … Continue reading

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AAA Predicts More Travelers and Higher Gas Prices This Fourth of July

There are going to be more cars on the road this Fourth of July, and the most since 2007,¬†according to AAA travel. An estimated 4.1 million Americans will be on the road traveling 50 miles or more away from their … Continue reading

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Ways to Protect Your House Against Termites

One of the biggest concerns that homeowners have is protecting their house against termites. Termite damage can be extensive and expensive to repair, and it’s a struggle and aggravation no one wants to deal with. As with many things, an … Continue reading

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Over-the-Counter Acne Products May Cause Rare, but Serious, Allergic Reactions

For those who have acne, it can not only be embarrassing, but it can also be expensive. For those who buy over-the-counter acne treatments which include cleanser, toner, and some types of non-prescription medicated lotion, they can look to pay … Continue reading

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Is Watching TV Killing You? Too Much Leads to Premature Death

Watching TV has the potential to cost you a lot of money, but new research shows that it may also contribute to an early death. While the actual act of watching TV isn’t going to make you lose your life, … Continue reading

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Those Fortified Cereals and Snack Bars Are Good for You, Right? Maybe Not

Those fortified cereals with added vitamins and minerals you have been purchasing for your kids may seem like the healthier choice compared to those which don’t have the added nutrients, but they may actually be more harmful than the average … Continue reading

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Whole Foods Receives $800,000 Fine for Overcharging California Customers

One of the golden rules of grocery shopping is to always check your receipt. Grocery stores make mistakes far more often than most people believe, and it’s important to keep your eyes open for these mistakes so you don’t end … Continue reading

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