Category Archives: Personal Finance

Close to 10 Million Millionaires in the US

If you ever wondered how many millionaires there are in the US, the answer is a record number as of 2013. There are just under 10 million (9.63 million) households in the US, not including their primary residence, who have … Continue reading

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Is Credit Sesame a Scam or Legit?

Your credit score is important for a variety of reasons. This score can have a huge impact on how much you’ll end up paying in interest on loans, sometimes with a difference of tens of thousands of dollar, depending on … Continue reading

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Successful People Don’t Whine

I’m always amazed when, in real life conversations or article comment trails about money related topics, someone inevitably says, “That [insert behavior that is not the norm] will never work for me. It simply cannot be done.” Either that or … Continue reading

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Is Credit Karma Free Credit Score a Scam?

When people first hear about Credit Karma and the free credit scores they provide, the first question that comes to mind is whether or not Credit Karma a scam? They want to know if it’s truly legit. Is it really … Continue reading

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Restaurants That Give Senior Discounts

With age comes some perks. There are a large number of restaurants that want to attract older customers to their dining establishment, and one of the best ways to do this is to give a senior discount. The one key … Continue reading

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Things to Do in Addition to the Daylight Savings Time Switch

The second Sunday of March at 2:00 AM is fast approaching, and it’s that time when we “spring forward” an hour as part of Daylight Savings Time. As part of this semi-annual routine, it’s also a good time to do … Continue reading

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Is LifeLock a Scam and Do You Need It?

With more and more news stories of credit card theft, people begin to look for ways to protect themselves. One company that they will likely come across in their search is Lifelock and many wonder, “Is Lifelock a scam?” The … Continue reading

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Are Parents Responsible for Paying for College? Teen Sues Parents Who Won’t Pay

You knew that it was just a matter of time before something like this happened, but it’s still a bit hard to believe. Rachel Canning, an 18 year-old girl from New Jersey is suing her parents saying that they kicked … Continue reading

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Statistics to Help Improve Your Chances at an NCAA Perfect Bracket

If you’re planning to play the Quicken Loans – Yahoo NCAA college basketball Billion Dollar Bracket challenge (you should because it’s free, but sign-ups are limited), the odds are that you aren’t going to win. That being said, you can … Continue reading

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What are the Odds of Picking a Perfect Bracket in the NCAA Billion Dollar Basketball Contest?

Warren Buffett is risking $1 billion (actually Berkshire Hathaway shareholders will be taking the risk) that nobody is going to be able to pick a perfect NCAA tournament bracket. The odds say that it’s a pretty good bet on his … Continue reading

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NCAA Basketball Billion Dollar Brackets Contest Sign-Ups Begin

Update: You can see the odds of picking a perfect bracket plus get previous NCAA tournament stats which can help you pick a better bracket. March is here which means that March Madness is just around the corner. No matter … Continue reading

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Top 25 Richest People in the World 2014

If you follow the same routine as Robert Orban (“Every morning I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work”), you had the opportunity to see … Continue reading

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Trip to Iceland: Week Eight of the 52 Week Savings Challenge

I may get some blow back for claiming that this week I was able to save the highest amount still on the sheet ($50) as part of the 52 week savings challenge. I received a last-minute invitation to visit Iceland … Continue reading

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Saving Money is Not a Sacrifice. It’s an Investment in Your Future

One of the issues many people have trouble overcoming when trying to get their finances in order is that it requires a commitment to a lifestyle change. If your finances aren’t in order, it’s because you have been doing things … Continue reading

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How Much Does the Tooth Fairy Give and the Creative Ways She Gives Money

February 28 is National Tooth Fairy Day, so the obvious question is, “How much money does the tooth fairy give these days?” The cost of a tooth for the tooth fairy is increasing according to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll. … Continue reading

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From Bitcoin to Bullion: The Tangibility of Currency

By David Parkman As economic systems advance and evolve, so too does their system of currency. From the earliest days of our ancestors, the exchange of physical goods used for survival has been a staple of human communication and the … Continue reading

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$10 Million in Gold Coins: Why The Saddle Ridge Hoard Is Worth So Much

A California couple hit the jackpot when they found eight old cans filled with gold coins under a tree on their property while walking their dog. Being called “The Saddle Ridge Hoard,” the couple found 1,427 coins dated between 1847 … Continue reading

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Airport Savings: 52 Week Save Money Challenge Week Seven

This week ended up being quite simple to save the highest amount left of the 52 week savings challenge sheet. I needed to fly, and I was smart enough to buy my tickets well in advance during the Southwest $59 … Continue reading

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Is It Worth the Money to Get a Flu Shot?

The flu season only has a few more weeks left, and some people may be wondering whether or not this late in the season it still makes sense to get a flu shot. Health officials in the US are urging … Continue reading

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