Category Archives: Personal Finance

Credit Karma vs Quizzle: Which is Better for Free Credit Scores and Reports?

There are so many websites out there that promise free credit scores and free credit reports. The problem is many of them walk the tightrope of being scams, and only a few of them tend to deliver on their promise. … Continue reading

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How to Win McDonald’s Monopoly Online Game Prizes 2014

The best chance to win a non-food prize in the official McDonald’s Monopoly game is not with instant win game pieces, but with the codes that come with each game stamp. This is definitely the best chance to win one … Continue reading

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Best Chance to Win McDonald’s Monopoly Instant Win Prizes 2014

While many people focus on trying to get the rare game pieces to score the big prizes offered as part of the McDonald’s Monopoly game, there are also a lot of instant win prizes available. In fact, with all the … Continue reading

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Planned Parenthood Goes Digital with Launch of Birth Control App

Planned Parenthood’s mission is to provide women with healthcare. In doing so, it wants to change the way that women get birth control to make getting access to those who want it as easy and convenient as possible. In their … Continue reading

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Occupy Wall Street Strike Debt Retires Nearly $4 Million of Student Loan Debt

One of the offshoots of the Occupy Wall Street movement which has had a direct impact on individual lives is Strike Debt. This arm of the movement had a unique idea which has actually worked. The movement formed an entity … Continue reading

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Apple Pay Mobile Payment System Continues to Attract Merchants

Rumored in the days up to the announcement of the iPhone 6 launch, Apple confirmed the new mobile payment app dubbed Apple Pay. Expected to change the way purchases are made, Apple claims Apple Pay will be a secure, private … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Monopoly Rare Game Pieces 2014

For everyone who anxiously awaits the McDonald’s Monopoly game each year, you’ll be happy to know the game dates have been announced for 2014 (September 30 – October 27). If you like to play this game, there are a few … Continue reading

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Rare $25 Million Blue Moon Diamond on Display at LA Museum

For those who love diamonds, especially rare and beautiful ones, you may want to head to the Natural History Museum in Los Angeles when you get a chance. The museum is welcoming a sparkly new attraction to to their gem … Continue reading

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Apple Hits Road Bumps in iPhone 6 Plus Production

Apple tends to run into trouble with just about every launch, and the highly anticipated release of the iPhone 6 Plus may have already hit its first bump. In what has been claimed as a record number of orders, the … Continue reading

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Heineken Stands Firm Rejects Purchase Offer from SABMiller

Approached by the competition, Heineken refused a proposal by SABMiller to purchase the company. The offer stated that Heineken would continue to operate independently of SABMiller, but Heineken rejected the offer, stating the proposal was “non-actionable.” In a move speculators … Continue reading

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Twitch Malware Scam Could Cost You Some Real-Life Steam Loot

Reports of a new malware threat has been circulating for the past few days on the popular website known as Twitch – a venue for gamers to stream their content to millions of watchers. Along with these streams there is … Continue reading

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New Research Suggests a Happy Wife Equals a Happy Life

I’ve worked with people for a really long time, and I’ve heard this everywhere. From uncles to strange old men walking up to my counter. The old adage was repeated so often, I thought it a fact, “Happy wife, happy … Continue reading

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US Stocks Fail to Secure Wall Street Gain for Sixth Week in a Row

The winning streak couldn’t last forever, and US stocks finally hit a small speed bump on Friday and closed lower for the first time after five weeks of gains and record highs. The good news is that the retreat in … Continue reading

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Six Reasons to Like Credit Karma, Quizzle and Credit Sesame

If you want to find out your credit score these days, it’s a lot easier than it was even a few years ago. With sites like Credit Karma, Quizzle and Credit Sesame, you can find out your credit score by … Continue reading

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Will Student Loan Debt Still Be a Problem for Seniors in Retirement?

Student loan debt is usually considered a problem of youth, but a report released this week by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has sobering statistics on the number of Americans who are still paying off student debt between the ages … Continue reading

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CDC Warns 9 Out of 10 Kids Consume Too Much Sodium

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have just released a concerning number. According to a new CDC Vital Signs report, more than 90 percent of children ages 6 to 18 consume copious amounts of sodium, dangerously exceeding the … Continue reading

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How Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle Make Money

As the saying goes, “Nothing in life is free,” but what about the companies like Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle which offer free credit scores, free credit reports and free identity protection? None of these companies require a credit … Continue reading

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Home Depot Confirms Hacker Security Data Breach at 2000 Stores

In what could essentially mean lost money for millions, Home Depot has just confirmed that their point of sale (POS) or payment systems have indeed been compromised. This massive breach in Home Depot’s data security may certainly impact customers in … Continue reading

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Enterovirus Sends Hundreds of Kids to Hospitals: What Parents Need to Know

With hundreds of children all across the United States being hospitalized, scientists hypothesize that Enterovirus D68, known as EV-D68 is the culprit behind the outbreak. While Enteroviruses are common, the current one spreading across the US is not. The Center … Continue reading

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General Mills Agrees to Purchase Annie’s Organic for $820 Million

Organic has quickly moved from the fringes to the mainstream, and it now means big money. General Mills announced Monday it will acquire Annie’s, one of the largest food brands concentrating on natural and organic food. The purchase is said … Continue reading

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