Category Archives: Personal Finance

Is Target Open Today?

Is Target open today? Yes, it is. (see full list and qualifiers below) Although most of us know Target is open on weekdays and weekends, it’s not always easy to know if the store is open on specific holidays. In … Continue reading

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Cat Smart Collar Detects Vulnerable WiFi Networks

The next time you see your neighbor’s cat walking along your fence line, there might be more going on than the annoyance of the cat coming into your yard. That cat could be checking your WiFi for vulnerabilities sent out … Continue reading

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List of States with the Fastest Average Internet Speed is Interesting, But Not Helpful

When you think about which states have the fastest Internet speeds, Virginia is probably not the one which would first come to mind, but it’s the state with the fastest average Internet speed in the US at 13.7 mbps. That’s … Continue reading

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Siri for Desktop: Is This the Third Hand We’ve All Been Waiting For?

The news Siri may be coming to desktops will have multi-taskers around the globe letting out a tiny cheer of joy for productivity this morning (Before they got back to checking their emails, planning their day, mapping their run and … Continue reading

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Toxic Red Tide Algae Bloom Approaches Florida Coast

Florida waters can be a dangerous place, but probably not for the reasons you might think. It’s not sharks you need to worry about, but other things lurking in the waters. Last month, Florida warned visitors of a flesh eating … Continue reading

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Is Your State Among Those with the Fastest or Slowest Average Internet Speeds?

Anyone who spends even a small amount of time on the Internet usually wishes the speed of their Internet connection would be faster than it actually is. It can be one of the most frustrating aspects of being on the … Continue reading

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Wall Street Ends Week Higher on Strong Friday Rally But Still Below All-Time Highs

It appeared it was going to be another down week for stocks until Friday arrived. The last day of the week produced the best day for the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average since March, and it pulled stocks … Continue reading

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Why the New FICO Scoring System May Not Raise Your Credit Score

Most consumer advocates reacted positively to the news that the Fair Isaacs Corporation is going to revamp the way they calculate their FICO score so medical debts aren’t going to be viewed on the same level as credit card debts … Continue reading

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Wall Street End Week with Best Day Since March, Still Well Below All-Time Highs

It didn’t look like it was going to be a good week for stocks, but a Friday rally which produced the best day for stocks on the S&P 500 and Dow Jones industrial average since March, pulled stocks higher for … Continue reading

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China Exports Soar with Record July Trade Surplus

China posted record trade surplus numbers in July with soaring exports, statistics which aren’t going to please Washington. China’s trade surplus how stands at $47.3 billion, up 15.7 billion from June, when it sat at $31.6 billion. The US believes … Continue reading

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FICO to Change Their Scoring System Which Could Help Millions Save Billions

Credit scores are an important factor when determining how much consumers pay in interest for such things as car loans and mortgages, along with a host of other areas it can affect a consumer’s personal finances. Since credit scores can … Continue reading

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The Ethics of Organ Donation: Should People Get Paid for Their Organs?

There are currently 120,000 people in the U.S who need an organ donation, and every day 18 of them will die waiting. Those on the list for kidneys or a liver could be waiting for five years or longer. It’s … Continue reading

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How You Helped a Russian Hacking Ring Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

This week Hold Security shared disturbing news that a small circuit of Russian hackers has collected over a billion usernames, passwords and other information which can be used to steal identities, and commit theft. The company, based in Milwaukee, is … Continue reading

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Consumers Win as Sprint and T-Mobile Deal Collapses

The announcement today that Sprint Corporation is no longer chasing the purchase of T-Mobile isn’t likely to be noticed much by anyone other than those in the mobile industry, but it’s something all consumers should happily celebrate, at least when … Continue reading

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Is Walmart Open Today?

Is Walmart open today? Unless today is Christmas, chances are Yes, it is. (see full list and qualifiers below) There are times when you need to go to the store no matter what day it happens to be, and if … Continue reading

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Should You Start Taking a Daily Aspirin to Reduce the Chance of Cancer?

When people think about the benefits of a daily low-dose aspirin regimen, they usually associate it with helping prevent the risk of heart disease. While there is ample evidence that it can help in this area, that may not be … Continue reading

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Microsoft Offers Surface Pro 3 to Students at a $150 Discount

As summer builds and many college students look toward a new semester, Microsoft has come to market with a decent new student and teacher discount on the the Surface Pro 3. The discount is $150 on all three models, making … Continue reading

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11 Ways to Save Money at Panera Bread

Panera Bread is a popular fast food establishment enjoyed by many people across the country. With a wide array of soups, salads, sandwiches, and pastries, it’s no wonder they have a large customer base. While it may be a fan … Continue reading

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Scrabble Fanatics Rewarded with 5000 New Words

Scrabble board politics are set to become a whole lot juicier with the introduction of 5000 new words to the fifth addition of Merriam-Webster’s The Official Scrabble Players Dictionary. The book, which is widely considered the Scrabble bible, has been … Continue reading

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Study Shows Video Games Are Good for Kids in Small Doses

Research published this week in The Journal of Pediatrics shows that video games might not be as bad for kids as most people think. Console and handheld fantasy games have previously been portrayed as having monstrous effects on children, supposedly … Continue reading

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