Category Archives: Personal Finance

JJ Watt Awesomeness on What Do Rich People Buy?

JJ Watts of the Houston Texans was asked what he did after signing his $100 million contact, and his answer was awesome. Not only did he not have anything specific in mind that he went out and immediately purchased, he … Continue reading

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Walking 5 Minutes Each Hour Can Wipe Away the Negative Effects of Sitting

If you, like many people, spend the vast majority of your day sitting in front of a desk at work, you may want to make the effort to get up and walk around for 5 minutes each hour to greatly … Continue reading

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Hikers Evacuated as Fire Continues to Burn in Yosemite National Park

Approximately 100 hikers were evacuated by emergency helicopter on Sunday due to a wildfire which has been burning for a few weeks, but suddenly began to grow furiously to an estimated 700 acres. Firefighters had previously been able to control … Continue reading

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New Single Dose Peramivir Treats Flu with One-Time Shot

BioCryst Pharmaceuticals say they have developed a new drug which safely inhibits flu symptoms if administered to patients within the first 48 hours from the onset of the flu. Peramivir,¬†BioCryst’s new¬†neuraminidase¬†inhibitor (NAI) vaccine, is also known as RAPIVAB. A new … Continue reading

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GM Leads the Quest for Self-Driving Cars with Hands-Free Cadillac

It may not be a 100% self-driving car, but when GM releases the Super Cruise Cadillac in 2017, it’ll be the closest we’ve seen yet to this once futuristic technology. They’re calling it “semi-autonomous” which means the car can drive … Continue reading

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Le Palais Royal: America’s Most Expensive Home for Sale at $139 Million

It didn’t take long for the most expensive home, which sold earlier this year for $120 million, to have new competition. A new home in Florida has been listed for $139 million, which hopes to wrestle away the title of … Continue reading

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Mystery Virus Hospitalizing Kids Goes from Midwest to All Over the US

A mystery virus which has hospitalized hundreds of children across the midwest in the United States has also landed some kids in the hospital as far west as Colorado. What was once thought to be a case only happening in … Continue reading

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Intel and Fossil Group Team Up to Create Technological Fashion

If there is any doubt that technology is trying to lose its unfashionable image, the recent announcement of Intel and Fossil Group teaming up together should put that to rest. The two companies, both leaders in their respective industries, have … Continue reading

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More Deadly Pathogens Discovered in US Government Labs

There is a lot more dangerous pathogens hidden away in government labs than the government realized. While it’s a bit disturbing these potentially deadly pathogens were sitting in insecure areas, the reason they’re being found is due to a concerted … Continue reading

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S&P 500 Ends Week at Another Record High with Gains for Fifth Week in a Row

It was another good week for stocks with the Standard and Poors 500 (S&P 500) closing at its highest level ever once again. The rise was spurred by a jobs report which came in weaker that most analysts anticipated. This … Continue reading

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Save Money with Cheap Data Usage in Europe

Everyone likes to go on vacation, but there is one thing that none of us like but can often run into, the dreaded roaming charges. They can end up costing you a small fortune, so it’s important that when you … Continue reading

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Should I Buy a Timeshare?

Nearly all of us have heard about timeshares, and the supposedly great deals they offer over hotels. Many of us have also heard that they are a scam or a ripoff. While the timeshares sales people will make it out … Continue reading

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Does Credit Karma Ask for Too Much Sensitive Financial Information to be Safe?

Credit Karma provides credit tools and financial monitoring services to help consumers keep track of their credit report and score. While they have a number of no-cost services, the main two are giving consumers their free credit score and free … Continue reading

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New Study Suggest Low-Carb Diet Better than Low-Fat Diet

According to a new study, a diet low in carbohydrates is better for you than a diet focusing on low fat. Recent trends have already suggested that the low-carb approach is better for losing weight, but this new study suggests … Continue reading

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Google Drones Project Wing Ambitiously Reaches for the Sky to Take on Amazon

Google X, the division that works to create Google’s more innovative and futuristic developments, has recently uploaded a video to their YouTube page showcasing their prototype drone’s test flights. The video was recorded showing the tech giant’s drone in Queensland, … Continue reading

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Will the Apple iPhone 6 Become the Master of Mobile Wallet Payments?

In the last few years, the hype around mobile payment systems has exploded. Words like “convenience” and “security” have driven tech giants and start-ups alike, to encourage consumers to use their smart phones for “quick and easy” in-store purchasing. But … Continue reading

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If You Get a Phone Call from the IRS, It’s a Scam

If you get a call from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS,) and they haven’t contacted you by mail so you’re expecting the call, it’s a scam. That’s what the IRS wants you to know as people trying to scam consumers … Continue reading

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Kraft Recalls Over 7,500 Cases of American Singles over Ingredient Storage Issue

If you have Kraft American singles cheese product in your house, you will want to take a minute and check the package. Kraft Foods Group decided to initiate a voluntary recall of 7,691 cases of four different varieties of its … Continue reading

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New Heart Failure Drug by Novartis Reduces Death Rate by 20 Percent

For the first time in ten years, a pharmaceutical company has made a significant breakthrough in heart-failure treatment. Novartis, a Switzerland based company which ranks among the top 5 in annual revenues, has a new, yet to be named drug … Continue reading

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What are the Best Deals to Buy at Labor Day Sales 2014?

Labor Day is a federal holiday, and while many places will be closed, the vast majority of retail stores will be open, and they’ll be having sales in conjunction with the holiday to drive traffic to their stores. The question … Continue reading

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