Category Archives: Personal Finance

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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CDC Continues Shock Campaign to Get Smokers to Quit with New Set of Ads

Smoking costs a lot of money, and people should quit the habit for financial reasons alone. Not only is there the direct cost of the cigarettes, but there are also a large number of indirect costs. For example, the cars, … Continue reading

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Why Credit Karma Doesn’t Give Members Their FICO Score

One of the things which stands out when looking at websites like Credit Karma, Credit Sesame, and Quizzle is they don’t give their customers their FICO score. Instead, they give a FAKO score (sometimes referred to as an educational score), … Continue reading

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Asian Shares Creep Higher, While Home Sales Fail to Spark US Stock Market

Better news from China, Japan and the US from performance of manufacturing surveys (PMI) data helped Asian stocks find slender gains on Tuesday. This included a US PMI which reached a four-year high of 57.5. The improvement in manufacturing indicated … Continue reading

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Stay on Top of Your Home Improvements to Save Money and Time

Tracking home improvement projects can be a risky adventure if you are not managing the details of the project process and the budgets throughout the improvement process. These details include the items necessary for the project, the labor if any … Continue reading

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Ways to Get Free McDonald’s World Cup Ole Ole Peel Game Pieces

There are a lot of people who would like to play the McDonald’s Peel Play Ole Ole instant win game, but not necessarily pay for all the food in order to get the game pieces. With some great prizes available, … Continue reading

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Lundberg and AAA Both Report Slightly Higher Gas Prices

The price of gasoline is rising, but it isn’t spiking, at least not yet. Lundberg reported on Sunday gasoline prices in the US rose $0.0187 during the past two weeks. The report noted refiners and retailers absorbed the majority of … Continue reading

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Standing May Deliver More Creative and Productive Office Meeting Results

If you want to make your business meetings more productive and engaging for all those involved, possibly the best move you can make is to remove all the chairs from the room. A recent study from Washington University in St. … Continue reading

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Largest Fine Ever: Signal Jammer Company Faces $34.9 Million Fine from FCC

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the Chinese electronics maker CTS Technology will face a fine of $34.9 million, the largest fine in the FCC’s history. The company is being fined for marketing devices which illegally block phone calls … Continue reading

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Dow and S&P 500 End Week at Record Highs. Will We See More Next Week?

The stock market ended last week in positive territory with the Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index both reaching new record highs. The Dow is up 2.2% for the year and ended the week at 16,947.08, … Continue reading

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What Does a 30 Minute Facebook Outage Cost? Half a Million Dollars

When most websites go down for a half hour, nobody even notices. When the website is Facebook, however, it becomes a major news story. While being down for 30 minutes doesn’t seem like a long time, it’s an eternity for … Continue reading

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Your Morning Cup of Starbucks Coffee Is Going Up

Your morning cup of Joe is going to cost a little bit more beginning Tuesday when you visit your local Starbucks coffee shop. Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) announced they’ll be raising the price of their coffee in-store, and their branded coffee … Continue reading

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DOW and S&P 500 End Week at Record Highs, NASDAQ Closes at 14-Year High

It was another good week for the stock market. The Dow Jones industrial average and Standard & Poor’s 500 index both ended Friday at record highs. It was the third consecutive day the S&P 500 index reached a new record, … Continue reading

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Arthritis Drug Spurs Hair Growth in Bald Man, But It’s Not Going to Help You

For a split second, there were a lot of bald men with hope in their hearts as the news spread that a nearly hairless man was able to grow a thick head of hair after he began taking a drug … Continue reading

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Kraft Makes Velveeta Cheese without Enough Preservatives: Recalls 260 Cases

For anyone seeing a bit of humor in the fact Kraft needed to recall 260 cases of its highly processed Velveeta cheese spread for not having enough preservatives in it can be forgiven. That being said, it’s not a laughing … Continue reading

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New Tool Helps Diagnose the Financial Pain of Cancer

Simply getting a diagnosis of cancer would send the stress level of most people through the roof. It’s not news that anybody visiting a doctor wants to hear. The stress of the disease, however, is not the only stress which … Continue reading

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