Category Archives: Personal Finance

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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Tax Form 1095-A May Delay ObamaCare Recipients Tax Refunds

Millions of Americans may experience a delay in receiving their tax refunds next year. If you’re among those who have applied for, and successfully received ¬†healthcare benefits through President Obama’s Affordable Care Act initiative, there’s a new form you’re going … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on Labor Day 2015

As with many holidays that land on a Monday like Labor Day, it can be confusing to try to remember which businesses are open and which are not. If you plan to go out on Monday, September 7, then it … Continue reading

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Labor Day Sales: Major Retailers Open and Closed September 1, 2014

Many people assume that most stores are open on Labor Day due to the huge amount of Labor Day sales advertising. While it is true that the majority of retail stores remain open, there are some that do not. Below … Continue reading

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Are Walmart, Target and Costco Open or Closed on Labor Day 2014?

While many people realize that banks and the post office are closed on federal holidays like Labor Day, there’s an assumption all retail outlets are open. In many cases, this is due to all the Labor Day sales advertising which … Continue reading

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Are Post Offices Open on Labor Day 2014?

It’s often difficult to remember what is and isn’t open when the different holidays arrive. This can be especially true when the holiday lands on a weekday when most stores and businesses are open. A perfect example of this is … Continue reading

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New App Lets You Buy What You Like on Instagram and Drain Your Bank Account

Marketers and Retailers across the country will be pleased to hear that Instagram, the popular photo sharing site, can now be used to convert customer “likes” to customer purchases. Consumers may not be as happy to see what this does … Continue reading

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Great Labor Day Sale Deals: Wine

There are a lot of discounted items to look for during Labor Day sales, but one item which is often overlooked by many who are shopping these sales is wine. The reason wines are often discounted at this time is … Continue reading

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Are Grocery, Drug and Liquor Stores Open for Labor Day 2014?

Many people consider Labor Day weekend as the unofficial end of summer, and the holiday gives friends and family a last chance to enjoy doing outdoor activities such as barbecuing before the weather turns colder. If you’re planning to have … Continue reading

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