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Microsoft Blue Screen of Death Caused by August Update

Microsoft, the maker of popular operating system Windows, has this week asked users to uninstall their latest update after complaints that it was causing computers to crash and give users what has become known as the Microsoft “blue screen of … Continue reading

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Amazon Is Now Picking a Fight with Disney While Continuing Dispute with Hachette

Amazon looks like it has a method it’s satisfied with and sticking to when it has a disagreement about pricing with a company. The latest to feel the pain is Disney, where pre-orders to a number of their movies have … 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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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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GM Faulty Ignition Switch Issues Extend to Its Website

It hasn’t been a good year for General Motors and recalls. Those recall troubles aren’t limited to just vehicles, but also to its website. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) regulators have called out GM saying people who search its … Continue reading

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Flappy Bird Is Back as Flappy Bird’s Family – but Will It Fly on Amazon?

While some might claim that Flappy Bird was a great way to save money on entertainment costs (due to the hours many played the game) others would say it was nothing more than a waste of time. Either way the … Continue reading

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OkCupid Joins Facebook in an Admission That It Manipulated Users

OkCupid joins Facebook in admitting that it has manipulated its users. The popular American dating site owned by IAC works by providing users with ratings, or compatibility scores, based on questions they answer about their own personalities and interests. It … Continue reading

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Unsatisfied Social Media Users Speak Out But Will Facebook Listen?

Ask the question and most people will have an opinion on social media. The rise of Facebook and other networking platforms has changed the way we communicate forever, so it’s no surprise that we’re making ourselves vocal on the way … Continue reading

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Google to Stop Listing Games with In-App Purchases as “Free”

It began in December last year, when the European Commission issued a statement to market leaders (namely Google and Apple) which requested that they begin transparent labeling practices on games with hidden costs. The commission finally realized that many app … Continue reading

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Money Blog Help Group

I know that some of you were probably hoping that the title of this article indicated there was an equivalent of a AA group for money bloggers (it might be something worth starting because I’m sure there would be big … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned About You

It’s hard to believe that I have been writing here for the past year. I thank you for visiting these pages and reading my thoughts on money and saving. I hope you have enjoyed what I have had to offer … Continue reading

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When Cookies Bite Back – Dynamic Pricing Can Increase Your Online Shopping Costs

I know most people are not techie geeks like me. They don’t want to get involved with the “guts” of their computers and the software that runs on them. However, if you do any shopping online, you need to know … Continue reading

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The RobinHood Fund

Have you ever wished upon a star? Perhaps you should stop looking out the window and instead wish on your computer. The RobinHood Fund is an online community unlike any you’ve ever seen before. Members submit wishes: actual, honest to … Continue reading

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Tips On Using Restaurant.com

Restaurant.com offers gift certificates for restaurants, at discount prices. You can pay $10 for a $25 gift certificate or $3 for a $10 certificate. Most people when they first hear about this wonderful find are a little skeptical. What is … Continue reading

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Where’s George

Have you ever been curious about where the paper money in your pocket has been, and where it goes after it leaves your hand? If so, WheresGeorge.com is the website for you. The Where’s George? Website was started in 1998, … Continue reading

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Can A Blogger Go Media Mainstream?

I found myself in an interesting dilemma this week and one that shows that bloggers, even those with small blogs as mine here, are being watched by the (more) mainstream media. It also shows that the lines between mainstream media … Continue reading

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2006 Review & 2007 Goals

2006 certainly was an interesting year. While we fell short in a lot of goals that we initially set, overall it was a good year and nothing to complain about. Many of the goals fell short due to us changing … Continue reading

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I Am Fond Of Nude Yoga (or the dangers when someone has your same name)

I, apparently, am fond of nude yoga. I found this out today when a reader sent me the following Amazon reviews that “Jeffrey Strain” wrote (he wanted to know if I had written them). I also apparently find Nude Personal … Continue reading

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November 2006 Goals Review

By far the biggest news this month is that Nate gave notice at his work and will be working on the blogs and sites full time starting in January. I can’t even explain how excited I am about this and … Continue reading

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Personal Finance Video Log

Not that I need another project, but I have started up a personal finance vlog which will add to our ever growing list of satellite websites. I have been finding quite a bit of informative and entertaining videos that I … Continue reading

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