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How California’s Drought Will Affect You

Written by William Cowie - Leave a Comment

Statistically, 80 to 90 percent of you live outside of California. When you read reports of the drought in California, then, your reaction may be something like, “Bummer for those dudes. Patti, please pass the peas.” You might want to reconsider, though, because chances are this drought could affect you more than you think.
Saying the [...]

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Published on October 15th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer, Economy, Frugality, Miscellany, Saving & Investing
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The economics of running out

Written by Richard Barrington - One Comment

In a sense, personal finance is a battle of conservation. People manage their resources in the hopes they won’t run out of the essentials — only what people find essential can differ. This centers around the fear of losing money or some other aspect of your financial life, and overcoming that fear should involve some [...]

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Published on June 9th, 2014
Modified on June 5th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Frugality, Miscellany, Saving & Investing, Working
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Sensational Way to Triumph in Negotiations

Written by Jeffrey Steele - Leave a Comment

Before reading this post, please grab a steaming cup of coffee, and recline in the most comfortable chair you can find. If one is near, lift a warm puppy to your lap and stroke the soft, furry pet as you read. All set? Proceed.
When professor and author Thalma Lobel was ready to finalize the sale [...]

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Published on June 4th, 2014
Modified on May 29th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Miscellany, Working
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How your life is changing in a Heartbleed

Written by William Cowie - 2 Comments

No, that’s not a typo. If you haven’t heard of “Heartbleed” yet, listen up.
Events that radically change our lives don’t come along that often. The 9/11 attacks changed not only how we travel, but how we think and act when we go out. Having your belongings searched when you go out to a ballgame was [...]

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Published on April 16th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Miscellany, Online
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Smartphone apps to help you avoid traffic

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This article comes from Nate Segall from the Quicken Loans Zing! blog.
Traffic – we despise it, we can’t stand it and we’ll do anything to avoid it. You can catch the morning news before you head out to work, tune in to the traffic updates on the radio – or you can download a traffic application [...]

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Published on April 4th, 2014
Modified on March 11th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Automotive, Consumer, Miscellany, Productivity
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Five apps to protect your identity this holiday season

Written by FCN Staff - One Comment

This post comes from Anthony Fontana at our partner site Quizzle.com
It wasn’t too long ago that shopping actually required people to get off the couch and fight through crowds at the mall. That isn’t the case anymore. In fact, online shopping is easier than ever. Just last week I bought two pairs of jeans and [...]

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Published on December 20th, 2013
Modified on December 12th, 2013 - One Comment
Filed under: Credit Cards, Miscellany, Uncategorized
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Money-saving tips for the holidays

Written by Suba Iyer - 5 Comments

All of us, I’m sure, are busy shopping and planning for gifts for all the people we care about. In the process, we don’t want to end up in a situation where we are happy for just one month and but are left paying December’s credit card bill throughout the next year. So here is [...]

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Published on December 2nd, 2013
Modified on November 27th, 2013 - 5 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, Miscellany
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R.I.P. Black Friday?

Written by William Cowie - 4 Comments

A Long Life
Nobody knows for sure exactly when Black Friday began as an American tradition. Know-it-all site TIFO (Today I Found Out) credits the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as something the retailer did to draw shoppers to its store almost a century ago. However, the parade was (and still is) on Thanksgiving Day, when the store [...]

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Published on November 27th, 2013
Modified on November 26th, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Miscellany
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Can You Go Completely Paperless with Your Finances?

Written by Linda Vergon - 7 Comments

This post comes from Sean T. Johnston at our partner site Quizzle.com
They say that “cash is king.” But some people would like nothing more than to overthrow his majesty in favor of electronic payments. After all, cash is dirty, insecure and hard to account for.
For some, the personal check is still the standard way to pay [...]

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Published on October 11th, 2013 - 7 Comments
Filed under: Miscellany
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What is cash flow?

Written by Linda Vergon - 4 Comments

This post comes from Miranda Marquit at our partner site Quizzle.com.
A lot of the time, when we consider income and expenses, we think mainly in terms of how much is coming and how much is going out. When we struggle with finances, we assume that we need more money, or that we need to spend [...]

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Published on October 4th, 2013
Modified on October 5th, 2013 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Miscellany
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