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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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Don’t Get Hacked

Written by Nickel - 8 Comments

Last week I read the horrifying story of how an otherwise tech-savvy guy got hacked. Big time. The hackers compromised a number of his accounts and he lost tons of files. The good news is that there’s a lot we can all learn from his experiences.
For a bit of background, the entire process started when [...]

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Published on August 6th, 2012
Modified on August 15th, 2012 - 8 Comments
Filed under: Identity Theft, Online
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Five Ways to Save Money With Foursquare

Written by Hank Coleman - 6 Comments

I don’t waste my time checking into locations around town on Facebook. To me, it kind of looks like bragging to your friends about the great places you visit and, more importantly, it doesn’t typically save you money. Checking in to locations on Foursquare, on the other hand, helps me save money at my favorite [...]

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Published on July 19th, 2012
Modified on July 27th, 2012 - 6 Comments
Filed under: Frugality, Online
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Groupon Class Action Settlement Details

Written by Nickel - 4 Comments

It’s no secret that I’m not really a fan of daily deal sites. Yes, you have the potential to save money when using them, but they also create the temptation to spend money on stuff you don’t really want/need.
Well, earlier this week I received an e-mail regarding a Groupon class action settlement. Apparently a number [...]

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Published on July 13th, 2012
Modified on July 27th, 2012 - 4 Comments
Filed under: Frugality, Online
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Find Cheap(er) Gas With Your Phone

Written by Nickel - 3 Comments

This is just a quick tip for those of you that are traveling by car this summer… If you want to shave a few bucks off the cost of your travels, consider using your smartphone to find the best gas prices.
By far the best service that I’ve found for this is GasBuddy.com, which has free [...]

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Published on July 10th, 2012
Modified on July 27th, 2012 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Automotive, Online, Travel
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TradeKing and Zecco are Merging

Written by Nickel - 3 Comments

Earlier this week, I received an interesting broker-related tidbit in my inbox… It seems that TradeKing and Zecco are merging in hopes of challenging what they refer to as the “big five” online brokers (Schwab, Fidelity, TD Ameritrade, E-Trade, and Scottrade).
In case you don’t recall, Zecco is best known for having pioneered the free trading [...]

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Published on May 16th, 2012 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Online, Saving & Investing
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Get a $10 Amazon Gift Card for Just $5

Written by Nickel - 3 Comments

Here’s a quick little deal for those of you that shop at Amazon… AmazonLocal is offering a $10 Amazon gift card for just $5. You can access this deal by clicking this link. There’s a limit of one per household.
Note: This offer expires at 3AM Eastern on Wednesday morning, so if you’re reading this via [...]

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Published on March 20th, 2012 - 3 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, Online
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The Massive Money Infographic

Written by Nickel - 8 Comments

Awhile back, I ran across an amazing infographic by Randall Munroe, creator of xkcd. I haven’t mentioned it until now, however, because I didn’t really have time to dig into it. But now that I have, I have to say that I’m very impressed.
This infographic (picture in miniature below) is absolutely huge, and it comes [...]

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Published on December 16th, 2011 - 8 Comments
Filed under: Online
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Creating and Using Strong Passwords

Written by Nickel - 20 Comments

How safe are your passwords? If you bank online, the only thing standing between you and a financial disaster is your password (and perhaps your username). And yet many people do an astonishingly bad job of selecting secure passwords.
A big part of the problem is that secure passwords are hard to remember. When combined with [...]

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Published on November 16th, 2011
Modified on November 21st, 2011 - 20 Comments
Filed under: Identity Theft, Online
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Ally Bank Offers Remote Check Deposit

Written by Nickel - 12 Comments

Last summer I mentioned that ING Direct was about to roll out the ability for customers to deposit checks electronically. Unfortunately, that still hasn’t happened. Yes, their website still says that “depositing check is about to get a whole lot easier,” but I’m not holding my breath.
Perhaps they ran into technical difficulties, or perhaps the [...]

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Published on November 11th, 2011
Modified on September 27th, 2013 - 12 Comments
Filed under: Banking, Online
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