Personal Finance


Winter Weather May Damage Citrus Industry

A deceptively mild start to the 2016-2017 winter season in the southeastern United States is expected to give way to a sudden burst of cold air in mid- to late ...
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Data Breaches Top 700 So Far in 2016

While the data breach at Yahoo nabbed all the headlines last week, an equally nasty attack on a cybersecurity site went all but unnoticed, primarily because the attack failed. Security ...
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Holiday Shopping: 34 Million Already Started

With nearly three months to go until Christmas Day, some 34 million Americans (about 14% of adults in the country) have already launched their hunt for the perfect gift. Well, maybe ...
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Over 15 Million People May Not Vote on Election Day Due to Cybersecurity Doubts

It took a Princeton University computer science professor just seven minutes to hack a voting machine he bought online for $82 by replacing four socketed read-only memory (ROM) chips that weren't ...
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Top 10 Companies in the War for Top Tech Talent

Finding, hiring and retaining top talent have long been top priorities among high-tech companies. If the outcome of these searches often seems like a bidding war for a newly discovered ...
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Student Loan Default Rate Continues to Decline

It is no secret that the student loan burden has reached a serious level in America. In fact, student loans for college and graduate degrees are muting the ability for ...
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World’s 200,000 Richest People Hold 12% of World’s Wealth

Of the estimated 7.6 billion people on earth, just 0.004% (212,615 individuals) control some $30 trillion in wealth. That's slightly more than the 2015 GDP of the United States and ...
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The Fastest Way to Pay Off $10,000 in Credit Card Debt

Stuff happens. And sometimes it happens at a time when it is impossible to pay cash for it. So you whip out that rectangular piece of plastic and use it ...
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How Does Credit Score Influence Mortgage Rates?

Over the past 12 months the mortgage interest rate has bounced between 3.34% and 4.11%. If you are shopping for a new home, you are very likely also shopping for ...
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How Social Security Benefits Are Incorrectly Explained and What to Do About It

Two recent reports have looked in depth at the workings of the Social Security Administration (SSA). Both have found -- unsurprisingly -- that SSA has some problems, and these problems ...
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How to Avoid Getting Sued When Selling Your Home

Selling your house can be stressful, especially if you want to sell it quickly. You may even be tempted not to reveal certain things about the house that may slow ...
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10 Cars You Should Always Buy New

When many, maybe even most, Americans go shopping for a new car, a significant question is how much the monthly payment on that car is going to be. With the ...
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Charlotte Among 50 American Cities Adding the Most Jobs

Until the events surrounding the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott earlier this week, Charlotte, North Carolina, had achieved a public image as an example of a New South city ...
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12 Cars You Should Never Buy New

Buying a car is, for most Americans, a big decision. With new car prices averaging about $34,000, an average family would need an annual income of around $90,000 to afford ...
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12 Ways to Save Hundreds (or Thousands) of Dollars per Year at Restaurants

Whether you cook at home a lot or not at all, chances are still pretty high that you and your family still spend a lot of money dining out each ...
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