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Data Breaches Up 22% to Date in 2016

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 420 data breaches recorded this year through May 24, 2016, and that more than 12 ...
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Household Debt Trends Improve in Q1 2016, With Bankruptcies Way Down

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York has released its report measuring household debt and credit developments in the first quarter of 2016. Though it is a regional Fed bank issuing ...
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Best Buy Memorial Day Appliance Sale Offers Big Savings

The Memorial Day holiday has come to be acknowledged as the unofficial beginning of summer. A graphic from research firm WalletHub at the end of this story summarizes many of ...
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Americans’ Retirement Income Falls Short

In order for Americans to enjoy a financially comfortable retirement, a rule of thumb from financial advisors is that they will need about 70% of their pre-retirement income in order ...
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10 Coolest Cars Costing Less Than $18,000

Most of us would agree that a Ferrari F12berlinetta is a lot cooler than, say, a Ford Fiesta, but figuring out what defines "cool" among cars in the same price ...
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Amazon Tries to Lure Father’s Day Shoppers With Low-Price Deals

It may be a case of loss leaders used as means to lure customers. Or they goods that are cheap to buy in bulk and therefore can be marked up sharply. ...
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Memorial Day Travelers to Top 38 Million

The lowest holiday gasoline prices in more than a decade are contributing mightily to what AAA estimates will be the second-highest Memorial Day travel volume on record and the most ...
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Chase Ranked Last in Investor Satisfaction Study

Just as demand for full-service investment advisory firms has been growing, so to has demand for self-directed advisors. More interesting, perhaps, is the fact that the advisory firms are developing ...
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How Average Student Loan Debt Is Much Lower in California Than New York

The burden of student debt is reaching epic proportions in the United States. This trend has grown in recent years and is expected to continue in the years ahead. It ...
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Data Breaches Up 24% to Date in 2016

The latest count from the Identity Theft Resource Center (ITRC) reports that there have been 378 data breaches recorded this year through May 10, 2016, and that more than 11.5 ...
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Florida House Hits Market For $195 Million

The average price for a house in Manalapan, Florida, is $255,000. It's pretty safe to say that a house selling for $195 million is not an average house. In fact, ...
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1952 Topps Willie Mays Crushes Auction Record: Next Honus Wagner, Mantle, Ruth, Cobb?

It has been known for many years now that collecting baseball cards is not just for kids with a few extra bucks. It's now a serious money game. When sports ...
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$1 Is Worth 86 Cents in Hawaii, Less Than Any Other State

The cost of a home, food, transportation, fuel and clothing. The total of these state to state, particularly when income is taken into account, vary widely, making $1 stretch much ...
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Montana Most Dangerous State for Teen Drivers

Car crashes are the leading cause of death among teenagers, accounting for 33% of all teen deaths. The national average rate of teen driving fatalities is 0.5 deaths per 100,000 ...
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10 Best Cities for Working Mothers

In advance of Mother's Day, the media have released dozens of articles about what gifts to buy, what flowers to deliver, what restaurants to eat in and how to please ...
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