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Cost of Advertising dur...

What began as the biggest day for football fans has evolved over the decades into the biggest day for advertisers. Super Bowl Sunday is not just for determining the professional football championship. It is for gathering around the television, or computer screen, to watch the commercials...

Getting a Handle on Deb...

The US economy is officially in recovery, but many Americans are still struggling to get out of debt or, once out of crippling debt, to efficiently manage their debt going forward. Getting a handle on your personal or household debt can seem like an impossible task, but it can be...

Some Top Performing Tec...

Those who observe the stock market tend to watch the performance of tech stocks over time.  With the stock markets showing a lot of volatility this year, the top performing tech stocks are a mixed group of very different companies. Zynga (NASDAQ: ZNGA  ) has shot up in price from...

The Wonders of Bitcoin

Bitcoin is the world’s first cyber-money. Although no country has officially agreed to accept it, Bitcoin functions as a real form of exchange for millions of people around the world. How is this possible? It helps to follow the history of Bitcoin, although even this history has a bit...

New Mortgage Rules Now ...

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in January introduced new rules governing home mortgages. Consumer protection is at the root of the initiative: No mortgage must be made to a borrower who cannot afford it. Every aspect of mortgages is considered. That means verifying income,...

5 Things to Remember Wh...

You may prepare your tax return yourself, or you may have it done by an accountant or a tax lawyer, but in any case, there are some things you should remember to do yourself before you file your tax return. 1. Check Name Check the spelling of the names on the return, and make sure it...

Understanding Your 401K

A 401K plan sounds complicated, but is really a very simple and effective way to save for your retirement while reducing your taxes – the name comes from a section of the tax code. The plan involves making a defined contribution on a regular basis, usually every month. You make normally...

Cutting the Costs of Ch...

The holiday season is filled with news articles and blog posts discussing how much people plan to spend on gifts, entertaining, and decorating for Christmas. There are statistics about how and when and where people will shop.  There are reports about consumer confidence and retail...
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