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The Jobs You Fear

What job would you most fear doing: Security Guard at Teen Pop Idol Concert, Microbiologist for Infectious Diseases or a stand-up comedian? Your answer might say a lot about your personality, according to CareerBuilder.

CareerBuilder said it recently conducted by Harris Poll to find out which types of jobs…

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Consumer Sentiment Reaches Seven-Year High

New data from the University of Michigan shows U.S. consumer sentiment at its highest level since July 2007.

The U of M’s Sentiment Index was 86.9 in the October 2014 survey, up from 84.6 in September and 73.2 last October.

According to officials, the entire…

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Holiday Spending to Increase by 13%

A new survey of American consumers reveals an abundance of holiday cheer brewing, as a late-year surge in hiring brings renewed confidence.

Professional services firm Deloitte’s 29th annual holiday survey revealed a nation with plans to spend more this holiday season than it did last year.

In fact…

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Did You Sleep In this Weekend?

We’ve just experienced the “Fall Back” phase of our annual Daylight Savings Time ritual, and many Americans used the opportunity to sleep in on Sunday. Were you among them?

With Daylight Savings Time’s end, people get an “extra hour” for one night each year. This gives them two…

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Credit Unions Take the Lead with Apple Pay

Apple’s new mobile payment service, Apple Pay, launched with great fanfare this month, with many financial institutions pledging their support. But an article in Credit Union Times reports that the majority of those FI’s were credit unions.

In fact, two-thirds of the FI’s that signed up…

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Halloween History

Call it Halloween, Hallowe’en, “All Hallows’ Evening,” Allhalloween or All Saints’ Eve. This strange and festive day has gone by many names over the centuries during its history. We checked with the experts to find out more about that history.

History.com tells us that Halloween derives from the…

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Credit Unions Lead on Mortgage Refinancing

Credit union housing finance programs refinanced more mortgage notes in 2013 than they originated purchase money loans, according to a recent article in CU Times. It’s no wonder, considering the outstanding service that CUs provide in what can be a stressful process.

If you’re thinking about a mortgage…

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New Report Looks at Smartphones and Identity Theft

A new report from credit bureau Equifax finds that identity theft has grown right along with smartphone use. However, there are things you can do to protect yourself.

The report, titled “With Just One Click: The Impact of Technology on Identity Theft,” looks at how a combination smartphone thefts, social…

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The Scariest Thing This Halloween

When Halloween falls on a Friday drunk driving violations happen at a truly scary rate, according to a new report from Denver-based Alcohol Monitoring Systems (AMS).

In fact, the company found that drunk driving violations on Friday Halloweens occur at 2.5 times the rate at which these violations…

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The Phat Life of the Expat

Have you ever thought of living in another country, but wondered which ones would offer the best quality-of-life? Some new rankings make it easier to make the right expat choice.

Findings from the Expat Explorer survey – (wherein YouGov polled expats from more than 100 countries on behalf of…

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