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Here’s Where to Find This Year’s Most Popular Halloween Costumes

If you’re looking for the best deals on this year’s most popular Halloween costumes, read on. We’re here to haunt help you.

The National Retail Federation estimates that Americans will spend $2.8 billion on Halloween costumes this year. This is a 55% increase since 2006. Clearly…

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Scam Alert: Watch Out for Dodgy Payday Loan Offers

Payday lenders have become controversial, for all the right reasons: they charge very high interest and fees, focus on economically disadvantaged communities and often lock people into an endless cycle of expensive debt. And that just describes the legitimate ones.

Now comes word from attorneys Bond & Botes, who are…

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Women Start Businesses at Twice the Rate Men Do

Women are taking the lead when it comes to starting businesses. However, far too few of the businesses they start crack through the $1 million revenue barrier. Some new research points at ways to remedy that situation.

Professional services firm EY said that its EY Entrepreneurial Winning Women program conducted…

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Thanksgiving, Unplugged

A lot of people think they can’t live without their digital devices. But this Thanksgiving many are planning to turn off their smartphones, notepads, laptops, desktops, tablets and phablets in order to have a more traditional Thanksgiving.

This is no mean feat, since studies have shown that many modern…

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Credit Unions to Offer New Energy-Improvement Loans

A new program being offered through credit unions offers homeowners affordable loans for energy efficiency improvements.

The program, from CUNA Strategic Services — (working with LendKey and Conservation Services Group (CSG) — is being offered through credit unions across the country.

Energy efficiency improvements can include upgrades to HVAC (heating, ventilation and…

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Secure Your Cyber

Far too many people do far too little to secure their data, a new study finds. With identity theft on the rise, it’s time to get (more) serious about your cyber.

Credit bureau Experian had 1,000 adults surveyed, and found most of them using a shocking lack of…

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Millennials: The Most Flexible Employees

Younger workers often get a bad rap these days. The cliché is that Millennials lack loyalty to employers, demand too much and are in constant need of praise. However, some new research suggests that these characterizations are misguided, or at least incomplete.

According to a new survey from real estate…

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Who is the Rudest Traveler?

We’ve all seen rude behavior while traveling. Whether it’s the person yelling at a flight attendant, or the “seat-back kicker,” rudeness and traveling seem to go together all too easily. But some behaviors are clearly worse than others.

Travel app TripIt set out to define the best…

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Your Home Heating System Needs Some Love

With winter weather coming fast, it’s a good time for homeowners to service their home heating systems. Doing so can save money on fuel, and might even prevent a fire.

Johnson Controls – a firm that makes thermostats, among other things – points out that, when it comes to your home…

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How to Get Credit Card Late Fees Waived

Paying credit card bills late can have a nasty impact on your credit score. To add insult to injury, you’ll also get hit with late fees. Is there any way to avoid these charges?

According to, it’s relatively easy to get those fees waived most of…

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