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The Best Place to Retire Is…South Dakota?

While it may lack the year-round warmth of Florida or Arizona, the beautiful state of South Dakota has nonetheless been ranked as the best place to retire in the whole United States.

New research from shows that some popular retirement spots have been surpassed in terms of…

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Does Your Pet Love Your Vet?

There’s a contest underway to find and celebrate extraordinary veterinary professionals, and your pet certainly gets a say.

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is seeking nominations for America’s Favorite Veterinarian – a contest that “celebrates the special relationships pet owners share with their veterinarians…” The Foundation said it…

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Do You Smile When You Look in the Mirror?

What is your typical reaction to seeing your reflection in the mirror? Do you criticize your image, greet yourself with a smile or make the meeting as brief as possible? The makers of Dover soap wanted to know, and asked thousands of American women for their answers.

According to Dove…

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Minding the Store Customer Data

Businesses that fail to protect their customers’ data risk losing sales and customer relationships, according to a new study.

Identity Finder – a firm that offers software to protect sensitive data – said it commissioned a survey looking into the impact of data breaches on customer behavior.

It’s a timely subject…

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Last-Minute Mother’s Day Deals

If you’ve put off your Mother’s Day shopping until the very last minute, here are some options for you to save some money on something mom might like.

Personal finance website has put together a listing of its Best Mother’s Day Gift Deals and Discounts…

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Are People Too Optimistic About Their Finances?

A new study shows that Americans are feeling better about their financial circumstances these days than they did at this time last year. Unfortunately, the data also shows that many still need to do some work on their finances before a true level of lifelong financial well-being can be…

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Who Gets the Highest Property Tax Bill?

As property tax rates go, Atlanta is a much nicer place to be than Philadelphia, according to a new 50-state survey.

The Lincoln Institute and the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence have teamed up for the past four years to produce the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy’s 50…

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Consumer Confidence Dips

Consumer confidence declined a bit in April after increasing in March, according to the results of a new survey from The Conference Board.

The survey gauges consumer confidence based on a number of factors, including appraisals of such things as business conditions and jobs.

According to The Conference Board, the…

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Would You Use Bitcoin?

Bitcoin has emerged as the best-know alternative currency on the planet. Different types of businesses have started accepting it for payment, creating the possibility that Bitcoin will oneday become a mainstream currency option. But who would consider using it?

Born just five years ago as a digital currency launched…

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Women-Owned/Led Companies are Growing Fast

The 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned/led companies around the globe generated $4.9 billion in combined 2013 revenues and collectively employed 22,000 people, according to The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO).

WPO, which produces the list, said that the total combined revenue of the 2014 winning companies grew by…

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