How to Stop Companies from Collecting and Selling Your Facebook Info

By Brandon Ballenger, MoneyTalksNews.com If you want to keep a secret, don’t put any trace of it online. That’s something ex-CIA director David Petraeus just learned the hard way. But our lives are increasingly digital, and the government recognizes it. In July, Congress asked nine data brokerage firms – including credit reporting agencies – what consumer information […]

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Dirty Money Spends Faster

By Roger Dooley, Forbes Here’s one from the odd-but-true department: we are more likely to spend old, soiled money faster than crisp, new notes. You might object that this makes no sense at all – twenty dollars is twenty dollars, right? If fact, new research from Canadian scientists show that we are more likely to […]

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The Only Housing Markets to Drop This Year

By Alexander E.M. Hess, Samuel Weigley, Michael B. Sauter, 24/7 Wall St. It took several years for the U.S. to start recovering from the housing bust, but it finally is. Prices across the U.S. increased by 7.6% between the third quarter of 2011 and the third quarter of 2012. In 120 of the 149 metropolitan […]

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Veterans Day Freebies

By Cameron Huddleston, Contributing Editor, Kiplinger.com Businesses will honor the men and women who served our country by offering them freebies and discounts on or around Veterans Day. So if you’re a veteran, active-duty or retired military personnel, you don’t want to miss out on the deals listed below. Check back because we’ll be adding […]

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When Should You Take Social Security?

By Allan Roth, CBS MoneyWatch (MoneyWatch) The foremost question for Americans approaching retirement age is when to start collecting Social Security. It’s a complex topic, and personal finance expert Mike Piper does an excellent job of clarifying the decisions in his short book, Social Security Made Simple. Here are three key points to keep in […]

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