Era Of Free Or Cheap Shipping May Be Over

Posted by Richard on August 17, 2022

Could the days of free and low-cost shipping be coming to an end? For several years now, consumers have been able to rely on Amazon and its Prime program, which offers free and fast delivery, among other things. Other companies have also boasted free and low-cost delivery, but with rising fuel and labor costs, we […]

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Into The Metaverse: The Virtual Future

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If you follow tech news, you may have heard the term metaverse tossed around in recent months. In October 2021, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram rebranded itself as Meta. Meanwhile, other companies, big and small, have been pouring investments into the metaverse. Wondering what that means? Let’s dig in. The metaverse was first […]

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Apple Makes A Big Leap Into The Finance Industry

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Apple’s newly designed MacBook Air stole the show at the annual Apple Worldwide Developers Conference (AWDC) back in June, but the most important announcement may have been Apple’s intention to get directly involved in finance and lending with Apple Pay Later. The tech giant already runs a payment platform called Apple Pay, which allows users […]

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Deflating Spending Amid High Inflation

Posted by Richard on July 14, 2022

Prices keep going up, up, up. Between the time it took us to write this article and you got a chance to read it, prices may have climbed another few percent. Such are the times, but we have some tips for saving money and trimming spending. Ultimately, if you want to save money, especially amid […]

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Credit Reporting Changes In July

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Anyone who has struggled to pay off medical bills will get a boost this July as medical credit reporting changes. Among the changes announced by all three major credit reporting agencies (Equifax, Experian, Transunion): * Old medical bills that have been paid will no longer appear on credit reports. Medical debt is currently reported for […]

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How To Deal With Customer Service

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The current tech support landscape functions on the principle of no gain without pain. Customers face a flurry of phone choices before they get help. If you do get a human, here is how to have the best interaction with tech support: 1. Before you call: Restart your computer. After restart, make sure you have […]

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Sellers Still Getting Big Prices, But Demand Dips

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Nationwide, the red-hot real estate market is losing a bit of its blush as the pressure of inflation and higher interest rates mean fewer buyers are looking for homes. It’s not bad news, since homes are still selling briskly throughout the country at higher prices. Most homes remained on the market for less than a […]

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Here’s Why Diversification Is Important In Investing

Posted by Richard on June 9, 2022

Diversify. Diversify. Diversify. Study investing and “diversification” ranks among the most common terms tossed around. Indeed, the first bit of advice many professional investors offer newbies is to diversify their investment portfolio. So what makes diversification such an important concept? Let’s dig in. First, diversification means spreading your investments across different assets. This can mean […]

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What If The Perfect Home Is Pending?

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It happens a lot — you see a great home, but there is a big ‘Pending’ sign on it, or maybe the home is labeled ‘Contingent.’ Are you out of luck? Probably. But there is some hope, especially on a contingent property. A pending transaction means that the home sale is far along. The home […]

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Could So Many Streaming Services Fuel Piracy?

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Back in 2007, Netflix started offering what was then a novel service: Videos streamed directly to your PC or television. Up until then, if you wanted to watch a movie at home, you usually had to get into the car and run down to Blockbuster for physical copy. The success of Netflix spurred lots of […]

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