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Cashing in on Unused Gift Cards

Cashing in on Unused Gift Cards

If you got a gift card (or three) over the holidays, you may become one of the 79% of people who say they have unused gift cards. There is, however, a way to turn that card into cash.

It’s called a card exchange: an online marketplace where people can…

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Working Over the Holidays?

Working Over the Holidays?

Will you be working right up until through the 24th? How about the week between Christmas and New Year? It seems that only a minority of us will have a long, continuous, carefree holiday.

Staffing firm Robert Half recently surveyed workers from around the U.S., and found that 59…

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Deck the Halls, with $25 Billion

Deck the Halls, with $25 Billion

Americans spent around $24.5 billion in the nation’s department stores in December 2014, according to some figures compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau.

That staggering figure represented an increase of 41.2% from the November of that year, when retail sales were estimated at $17.3 billion…

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Happy Birthday, Internet!

Happy Birthday, Internet!

You might have missed the celebrations this past weekend – what with Halloween parties happening – but last Friday was 46th birthday of a relatively new friend – the Internet.

It was on October 30, 1969 that the first connection was made on what would become the Internet.

As many of you know…

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Americans Are Using Retirement Savings to Cover Emergencies

Americans Are Using Retirement Savings to Cover Emergencies

A lot has been written about how so few Americans are really prepared for retirement. We usually see this expressed as a lack of adequate savings, but there’s another side to the coin.

In fact, many Americans do save for retirement, then find themselves using these funds well short…

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