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Got $20 million lying around? You can afford one of these amazing ‘smart homes

If I ever hit the lottery, the first thing I’m planning to do is pay off my student loans. After that, I’m buying a cool house – preferably one that looks like this: This swanky Brooklyn home is on the … Continue reading

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Can PayPal overtake banks?

TheStreet features an interesting article today about how PayPal may be on track to become the country’s go-to bank – taking financial business away from traditional banks. The convenience, ease and customer-focused nature of PayPal is what TheStreet says is … Continue reading

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J.C. Penney starts adding more sales

After abysmal first quarter numbers, J.C. Penney is adding more sales to its promotional calendar. When unveiling the recent store and pricing system overhauls, the chain announced that sales would be only on the first and third Fridays of the … Continue reading

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Mild winter may lead to mild summer spending

If there’s one thing that gets retailers fired up it’s the weather. The ways of the winds often dictate what people will spend and when, according to industry analysts. So after this mild – some would say downright warm – … Continue reading

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Dealing with high gas prices

Yesterday, I talked about my reaction to $3.93 per gallon gasoline but how we might be close to the end of the skyrocketing prices. I figured I am spending about $7 per week more now on gas than I was … Continue reading

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Gallup poll finds average price to force major changes

The majority of Americans will make “major changes” once gas hits $5.30 to $5.35 per gallon, according to a new Gallup poll. Respondents were asked at what point gas prices would force “significant cutbacks in your spending in other areas” … Continue reading

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While others grab new iPad, bargain hunter scrambles for “old” one

Well, it’s the day so many tech geeks have waited for: Apple unveiled its newest iPad Wednesday which now comes with a high-definition display and a new chip with four processing cores. Fancy. But while others are scrambling to get … Continue reading

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Today Show segment reenforces gas price discussion

This morning on the Today Show, gas prices were a hot topic of discussion – with a variety of reasons, including refinery closures on the East Coast, contributing to soaring gas prices. Here’s their segment: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, … Continue reading

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Valentines Day spending, by the numbers

It’s Valentines Day, which means chocolates, flowers and some serious spending. The National Retail Foundation has compiled some data about the holiday of love: $126.03: The average amount of money a person celebrating the holiday will spend this year. $17.6 … Continue reading

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