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Hollywood Gender Gap in Oscar Nominees’ Net Worth

By , February 24th, 2018

In recent months, female celebrities have spoken out about the gender pay gap in Hollywood, and it’s easy to see why they’ve got a legitimate beef — just look at the finances of this year’s Oscar nominees. Note that the statistics on this year’s Oscar nominees for Best Actor and Best Actress were more consistently […]


Why Are Investors Worried About Inflation?

By , February 23rd, 2018

Over the past month we’ve had a series of economic announcements signaling that inflation is speeding up¬†and the markets have gone down following each of them.¬† Why? These pronouncements suggest inflation is accelerating toward a potentially unhealthy level, where the dollar loses value, and the markets become more turbulent. Investors Worried About Inflation This week, […]


Beware of Free Trial Offers That Actually Cost Money

By , February 22nd, 2018

Some things are too good to be true — like free trial offers. The Federal Trade Commission has warned that some of these promotions turn out to be anything but free. These companies actually bill your credit card right away. You’re¬†actually signing up for a monthly subscription when you say “yes” to the trial. The […]


Beware of Fraudulent Tax Return Scams

By , February 19th, 2018

Fraudulent tax return scams are soaring, but filing your tax return as early as possible might save you from becoming a victim. The IRS¬†issued its second¬†warning¬†of the season about hackers stealing people’s refunds, or at least trying to. Unfortunately, the number of potential victims has been soaring, buffeted by attacks aimed¬†at all levels of the […]


Which Presidents Day Sales Have the Best Prices?

By , February 18th, 2018

Although most people are grateful just for the opportunity to have an extra day off work on Presidents Day, the three-day weekend tends to have a lot of good sales — real opportunities to save money, not just hype. Retail industry insiders concur that this one of the best times of the year to a […]


What’s Open and Closed on Valentine’s Day 2018

By , February 14th, 2018

What’s open Valentine’s Day depends on what year it is. You’re in luck for 2018: Everything is open. You’re wise to research whether things might be closed on V-Day because when the holiday falls closer to the weekend, it may overlap with President’s Day, or be close enough to that date for there to be […]


How To Win the Albertsons Monopoly Game in 2018

By , February 12th, 2018

Attention, shoppers: It’s not impossible to win the¬†Albertsons Monopoly game in 2018. Indeed, some shoppers are already boasting that they have all the basic tickets for 2018 — that’s what posts say in online forums, where people are trading in order to increase their chances of winning. Although the odds of actually winning the Grand […]


FREE Albertsons Monopoly Game Pieces — Claim Yours!

By , February 12th, 2018

You read that correctly: FREE Albertsons Monopoly game pieces! There three ways to score them without having to shop at any store affiliated with Albertsons, and all are well worth the added effort, since they will save from having to make a lot of trips to the store, since any size purchase gets you a […]


Volatile Market, Correction, Flash Crash — What the Hell Is Going On?

By , February 7th, 2018

Volatile market got you down? Remember not to trade on emotion. Before you lift that trigger finger, just stop. Have a seat. Or stay where you are. Don’t make any sudden moves. Even if you have an account at a robo-advisor,¬†you’re probably not being moved anywhere (yet).¬†Because even the robos (as they’re called) only make […]


Costco Roses Are Red, Are They Cheaper Too?

By , February 5th, 2018

Roses are red, sometimes a $1 apiece. You just have to buy more than a dozen to get them that cheap. The smallest lot you can buy to score that price per flower appears to have¬† jumped from Costco to ProFlowers¬†— although once you pay the florist’s shipping and handling, it’s not as cheap as […]

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