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Ken Payne
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There are many companies who will offer to monitor your credit for a monthly fee. They offer a variety of services, but it can be very costly when you add it up over the course of a year. Freezing your credit is one of the best ways to protect yourself. With frozen credit, it's extremely...
Ken Payne
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Many people these days automatically shop at Amazon, Ebay or other familiar online stores, because overall they tend to have decent deals. Often times not only can you save money elsewhere online, you can do so from stores with good return policies and a great online reputation. I've put...
Ken Payne
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Smartphones are expensive, including all but the lowest end starter phones. And unfortunately, we break them.... a lot! Statistically, 45% of people will break their smartphone, with the average being just 10 weeks after purchasing it. Sure, there are padded cases we can buy, and many...
Ken Payne
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Pharmaceutical company Mylan has taken a great deal of heat this year for an over 400% price increase in the price of their EpiPen product. This potentially life-saving medication for allergic reactions sells for $600+ in the USA. Mylan's CEO has defended the price increases due to spending for...
Ken Payne
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I have to admit, Amazon's Prime membership often dissuades me from looking elsewhere. After all, why spend 30 minutes searching the Internet to save a couple of bucks when I can buy at Amazon with what is usually a very good price and have it at my doorstep in two days? I've been an Amazon...
Ken Payne
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Advances in the past few years have put more of what we do with computers in the "cloud". The cloud means data and processing are offloaded to servers on the Internet or internal server in a corporate environment. Picture storage, email, music and much more are now stored in the cloud. This...
Ken Payne
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One area many people spend too much money on is Internet access. The thinking is faster is better, right? Not always. Unless you're in the habit of downloading huge files like Bluerays, 4K videos and the like, speeds over about 15-20 Mbps are usually overkill. The typical person uses their...
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