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Ken Payne
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I often read online how Millenials are angry about being sold a bill of goods when it comes to education and the job market. Society told them to get a student loan, get a degree and then they will get a good paying job after they earn their degree. Unfortunately, many entered the job market...
Ken Payne
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Amazon has introduced a new feature for Prime members. You will 2% cash back on items you purchase with a debit card versus other payment methods. There are some caveats to this. First, you must link your bank account to Amazon, and for fraud protection, they'll need a copy of your driver's...
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Many people don't know this, but if you paid for overnight shipping, and often in the case of Prime 2 day shipping.... if the package arrives late you can get your Prime membership extended by a month. Complain to Amazon customer service, express your displeasure and ask for either a shipping...
Ken Payne
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As a libertarian who didn't vote for Trump, I have no need or desire to defend Donald Trump and many the things he has said. So this blog entry is not coming from the point of view of a defensive Trump supporter. This election and the preceding election season has opened many people's eyes about...
Vanessa Wilson
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As consumers, we’ve become conditioned to expect certain things, such as the largest bottle of apple juice to come with the lowest cost per ounce, or Black Friday to come with the best prices. We took a look at this in a more in-depth article last season and found out that Black Friday may not...
Vanessa Wilson
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The city I live in has five or six, and whenever I’m close to one of my favorites (I have 3) I make it a point to stop in. My last trip out, I bought a beautiful handbag for $55. If it’s authentic Gucci, and I have no reason to think it isn’t, it was a great deal. If it isn’t Gucci, it’s still a...
Vanessa Wilson
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A few moments ago I posted about paying for Student Loan Forgiveness services, along with a link that did not show up. Here is the link for the federal government’s Student Loan Forgiveness Page: https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation
Vanessa Wilson
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In the wake of several recent FTC complaints and lawsuits against for-profit colleges such as ITT, DeVry/Keller, and the Corinthian Colleges, opportunistic companies and scammers alike have seen a way to cash in on the situation. Both legitimate companies and fraudsters are contacting former...
Ken Payne
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I bet most of us could use an extra $700 per year, especially if we didn't have to work for it! With a few simple changes you can save this amount or more, without any major impact to your lifestyle. Tip #1 - Turn down the brightness on your HDTV. TVs are shipped from the manufacturer with...
Vanessa Wilson
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By now most of you have heard about the problems with the Galaxy Note 7’s exploding battery. The FAA (Federal Aviation Authority) has asked owners of the smartphone to avoid using or charging the phone while travelling by plane, and to avoid travelling with the phone in checked baggage as well...
Vanessa Wilson
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There’s been a bit of discussion lately over the size of a typical grocery store receipt. The late-night comedians have had a heck of a time with it, and most of the criticism is probably well-deserved. After all, when a single item generates a receipt as long as your arm, someone is bound to...
Vanessa Wilson
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The sports community is all abuzz over Colin Kaepernick, the San Francisco 49’ers quarterback who won’t stand up for the national anthem because he doesn’t approve of how minorities are allegedly treated in this country. To be clear, I applaud anyone who takes a stand for what they feel is...
Vanessa Wilson
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Our home was built in the late 1990’s, and like many older homes, it was equipped with an analog thermostat to control the AC and furnace. Ours required me to slide the adjuster all the way up to 90 degrees before the furnace would turn on. When it got too hot in the room I had to slide it back...
Vanessa Wilson
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I’m sure many of you are far ahead of me in your holiday shopping, but this is about the time of year I always begin thinking of just what to get everyone. I always end up remembering the best gift I’ve ever received. It wasn’t a physical gift at all, but an experience. One of my siblings...
Vanessa Wilson
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Hack Reactor, a San Francisco based technology educator, has begun to fast-track students in computer coding. We told you about a few careers that do not require a college degree, but this one wasn’t out there yet. Software engineers average a starting salary of about $105,000 a year, so this...
Vanessa Wilson
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If I could, I would like to offer some well-meaning advice, a couple of apologies, and a simple request. The Advice: • I envy your ability to handle technology at any level, especially when it comes to texting. But the outside world is pretty cool too, and too much of anything—including...
Vanessa Wilson
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When Napoleon Bonaparte is said to have argued with Robert Fuller over the possibility of using an internal combustion engine to power a ship, the idea must have seemed quite foreign and strange to all but the most imaginative. “What Sir, you would make a ship sail against the wind and currents...
Vanessa Wilson
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For at least the last couple of years, our local power company has sponsored several initiatives to curb our energy consumption. They’ve produced brochures and television commercials showing us how to reduce our energy usage, encouraged us to insulate our homes, promoted the use of CFL bulbs...
Ken Payne
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There is one thing in life we can never get back and that is time. But since money doesn't naturally appear without some effort (usually), we sometimes trade time for money in order to save money. For instance I change the oil myself on my vehicles, rather than paying a premium to have...
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