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While the Dow Jones does its best impression of a roller coaster, some economists are hailing new data as a strong indicator of a healthy economy overall. Since 2011, the number of bankruptcies filed in the United States has been cut in half. The number of...

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The Cost of a Wedding Can Range From Fair to Ridiculous

It’s almost wedding season, and that means pockets are emptying and stress is building for many American couples. According to ATTN:, the average wedding now costs more than $30,000; in 2012, receptions alone averaged out to $13,106 in cost, and now that number is only going up. Today, if couples really want to splurge, there certainly are various “ridiculous” wedding expenses they might incur. Jen Glantz, a writer and bridesmaid-for-hire, told CNBC that she noticed a “lack of a person who is designated for the bride and her personal needs.” Gantz thought she could lend some assistance to brides and bridesmaids, but the costs can run as high as $2,000. Another,...

The Cost of a Wedding Can Range From Fair to Ridiculous

It’s almost wedding season, and that means pockets are emptying and stress is building for many American couples. According to ATTN:, the average wedding now costs more than $30,000; in 2012, receptions alone averaged out to $13,106 in cost, and now that number is only going up. Today, if couples really want to splurge, there certainly are various “ridiculous” wedding expenses they might incur. Jen Glantz, a writer and bridesmaid-for-hire, told CNBC that she noticed a “lack of a person who is designated for the bride and her personal needs.” Gantz thought she could lend some assistance to brides and bridesmaids, but the costs can run as high as $2,000. Another, perhaps more over the top, wedding expense can end up costing you $3,000 for a single photograph....

The Pharmaceutical Market Took a Large Hit After Valeant Shares Fell

On Tuesday, shares for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. fell about 50% after the 2016 forecast was cut. Valeant experienced an unsuccessful fourth quarter, and shareholders worry they will not reach some of their debt agreements in time. According to the Financial...

West Coast Prepares for El Nino with Some Help from Roofers

Board up the windows and batten down the hatches — El Nino is on its way to the West Coast. At least that’s what the National Weather Service is calling for. A local CBS San Francisco Bay Area affiliate, KPIX 5, reported Monday they are placing the chance...

Need Good Financial News? Number of New Bankruptcies Plunges

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While the Dow Jones does its best impression of a roller coaster, some economists are hailing new data as a strong indicator of a healthy economy overall. Since 2011, the number of bankruptcies filed...

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China’s Online Money Market Funds Are In Trouble

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China’s economy is facing a huge challenge. The online money market funds that rolled in 2013 were supposed to shake up the Asian nation’s banking industry, but now the returns have sharply fallen. Money market funds are investments made for the purpose of earning interest, while maintaining a net asset value of $1 per share. They’re safe,...

The Greek Stock Market Just Opened After 5 Weeks of Silence — And It’s Still One Big Mess

The Athens Stock Exchange had only been open for a matter of minutes after its five week hiatus before investors began breaking down into tears as their stocks plummeted. According to USA Today and Newsweek, the Greek stock market fell...

Are Millennials Being Priced Out Of The American Dream?

To rent, or not to rent? For many Millennials, that is definitely not the question. Many young Americans are more likely to ask, “To pay my student loans, or not?” Since the Postwar years of the 1950s, homeownership has always...

MetLife Introduces First Longevity Annuity for Its Clients’ Retirements

On Monday, July 20, insurance giant MetLife revealed its first longevity annuity for individuals’ retirement accounts, making it the latest firm to take advantage of new rules that allow plan beneficiaries to use insurance products. According...

Which Brands Reign Supreme Among Social Media Users? The Answer May Surprise You

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L’Oreal, Dove, Nivea and Chanel are the most coveted brands — on social media, that is. According to a new survey, these four brands are the most likely to be recommended by social...

Girls’ Self-Esteem is Boosted by Running Program

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For many parents, getting children to be more active is a chore, especially when kids prefer to watch TV, play video games, or read books inside. To combat their children’s sedentary lifestyles,...

Seattle Dog Recognizes the Benefits of Public Transit; Takes Herself to the Dog Park on Bus Line

Gas prices have now fallen below $2 per gallon in states across the country, hitting $1.95 in some cities on the West Coast. Although many people are probably taking advantage of the cheap prices at the...

New Study Finds That Getting More Sleep Means Needing Less Sick Leave

It’s long been known that adults require approximately hours of sleep every night, but a new study published in the medical journal Sleep gives a new reason to get all 40 winks — employees...

New Vehicle Technology Leads to New Problems

We are just beginning to accept “smart cars,” and now we could be living in “smart cities.” As reported in Reuters, the U.S. Transportation Department is beginning a project to...

How Tado’s New Smart Thermostat Could Slash Your Energy Bills

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There are few things we Americans love more than air conditioning. Air conditioners provide an essential respite from the sweltering heat of summer, helping us stay cool and comfortable no matter what...

Recent Report Shows Increase in EMV Security

According to a recent report, more merchants are installing EMV card readers to reduce liability to their businesses from fraudulent transactions. This is beneficial to the consumers because it increases...

Online Business Booms Despite Predictions of Increased Identity Theft and Fraud, Report Finds

Current trends indicate that consumers in the U.S. will spend nearly $370 billion online by 2017. However, even though business may be booming, new research also indicates that the dangers of online card...