Social Security benefits: 5 ways to increase your retirement checks

31st May 2019

When it comes to preparing for a financially comfortable retirement Opens a New Window. , you’re going to have to plan ahead Opens a New Window. . It’s important to take advantage of your Social Security benefits Opens a New Window. , specifically. In order to boost your retirement income Opens a New Window. , you don’t want to collect too early or make any major life decisions without considering…

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Having Your ID Scanned at Bars Sucks For Your Privacy

31st May 2019

We’ve all been there—maybe you’ve had a little too much to drink and a bouncer is questioning your balance as they scan your ID. Unfortunately, at least in some cities in the U.S., a simple interaction with a bouncer gone wrong can mean you’re booted from bars all over town; as first reported by OneZero, at least one ID-scanner company is taking private data of bargoers without their knowledge or…

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42 Million Dating App Records Exposed Online, Leaking User IP Addresses and Location Data

30th May 2019

A database containing records of tens of millions of users of various dating apps has been found publicly accessible, according to a researcher who says it remains unclear who amassed the data. In a blog Wednesday, security researcher Jeremiah Fowler said he discovered the database and that it was not protected by so much as a password. The 42.5 million records, which appeared to belong to multiple apps, were stored…

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Hollywood is quietly using AI to help decide which movies to make

29th May 2019

The film world is full of intriguing what-ifs. Will Smith famously turned down the role of Neo in The Matrix. Nicolas Cage was cast as the lead in Tim Burton’s Superman Lives, but he only had time to try on the costume before the film was canned. Actors and directors are forever glancing off projects that never get made or that get made by someone else, and fans are left…

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Parents with college students making this dangerous mistake, financial expert says

29th May 2019

It’s graduation season again. As college Opens a New Window. students graduate, they walk across the stage to pick up their diplomas and then walk right back home to mom and dad’s house. More than one third of young adults between ages 18 and 34 lived at home in 2015, up from 26 percent in 2005, according to census data. Many parents don’t charge rent to their returning progeny, but…

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5 ways to cut your 2019 tax bill now

28th May 2019

Congrats. You filed your 2018 tax return. But don’t stuff it in a file cabinet just yet. Instead, look it over to uncover steps you can take right now to lower your 2019 tax bill. The IRS revised the withholding table early in 2018 which resulted in less withholding for most taxpayers and consequently smaller refunds or even balances due at tax time, says Robert Westley, a CPA and member…

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Memorial Day deal for veterans in June: Free dental service

28th May 2019

Each Memorial Day, millions of Americans remember and commemorate the brave service members Opens a New Window. who died while serving our country in the United States Armed Forces. But how can we honor the veterans who live among us, especially those who may be struggling financially Opens a New Window. or dealing with health issues that make it difficult for them to overcome the rigors they face daily? The…

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Playing The Lottery: The Big Mistake Most Winners Make

27th May 2019

Every year, millions of people play the lottery, handing over their hard-earned money to try to get rich in the quickest way possible. With multistate lotteries like Powerball and Mega Millions offering prizes that are often in the hundreds of millions and have sometimes topped the billion-dollar mark, nearly all lottery winners find their way into the spotlight. Why most people say you should take the lump sum To understand…

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Forget foam. This fluid-filled helmet mimics your brain to protect your head

27th May 2019

In recent years one of the most important areas of research in the field of sports medicine has been the effects of head trauma on the health of an athlete. Research indicates that while a sudden, sharp strike to the skull can cause serious damage to the brain, frequent smaller impacts can cause as much or more trauma when repeated over time. Left unchecked, this can lead to memory loss,…

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Amazon brings voice announcements to all Alexa devices

25th May 2019

Amazon today said voice announcements that turn smart speakers into something like a home intercom system can now be made with third-party devices that use Alexa Voice Service. The move makes announcements available for a number of devices like Facebook’s Portal and smart speakers and soundbars from companies like Bose and Sonos. Announcements are one-way voice messages that can be sent to Echo speakers so you can say things like…

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How to Change Your Primary Shipping & Billing Addresses on PayPal to Avoid Purchasing Mishaps

25th May 2019

Whenever you move into a new home, whether that’s a house or apartment, changing addresses on all your online accounts is one of the most monotonous tasks that needs to be done. It’s even more tedious when you have to update both shipping and billing addresses. But it’s necessary, and if you regularly use PayPal, it’ll be one of the first places you’ll want to update. Why is it important to…

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