Britain May Drop Paper Bills for Plastic Currency
Britain May Drop Paper Bills for Plastic Currency
on September 12, 2013

Would you want to see the U.S. make the switch to plastic money?

Are Car Insurance Companies Illegally Jacking Up Rates?
Are Car Insurance Companies Illegally Jacking Up Rates?
on September 11, 2013

The Consumer Federation of America says insurance companies are discriminating against consumers they think won’t ditch if rates go up for no reason.

Colleges Cash in Their Students for Big Payments From Banks
Colleges Cash in Their Students for Big Payments From Banks
on September 11, 2013

Some banks are paying colleges to help boost the number of students who bank with them.

The 1 Percent Grab Their Biggest Share Since 1928
The 1 Percent Grab Their Biggest Share Since 1928
on September 11, 2013

The wealthiest 10 percent of Americans earned nearly half of all U.S. income last year.

Might Want to Use Your Frequent-Flier Miles Before You Die
Might Want to Use Your Frequent-Flier Miles Before You Die
on September 10, 2013

Several airlines don’t allow them to be transferred, even if you have a great reason for not using them, such as being dead.

Want to Lose Weight? Every Minute Counts
Want to Lose Weight? Every Minute Counts
on September 10, 2013

If you think you don’t have time to exercise, new research might make you feel differently.

How To Make Your Smartphone Battery Last Longer
How To Make Your Smartphone Battery Last Longer
on September 10, 2013

Smartphones can do a lot of stuff at once, but they don’t always need to.

Automatic 18 Percent Tips for Large Parties on the Way Out
Automatic 18 Percent Tips for Large Parties on the Way Out
on September 9, 2013

The IRS is changing the rules on forced tips for big groups, and restaurants might ditch them to avoid tax complications.

Chicken Nuggets: Made in China?
Chicken Nuggets: Made in China?
on September 9, 2013

The USDA is ending a ban on importing processed chicken from China. The products won’t necessarily be labeled as coming from there.

Lightweight Cars May Have Bigger Repair Bills
Lightweight Cars May Have Bigger Repair Bills
on September 9, 2013

Car parts made of lighter materials are often more complicated, or even impossible, to repair.

Study: College Students Worry About Debt, But Not Overdrafts
Study: College Students Worry About Debt, But Not Overdrafts
on September 6, 2013

More than half of college students have a checking account and nearly a quarter have multiple credit cards. But do they know how to use them?

The NSA Can Break Many Forms of Internet Security
The NSA Can Break Many Forms of Internet Security
on September 6, 2013

There’s evidence the NSA can access most online banking, medical and communications records, thanks to exploits that (hopefully) only it knows about.

Teens’ Use of  E-Cigarettes Has Doubled
Teens’ Use of E-Cigarettes Has Doubled
on September 6, 2013

A self-reported survey of middle school and high school students shows the number of users doubled from 2011 to 2012.

Study: Video Game Improves Older People’s Brain Functions
Study: Video Game Improves Older People’s Brain Functions
on September 6, 2013

Specially designed games can train an older brain to remember better and out-multitask a 20-year-old, research suggests.

Why Disputing an Error in Your Credit Report Has Been a Frustrating Experience
Why Disputing an Error in Your Credit Report Has Been a Frustrating Experience
on September 6, 2013

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has warned companies that provide information to credit bureaus that they need to do a better job of investigating mistakes in credit reports.

Same-City Walgreens Locations May Have Huge Price Differences
Same-City Walgreens Locations May Have Huge Price Differences
on September 6, 2013

A study of 3 pharmacy chains found that prices were most inconsistent across Walgreens locations.

Can an Online-Only Bank Meet All of Your Banking Needs?
Can an Online-Only Bank Meet All of Your Banking Needs?
on September 4, 2013

Some banks operate exclusively on the Internet. Does that mean they’re less reliable than the brick-and-mortar names you know?

What Google Glass Can and Can’t Do
What Google Glass Can and Can’t Do
on September 4, 2013

So how does this wearable computer stuff actually work? Can it recognize photos? Does it record everything?

Has Smartphone Culture Gone Too Far?
Has Smartphone Culture Gone Too Far?
on September 4, 2013

People seem to use their smartphones everywhere these days: In bed, during movies, at dinner. Is it too much? And will it ever stop?

Walgreens Sued for Alleged Deceptive Pricing
Walgreens Sued for Alleged Deceptive Pricing
on September 3, 2013

Missouri’s attorney general has sued the pharmacy company over inaccurate display prices. Have you been overcharged at Walgreens?

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