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1 year after Equifax breach, Americans think more about ID theft

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Americans may be taking identity theft more seriously one year after the Equifax data breach. In a LendingTree.com survey of roughly 1,000 people, over 90 percent …

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Digital health devices are coming to your home

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Tech tools can give you more control than ever over your sleep, skin care and home remedies. New devices are working their way into the kitchen, the …

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Renovating? Here’s what to consider when planning your budget

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When talking to homeowners about the cost of renovation, you quickly learn that everyone has a story, and most of them are punctuated with a headache. …

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6 hidden costs of being a homeowner

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You’re ready to be a homeowner. You’ve researched homeowner expenses and know the horror stories of furnaces kicking it in the dead of winter and air …

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This simple lunch can cost less than $1 a day

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If you’re tired of shelling out $10 a day or more for a ho-hum lunch at the deli around the corner from your office, you’re in …

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How wireless charging will power your smartphone through thin air

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Imagine being able to charge your smartphone without plugging it in. Imagine a world in which you can sit in a restaurant or wander through an …

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12 ways to save for a new home while renting

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When a good majority of your take-home pay goes to your landlord, it becomes a challenge to muster up the cash for a mortgage and down …

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Strange things you can be fined for in every state

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There are a ton of laws in America — some of them obvious, some of them not so obvious. While in some states you can own …

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7 things your smartphone can save you from buying

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My phone is my personal assistant and my boredom companion. I mean, for how much it cost, it better be. Thank to all the apps out …

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How to deal with a debt collector

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So, you’ve been getting calls from a debt collector. What now? Believe it or not, all hope isn’t lost when an account go to collections. Read …

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19 ways Alexa brings the doctor to you

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Want to ask medical questions whenever you think of them? Alexa can oblige.  There are lots of Alexa Skills that can provide health tips and other information. …

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How do I decide what my car insurance deductible should be?

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If you’ve ever purchased an car insurance policy, you’re probably familiar with the question “and what would you like your deductible to be?” Personally, I want …

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Traveling to Europe? Leave this tech at home

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It can be hard to decide what to pack and what to leave behind. Being away from the United States is pretty fun — you get …

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Everyone ought to have an IRA

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In his classic Broadway musical comedy, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,. Steve Sondheim tells us that “Everybody ought to have a …

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10 ways to save at fine-dining restaurants

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If you consider yourself a bit of a gourmand, but your finances are aligned more closely with pho than foie gras, we have good news. You …

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9 ways Amazon Alexa can help you in the kitchen

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Between playing music, reading the news, sounding morning alarms and playing games, the Amazon Echo smart speaker and its Alexa assistant can be useful all over …

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10 simple things every leader needs to stop doing

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I’ve spent my entire life turning struggling companies around.  After working with dozens of organizations, I’ve begun to see the patterns that led to their challenges. …

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Everything you need to know about Google Smart Displays

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The battle between Amazon and Google for control of your smart home is about to kick up a notch — Google is preparing to sell Smart Displays. These …

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How do student loans affect your credit report?

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The last thing that college students and recent graduates might think about is how their student loans can impact their credit reports in particular and their …

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10 important things to know about the new tax law

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The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act passed in December of last year has drastically changed the United State Tax Code. For tax years 2018 through 2025, when …

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How to make your air conditioning smart with apps and Alexa

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Summer may be winding down, but it’s not over just yet. At GearBrain, our attention is still focused on keeping the smart home cool and comfortable. …

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5 examples of toxic corporate behavior

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Suffering has become a hallmark of the modern workplace. In my work as a coach and consultant, I’ve listened to employees talk about coercion, being forced …

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14 smart home devices to save you money

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As fun as it is to switch lights on with your voice, activate your robotic vacuum cleaner and talk to the postman through a video doorbell, …

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The Google Home starter kit: 6 Google Assistant devices to kickstart your smart home

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If you’ve recently bought a Google Home smart speaker — or the Home Mini or Home Max, for that matter — then you probably know how …

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How to deal with a terrible college roommate

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Your freshman college roommate is often the first and most important relationship you form at school. But it’s a crapshoot. This person might become a lifelong …

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Why electric cars are so expensive, and how the tide will soon turn

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It’s all about the trickle-down effect. A glance at the prices of electric cars will quickly tell you something — they are all expensive. The latest vehicle …

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The best young chef in every state

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Knowing who’s who in the culinary scene can make a big difference when planning a trip or looking for a new favorite restaurant. Watching new chefs …

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Let Google Home help you sleep with these soothing ambient sounds

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At GearBrain we have have already talked about how Alexa and other smart home gadgets like Philips Hue lights can be used to wake you up …

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A beginners guide to disability insurance & pregnancy

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Why do pregnant women need disability insurance? Because complications aren’t as uncommon as you might think – one in four pregnancies have complications that can cause …

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How the WeWork experience is revolutionizing the workplace

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When we consider an office, we traditionally think of it as a physical space: a building or floor in one and the tables, chairs, filing cabinets, …