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Facebook will now send encrypted emails to users

Facebook has now introduced support for animated GIFs in the News Feed. According to The Verge, not everyone will be able to avail the functionality immediately as the update is still rolling out. Users will have to paste a link to a GIF hosted on an external website like Giphy, …

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Finance

KFC Breathes New Life Into Colonel Sanders and Vice Versa

Colonel Harland Sanders is back at KFC, hoping to bring back some of the brand’s initial “finger lickin’ good” appeal. The chain’s new marketing strategy features musical commercials, funny videos and even a few online games, and they all star KFC’s iconic founder. If you haven’t seen Sanders around until …

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Finance

10 Fun, Creative Uses for Your Airline Miles

Most of us have a few ways of racking airline miles up, either through credit cards, loyalty clubs or frequent flyer programs. Depending on which way you earn your miles, they can be worth several cents a mile, with a penny a mile being the average. What do you do …

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Finance

How to Successfully Live Under a Homeowners Association

If you buy a condominium, townhouse or single-family home in a newer development, you’re likely to become a member of a community association. About 20 percent of Americans live in a community governed by a condo association, homeowners association or co-op board, according to the Community Associations Institute, which educates …

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Finance

For Boomers, It’s the Retirement Plan That Never Happened

Call it the retirement that never was. The oldest baby boomers are turning 69 years old this year, yet many are still working and have no plans to go anywhere. In 1990 just 12.1 percent of workers were 65 and older; by 2010 more than 16 percent were, according to …

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Finance

5 Financial Milestones You Should Reach by Age 40

Forty may indeed be the new 30, but that doesn’t mean your financial picture should look as young as you feel. Here’s a look at five aspects you need to think seriously about before you blow out 40 candles. 1. Life Insurance If you bought life insurance when you were …

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Finance

5 Times Suze Orman Didn’t Follow Her Own Advice

In the personal finance world, there aren’t many names more divisive than Suze Orman. In fact, even Orman doesn’t always seem to agree with herself, often giving her audience one piece of financial advice and then later suggesting the opposite course of action. “Orman is nothing if not a contradictory …

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Finance

What to Buy in June

If you’re thinking about what to buy in June, take comfort in knowing that the warm weather, wedding season and hurricane season all bring discounts this month. You’ll find sales on things like gym memberships as well as continuing specials on some items that were worth buying in May. Early …

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Finance

Why Your Local Bank Branch May Soon Disappear

Bank branches are disappearing from the financial services landscape, but will they go away entirely? With a 40 percent decline in U.S. bank branches since 1991 and a projected continuing decline of 25 percent by 2018, according to banking industry business intelligence firm FMSI, it’s a fair question to ask. …

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Hibernating Consumers Cast Pall on U.S. Economic Growth

U.S. consumer spending unexpectedly stalled in April as households cut back on purchases of automobiles and continued to boost savings, suggesting the economy was struggling to gain momentum early in the second quarter. But there are signs a rebound from the first-quarter’s slump is under way, with other reports on …

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