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Encouraging Teens to be Entrepreuners

By | November 14th, 2017|Categories: Econo-YOU, Mom-o-nomics|

Most of parents would be happy to encourage our teens' interests entrepreneurship, but according to a new study conducted for Junior Achievement and EY, our teens are not particularly interested. over 88 percent of parents are on board to raise kids who start businesses, but only 30 percent of these kids say they'd be willing to [...]

Stop Thinking Your Wife Overspends

By | November 7th, 2017|Categories: Random|

Perhaps your husband doesn't think you spend too much money, but rather he spends a lot of time complaining about your purchases, well, it might be more than your trips to the mall that are at stake. New research from Brigham Young University and Kansas State University have found that marital problems and conflict are mostly [...]

Tying Money to Self-Esteem is Miserable

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: Random|

Pictured here: people who don't really think they're great. No one thinks they're so great because they're so rich - in fact, it's actually just the opposite if you believe new research from University of Buffalo. In this study, professors prove that basing our self-esteem on our bank accounts actually makes us pretty darn [...]

What Would You Do With A Billion Dollars?

By | October 7th, 2017|Categories: Random|

What would you do with a billion dollars? Well, NJ Online Casinos - perhaps in a bid to lure us to the  blackjack tables - conducted a survey asking us what we would do if we suddenly came into that type of cash. It's no surprise - particularly if you've ever attended a cocktail party or [...]

Apps to Stop Robocalls (for real!)

By | October 2nd, 2017|Categories: Random|

Well, in a move that turns the tables on annoying robocalls: we can refuse them with a technology similar to the one that launches them. The Federal Trade Commission (a U.S. government in place to protect consumers) directs us to this site offering downloads that can stop unwanted and automated calls. It also gives you links to [...]

Buy Housekeeping, Get Happiness

By | September 26th, 2017|Categories: Mom-o-nomics, Random|

Alright people: stop shopping for designer items and start paying a housekeeper. Harvard scientists, who have finally turned their attention to the useful and salient matter of freeing up my mornings, have found that if we pay someone to do our annoying chores (basically, if we buy ourselves extra time) we will be more satisfied with [...]

New Bouncer Seat Safety Won’t Alone Save Your Baby

By | September 19th, 2017|Categories: Random|

New bouncer seat safety standards can't save your baby, only you can. Babies are cracking their skulls and suffocating death in infant bouncer seats. Why? Because we, their parents, are not following the instructions on the box. The government just created a new rule for manufacturers: place a label with very clear instructions to [...]

The Sickening Cost of Healthy Suppliments

By | September 5th, 2017|Categories: Random|

This kind of healthy remedy can kill you. Browsing the shelves, you'll find supplements promising to make you thinner, improve your memory or alleviate that nagging joint pain. Never could you possibly imagine a better use for your $40. A mere pittance, you'll likely think, in exchange for ridding yourself of the one indisposition [...]

Tech Support Scam to Return $10 Million to Customers

By | August 28th, 2017|Categories: Econo-YOU|

Did you fall for a tech support scam? If Advanced Tech Support or Inbound Call Experts pressured you into buying technical support services, you might be entitled to a piece of the $10 million a court just ordered the company to pay. The trick involved partnerships with software developers and also online ads, search results, and [...]

Dorm Decor for Less Money

By | August 18th, 2017|Categories: School & Money|

You don't need to spend hundreds of dollars decorating a dorm room. Ah, college; the most expensive and important investment we'll make in our kids. We save, we borrow, we - wait what? - have to decorate their dorm rooms? Not to worry, these homework (yeah right) haves are supposed to be creative, eclectic [...]