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What we’re scared of…and what we SHOULD be.

#1 Fear of flying (Aerophobia).
Getting in a passenger aircraft and taking off leads the list of our fears, but is it warranted? Not really – estimates show that about 1,300 people die in plane crashes every year, but when you consider the hundreds of millions of people who fly, the odds are a relatively safe 11,000 to 1, which is much better than your chances on the roads!

Interestingly enough, about 95% of people who do suffer a plane crash ...

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Which city ranks highest for average credit card debt compared to income?

Which city in the U.S. is the most burdened with credit card debt? A new poll by CreditCards.com reveals just that, assessing the debt burden of the top 25 metropolitan areas. But the discussion goes further than just which city has the highest average credit card debt because a big factor in the study’s rankings include the median income in the area, showing the true disparity between debt and earnings. It also tabulates how many months it would take to ...

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Americans are now working more hours than any country in the world.

In 1930, the iconic economist John Maynard Keynes floated some startling predictions about what the future of employment would look like. Keynes believed that we’d soon only be working an average of 15 hours every week, thanks to growing technology and industrialization.

His assertion was backed up by evolutionary biologist Julian Huxley, who calculated we’d only have to work two days every week in the future. In fact, they thought our time would be so liberated from industry and open to ...

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When people have questions, and they search online a whole lot these days, and financial inquiries are no different. In fact, Google, the world’s largest search engine, accounting for 88.96% of all search traffic, gets 40,000 search queries EVERY SECOND on any given day. That tallies up to about 3.5 billion Google searches per day or 1.2 trillion every year. And while Google may dominate the search business, it’s by no means the only game in town. Bing is the second largest search engine with 8.02% of all traffic and Yahoo is next with 2.26%. However, in Yahoo’s case, it also receives a high volume of questions about financial and money matters because of its popular site, Yahoo Finance. So with decided to count all of those searches one by one to figure out the top 10 searched questions about finances and money. Ok, so our research was easier than that - we just Googled it- but we came up with some pretty interesting – and entertaining – answers. And while we don’t endeavor to answer these questions here, we will add some side notes about their popularity or creditability or whatever strikes us.

The 10 most popular search engine queries about finance and money (and the 10 craziest!)

When people have questions, and they search online a whole lot these days, and financial inquiries are no different. In fact, Google, the world’s largest search engine, accounting for 88.96% of all search traffic, gets 40,000 search queries EVERY SECOND on any given day. That tallies up to about 3.5 billion Google searches per day or 1.2 trillion every year. And while Google may dominate the search business, it’s by no means the only game in town. Bing is the ...

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Was the shutdown of the New York Stock Exchange a coincidence, or cyber-HACK?

The official word is that it was just an untimely “coincidence,” yet others believe that the early July technical glitch that caused the New York Stock Exchange to shut down for three hours was far more than that – either cyber terrorism or a cyber hack.

Here are the facts we can count on: On Wednesday, July 8th at 11:32 a.m. ET, the New York Stock Exchange – the world’s biggest financial exchange both in volume and total dollar trading, valued ...

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Everything you need to know about the 2015 California State Fair at Cal Expo.

Every year, during the scorching dog days of the summer in Sacramento, the California State Fair comes to town, providing plenty of entertainment, live music, rides and games, and good eats for the whole family. And for 17 days starting July 10th until the 26th, the California State Fair will celebrate its 162nd season, with an expected 750,000 people coming out to celebrate.

History:
The California State Fair may have grown into one of the most popular events in America ...

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7 Habits to build a great credit score.

Keeping a great credit score is the best way to save money on your mortgage, car loan, credit cards, and other interest rates, but it takes responsible financial choices with money, credit, and debt to achieve that. As FICO scores range from 300-850, with 680 considered good and above 720 excellent, it’s important to understand these seven habits that will increase your credit score and improve your finances over time.

1. Get your financial house in order.
The first step to ...

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