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Why Some Countries Have Higher Interest Rates

29 March 2014

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Countries With High Interest Rates As the chart below indicates, some countries have very high bank interest rates. While money invested in a Canadian bank may only earn 1% interest, that same money could earn 12% interest in Nigeria. So, why don’t people invest all their money in foreign banks? This article briefly explains the […]

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Tax advice for the tech sector

5 March 2014

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When one of the US’s Founding Fathers, Benjamin Franklin, stated: “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes”, he was coining a truism that has echoed throughout the centuries and will probably remain constant until the end of society as we know it. The vast majority of those in […]

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One Coin for All of Your Cards – Universal Digital Card Device

24 November 2013

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Coin is a credit-card size device similar to the Proteân Echo that retains multiple cards in its memory. As of November 2013, it’s currently in the crowd-source funding phase, but is reported for availability in 2014. There are many card storage apps for the iPhone and other mobile devices. These will keep track of your card […]

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First Time Job, First Time Budget – Financial Planning for Recent College Graduates

25 October 2013

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As a recent college grad with your first full-time job, the cards might seem stacked against you. If you’re like the average graduate, your student loan debt is around $24,000, if not more, according to American Student Assistance. High levels of debt are part of the reason why the net worth of young people is […]

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Made in the USA, Assembled in the USA, Engineered in the USA

12 September 2013

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The Shop Locally Trend There has been a recent resurgence of consumer demand for locally sourced, assembled, engineered, and manufactured products and services. So, we’re increasingly seeing companies proudly proclaim their products are “Made in the USA” or “Assembled in the USA” or “Engineered in the USA.” There is now a Made in USA brand […]

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Ally Bank – Online Banking and High Interest Rate Savings

3 January 2013

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Finance Summary It’s helpful to have at least two financial institutions for your banking needs. You may choose to work with a local bank for personalized local service. However, for additional features, services, and possibly better interest rates on investments you may want to create an account with an online bank such as Ally Bank. […]

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NeatReceipts Document Imaging and Synchronized Digital Filing System in the Cloud

25 October 2012

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Summary. The Neat Company has introduced cloud document imaging storage and synchronization for their NeatReceipts software and scanner system. Benefits. Like other scanning systems, NeatReceipts uses OCR to create searchable PDF files of scanned images, and NeatReceipts can convert scanned business cards into digital entries in your computer’s address book. What makes NeatReceipts unique is […]

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Simpler Living Consultant – Larry Barsh

17 September 2012

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17 September 2012 Friends of Smaller and Simpler Living, The small house movement has an abundance of plans for building smaller homes. At this point, for most people, the challenge of downsizing isn’t an architectural one, but an internal one. A transition toward simpler living, whether by choice or circumstance, challenges us at every level: […]

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Mass Incarceration – PBS Special on Religion & Ethics

8 September 2012

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Watch Mass Incarceration on PBS. See more from Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly. DEBORAH POTTER (Correspondent): At first glance, the Front Porch Cafe could be any neighborhood coffee shop. But the make-shift kitchen isn’t quite up to par, and those guys at the grill aren’t your typical cooks. JON SCYOC (Former Inmate): I actually have a small felony […]

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Aljazeera Report on Education, Culture, Lifestyle, Economy, Housing, and Employment in China

8 September 2012

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This is a common story for young people in countries and cities around the world seeking employment and hoping to create a better life. Description: Many young Chinese are losing faith in China’s economic miracle. Even though the country is poised to overtake the US in the next decade as the world’s largest, fewer Chinese […]

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Iowa City is a Zipcar.com Location

24 August 2012

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In August of 2012, Iowa City became a Zipcar.com location. For about $25 per year, you can be a member of the Zipcar.com community, giving you instant access to cars in many major metropolitan areas. [Join Now] Zipcar Cost. Zipcar rentals are by the hour or by the day (about $9/hour or $66/day). The cost may vary depending […]

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Fundly Fundraising Donations Payment System – Recently Remodeled Website

16 August 2012

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Fundly is a popular donations and fundraising platform that integrates with Facebook. Organizations using Fundly have raised over $282 million in contributions using Fundly. Click here to see an example of Fundly in action.

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Small House Society News 201207

31 July 2012

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Small House Society – News 201207 | 31 July 2012 | Tuesday Dear Friend, I know that time is precious for everyone, so I’ll try to keep this update short. The approximate reading time is about 5 minutes. Further down, there’s some repetition of announcements from last month for those who’ve just joined the list. […]

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Open Letter from Jeff Bezos – Amazon Founder & CEO – Regarding the Amazon Career Choice Program

23 July 2012

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Dear Customers, At Amazon, we like to pioneer, we like to invent, and we’re not willing to do things the normal way if we can figure out a better way. One area where we’ve seen particular success is our fulfillment center network. Sustained innovation inside our fulfillment centers has driven improved reliability, accuracy, and speed […]

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Small House Society News 201206

30 June 2012

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Small House Society – News 201206 | 30 June 2012 | Saturday Dear Friend, I know that time is precious for everyone, so I’ll try to keep this update short. The approximate reading time is about 5 minutes. Further down, there’s some repetition of announcements from last month for those who’ve just joined the list. […]

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Tax Increment Financing – A Basic Introduction to TIF Economics and Benefits – A Cure to Ugly Buildings and Urban Stagnation

29 June 2012

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Tax Increment Financing as Cure for Ugly Buildings. Do a Google search for ugly buildings and you’ll enter a world of cold, gray, cement structures that have a dreary Gotham City look to them. Ugly buildings, businesses, and factories are an icon of what happens when capitalism is given neither carrots or sticks to guide it. […]

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Walmart Store and Walmart.com Printable Coupons and Online Coupon Codes

19 June 2012

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Walmart is known for having every day low prices on their merchandise, and even so, Walmart internet coupons are available. Walmart is able to offer such values by streamlining their store operations and having influence over their suppliers. For example, something as simple as store lighting is evaluated and optimized. Skylights use the light of […]

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Burt Family Food Services of Iowa City – Vegetarian Gluten Free Meal Plans To Go

6 June 2012

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Dave Burt of BurtFamilyFoodServices.com recently expanded his food service offerings to include new vegetarian meal plans for the Iowa City area. Drawing from decades of success with The Red Avocado, Dave is taking his expertise and making the quality foods more accessible. The meal plan program is very economical. Video Commentary. In the video below, […]

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