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What Are Credit Card Convenience Checks? News 

What Are Credit Card Convenience Checks?

When your credit card statement shows up in your mailbox, there may be a little something extra included. Your credit card company may also send along convenience checks, which you can use the same way you would any other check. It seems like a perk, but convenience checks can be a real inconvenience if you use them without knowing how they work. What Is a Credit Card Convenience Check? Convenience checks, which can also be called credit card checks, are sent out to selected customers. These checks look like any…

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Amazon Prime members now eligible for free one-day delivery on more than 10M items News 

Amazon Prime members now eligible for free one-day delivery on more than 10M items

Amazon Opens a New Window. said Monday that free one-day delivery has been added to more than 10 million items — an announcement that seems to take a shot at its rival Walmart Opens a New Window. , which launched its own next-day delivery initiate in May. Jeff Bezos’ e-commerce company said the products, ranging from Echo devices to household items, will qualify for free next-day delivery in the U.S. to those with a Prime membership. “Today, the most popular one-day items range from books, beauty and baby wipes to…

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The costly retirement planning mistake most American workers are making right now News 

The costly retirement planning mistake most American workers are making right now

When it comes to planning for retirement Opens a New Window. , more than half of Americans are making a poor assumption — that they’ll be able to still work during their golden years. Around 55 percent of Americans plan to work in some capacity while retired, according to an April study from the Transamerica Center. In reality, less than 10 percent actually wind up doing so. Of that 55 percent, 14 percent plan to work full-time while 41 percent anticipate working on a part-time basis. According to Transamerica, however,…

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Google Doodle celebrates 50 years of LGBTQ pride Reel Trend 

Google Doodle celebrates 50 years of LGBTQ pride

Fifty years ago this month, New York police launched an early morning raid on a small Greenwich Village bar popular with members of the gay community, sparking the Stonewall riots and ushering in the modern battle for LGBT rights in the US. To celebrate the 50 years of Pride celebrations that followed, Google published a Doodle sideshow on Tuesday that offers a taste of Pride parades from each of the five decades. Google’s Doodlers wanted the Doodle to underscore how the Pride parade has grown in size and momentum over…

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Use your credit card points to save even more when shopping at Amazon News 

Use your credit card points to save even more when shopping at Amazon

In case you’ve never heard of Amazon’s Shop with Points, it’s a partnership where you can use the points/miles you earn on certain card programs to buy stuff on Amazon. These partner programs include Amex Membership Rewards, Hilton Honors points, Chase UR points, Citi ThankYou Rewards points, Discover cash back points, Discover Miles, and any credit card from Amazon. To enroll in this program, simply go to your Amazon account, then click on “Shop with Points” under the “Shopping programs and rentals box”. Find the partner program you’d like to…

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Save big on a one-year subscription to Private Internet Access VPN! Technology 

Save big on a one-year subscription to Private Internet Access VPN!

If you’re still surfing the web without the protection of a VPN (Virtual Private Network), you’re leaving your devices open to a wide range of powerful cyberattacks that can compromise everything from your browsing history to your banking information. But not all VPNs are created equal. Unlike most VPNs that offer security at the expense of browsing speed, Private Internet Access VPN is an award-winning service that protects your connections without slowing you down, and, thanks to iMore Digital Offers, a one-year subscription is currently available for over 55 percent…

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Watching AI Slowly Forget a Human Face Is Incredibly Creepy News 

Watching AI Slowly Forget a Human Face Is Incredibly Creepy

A programmer created an algorithmically-generated face, and then made the network slowly forget what its own face looked like. The result, a piece of video art titled “What I saw before the darkness,” is an eerie time-lapse view of the inside of a demented AI’s mind as its artificial neurons are switched off, one by one, HAL 9000 style. The face in the network’s mind doesn’t exist in real life. Instead, it was composed by generative adversarial networks, or GANs, a type of machine learning program that “learns” from existing…

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McDonald’s to accept foreign currency in the U.S. – just for three hours on this one day News 

McDonald’s to accept foreign currency in the U.S. – just for three hours on this one day

To mark the launch of its Worldwide Favorites Menu in the U.S., McDonald’s restaurants will accept foreign currency from customers on Thursday from 2-5 p.m. local time. The deal is good only for the four items on that new menu at participating restaurants and is limited to one piece of foreign cash per customer. The Worldwide Favorites Menu – the Stroopwafel McFlurry from the Netherlands, the Grand McExtreme Bacon Burger from Spain, the Tomato Mozzarella Chicken Sandwich from Canada and the Cheesy Bacon Fries Australia – launches nationwide on Wednesday….

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Is your insurance policy good enough? Here’s a checklist to review News 

Is your insurance policy good enough? Here’s a checklist to review

Summer’s here! Barbecues. Burgers and beer. It’s a good time to review your insurance coverage. If an out-of-control cookout cooks your castle, are you prepared? Household losses Folks commonly see insurance as a once-and-done purchase. Renters buy policies to meet landlord requirements, auto-renew and forget it. Income stretched homeowners often buy bare-bones policies to satisfy the bank while minimizing premiums. But “required” is often inadequate. Old coverage may not suffice now. Have you updated your policy to cover the increased worth of your possessions? Renters’ insurance covers either depreciated cash…

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Apple attacks Facebook by becoming the asocial network Technology 

Apple attacks Facebook by becoming the asocial network

Sharing with everyone is passé and more than a little bit scary these days. We want to send photos to friends without posting them publicly. We want to reminisce without being permanently defined by our timelines. And we want the utility of apps without giving away our contact info to developers. The problem is that this philosophy is hard to monetize for a social network that needs to maximize broadcasted content and engagement to score ad views. But it’s easy to monetize if you sell the phone and then let…

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