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Don’t dismiss life insurance as too pricey. Here’s how to pick a plan News 

Don’t dismiss life insurance as too pricey. Here’s how to pick a plan

Ask someone why they’re investing for retirement, and they’ll usually give two answers: to cover post-retirement living expenses and to help provide for a spouse after they’re gone. But what if “gone” comes far earlier than you expect? Term life insurance is a great – but often misunderstood – safety net. Term life insurance is a policy with a fixed end date – usually 10, 20 or 30 years out, depending on when you expect the kids to be out of the house and your nest egg to be sufficient. It is…

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Apple announces its Worldwide Developers Conference 2019 to be held June 3-7 in San Jose, CA News 

Apple announces its Worldwide Developers Conference 2019 to be held June 3-7 in San Jose, CA

Apple on Thursday announced that its Worldwide Developers Conference 2019 (WWDC19) will be held at the McEnery Convention Center in San Jose, California, from June 3 to June 7. The company also launched the WWDC19website, where developers can get session information and tickets. WWDC19 marks the 30th anniversary of the conference, which showcases the newest features in iOS, macOS, and other Apple products. While WWDC is only for developers and not open to the general public, Apple does make major announcements during the keynote presentation, which is usually streamed online on Apple’s…

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Twitter will let you subscribe to conversations you’re interested in News 

Twitter will let you subscribe to conversations you’re interested in

Twitter is working on a feature that’ll let you subscribe to conversations on its platform. Users will be able to indicate they want notifications about new tweets without joining a conversation, tipster Jane Manchun Wong tweeted on Friday. An accompanying screenshot shows that users can subscribe by clicking on a bell in the upper right-hand corner of a tweet. “Twitter is testing ‘Subscribe to conversation’ so you can get notified over a conversation without liking or replying,” Wong’s tweet reads. Twitter responded to Wong’s tweet, saying the feature is “part of…

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Safe way to renew your driver’s license News 

Safe way to renew your driver’s license

ATLANTA, Ga. – Every ‘to do’ list at some point has on it, “Renew driver’s license.” It eventually comes around, and it’s easier than it used to be. You can do it online. But, be careful you’re not falling for a fake. Here’s the biggest trap for us in Georgia, many of us, myself included still call it the DMV. But we don’t have a Department of Motor Vehicles. We have DDS and DOR. What scammers count on is you typing in “Georgia” and “DMV” and landing on a spoof site….

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Everything You Need to Know about Financial Aid and Taxes News 

Everything You Need to Know about Financial Aid and Taxes

It’s tax time, and you’re a parent who has just taken out your very first loan for your child’s college education. Or, perhaps it’s tax time and you’re filing for the first time as a parent with student loans in repayment. We could spend time outlining other specific situations in which a parent might find themselves in unfamiliar waters relating to student loans and taxes—but we won’t waste your time. Regardless of your specific situation, we welcome you. Try not to be overwhelmed. Each year, millions of new students enroll…

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WhatsApp Is Banning Some Users. Here’s Why And How To Fix The Problem. News 

WhatsApp Is Banning Some Users. Here’s Why And How To Fix The Problem.

Some WhatsApp users might finding themselves banned from the platform as the Facebook-owned messaging service fights to ensure that people aren’t using unauthorised apps to access it. Some third-party apps like GB WhatsApp and WhatsApp Plus add extra features to the service, but they do so without any permission and so the company is cracking down on them. If you’re using one of those apps, or perhaps another entirely, then you may notice that you are given a temporary ban. WhatsApp’s suggestion is that you move back to the official…

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U.S. Passport 2019 Rules Are Changing News 

U.S. Passport 2019 Rules Are Changing

In 2018, new requirements were put into place for the type of ID you need when traveling by air, both domestically and outside the U.S. This is due to the REAL ID Act, implemented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). One of the changes you can expect is that residents of some states will need a passport when flying domestically. Domestic Travel In general, it is good practice to bring your passport to every foreign country you visit, including Canada and Mexico. U.S. territories are not foreign countries, therefore you would not always need to have your passport to enter Puerto…

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Why Is My Credit Card Blocked? News 

Why Is My Credit Card Blocked?

A credit card block can mean two things: a usually temporary freeze of your card or a portion of your credit limit is put on hold. Both situations can be frustrating but are easier to resolve if you understand how they work. What Is a Credit Card Block? Usually, a credit card block happens when a merchant, such as a hotel, car rental company or gas station, places a hold on your card for the estimated amount of the bill. As a result, the card issuer reduces the amount of credit you…

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It’s not just you: Gmail, YouTube, and other Google services are down right now News 

It’s not just you: Gmail, YouTube, and other Google services are down right now

If you’re unable to send emails in Gmail or upload files to Drive, you’re not alone. Google seems to be experiencing an outage that is affecting several of its services, with the issue affecting customers across the U.S., Canada, Japan, Malaysia and Australia. According to Down Detector, Gmail and YouTube started seeing disruptions at 10PM ET on March 12. The G Suite Status Dashboard notes that Gmail and Google Drive users are seeing a lot of “error messages, high latency, and/or other unexpected behavior.” Google has also acknowledged that its Cloud Engine is facing…

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Use the Mobile Passport App to Breeze Through Customs Without Global Entry News 

Use the Mobile Passport App to Breeze Through Customs Without Global Entry

Waiting in line for U.S. customs when you return stateside from an international flight can be excruciating. There’s a good reason people shell out for programs like TSA Precheck and Global Entry in an effort to speed up the process. But if you’re planning to travel internationally and don’t have Global Entry, there’s another, totally free tool you can use to whisk yourself to the front of the line and out of the airport that much sooner—the Mobile Passport app. On the way back from a recent trip Lifehacker trip to Costa…

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