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Adam Jusko

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Proud Money
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By Adam Jusko, ProudMoney.com, adam@proudmoney.com Kohl’s announced today that it will begin accepting Amazon returns in its Los Angeles and Chicago stores beginning next month. You don’t even have to bother repackaging the thing you’re returning — Kohl’s will do it for you and ship it back to Amazon. Earlier this month, Kohl’s announced that Amazon “smart home” products like Amazon Echo and Amazon Fire TV would be available for demo and ...
Posted: Sep 19 2017 @ 11:10 AM
By Adam Jusko, ProudMoney.com, adam@proudmoney.com Here at Proud Money we usually focus on personal finance topics and books for the average person. This review is for the more sophisticated investor. Smart Portfolios, by Robert Carver, “is intended for professional investors worldwide, including financial advisors, private bankers, wealth managers and institutional funds, as well as experienced private investors.” If you’re just trying to figure out which index mutual fund to choose for ...
Posted: Sep 18 2017 @ 11:59 AM
By Adam Jusko, ProudMoney.com, adam@proudmoney.com I just heard another person give the tired rant about how kids are soft from getting participation trophies, how these trophies make them think they’re great when they’re not, how the kids who excelled got shortchanged by getting the same trophies as the kids who were terrible, blah, blah, blah. I get it. But I disagree with it. I think participation trophies are good, and I’ll tell you ...
Posted: Sep 15 2017 @ 2:18 PM
By Anthony Simon, ProudMoney.com, asimon@proudmoney.com Looking for work over the holidays? Target is set to hire 100,000 temporary, seasonal workers this year in its stores, doing everything from helping customers on the floor to stocking shelves to fulfilling in-store pickups from online customers. Over 4,000 seasonal workers will be added to its distribution and fulfillment centers as well. Target’s not saying a word about pay, but based on what we know about ...
Posted: Sep 14 2017 @ 2:50 PM
By Anthony Simon, ProudMoney.com, asimon@proudmoney.com Tomorrow, September 14, 2017, is your opportunity to snag a coveted Olive Garden “Never Ending Pasta Pass” that gives you 8 weeks of unlimited Olive Garden pasta, soup, salad and breadsticks for just $100. If you’re really lucky, you may have the opportunity to get the even more coveted “Pasta Pass to Italy,” which gives you everything the regular Pasta Pass gives you — plus a ...
Posted: Sep 13 2017 @ 10:37 AM
By Adam Jusko, ProudMoney.com, adam@proudmoney.com Note: While ProudMoney.com focuses chiefly on personal finance information, we believe that being successful financially almost always follows from a life built on a solid foundation. For that reason, we often discuss topics that go beyond dollars and cents. This review supports our mission to take a “never settle” approach to life. My family went out to dinner last weekend, right after I’d finished reading Gretchen Rubin’s ...
Posted: Sep 12 2017 @ 2:12 PM
By Adam Jusko, ProudMoney.com, adam@proudmoney.com “It’s all or nothing!” “Go big or go home!” “Get rich or die tryin'” We live in a culture that glorifies the hero, the person who takes on the toughest of odds, the one who would rather die than fall short of the absolute extremes of success. For many of us, this idea creeps into our mind and does insidious things. It tells us that only a ...
Posted: Sep 11 2017 @ 2:03 PM
By Laura Mack, ProudMoney.com, lmack@proudmoney.com Equifax, one of the three major credit bureaus, suffered a computer network breach that may have exposed data of approximately 143 million customers. Since credit files exist almost exclusively for those over 18 years of age, this means that over half the U.S. adult population is likely affected. What did the hackers get? Equifax says, “The information accessed primarily includes names, Social Security numbers, birth dates, addresses ...
Posted: Sep 08 2017 @ 10:16 AM
By Adam Jusko, ProudMoney.com, adam@proudmoney.com Sometimes trends are hard to spot, other times they hit you over the head. Today it’s the latter, as both United Airlines AND Delta Airlines announced new credit cards that don’t require an annual fee. In both cases, the airlines are giving more options to those who don’t travel enough to pay for a perks-laden airline card but who would still like to earn travel rewards ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 1:42 PM
By Bill Symsick, ProudMoney.com, bills@proudmoney.com PayPal is making a bold move in the credit card reward wars, launching a new credit card that gives a flat 2% cash rebate on all purchases made with the card. The PayPal Cashback MasterCard offers its 2% rebate in the form of cash credited to your PayPal account. This strong reward formula, coupled with the fact that the card can be used anywhere MasterCard is accepted ...
Posted: Aug 30 2017 @ 11:25 AM


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