NextAdvisor Blog - Jeff Hindenach

Jeff Hindenach started his career as a journalist for the San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Examiner. He is currently the Director of Content for NextAdvisor and oversees the content and community efforts of the site.

Posts by Jeff Hindenach:

How to Use Credit Cards Like the Wealthy

Updated: Oct. 16, 2017 It seems like the wealthy wouldn’t have a need for credit cards since they can pay for everything with cash, right? Well, the wealthy didn’t get that way by leaving money on the table. They know that by using credit cards they can
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1 Billion Internet Passwords Stolen: How to Protect Yourself

A gang of Russian hackers have collected over 1 billion online passwords and user names, as well as 500 million email addresses, according to the New York Times. Hold Security, the security firm that discovered the hack, says the personal information was stolen from over 400,000 websites,
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Best Credit Cards for Back to School Shopping

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. It’s about that time to start stocking
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Best Credit Cards for Cash Back on Gas

Updated: Sept. 21, 2017 Gas prices have gotten out of control, right? It seems like you can’t fill up your car for less than a night on the town. If you are frustrated with how much you are paying for gas, it might make sense to get
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Best Credit Cards for Your Summer Road Trip

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. The family road trip. It’s a summer
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Best Credit Card Intro Bonuses and Perks

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Looking for instant rewards from your credit
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Best Credit Cards with No Reward Limits

One of the greatest perks that a credit card can offer is a strong rewards program. You are basically getting free money just to use your credit card. Sometimes it can be a lot of free money, as cash back rates on certain spending categories can be
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Top 5 Intro Bonus Credit Cards with No Annual Fee

UPDATED: August 9, 2016 Credit card companies are constantly trying to get new customers, and one of the most common ways they try to entice you is through intro bonus offers. We recently highlighted the most lucrative bonuses on the market right now. While getting a $440
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Credit Cards With The Longest 0% Intro APRs

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. If you are looking to make a large purchase or
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Top 5 Reasons to Transfer Your Credit Card Balance

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Many people don’t know what balance transfers
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Best Credit Cards for Planning Your Summer Vacation

[Updated: June 17, 2014] Tired of all the snow and the cold? Ready to start daydreaming about the sun and the beach? Now might be a good time to start looking for the perfect summer vacation trip. If you need help affording that perfect summer vacation, there
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How Often Do People Complain About Their Credit Cards?

There are over a billion credit cards in circulation in the US, and with that many cards out there, it would seem that the chances of dissatisfaction with credit cards would be high. However, according to data from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which collects complaints against
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Why 0% APR Credit Cards Are Better than Store Financing

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. You see the deals all the time
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Best Credit Card Intro Bonuses with No Annual Fees

Editor’s note: These offers may no longer be available. In a past post, we highlighted some of the insane credit card intro bonuses banks are offering new customers right now. While getting upwards of $500 just for using a credit card is great, all the most exorbitant
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Get a Credit Card Before the Government Shutdown Affects Interest Rates

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. Now that the government is shutdown, many
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Credit Cards to Get Before the Government Shuts Down

While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for your needs. If Congress doesn’t come up with a
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Adults Vs. Teens: How We Use Social Media

Teens and adults differ on a number of things, and social media is no different. According to a few recent studies by the Pew Research Center, way more teens use Facebook than adults do. Teens are also big fans of Twitter, while adults are bigger fans of
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Back to School: Credit Card Advice for Your College Student

Updated: May 28, 2015 Do you have a son or daughter heading off to college? Or maybe you are a college student going away for the first time in your life? Either way, college can be a difficult place to handle your finances for the first time,
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Will Credit Repair Work for You?

There are many complaints out there about credit repair services, and for good reason. Many of the services can end up either being scams or just plain not working for you. However, there are services that work within the rules of the Credit Repair Organizations Act and
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Netflix Breaks New Ground with Emmy Nominations

TV is moving online, and the latest proof of that is Netflix’s 14 Emmy Nominations that were announced this morning. It is the first network that is exclusively online to gain so many nominations, and definitely the first to have a show in the Best Drama category.
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Best Credit Cards to Help You Pay for Your Wedding Day

Weddings are expensive, right? You spend a small fortune on the venue, dress, flowers, invitations and all the other extras in between. So why not make a little extra to help offset the cost of your wedding? Rewards credit cards are a good way to earn some
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FTC: Almost 52 Million Americans Have Errors on Their Credit Report

The Federal Trade Commission recently released a new study that found a whopping 26 percent of people identified at least one error on their credit report. And it wasn’t just people crying wolf — even the notoriously difficult credit bureaus agreed with the consumers 79 percent of
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How Much Does Forming an LLC Online Cost?

Q: I want to use LegalZoom to start my LLC, how much does it cost? A: Good question. It depends on a number of things, including which plan you choose. The cheapest plan on LegalZoom, which includes the basic legal forms being filed with the state, is
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Credit Cards with the Best Intro Bonuses

Editor’s Note: While this information was accurate at the time this post was published, these cards’ offers and perks may have expired or changed over time. Visit our reviews of the best credit cards to find the right card for you.  With the economy improving, credit card
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The Best Tools To Get Your Home-Based Business Off The Ground

There are myriad challenges in starting a business from your home. Just getting the infrastructure in place to conduct business can seem like a daunting task, much less actually creating a successful operation. Fortunately, the proliferation of cloud services has been a boon to small businesses. Everything
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Web Hosting Deal: Get 51% Off HostGator

If you’ve been looking for an excuse to start your own website, this is a good one. HostGator is currently offering their web hosting services for 51% off, but only for today, so make sure you take advantage now. All you need to do is click to
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Can I File for Divorce Online?

Q: I want to get a divorce but don’t want to deal with a lawyer. Can I just get a divorce online? A: Actually, yes, you can at least start the paperwork online. Many of the top legal services sites will help you fill out the paperwork
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Men vs. Women: Who Is Better at Using Credit Cards?

Men and women are simply different animals when it comes to spending money. From what they buy to when they buy it, sociologists have mapped out the differences extensively over the years. But the gender gap extends beyond what they are buying; men and women also utilize
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Which Web Hosts Allow the Most Programming Languages

Q: I want a personal web host but I want to be able to use whatever programming language I want. Which ones let you do that? A: There are a few web hosting services that allow you to use a wide range of programming languages, as well
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How Much Does McAfee Cost?

Q: How much does McAfee internet security cost for 2 computers? A: Usually, McAfee Internet Security costs $79.99 to cover up to 3 computers for a year. Lucky for you, McAfee offers NextAdvisor readers 50% off Internet Security, bringing the price down to $39.99 to cover up
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Norton vs. Kaspersky: Which Antivirus Security Software Is Better?

Two of the biggest names in security software have a lot to offer, but which one is better? We look at both Norton and Kaspersky and compare them side-by-side to see which Internet security software suite is the best. Price: This is a close race. Factoring in
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Get 30% Off HostGator Web Hosting

Looking to create your own website or launch your business this spring? HostGator is offering NextAdvisor readers 30% off their web hosting services, as well as $1 off the purchase of any domain name. That is 30% off your first invoice, so if you sign up for
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Justin Bieber Prepaid Card: Is It Worth It?

Q: My kid keeps bugging me about the new Justin Bieber prepaid card? Is it worth it? A: It depends on what kind of debit card you are looking for. The SpendSmart prepaid card, the card that Justin Bieber is promoting, is a solid debit card, especially for
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Congratulations to Our Grand Prize Winner of the NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway!

Congratulations to our Grand Prize Winner! The fourth winner of our NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway is Elle Briarson. Elle will receive the Grand Prize of $200 cash from the contest. Thank you to everyone who participated in the contest. We hope that you continue to enjoy all of the reviews,
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Web Hosting and WordPress: Which Services Allow the Popular Blogging Software?

Q: I want to set up a WordPress blog, which web hosting services will let me set up a WordPress blog? A: Most web hosts are compatible with WordPress, making your decision a little easier. The only major web hosting service that doesn’t allow you to install
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GoDaddy vs. Network Solutions: Which Web Host Is Best?

As two of the most popular web hosting services that we review, we thought it would be a good idea to do a side-by-side comparison of GoDaddy and Network Solutions to see which web host is the best overall. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the
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One Week Left to File Your Taxes: You Can E-file Fast Online

Whether it completely slipped your mind or you’ve purposely been putting it off, this is a reminder that next Monday, April 15, is the deadline for filing taxes. Instead of waiting in line at the post office on Monday, you can e-file your taxes with an online
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Congratulations to the Third Winner of the NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway!

We have another winner! The third winner of our NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway is Nadine Larsen. Nadine will receive the $150 cash prize from the contest, but there is still more to come. We’ll pick our big $200 grand prize winner THIS FRIDAY, so don’t forget to fill out our survey
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HostMonster vs FatCow: Which Web Hosting Service Is Better

Two of our favorite web hosting services have a lot to offer anyone looking to build a website, but which is the best for web hosting? It depends on what you are looking for. We take a look at what makes each host unique and how they
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Are We Revealing Too Much About Ourselves on Social Media?

Sharing our personal information online has become somewhat of an addiction since the invention of social media sites. As children, we are taught to be wary of giving out our name, phone number or address to strangers, yet suddenly we are sharing that same information with millions
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Congratulations to the Second NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway Winner!

More good news! The second winner of our NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway is Alicia Boyde. Alicia will receive the first $100 cash prize from the contest, but there is still more to come. We’ll pick our $150 prize winner this Friday and next Friday we’ll give away a $200 grand
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Congratulations to the First NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway Winner!

It’s time to celebrate! The first winner of our NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway is Michelle Gonzalez. Michelle will receive the first $50 cash prize from the contest, but there is still more to come. We’ll pick our next $100 winner on Friday, a $150 prize the following Friday and on
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Tax Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself When Filing Your Taxes

Identity theft increases around tax season, with thieves preying on people’s fear of the Internal Revenue Service. There were 223 identity theft related sentencings in 2012, compared to the 80 in 2011. The IRS alone blocked $20 billion in fraudulent refunds from being issued in 2012, up
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Which Web Host Has the Best Uptime?

Q: I’m looking for a web host that has great uptime because I can’t afford to have my site go down. Which is best? A: You’ve come to the right place. NextAdvisor has logged 3 and half years of uptime data from all the web hosts that
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How Much Does Yahoo Web Hosting Cost?

Q: I wanted to sign up for Yahoo web hosting but didn’t know how much it cost. Do you know? Yes, but the cost depends on what you are looking for. Yahoo has three different plans to choose from depending on the size of your site, and
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Enter the NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway!

Editor’s Note: As of April 11, 2013, we are no longer accepting entries for our $500 giveaway. Need a little extra spending cash for the summer months? We are giving away a total of $500 to 4 of our lucky Google+ followers! We will be drawing 4
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Web Hosting Discounts: Which Services Offer the Best Deals for Building a Website

With all the different web hosting services trying to compete with each other, it is easy to find a good deal on a web host. But is it worth sacrificing quality for cost? A lot of free web hosting services have issues with performance and uptime, and
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Can I Install 2 Security Software Suites On My Computer for Extra Protection?

Q: I want to install 2 different security software products on my computer to help enhance my protection, can I do that? A: Sadly, Internet security software suites don’t really play well together. Most security software suites, or any antivirus software, won’t allow you to install their
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McAfee Discount: 50% Off Security Software

If you are looking for a good deal on security software, check out McAfee, which is offering 50% off of their security software to our readers. Whether you just want the antivirus protection, the security software suite or Total Protection, all products are 50% off. McAfee is one of the top
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How to Be Smarter About Your Credit

Face it, America, we are not being very smart about our credit. We are paying billions in penalty fees. We are spending more money than we make. We don’t even know our own interest rates or credit scores. And the country as a whole is almost a
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Will LegalZoom Defend Me in Court?

Q: I need a lawyer to defend me in a criminal trial, can LegalZoom get me a lawyer to do that? A: LegalZoom does not handle any criminal matter, nor do any of the other online legal services we review. The sites also don’t provide any legal
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How to Watch Oscar Nominated Movies Before the Academy Awards Sunday

Some of the nominees for the Academy Awards are still in theaters, but there are a few nominees that you can watch now if you want to catch up before the Oscars on Sunday. Best Picture Argo: Ben Affleck’s gripping drama has been eating up all the
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Which Is Cheaper, TurboTax or H&R Block?

Q: I wanted to sign up for either TurboTax or H&R Block, which service is cheaper? A: Well, if you are filing your taxes without any complicated deductions or credits, you can file with either service for free. However, if you need to choose one of the
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Hackers Attack Apple Employees, Infect Mac Computers

Apple Inc. has confirmed that the same hackers that attacked Facebook last week have hacked into several of their corporate computers. The malicious software infected the computers when several employees went to a site designed for software developers. The malware was designed specifically for Mac computers and
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How Much Does Norton Cost?

Q: I’m looking to buy Norton Internet Security 2013, how much does it cost? A: Lucky for you, we have the answer AND a great discount for you. The 2013 version of Norton normally costs $79.99 for a year of protection for up to 3 PCs. With
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Post-Valentine’s Day Is Most Popular Time to File for Divorce

Love is not in the air once Valentine’s Day is over, it seems. According to a recent study, requests for divorce lawyers skyrocket on the days surrounding Valentine’s Day by almost 40 percent. “I see a rise in divorce filings shortly after Valentine’s Day,” Kelly Chang, a prominent
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Happy Valentine’s Day: Romantic Movie Picks from Netflix Streaming

Don’t have plans for Valentine’s Day yet? Don’t stress. Order a heart-shaped pizza and snuggle up with that special someone while watching one of these romantic movies that Netflix offers on their streaming service. Sleepless in Seattle: A comedy inspired by “An Affair to Remember,” it stars
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How Much Does TurboTax Cost?

When looking for a tax service, cost is obviously a big factor. TurboTax actually has different tiers of payment levels, from Basic to Premium, depending on how complicated your taxes are. NextAdvisor users actually get a discount on any of TurboTax’s plans if you sign up through
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Get the Beautiful Creatures Audiobook for Free or Cheap Before You See the Movie

Want to check out the “Beautiful Creatures” book before seeing the movie but afraid you won’t have time to finish? You can get the audiobook version of the popular book for free or cheap through one of the audiobook services we review. The bestseller by Margaret Stohl and
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IRS Finds Hundreds of Identity Theft Suspects in Massive National Sweep

The IRS yesterday identified 389 identity theft suspects from 32 different states in what they are calling a national crackdown. Of the 389 they identified, they arrested 109 during the sweep. “As tax season begins this year, we want to be clear that there is a heavy
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What Is the Cheapest Online Tax Service?

Q: I want to do my taxes online but I don’t want to pay a lot? My return should be pretty simple. A: Well, if your return is simple enough to fill out a 1040EZ form, then you can file your taxes for free with any of
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Study: Young Adults Taking on Major Debt

A new study released on Monday shows that young adults in their 20s and 30s are having more issues with debt than the generations before them. The study says that young adults have debt that is on average $5,689 more than their parents. It also says that it is
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H&R Block Vs. TurboTax: Which Tax Service Is Better?

Tax season is upon us once again, and with it brings the yearly question of how to do your taxes. Should you try to finish them yourself? Get help? Use an online tax service? If so, which one should you choose? Well, while we can’t answer all
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Microsoft Security Essentials Fails Major Security Test

Microsoft Security Essentials, the most popular Internet security software that is installed on most Windows PCs,  has failed the independent testing by AV-Test, missing out on the testing company’s coveted certification. AV-Test, a well-known independent testing lab in Germany, conducts a new round of “real-world” testing on
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Is Your Password Strong Enough? Most Online Passwords Are Vulnerable to Hacking

A new study released today by Deloitte predicts that 90 percent of user-generated online passwords will be vulnerable to hacking in 2013. The study cites a number of reasons, which include increases in hacking technology, common words or phrases used for passwords, and, worst of all, re-using
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Tax Season Delayed Due to Fiscal Cliff

If you were thinking of getting a jump on your taxes on Jan. 22, you’re going to be out of luck. The IRS has postponed the start of tax season because of issues caused by the Fiscal Cliff controversy. For 80 percent of Americans, tax season will
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Privacy: Can Netflix Publish What I Watch?

Q: My wife wants to cancel Netflix because she heard that they are going to publish the names of members and a list of what they are viewing. Is this true? A: The short answer is that it’s not true. Recently, the government amended the 1998 Video Privacy Protection
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CES: McAfee, Intel Team Up for New Consumer Security Software

The Consumer Electronics Show is expected to start off with a bang when McAfee and Intel announce their new joint venture into the consumer security software world. While the new Internet security software is still in beta testing and won’t be available until mid-year, the few details
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Netflix vs. Amazon Instant Video: Which Video Streaming Service Is Better?

The two biggest names in the online video streaming world, Netflix and Amazon Instant Video, have a lot to offer, but which one is best when it comes to watching your videos online? It depends on what you are looking for. We reviewed the two services side
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Should George Clooney Have Played Lincoln? Ancestry.com Says They’re Related

Since the release of the blockbuster “Lincoln” movie last month, Ancestry.com has released its most significant Abraham Lincoln-related records, which show that actor George Clooney is related to the famous president. It turns out that the former president and current Academy Award-winning actor are related via Lincoln’s
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Norton Coupon Code: Get 25% Off Security Software for Your Mac or PC

Just in time for the holidays, Norton is offering our readers 25% both the PC and Mac version of their anti-virus security software. Originally $79.99, you can now get each security software suite for just $59.99 for 3 years of protection. Norton Internet Security 2013 for the
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Watch Your Favorite Christmas Movies Online

We all have that favorite Christmas movie or TV special that puts us in the holiday spirit. Luckily, now you can find your favorite holiday classics on many online video, streaming and DVD rental services, so you never even have to leave your couch to watch your
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Norton Vs. BitDefender: Which Security Software Suite Is Best

Our top two security software suites, BitDefender and Norton, go head to head to see which one offers the best option for consumers. Price: BitDefender offers their protection for $69.95 for up to 3 PCs, while Norton offers their coverage for $79.99 for up to 3 PCs.
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Protect Your Kids Against Identity Theft

How can someone open credit accounts with your child’s identity when your kid isn’t even 18 yet? It’s easier than you think. Child identity theft is becoming more and more popular because of how easy it is. As long as the thief has a child’s social security number,
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How Can I Raise My Credit Score?

Q: My credit score is average but I want to get the number up so my score is good. How can I do that? We get this question a lot since so many people have been having issues with their credit because of foreclosures, unemployment and other
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How Much Does Netflix Cost?

Q: I want to sign up for Netflix. How much does it cost? A: Netflix’s pricing is simple: It’s $7.99/month for unlimited streaming, with access to their over 100,000 videos. Netflix also provides a DVD-by-mail add-on service that includes a wider selection of movies and TV shows
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Netflix vs. Blockbuster: Which Is Better for DVD Rentals by Mail?

Blockbuster has had some issues in the past competing with Netflix when it comes to renting videos, especially since Netflix is the premiere video streaming service. But if you are only looking to rent DVDs by mail, which service is better? We take a look at how
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Avast vs. McAfee: Which 2013 Security Software Suite Is Better

Two of the biggest names in security software offer two very different protection packages with their 2013 security software suites. Avast, mostly known for its affordability, has a wide range of features that protect and prevent. McAfee, mostly known for its simplicity and usability, continues its trend
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Avast! Internet Security 7 Review: Best Bargain for Total Protection

Avast! is known for being affordable, but the security software also includes a lot of the same protections that some of the bigger and more expensive security software suites have. In addition to its usual affordable price, Avast is also offering our readers $10 off! Included in
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Trend Micro 2013 Review: New Version of Security Software Competes with Big Boys

Trend Micro comes out of the gate swinging in 2013. Improving on their success in 2012, Trend Micro has added a slew of new features that are meant to compete with some of the bigger names in security software. And as an added bonus for our readers,
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Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling and Avril Lavigne Are All Related According to Ancestry

Turns out all of those Canadian celebrities you know are related. Ancestry.com, one of the leading websites in genealogy, released findings today that linked Justin Bieber, Ryan Gosling and Avril Lavigne. All three of the well-known celebrities are decendents of two of Quebec’s earliest settlers, Mathurin Roy
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Norton vs. McAfee: Which Antivirus Security Software Is Better?

Most of the major security software suites for 2013 have been launched, but which one is the best? We decided to take a look at the two biggest names in security software — Norton and McAfee — and compare their 2013 offerings side by side. Here’s a
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Norton Coupon Code: Get 15% Off Deal on New 2013 Internet Security Software

Norton has finally released its 2013 Internet security software, and it was worth the wait. Not only does it offer superior protection, but you can also get 15% off with our exclusive deal. In addition to its usual stellar array of protections, Norton has included many updates
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Tax Extension Deadline Is Coming

Q: When do I have to file my taxes if I filed for an extension in April? A: Soon. October 15 is the deadline for filing taxes if you applied for (and were granted) an extension in April. The only people that don’t have to file on
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McAfee 2013 Deal: Get 50% Off the New Version of Internet Security

Need security software and want to take advantage of one of the new 2013 suites? Luckily for you, McAfee is offering their new software at 50% off to our readers! While McAfee continues their excellence in protection against viruses and malware, their new 2013 version looks amazingly
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How Do I Protect My Online Passwords?

News broke today about how easy it is to steal users’ passwords from Pandora, the music streaming site, causing more concerns about how sites store their users’ passwords. Along with the recent hacks into Yahoo, Dropbox and LinkedIn, password protection is becoming more crucial, especially since more
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How Do I File for Bankruptcy with an Online Legal Services Site?

Q: I think I need to file for bankruptcy but don’t know anything about hiring a lawyer. Can I do it through on online legal site? A: Yes, many online legal services sites actually offer bankruptcy packages, which include an attorney to represent you. The top two
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Hulu vs. Netflix: Which Online Video Streaming Site Is Better

Online video streaming sites make it much easier to view your favorite movies and TV shows from the comfort of your couch, but which sites offer the best all-around service for your TV watching needs? Hulu and Netflix are definitely the two biggest names when it comes
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Car Insurance Rates: 7 Factors that Affect Your Insurance Rate

Car insurance rates are not an exact science. Many factors go into deciding what rate you are going to be quoted; some factors that you might not even consider to be related to your car insurance. Here’s a quick breakdown of some of the more common factors
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When Does the New Fall Season of TV Shows Start? Catch Up Before Your Show Airs

The new Fall season of TV shows is upon us, but before you dive back in to your favorite shows, make sure you are all caught up on last season. Many online video services offer full seasons of your favorite shows so you can take a refresher
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Foreclosure vs. Short Sale: How Will Each Affect My Credit Score?

Q: I can’t pay my mortgage, which will affect my credit score more, a foreclosure or a short sale? According to FICO, it really depends on the terms of the short sale. First, let’s look at the difference between a foreclosure and short sale. Foreclosure: Simply put,
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Making A Will on a Legal Services Site

Q: I need to make a will, which site is best to do that? A: That’s a good question. It really depends on how much help you need and how much you are willing to spend. Here’s a breakdown of the services based on those two criteria:
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BitDefender vs. Kaspersky: Which 2013 Security Software Suite Is Better?

It’s time for the new 2013 versions of the top security software suites to be launched, and the first two out of the gate are BitDefender Internet Security 2013 and Kaspersky Internet Security 2013. Both are well-known, well-respected security suites that offer the best in protection for
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Kaspersky 2013 Review: Internet Security’s New Features Add to Already Impressive Suite

Kaspersky’s updates last year were enough to catapult it towards the top of the security software list, so we were anxious to see what Kaspersky had in store for this year’s edition. While much of the same interface and functionality remains from the 2012 version, the 2013
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US Legal Forms vs LegalZoom: Which Online Legal Services Site Is Better?

So, you need to file some legal paperwork, but are not sure which site to use. We’re here to help. Both US Legal Forms and LegalZoom have excellent options and qualities, but each stands out in its own way. We’ve broken out the most important aspects of
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Why Cheap Car Insurance Can Be Dangerous

Yes, car insurance can be expensive and, yes, bargain shopping for car insurance can be a great way to find the best rates for you. However, in some cases, it may end up costing you more in the end to cut corners. Here are some red flags
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Does Norton Internet Security Slow Down Your Computer?

Q: Will Norton internet security slow down my laptop? A: The good news is that Norton has always done well in independent testing when it comes to performance, which basically means it should have no effect on your computer. In the last 5 performance tests by AV-Comparatives,
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Norton vs. Eset: Which Security Software Is Best for the Mac?

Need security software for your Mac but not sure which is the best? Lucky for you, we have already reviewed them and can tell you which has the best features, is the cheapest, offers the best user-experience, etc. Two of the best security suites that we reviewed
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New CIT Bank Review: Online Savings Account Offers Highest APY

What’s the best part about a CIT Bank online savings account? They have the highest APY of any of the other online savings accounts that we reviewed at 0.90%, which means you will be earning more. You also can get an even higher APY of 1.05% if
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Best Bargain Security Software for the Mac

Q: I want security software for my Mac but I don’t want to spend a lot. Is there Mac software out there that is cheap? A: You are in luck, because there are definitely both cheap and free options out there for your Mac. If you are
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How Secure Is Dropbox? User Accounts Hacked, Email Addresses Leaked

If you are a Dropbox user, it might be a good time to change your password. Dropbox is confirming that a number of user accounts were hacked recently, including an employee account that contained a document that included a list of user email addresses, according to AllThingsD.
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BizFilings Vs. CorpNet: Which Legal Site Is Better for Incorporating a Business

Incorporating a business can be challenging, but there are several online legal services sites that specialize specifically in helping new entrepreneurs with the details of setting up a business. The best of those sites are BizFilings and CorpNet. So which one is best for you? Here’s a quick
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Norton Deal: Exclusive 40% Off Discount of the Top Security Software Suite

The most secure and feature-heavy security software suite is giving NextAdvisor users a rare discount on their current security software suite. Regularly $79.99 for up to 3 PCs, Norton Internet Security is now offering a 40% discount that brings the price down to $47.99. Why is this
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BitDefender Discount: Get 30% Off Their New 2013 Security Software

In celebration of the Summer Olympic Games, BitDefender is offering our readers a 30% off discount on their new 2013 Internet Security software suite. We recently reviewed the new 2013 software and were very impressed with the improvements that BitDefender made. Here’s a quick breakdown of the
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New BizFilings Review: Best Online Legal Services Site for Business-Related Offerings

If you are in the market to incorporate your business and don’t want to mess with lawyers, BizFilings is a good, solid choice. BizFilings is more organized and more robust than any other incorporation-specific online legal service that we’ve reviewed. Their simple and clear interface and competitive pricing
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5 Ways You May Be Accidentally Hurting Your Credit Score

We all know that your credit score is a main factor in accessing credit. Whether you want to buy a new car or rent a new apartment, your credit score (as well as income, down payment, employment history, etc.) helps lenders determine how attractive you are as
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RocketLawyer Deal: Legal Site Offers 50% Discount to Celebrate Sleek New Interface

  Looks like RocketLawyer got a little bit of a facelift. One of the original online legal service sites has freshened up its look to compete with other major sites like LegalZoom. While the functionality of the site and pricing scale remain the same, the entire design
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Sign Up For Our Newsletter, NextAdvisor Alert

Want to get the most up-to-date advice, news and deals that NextAdvisor has to offer? Sign up for our newsletter, NextAdvisor Alert. Every week we deliver all of the best NextAdvisor updates straight to your inbox. What does that include? Answers to Reader Questions: Have a question
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Yahoo Gets Hacked: Over 400,000 Emails, Passwords Stolen

Yahoo is warning that a hacker broke into their servers and stole over 400,000 unencrypted emails and passwords. In a statement they released today, they say that a hacker group, calling themselves the D33D Company, broke into their servers yesterday to steal the passwords, which also included usernames and
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Webroot Deal: 50% Off Security Software Suite

Need to protect your computer from viruses and malware? Lucky for you, Webroot is offering a 50% discount on their SecureAnywhere Complete software to our readers. Along with the standard security software, the suite includes identity theft protections, cloud-based password manager, a PC-cleanup tool and online backup.
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Ancestry.com Deal: Free Access for Long Fourth of July Weekend

Want to see if your ancestors came over on the Mayflower? Well, during this long Fourth of July weekend Ancestry.com is letting you do just that. They are opening up a sampling of their millions and millions of public records to help you track your family history
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Protecting Your Mac: Apple Admits Macs Are Vulnerable to Viruses, Malware

Apple’s official OS X page used to say “A Mac isn’t susceptible to the thousands of viruses plaguing Windows-based computers. That’s thanks to built-in defenses in Mac OS X that keep you safe, without any work on your part.” Recently, Apple has changed that statement, and many
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New Virus, Malware Trend: Search Results May Include Tainted Links

Be careful what you search for. A new trend in viruses and malware show that many hackers are now using search results as tools for their malicious activity. The practice has now surpassed emails as the main way that hackers try to attack Internet users. A new
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LinkedIn Being Sued for $5 Million For Privacy Breach

LinkedIn is being sued for $5 million for the privacy breach in early June that compromised over 6.5 million users’ passwords. The lawsuit is covering both users with paid and free accounts, and is based on what the complaint calls a “troubling lack of security measures” by LinkedIn,
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Top 5 Celebrity Quotes that Are (Or Tried to Be) Trademarked

You would be surprised at the things that people try to trademark these days. Not surprisingly, celebrities are starting to trademark some of their famous quotes and catchphrases. While that sounds like more crazy celebrity antics, it’s actually a very good business practice. If your company has
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Ancestry.com vs Archives.com: Which Genealogy Site Is Better?

If you are about to put together your family tree online but aren’t sure if you should go with Ancestry.com or Archives.com, be reassured that we are here to help. While both services are at the top of their game when it comes to family tree builders,
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What Is the Difference Between A Will and a Living Will?

While they partly share the same name, a will and a living will are completely different legal tools. A will is used to distribute a person’s estate after they have died, whether it be to family members, charities or to pay off debt from when they were
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What To Do if Your Facebook, eHarmony, LinkedIn or Other Account Password Is Stolen

With the recent hacking of LinkedIn, eHarmony and Last.fm, collecting people’s passwords from popular social networking sites seems to be a popular hacker passtime these days. So what should you do if you think your password or other personal information is stolen? Here are some good tips
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LinkedIn Hacked: 6.5 Million Passwords Leaked to the Web

It might be a good idea to go change your LinkedIn password. LinkedIn was allegedly hacked and 6.5 million passwords were stolen, according to a user on a Russian forum site. LinkedIn has confirmed the hacking. The user claims that he stole the information from LinkedIn and
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Flame Malware Is the Most Elaborate Cyber Attack Experts Have Seen

Using a massive number of fake identities and domains, the Flame malware that has been attacking the Middle East is one of the largest and most intricate cyber attacks that many experts have seen, according to a report by Kaspersky Lab. A senior antivirus researcher at Kaspersky said
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Norton Vs. McAfee: Which Security Software Suite Is Better?

Norton and McAfee are arguably the biggest names in security software. So how do they compare? We take a closer look at which software does better in five key categories: price, interface, protection, performance and features. Price: If we are looking at standard retail price, it’s a
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LegalZoom Vs. RocketLawyer: Which Legal Services Site Is Better?

Q: I need help starting my business and getting all the legal paperwork filed. Which site is better, LegalZoom or RocketLawyer? A: That’s a good question, and it really depends on what exactly you are looking for. LegalZoom is great for beginners and offers some of the
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Fastest-Growing Careers You Can Get with an Online Degree

Want a career change but looking for a job in a high demand field? There are plenty out there. Even if you don’t have the background or experience to switch to one of these jobs now, you can easily get the education through an online college. According
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What Are the Top 5 Most Infected Websites?

Want to know which websites you should be the most wary of when surfing the web? Lucky for us, Symantec, the creators of Norton Internet Security Software, have released a report that tracked malicious codes on websites to see which ones were infected the most. Of all
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Facebook Privacy Issues: Facebook Being Sued by Users for $15 Billion

On the day that Facebook has gone public, it is also being sued for $15 billion by users who claim that Facebook was tracking their Internet usage, even after they had logged out of Facebook. The lawsuit is a combination of 21 other cases that have been
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Facebook IPO: Security, Privacy Still an Issue for Social Network

Tomorrow is the day that everybody has been waiting for, the day Facebook goes public. But along with all the accolades and excitement, Facebook’s IPO has also brought some scrutiny to how the company handles the privacy and security of its users. In a recent survey by
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Can Genealogy Sites Help Me Find My Birth Parents?

Q: I need to find my birth family. I have my mothers name at my birth and her age and place of birth but that is all. Which service will be best suited to find her family ancestry and anything current? A: The best site to start
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Malvertisements: New Brand of Malware Becoming More Popular

As if online advertising wasn’t obtrusive enough, malvertisements are becoming more and more popular as a hacking tool, according to the San Jose Mercury News. What are malvertisements? They are basically malicious software disguised as advertisements on the web. In some cases, users don’t even need to
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Is My Computer Compatible With Remote Desktop?

Q: My home laptop, which is what I would be using for current access, is Microsoft 7. I Don’t see that listed in system compatibility, will it work? A: Yes, Microsoft 7 will work with most remote desktop programs. In fact, most programs support a range of
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Student Loan Debt in U.S. Hits $1 Trillion

The amount of total student loan debt that U.S. citizens have accumulated is now over $1 trillion. Student loans are becoming an increasingly touchy subject because of the rising cost of higher education. According to the Project on Student Debt, the price of tuition at U.S. colleges has increased
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Microsoft: Macs Are No Longer Safe From Malware, Attacks Will Increase

Microsoft has discovered a flaw in Microsoft Office that is being exploited by malware for the Mac. Although the flaw was discovered 3 years ago and was fixed with an update by Microsoft, many people have not updated their Office software and hackers are continuing to use
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How Do I Make a Will with Online Legal Services?

Q: I need to make a will but I don’t know where to start. Do online legal services make it easier? Can they help me? A: Online legal services actually make it very easy to make your will. LegalZoom, for example, has an easy 3-step process that
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How Much Are Government Fees to Register a Trademark?

Q: Can you tell me how much in fees I will have to pay to the government to register a trademark in addition to the cost charged by online legal services sites? A: The government charges a standard fee of $325 for registering a trademark, no matter
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Report: Hackers Are Increasingly Targeting Facebook, Twitter, Other Social Media

Symantec, the company that produced Norton Internet Security Software, is sharing some of their analytics around where hackers like to attack the most, and the numbers point to an increased targeting of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and other social media sites, according to Symantec‘s recently released Security Threat
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Facebook Security Gets a Boost With New Software To Block Malicious URLs

Ever get tricked by one of those spam links on Facebook? Well, you can click without fear. Facebook is partnering with McAfee, TrendMicro, Symantec’s Norton and other security software companies to help boost the security offerings on their website, according to Facebook’s Chief Security Officer, Joe Sullivan. Facebook
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New, More Dangerous Flashback Malware Infects Mac Computers that Aren’t Updated

Remember that Flashback malware that infected over 600,000 Macs? It’s back, all because Mac users aren’t updating their Apple software, which includes the patch that blocks the malware, according to Venture Beat. The new version is called Fashback.S, and it’s more dangerous than the first version. This
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FBI: You Could Lose Your Internet If You Don’t Clean Up Malware

The FBI is warning computer users that they need to disinfect and remove the DNS Changer malware from their computer or they may lose their Internet connection on July 9, 2012. The DNS Changer Trojan horse malware is believed to have affected millions of computers worldwide in
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Kaspersky Internet Security Discount: Get $15 Off Their Top-Rated Software

Looking for an excuse to get one of the top Internet security suites for your PC? Well, now is the time. Kaspersky, who rarely offers deals or discounts on their impressive security software, is giving NextAdvisor readers $15 off their Internet Security suite. Kaspersky’s new 2012 suite
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Why Going Back to College Can Help Your Career

Are you feeling like it’s time for a career change? Bored with your job? Want to get more out of your career? We’ve all been there. The first step is deciding that you want to make a change. The next step is figuring out a plan of
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Trojan Horse Software that Can Steal Credit Card Info Is Being Sold on the Black Market

Did you know there is a black market for computer viruses and malware? It turns out that a computer Trojan horse that is capable of stealing credit card information from software on hotels’ computers is being shopped around on the underground forums, according to a leading security
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What Is Remote Desktop and What Can You Do with It?

Simply put, remote desktop software allows you to access a remote computer from another computer. So if you are home and need to access your work files, remote desktop can do that, which makes working from home that much easier. You can also control your home network
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Did You Know “Fronting” Car Insurance for Your Child Is Illegal?

What is “fronting” car insurance? It’s when parents insure a car under their name and list their child as a second driver, even though the child will be the primary driver. Many parents do this as a way to cut costs on car insurance, since a teen
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What Online Legal Service Should I Use to Start My Business?

Q: I want to start an LLC for a website I’m creating and I wanted to use an online legal service to set it up. Which one is the best for that? A: Lucky for you, there are a couple of companies that make setting up an
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Webroot Study: People More Nervous About Security On the Internet

Would you feel more comfortable meeting a stranger in person or opening an attachment from them? According to a new study from Webroot, more people would feel more comfortable meeting a stranger in person. The study surveyed 1,637 Internet users aged 18 and older and asked them
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Can You Get Advice From a Real Lawyer with Online Legal Services?

Q: I have a specific legal problem and I need to talk to an actual lawyer to get some advice. Can I do that with one of these services? A: Yes, some of these services offer expert legal advice from actual lawyers. So which service should you
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Hacker Attacks Over 600,000 Mac Computers. Are You Protected?

Think your Mac is safe from cyber threats, even without security software? Think again. A hacker attacked over 600,000 Mac computer recently, using a virus that silently downloads itself to your computer from an infected website. The virus is used to steal personal information from the victims,
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New Online Legal Services Reviews: Get Answers to Your Law Questions Without Hiring a Lawyer

Need to start a business? Draft a will? File for divorce? With a traditional lawyer, these all can be complicated and expensive. That’s where online legal services come in. They are designed to help you with a wide range of legal issues without the hassle of a
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Get Trend Micro Internet Security for 30% Off

Need to protect your computer from viruses and mal-ware? Trend Micro is offering our users 30% off their Internet Security software, which is one of our favorites from the smaller security suites. Trend Micro doesn’t throw in a lot of complicated options, but that doesn’t mean it’s
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Some Last-Minute Tips for Filing Your Taxes by April 17

There are only 2 weeks left to file your taxes. Are you sweating yet? Don’t. We’ve got some tips to help you get your taxes done by April 17, or to at least extend the deadline for you. Follow these tips for a stress-free April 17. 1.
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Archives.com Helps National Archives Release 1940 Census Data

Which of your relatives were included in the 1940 U.S. Census? Now you can find out. Archives.com has teamed up with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) to release digital records from the 1940 census. This is the first time that the NARA has made digital
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AVG Announces New “Do Not Track” Tool for Windows

AVG is setting the curve with their new Do-Not-Track security feature, which could prove to be all the rage in the next round of security software releases. If you are worried about your personal information being tracked when you are online, this is the perfect line of
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Why Is My Tax Return Refund Delayed?

Q: I sent in my taxes several weeks ago and I still don’t have my refund, what is the hold up? A: Well, that depends on a number of things. Did you e-file your return? Did you choose to get your return by Direct Deposit? Did you
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AVG Internet Security Discount: Get 40% Off

Just in time for the start of spring, AVG is offering 40% off their Internet Security software until March 31. The offer is exclusively for NextAdvisor users, and brings the price down to $32.99, making it one of the cheapest security suites we reviewed. AVG Internet Security
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What Should My Car Insurance Deductible Be?

Q: Car insurance quotes are confusing, what should I choose to be my deductible? A: This is actually a really good question. It depends on your situation. Since the car insurance deductible is the out-of-pocket amount that you will have to pay to get your car fixed
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Does Security Software Adapt to New Viruses?

Q: Do any of these companies except Norton have an on-going programming effort to deal with new viruses and update your protection as these new safeguards become available? A: Yes, several of security software suites are now using cloud-based detection to look for new viruses that may
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Will Unpaid Taxes Show Up on My Credit Report?

Q: I can’t afford to pay my taxes, if I set up a payment plan with the IRS, will that go on my credit report? A: According to the IRS, it shouldn’t affect your credit score, as long as you set up a payment plan with them.
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What Are the State Fees for H&R Block?

Q: Are the state fees in addition to the federal fees or are they part of the Deluxe package at H&R Block? What if you have to file in more than one state? A: Yes, the state fees are in addition to the federal fees at H&R
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Get The Hunger Games Audiobook for Cheap Before You See the Movie

Dying to see “The Hunger Games” but haven’t read the books yet? You are in luck. You can download the audiobook of “The Hunger Games” from one of the services below for extremely cheap. The books by Suzanne Collins have become a pop culture phenomenon and have
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How Do I Stream Netflix on My TV?

Q: How do you connect the Internet to the TV to use Netflix? A: This is an excellent question. Since Netflix streaming can only be done over an internet connection, you must connect an Internet-ready device to your TV, or have a TV that is Internet-ready. Here
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National Consumer Protection Week: How to Protect Your Customers’ Data

Part of your business requires gathering personal data about your customers, but how do you make sure that data is stored securely? As part of National Consumer Protection Week, we’ve put together some key points to remember when dealing with customers’ data, via the Better Business Bureau‘s
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H&R Block Discount: Get 15% Off Any Tax Prep Plans

Just in time for the height of tax season, H&R Block is offering 15% off all of their tax plans, making it the best deal of all the tax preparation services that we reviewed. H&R Block owns the top spot in our tax preparation reviews for good
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Do Genealogy Services Provide Both Marriage and Divorce Records?

Q: Does Archives.com provide marriage and divorce records or just marriage records? A: Yes, Archives.com and many other genealogy services provide both marriage and divorce records dating back as far as the 1700s. When looking for the records, keep in mind that, generally, marriage records are vital
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National Consumer Protection Week: Tips to Protect Your Child’s Information at School

Yes, even at a young age, your child can still be a victim of identity theft. A social security number is all someone needs to open up bank and credit accounts in your child’s name. While most parents are very protective about their child’s personal information, the
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National Consumer Protection Week: What to Do if Your Identity Has Been Stolen

This week is National Consumer Protection Week, and we’re celebrating by giving you the top tips to protect yourself as a consumer. Today’s topic is identity theft. Do you know what to do if your identity is stolen? The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has put together a
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McAfee Discount: Get 50% Off Total Protection 2012

Want protection from one of the biggest names in security software? McAfee is offer a 50% discount on their popular Total Protection 2012 exclusively to NextAdvisor readers. McAfee 2012 sticks to its no-frills way of protecting your computer — with a few cool new features sprinkled in,
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Can I Get a Nursing Degree Online?

Q: I work full time and have a family so I need to do all my training online. Is that possible to do?  A: Online nursing degrees are a tricky subject. Most online universities that tout nursing degrees actually offer advanced nursing degrees that require you to
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What Are the Best Security Software Suites?

Q: I’m trying to change from one of the most known security software services, and I just want to find better services so I can compare. A: You’ve come to the right place. We review all the top security software suites, breaking down the pros and cons
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Identity Theft Tops FTC List of Consumer Complaints

Identity theft still seems to be a growing problem in the country. For the 12th year in a row, identity theft topped the list of consumer complaints that the Federal Trades Commission received in 2011, showing that people still aren’t being proactive about protecting their identity. Of
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Which Tax Companies Allow You To File More than One Tax Return?

Q: Which tax software companies allow preparation of more than one tax return, i.e. can tax returns be prepared for multiple taxpayers? A: It depends on whether you are e-filing or paper filing. By law, you are not allowed to e-file more than 5 tax returns unless
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Watch Oscar-Nominated Movies with Netflix

With the Oscars airing next Sunday, it might be a good time to catch up on all those nominated movies that you haven’t seen yet. Through Netflix‘s DVD delivery service, you can rent nominated movies such as Moneyball, The Help, Tree of Life and Bridemaids for just
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Can Online Tax Services Do Your State Taxes?

Q: Are you able to do the Colorado state return on online tax services? At what level do you have to be to get that return and at what cost? A: All of the tax services that we review can do state taxes for all 50 states.
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Is AVG Better at Finding and Blocking Viruses than McAfee?

Q: My computer guy says AVG is far more efficient than McAfee. He claims it picks up and blocks viruses better. Is this true or not true? A: That is a good question. If you go by traditional performance, it is not true, at least from all
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Be Mine Online: What’s the Best Dating Site for You?

If you are looking for a fun date for Valentine’s Day, try something new with an online dating site that is perfect for you. But with the hundreds of dating sites that seem to be available these days, how do you pick the one that’s right for
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Can I Save Information on My e-File Return and Finish It Later?

Q: When I start my e-file, can I save the information and return to review and do corrections a few days later? A: Luckily, most tax preparation services allow you to save your information so you don’t have to finish your taxes in one sitting. All of
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New Zoosk Offer: Social Networking Meets Online Dating

If you like a lot of features and avenues of communication with your online dating site, you should check out Zoosk. It takes the best parts of Facebook, Zynga and other social networking companies and incorporates them into a robust online dating experience. It includes a news
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New TaxBrain Review: Easy-to-Use, Streamlined Tax Preparation

If H&R Block or TurboTax don’t work for you or if you are just looking to try a new tax prep service, TaxBrain offers the same reliable services without a lot of the annoying questions. One of the downsides of the big names is that you feel
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Yahoo Web Hosting Drops Its Prices, Great News for Beginners

Yahoo’s web hosting has always been a great service for beginners, except for the price. Now Yahoo has made it even easier for beginners of web hosting to access their suite of services by dropping the prices for all their web hosting options. The cheapest plan is
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Want to Get a Jump on Your Taxes? Tax E-filing Has Started

The IRS is now accepting tax e-filing, as of January 17, so you can file your taxes early. Why should you file early? If you are getting a refund, the earlier you file, the quicker you get your refund. Since so many people wait to file their
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Need Motivation to Start Your Weight Loss Resolution? BistroMD Offers You a Deal

If you made a New Years Resolution to lose some weight, but need a place to start, BistroMD can help. They are offering $25 off your next food order, exclusive to NextAdvisor readers. With Bistro MD there is no calorie counting or point calculation; they do all
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Need a Date for New Year’s Eve? Take Advantage of eHarmony’s Free Weekend

Just in time for New Year’s Eve, eHarmony is offering a free weekend so users can try out all of its in-depth matching features for free! With its large user base and its emphasis on creating deep connections with its compatibility survey, eHarmony offers one of the
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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS: Monitor My Finances Better

Want to get better control over your finances in 2012? A good way to do that is to start monitoring your credit. Why? Business, banks, lenders and even rental agencies can rely heavily on your credit scores and credit background when deciding whether to do business with
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Congratulations to Our Third NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway Winner

A big congratulations to our third NextAdvisor $500 sweepstakes winner, Larry Lee from Michigan! Larry will receive our last $100 weekly prize before the big grand prize drawing next week. So far we’ve had over 2,000 entries to the contest, and the entries keep pouring in for
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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS: Start Saving Money

Need to start saving money in the new year? You can get the best value for your dollar with online savings accounts. We review all the top banks that offer some of the best deals to help protect your money, gain return on investment and give you
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NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS: Going Back to School

If one of your resolutions is to go after that degree you’ve been eyeing, we can help you get started. Finding which school is the best fit for you can be an overwhelming experience, but it doesn’t have to be. We review some of the top online
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If You Can’t Make a Payment, Can Payday Loans Help?

Q: If you can’t make a payment, can a payday loan company send a check to the DA office if your check doesn’t clear at the bank? A: Our top-rated payday loan service CashNet USA will actually deposit the money straight into your bank account, so the check should
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Avast Discount: 30% Off for the Holidays

Avast! is offering NextAdvisor users 30% off their top-rated security software for the holidays, bringing the price down to $34.99, making it one of the cheapest and most reliable security software we review. Avast! has everything the average consumer could want from security software. Fast installation. User-friendly
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Can I Set Up a Pay Pal Button on My Site with Yahoo Web Hosting?

Q: I’m a freelance writer, so I don’t sell products, per say, but would like to be able to have a PayPal button so I can get deposits, and other payments. A shopping cart would just be silly. Can Yahoo do that? A: Yes, Yahoo can do
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Can I Use VoIP with a High Speed Wireless Connection?

Q: I have a “high speed” wireless connection via a local satellite Internet provider. It says the speed is 36.0 mbps. Can I use it for VoIP services? A: The minimum bandwidth that you need for VoIP is usually around 88 kbps, so your connection speed should
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Download “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” Audiobook for Cheap

Want to read “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” before the movie comes out, but don’t have the time to read it all? Take advantage of some great NextAdvisor deals and get the audiobook! The serial killer thriller is one of the best selling novels in the
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Single this Holiday? 10 Fun Holidate Ideas

Let’s face it; the holidays are the most romantic time of the year … and the worst time to be single. All those corny commercials, Christmas songs and Lifetime movies just leave you wishing for a cuddle buddy to sip some hot cocoa with. That’s why instead
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Exclusive Yahoo Deal: Get 40% Off Web Hosting for 12 Months!

For one day only, Yahoo! Web Hosting is offering NextAdvisor users 40% off their web hosting services for 12 months. Yahoo! Small Business web hosting is one of the few stand-outs in web hosting, and will be perfect for the beginning site owner who doesn’t really know
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The NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway Picks Its First Winner

It’s time to celebrate! The first winner of our NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway is Mark Vice from Indiana, and his wife Barb. Mark and Barb will receive the first $100 cash prize from the contest, but there is still more to come. We’ll pick our next $100 winner
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Is Customer Service Part of Norton Internet Security 2012’s Features?

Q: On Norton’s customer support, if I am having problems is there a charge or is this part of the service? A: Norton Internet Security 2012 offers customer service as part of their security suite package. And not only do they offer the service, they customize it
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If you are starting a business and having trouble handling all the items on your to-do list, the cloud is here to help. More and more services that are essential to today’s businesses are moving to the cloud, and that means that it’s not only easier to
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You Could Win Cash for the Holidays with the NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway!

Need some extra money for the holiday season? Well, you’re in luck. NextAdvisor is giving away cash prizes every week of December! Just go to our Facebook page and click on the NextAdvisor $500 Giveaway, fill out the entry form, and you’ll be entered to win. It’s
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Get a Yahoo! Discount of 50% on Web Hosting

Need to build a website but not sure where to start? You are in luck! Our #1 web hosting service for beginners, Yahoo! Small Business, is offering NextAdvisor readers a huge 50% discount off their services. Yahoo! offers a great interface and support, free domain for life,
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Need to build a new website? You’re in luck! For this weekend only, MyHosting is offering users 30% off all their web hosting services. MyHosting is one of the oldest and most reliable web hosting services, and also provides one of the least expensive plans. To read our
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deal: Receive a BitDefender Discount of 70% on Their Security Software

Check out our best Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal for security software! BitDefender is offering a massive 70% off their top-rated security software. BitDefender is perfect for those who want top-rated protection without the interruptions. Their new features help improve performance and give users a few more options
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Check out our best Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal this year! HostGator is offering users 50% off all of there web hosting services, everything from shared hosting to dedicated servers. HostGator is a reliable service that is an excellent choice for all user levels. To read our review
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get a McAfee Discount of 50% Off Security Software

Our security software deals keep rolling in. McAfee, one of the leaders in security software, is giving users 50% off their range of security software suites. McAfee offers standard PC security with a few new features that could turn heads. To read our review and get this amazing
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get a SugarSync Discount of 30% Off Online Backup

If you need online backup but have been waiting for the right time to buy, now is the time. SugarSync is offering users 30% off their online backup services this weekend only. SugarSync is one of our top online backup services. It’s the best combination of online
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get an iPage Discount of 60% Off Web Hosting

Want to build your own website but needed a reason to get started? iPage has given you one! They are offering an amazing deal on their web hosting services, dropping their 2-year subscription price from $7.95/month to $2.95/month. They are also offering a bunch of free extras,
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get an AVG Discount of 30% Off Their Security Software

Ready for our last security software deal of the day? AVG is offering users a 30% discount on their security software. The software is already half the price of most security suites, with all the same bells and whistles, so this Black Friday deal makes it one
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals: Get a Kaspersky Discount of 50% Off Their Security Software

This is one of our best security software deals! Kaspersky is one of our favorite security software suites, and for this week only, they are offering 50% off all of their security software. Kaspersky is a best bet for those who are looking for easy, fast, top-notch
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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deal: Iolo’s Discount Saves you 50% on Their Security Software

And the deals continue! Iolo System Shield is offering a 50% discount with the coupon code “BLACK” from Wednesday, Nov. 23 until Wednesday, Nov. 30 at midnight. This inexpensive, reliable software has cool detection features, strong protection and features that put it ahead of the game. Check
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Our Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals Start with 50% off Trend Micro’s Security Software

Why wait until Friday for Black Friday deals? We are going to be offering you Black Friday/Cyber Monday deals all weekend long, starting with a 50% discount on any of Trend Micro’s security software suites. Trend Micro is one of the best bets for users looking for
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With Internet Fax, Can You Block Unwanted Faxes?

Q: Can you block faxes or subscribe to a do not fax? A: There is no sure way to completely stop someone from sending you faxes, short of calling them and requesting they stop. But you can block faxes from your inbox with several of our top-rated
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AVG Internet Security Review: New Features Give AVG a New Edge

AVG Internet Security 2012 gives its users a few extra features that raise its game to compete with the larger Internet security suites. The most important of those is the identity protection feature, which helps protect your identity and password from hackers. It also includes a PC
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Can I Transfer Credits from One Online College to Another?

Q: I am currently attending University of Phoenix. I have 2 more classes to go for my Associates. I wanted to know if I would be able to transfer my credits and go for my Bachelors with American InterContinental University. A: In theory, American InterContinental University will
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How Much Is the Router for VoIP? Can I Just Use My Own?

Q: How Much Is the Router for VoIP? Can I Just Use My Own? A: Luckily, there is no special router that you need to use for VoIP services. Most VoIP services (especially our top services) are compatible with most routers. In addition, services offer online and
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Want the New “Steve Jobs” Audiobook? Get a Deal with These Services

With the death of Steve Jobs, the technology world lost an icon. In his new book, “Steve Jobs,” Walter Isaacson offers an inside look at the genius, including everything from Jobs’ difficult personality to his visionary thinking. The book covers everything in Jobs’ life from his beginnings
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Webroot SecureAnywere Complete 2012 Review: Quick, User-friendly Security with Loads of Features

Not sure which security software may work best for your computer? Unlike other security suites, Webroot SecureAnywhere Complete 2012 lets you try out their service with a 30-day free trial to make sure its the right security software for you. And what’s not to like? The newly
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Avast! Review: 2012 Version Is a Cheap, Fast, User-Friendly Alternative to Big-Name Security Software

Avast! is like the Little Engine That Could of Internet security software, so don’t let its size fool you. While its free version, Avast! Free Antivirus, is one of the world’s top-selling security software because of it’s superior protection and hard-to-beat price, the new Internet Security 6
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Protect Your Children’s Identity with Identity Guard’s New kID Sure Service

Did you know that children can also be victims of identity theft? In fact, they are more attractive targets for identity theft because their credit is usually clean and their identity isn’t as closely monitored as adults’ identity. Thieves can create a whole new identity with just
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Q: Does Internet Security Software Run On My Computer All the Time?

Q: Does Internet Security Software run all the time or do I have to start it up when I want to use it? A: The best part about Internet Security Software is that it is constantly protecting your computer. Once you install the software, it will be
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Don’t Miss Chemistry.com’s Free Weekend Starting Tomorrow!

Looking for that special someone but don’t want to shell out the cash for online dating? You are in luck! Chemistry.com’s Free Weekend is back, starting tomorrow and running through Sunday, Oct. 16. The Free Weekend allows you to use all of Chemistry.com subscriber services for free,
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Network Solutions Offers Reliable Web Hosting, 55% Discount

New to the website building game? Want an easy-to-use, inexpensive and reliable host service? Network Solutions could be the perfect web hosting service for you. The service offers a site builder with hundreds of templates to choose from and a slew of features that are user-friendly and
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Can I Re-Install my Security Software Without the Disk?

Q: I already have CA 2010 Internet Security Suite but had to uninstall it and I don’t have the disk, my son has it at school. Can you tell me how to reinstall it using the code I was given? A: Luckily, most Internet Security Software suites
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Does Carbonite Only Back Up Your Files Once a Year?

Q: Does Carbonite only back up your files once a year or does it do it periodically? A: Excellent question! When you first install Carbonite on your computer, it will give you the choice to back up all of your Documents/Settings and User files or to select
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BitDefender Offers Half Off Total Security 2012 for Back to School

Is your kid headed off to college? Do they need to protect their computer with some Internet security software? Well, you’re in luck. BitDefender is offering 2 years of their top-rated security software for half off! BitDefender’s Total Security 2012 is a sleeker, more silent version of
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My phone service has been disconnected. Will I still be able to sign up for VoIP?

Q: My phone service has been disconnected. Will I still be able to sign up for VoIP? A: It depends. All you need for VoIP to work is an active Internet connection with a router. Most VoIP adapters hook up directly to your router, so it uses
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NextAdvisor Releases McAfee Total Security 2012 Review, Plus a $30 Discount

McAfee’s 2012 version of Total Security has just been released and we’ve got all the details for you, along with a $30 discount for NextAdvisor readers. The award-winning security software continues with its strong protection, but adds a few cool new features that could make some heads
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NextAdvisor Releases Eset Smart Security 5 Review

If you are looking for security software without all the extras that also won’t break the bank, then Eset Smart Security 5 is the perfect security software for you. While the new version of Eset adds new features like parental controls and cloud-based security detection, it leaves
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How secure is Carbonite online backup?

Q: How secure is Carbonite? I am very concerned about a companies’ ability to keep my data safe and secure if I am going to store my data off-site in this way. I don’t see this mentioned here or discussed in comparison to other companies. A: Carbonite,
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Can you send the same Internet fax to multiple numbers at the same time?

Q: Can you send the same fax to multiple numbers at the same time? If the receiver is still a fax machine and not a computer will it print on their fax machine? A: Great questions. MetroFax does allow you to send the same fax to up
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NextAdvisor Releases Kaspersky Internet Security 2012 Review

What a difference a year can make? For Kaspersky, this year meant making some major improvements to their security software. The installation process is easier. The interface is simpler and more user-friendly. The performance is faster, due to their new cloud-based security feature. And all of this,
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Download “Moneyball” Audiobook for Free or Cheap

Want a more in-depth look at Brad Pitt’s new movie “Moneyball”? Then check out the original book by Michael Lewis. Lewis’ book gets in to the details behind the Sabermetric analytics that Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane used to create a winning team with small revenue.
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FatCow, iPage Offer Over 60% Off Web Hosting

If you are still waiting for the best deal to start your website, then FatCow and iPage have a couple of deals for you. FatCow is offering a 65% off deal to new customers through NextAdvisor, dropping their $8.25/month price to $3.15/month. Want more savings? iPage is
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NextAdvisor Releases BitDefender Total Security 2012 Review

BitDefender Total Security 2012 is a sleeker, more silent version of its former self. With a never-ending grab bag of new extras and the new AutoPilot feature that essentially turns the software “silent” unless there is a major security threat, the new version of BitDefender does not
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NextAdvisor Launches New User-Friendly Look

Welcome to the new NextAdvisor! It has the same trusted research and great deals you have come to expect, but with a new simplified, user-friendly look. With our readers in mind, we have enhanced the site’s navigation, to make it easier for you to find the reviews
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Can I use my fax with a VoIP telephone line?

Q: Can I use my fax with a VoIP telephone line? A: The answer largely depends on which VoIP service you are using. Mostly, it is not a good idea. Fax machines generally use the standard analog network (normal phone service) to transmit data, where VoIP compresses
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I have a small gift shop in Elkhorn, Neb. I just bought a new computer and am interested in knowing how to back it up off site.

Q: I have a small gift shop in Elkhorn, Neb. I just bought a new computer and am interested in knowing how to back it up off site. A: If you are only looking to back up one computer, then Carbonite is the best value for you.
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Looking to shed those summer pounds? Get $50 off your first week at BistroMD

Ate too many hot dogs and hamburgers off the grill this summer? Looking to shed that extra summer weight? BistroMD is offering NextAdvisor readers a deal! Get $50 off your first week of food from BistroMD. Choose from four unique plans that range from five to seven
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Which people search service would be best for locating just addresses, as many as 30 per week?

Q: Which people search service would be best for locating just addresses, as many as 30 per week? A: If you are looking for quantity over quality, Net Detective is the best place to look. The service only costs $19 for 3 years unlimited searching, with the NextAdvisor
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Our Norton Internet Security 2012 review

Our Norton Internet Security 2012 review We’ve just released our review of Norton Internet Security 2012 software, and we were impressed, to say the least. Norton focused on performance with this update, offering new tools to enhance their swath of protection while keeping the cost of your
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I need info for backing up my computers. I have 5 offices and 6 computers to backup. We have about 300 GB of storage currently, with about a GB coming and going each day for 5 days a week. Can you help me out?

Q: I need info for backing up my computers. I have 5 offices and 6 computers to backup. We have about 300 GB of storage currently, with about a GB coming and going each day for 5 days a week. Can you help me out? A: Well,
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I live both in Canada and the USA. Can I install VOIPo in Canada and/or the USA? What local phone number (area code) can I use? I just want the US and Canada calls. What is the total cost, including adaptor cost, other fees, etc?

Q: I live both in Canada and the USA. Can I install VOIPo in Canada and/or the USA? What local phone number (area code) can I use? I just want the US and Canada calls. What is the total cost, including adaptor cost, other fees, etc? A:
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I am so tired of paying high phone bills. But my question is if I switch to VOIPo can I keep my phone number? I have had it for 35 years.

Q: I am so tired of paying high phone bills. But my question is if I switch to VOIPo can I keep my phone number? I have had it for 35 years. A: Yes, you can keep your phone number if you switch to VOIPo, as long
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