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You can protect more than $250,000 at a bank. But beware the “moral hazard.”

Mar 17, 2023
The FDIC allows coverage of different types of accounts at the same bank. There are also services that help you spread your money around.
Depositors are covered by the FDIC for up to $250,000, but there are ways to skirt the limit.
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Will we ever run out of Social Security numbers?

Mar 10, 2023
With 1 billion possible combinations, we still have decades before they’re used up.
Your Social Security number is yours even after 'til death do you part.
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Does the autoplay feature on streaming services cost you money?

Feb 24, 2023
The consumer isn’t likely to see higher costs, but telecom companies say that Big Tech should pay its fair share.
Beware the spoiler: autoplay on streaming platforms. The autoplay feature on streaming services can lead to panic.
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How much money does “God” have? 

Feb 10, 2023
The Catholic Church has at least $73 billion based on media reports and financial statements, but it likely has billions more.
The Sistine Chapel: priceless.
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