The holidays are a time for giving. As we have done in previous years, the Kenosha News has requested “wish lists” from local agencies that support our community so our readers will have an opportunity to extend their gift-giving to include these fine organizations. So if you have the means, open your heart and your wallet to make their holidays a little brighter. If you intend to drop off your donations, call first for hours.
What would you do if you lost your wallet or someone stole it? And what should you do to protect yourself in case that happens?
It’s something people need to think about, especially as the holiday season approaches, Kenosha County Sheriff’s Sgt. Bill Beth said.
The new $100 bill began circulating Oct. 8. Here are some interesting facts about our old friend Ben:
— The last new $100 bill began circulating in March 1996.
Take that, trend-watchers: Ugg Australia’s now-classic boots in their comfy, cozy glory are still going strong after 35 years, having just celebrated their anniversary this month at all the company-owned stores.
The sort-of-clunky sheepskin boots have been declared “in” and they’ve been called “out” — many times over. They’ve been knocked off even more. But their loyal fans keep buying them.
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — The last thing on Christian Klenner’s mind is whether he has enough money to pay for college, but it’s one of the first things his parents thought about when he was born.
Christian, 13 months, already has a bank account that tops $1,500.
Credit scores can determine whether we can get car loans and mortgages, how much money we can borrow on credit cards, even whether we can rent apartments. But did you know employers also use our credit information to determine whether we could be good employees?
With so much riding on our credit, it’s important to understand what credit is, how to use it and how to keep track of it. Here are some things to keep in mind:
On Oct. 1, America’s health care system underwent its biggest change since Medicare’s arrival almost 50 years ago when major provisions of the Affordable Care Act started kicking in. And although millions of people who have been without health insurance finally should be able to get it, the system will remain just as complex and unforgiving.
To avoid unnecessary fees, penalties and just plain bad deals, Consumer Reports Money Adviser offers these health-insurance don’ts:
Cameras that check around the car for pedestrians. Radar that stops you from drifting out of your lane. An engine able to turn off automatically at traffic lights to conserve fuel.
Technology that saves lives — and fuel — is getting better and cheaper. That means it’s no longer confined to luxury brands like Mercedes and Volvo. It’s showing up in mainstream vehicles like the Nissan Rogue and Ford Fusion.
CUPERTINO, Calif. — Apart from new colors, the exterior of Apple’s new iPhones doesn’t look much different from last year’s model. The iPhone 5S is identical to the iPhone 5 in size and weight, while the iPhone 5C is only slightly bigger and heavier. The 5C also uses plastic instead of aluminum and glass.
Where the phones differ most is on the inside. The 5S has a faster chip, a fingerprint sensor and a better camera, and both new models are compatible with a greater range of 4G LTE frequency bands. Both phones also come with the new iOS 7 operating system, a major departure in style and functionality from the iOS 6 that came installed on the iPhone 5.