January 18th, 2012

Wednesday Roundup: What Is SOPA, and How Will It Affect You?

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What Is SOPA, and How Will It Affect You? “You may have heard a lot of talk lately about SOPA (which stands for the Stop Online Piracy Act). It started out as whispers between people on the Internet, now it’s getting major pushback from sites as large as AOL, Yahoo!, eBay, LinkedIn, Craigslist, and Reddit. And today, January 18th, many sites are planning to “strike” to show their disapproval of the bill, including Wikipedia, Imgur, and even the mighty Google.” Wise Bread

How to Pay the IRS with a Credit Card for Free. “You know that Uncle Sam is expecting your tax payment shortly. And if you want to make that payment by using your credit card, you can actually do so free of charge and avoid IRS trouble. If you’re lucky, you might even be able to scoop up some airline miles for yourself too. Have I captured your attention yet?'” Wealth Pilgrim

The 25 most expensive restaurants in America. “Thomas Keller is a very lucky man. Not only is he the only chef and restauranteur in the U.S. to be awarded three Michelin stars for two restaurants simultaneously, his two restaurants, French Laundry in the Napa Valley, and Per Se in New York City’s Columbus Circle, are consistently ranked among the world’s best restaurants by Restaurant magazine.” Bundle

Sites that Help You Lose Weight for Free. “Now that the new year is upon us, it’s time for all those well-intended resolutions. And for many of us that means trying to drop a few pounds or just making an effort to eat healthier. If you fall into one of these categories, keep reading!” The Sun’s Financial Diary

Fresh Start Resolution: Get Rid of the Stuff You Don’t Need. “Starting a new year means clearing out the old. It’s a good idea to get items you don’t use out of the way because they will fill up valuable space in your home. Get ready to sell your stuff with these tips.” SavvySugar

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