Monthly Archives: February 2014

Saving Money is Not a Sacrifice. It’s an Investment in Your Future

One of the issues many people have trouble overcoming when trying to get their finances in order is that it requires a commitment to a lifestyle change. If your finances aren’t in order, it’s because you have been doing things … Continue reading

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How Much Does the Tooth Fairy Give and the Creative Ways She Gives Money

February 28 is National Tooth Fairy Day, so the obvious question is, “How much money does the tooth fairy give these days?” The cost of a tooth for the tooth fairy is increasing according to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll. … Continue reading

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From Bitcoin to Bullion: The Tangibility of Currency

By David Parkman As economic systems advance and evolve, so too does their system of currency. From the earliest days of our ancestors, the exchange of physical goods used for survival has been a staple of human communication and the … Continue reading

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$10 Million in Gold Coins: Why The Saddle Ridge Hoard Is Worth So Much

A California couple hit the jackpot when they found eight old cans filled with gold coins under a tree on their property while walking their dog. Being called “The Saddle Ridge Hoard,” the couple found 1,427 coins dated between 1847 … Continue reading

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How to Naturally Get Rid of Fleas

Fleas are a nuisance regardless of whether they’re in your home or on your pet. Getting rid of fleas and keeping fleas out of your home can be a tiresome and annoying process. There are many different methods or products … Continue reading

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Airport Savings: 52 Week Save Money Challenge Week Seven

This week ended up being quite simple to save the highest amount left of the 52 week savings challenge sheet. I needed to fly, and I was smart enough to buy my tickets well in advance during the Southwest $59 … Continue reading

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Is It Worth the Money to Get a Flu Shot?

ason it still makes sense to get a flu shot. Health officials in the US are urging anyone who still hasn’t gotten a flu shot to go out and get one. This includes everyone over the age of 6 years … Continue reading

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10 Oprah Money Lessons Worth Following

The successes that Oprah Winfrey has had in building her own business empire are well-known, and she’s given quite a few interviews and statements about her financial successes and failures. Many of us have setbacks, failures, successes, or financial dreams … Continue reading

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Should Athletes Pay Taxes on Olympic Medal Bonus Money?

I read the article where Olympic athletes who win medals at the Sochi winter games will have to pay taxes on the money. Almost every person I’ve talked to about this says that it’s wrong, and that they should be … Continue reading

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The Save What You Spend Challenge

There are a lot of different savings challenges like the 52 week money challenge and the 365 day money challenge, but this isn’t the only way that you can create an opportunity to save money. One of the most effective … Continue reading

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What Different Countries Pay Athletes for Olympic Gold Medals

The value of a medal from the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics depends a lot on what country you represent. While all the medals have the same value when it comes to the precious metals that are in the medals (Gold: … Continue reading

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A Sochi Olympic Gold Medal is Worth $25,000, But Can Mean a $10,000 Tax Bill

How much is an Olympic gold medal from Sochi, Russia worth? The gold medals aren’t pure gold (if they were, they would be worth close to $21,500 each), but they are worth approximately $566 when their metal content is taken … Continue reading

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The Tradition of Athletes Biting Their Olympic Medals

Now that gold, silver and bronze medals have begun to be awarded at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic games, there is a good chance that you’ll see the athletes putting them into their mouths as they attempt to take a … Continue reading

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Can a Daily Cup of Coffee be a Money Saver? 52 Week Save Money Challenge Week Six

I was thinking about whether it would be less expensive for me to go out and buy a cup of coffee each day at the local coffee shop and work there, rather than stay home and work. Knowing myself well, … Continue reading

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No McDonald’s Olympic Contest with the Sochi Winter Games

For those who were hoping to earn some extra cash from a McDonald’s Sochi Winter Olympics contest this year, you’ll be disappointed to find out that there doesn’t appear that there will be one. There have been no announcements of … Continue reading

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Lessons Olympian Shaun White Can Teach You About Money and Life

By M. Butler Looking for words of wisdom from a professional snowboarder isn’t the place that people think t look when it comes to ways of bettering their finances. Then again, there are a number of things about saving money … Continue reading

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Sochi Olympic Gold Medals Aren’t Gold

When gold medals are handed out at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, in February, athletes will receive silver medals plated with gold. The last time the Olympic Games awarded solid gold medals was more than a century ago … Continue reading

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CVS Corporation Will Forego $2 Billion and Quit Selling Cigarettes: The True Cost of Smoking

CVS Caremark Corporation has made the decision to quit selling cigarettes and other tobacco related products beginning October 1, 2014. This will cost the company an estimated $1.5 billion in lost cigarette sales, and another $500 million in lost sales … Continue reading

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What Sochi Olympic Athletes Can Teach You about Saving Money

Becoming an Olympic athlete is not an easy process and it takes a lot of hard work and perseverance. While training to become an athlete is incredibly different from saving money, they do share some key concepts (you can cheer … Continue reading

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Risk, Like Beauty, Is In the Eye of the Beholder: How to assess your own risk level

By Tim McCarthy, Author of The Safe Investor: How to Make Your Money Grow in a Volatile Global Economy It always has amazed me how differently people think about what is risky vs. what is safe. Some international investors find … Continue reading

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