Monthly Archives: April 2014

How to Buy Cheap Costco Gas without a Membership

For those looking to save money on gasoline, it’s worthwhile using a Costco gas calculator to determine whether or not it makes sense to purchase a membership at the warehouse store. Due to the savings that many Costco gas stations … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money at Home Depot

Home Depot is a popular place for people who enjoy DIY projects, or are in the middle of renovating or building a house. It’s easy to get lost in their stores, wandering up and down the aisles, and filling your … Continue reading

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Mint Launches New KBB Car Value Tracker Feature

Mint.com added a new car value feature to their their account tracking system on April 23, 2014. Users can now track the value of their car in Mint along with their other accounts much like they have been able to … Continue reading

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Your Thirties Can Kill Your Finances

When it comes to living dangerously with your finances, it seems as though your thirties are the most dangerous decade. Obviously you have to be mindful of your money habits throughout your life because it’s possible to screw up with … Continue reading

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Fake Credit Union Ponzi Scheme Costs Consumers Millions

By William Charles On the¬†11th of April, 2014 the SEC charged¬†Timothy J. Coughlin, 63 for conducting internet fraud under the business names “Oxford International Credit Union” or “Oxford International Cooperative Union”. It’s alleged that defrauded investors of over 12.8 million … Continue reading

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Are Banks Open on Cinco De Mayo 2015?

With the plethora of holidays celebrated in the US, it can often be difficult to know if the holiday affects the hours of businesses. One of the most frustrating things that can happen is to go someplace to find that … Continue reading

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Higher Gas Prices Across the US: Tricks to Save Money

Gas prices continue to increase, gaining an average of three cents nationwide to $3.70 a gallon over the last week according to AAA‘s Fuel Gauge Report. This is an increase of $0.16 compared to last month, and is $0.19 more … Continue reading

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What Banks Are Open on Sunday?

The vast majority of financial institutions, including banks and credit unions, are not open on Sunday. While many retail outlets are open on both Saturday and Sunday, banks and credit unions work a lot like many non-retail businesses that are … Continue reading

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JUMPR will Jump Start Your Car Even if Nobody is Around

As someone who drives a lot on my own, and many times to places where there isn’t a whole lot of traffic, the thought of what I would do if my car decided to die on me has crossed my … Continue reading

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Your Library Makes you as Happy as a $2000 Raise

There are a ton of great reasons to go to your local library, but here’s a new and compelling reason to visit your library more often. The United Kingdom’s Department for Culture, Media & Sport recently commissioned a study (PDF) … Continue reading

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Costco Gas Calculator: Will I Save Money Buying a Membership if All I Buy is Fuel?

For those who don’t shop at Costco regularly enough to make a membership worthwhile, it might be worth getting one if your Costco has a gas station, and you fill up your vehicle on a regular basis. The question you … Continue reading

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The Obamacare Loophole that Isn’t a Loophole

No matter what your personal feelings are about the Affordable Care Act (commonly referred to as Obamacare), it’s important to understand how it works for your personal finances. Not fully understanding how it works, or making assumptions that you can … Continue reading

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Is Costco Gas Quality the Same as Exxon, Shell and Chevron?

There are many reasons to love Costco. They treat their employees much better than many businesses, and they have competitive prices when it comes to the things that they sell. While there might be some reasons that you wouldn’t want … Continue reading

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Go Ahead and Be a Sellout

A long time ago I had high artistic ideals. I wanted my work to change the world, to bring awareness to important issues, and to be “great.” That lasted until I was out of college. That’s when I realized that … Continue reading

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Don’t Expect a Big Raise This Year: Ask for These Perks Instead

Getting a raise at work continues to be difficult, and it doesn’t appear that it’s going to be any easier in the next few years. According to the April edition of the quarterly survey from the National Association of Business … Continue reading

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Gas Prices Inch toward $4 a Gallon: Ways to Save

Gas prices continue to inch toward $4.00 a gallon, although the increases have leveled off over the past week. According to AAA, gas prices have reached a national average of $3.67 a gallon. That’s an increase of three cents from … Continue reading

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Did Credit Sesame Just Make LifeLock Obsolete?

Earlier this month, Credit Sesame launched a free identity theft protection service. In doing so, they were able to accomplish a couple of things. First, they were able to differentiate themselves from competitors like Credit Karma and Quizzle, both of … Continue reading

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All Banks Closed Easter, All Banks Open Monday

With Easter upon us, you might have some time to run some of the errands that you have on your list of things to do. If you are planning to do any banking that needs to be done at the … Continue reading

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What Stores are Open and Closed on Easter Sunday 2015?

One of the worst things that can happen when you want to go to a store is to arrive to find that the store is closed. This situation often happens when there is a holiday, and the store you plan … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Avoid Lifestyle Inflation

What is the first thing you do when you find out you’re going to get a raise at work? If your answer is to spend it on things that you have had your eye on, you probably someone who participates … Continue reading

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