Monthly Archives: May 2014

Do You Know How to Properly Use Sunscreen? Probably Not

With the weather getting warmer, in all likelihood you’re going to be breaking out the sunscreen soon, if you haven’t already done so. The problem is that you probably aren’t using your sunscreen correctly, along with making some assumptions about … Continue reading

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Diet Soda May Help to Lose Weight, but These Are Better Alternatives

There has been a lot of debate on whether or not diet drinks can help you lose weight. A recent study (PDF) published in the journal Obesity found those who drank diet drinks lost a larger amount of weight than … Continue reading

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Quotes from the World’s Richest Man

When it comes to getting financial inspiration, it never hurts to follow the advice of some of the most successful people out there. In fact, you should actively seek the thoughts of those who have been successful to try to … Continue reading

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Preparing for McDonald’s Monopoly 2014

I received an interesting e-mail from a reader who wanted to know what was the best way to prepare for McDonald’s Monopoly 2014. While many people simply play this game for fun and entertainment, there are a number of people … Continue reading

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Make Money with the Amazon Affiliate Text Link WordPress Plugin

A good way to make extra income on your blog is to link products that you mention to Amazon through your affiliate link. If a reader clicks through and buys something, you’ll earn a small commission for referring them to … Continue reading

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Are Credit Karma and LifeLock Safe? Their Recent Mobile App Vulnerabilities Should Concern You

In order to keep track of different aspects of their finances, many people are turning to third-party websites. A good example of this would be Credit Karma, which offers free credit scores and credit monitoring to those who sign up … Continue reading

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Is Inexpensive Food Making You Fat?

The conventional wisdom is that we are a nation which is overweight because we’re too lazy to get enough exercise, and we don’t eat enough healthy food. A new study says that these assumptions are wrong. The real problem causing … Continue reading

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What’s Open and What’s Not on Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day weekend is here. With all holidays, it can get confusing about what is open and what’s not. If you’re planning on getting out of the house, there is a good chance that you will need to know what … Continue reading

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Some California Wells Fargo Bank Branches Go Down Friday Morning

“We are aware of the situation and working to resolve it quickly. We encourage our customers to use online and mobile banking as one avenue while we work to resolve this.” – Statement from Wells Fargo public relations Update from … Continue reading

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11 Ways to Save Money at Macy’s

Founded in 1858, Macy’s is a department store that has served millions of people and continues to be popular. Despite being a department store with higher quality items that found at discounts stores like Target, it’s still known for good … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money at Starbucks

The words “Starbucks” and “saving money” don’t usually go together, but there are thousands upon thousands of people who swear by the coffee despite its somewhat high prices. If you’re a fan of Starbucks you probably know how pricey each … Continue reading

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Major Retail Stores that are Open and Closed on Memorial Day 2014

There is an assumption that all stores are open on Memorial Day because of all the Memorial Day sales advertising. It’s true that the majority of retail outlets do remain open for this holiday, but not all of them. Below … Continue reading

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What are Good Deals at Memorial Day Sales 2014

If you are in need of certain items, Memorial Day sales can be a great time to buy in certain cases. Most retail stores will be open for the holiday (with Costco being the big exception) trying to get your … Continue reading

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14 Memorial Day Military Discounts and Freebies 2014

Memorial Day is a day to celebrate the brave men and women who died serving our country as part of the military. The holiday became an official federal holiday in 1971, and it’s observed on the last Monday in May … Continue reading

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Credit Karma vs Discover FICO Score Review: Which is Better?

Now that Discover cards are offering free credit scores to all their card holders as part of their monthly statement, more people are wondering whether the score from Credit Karma or Discover is better? This isn’t an easy question to … Continue reading

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Are Drug, Liquor and Grocery Stores Open on Memorial Day 2014?

Memorial Day weekend is often referred to as the unofficial beginning of summer, and many people spend the holiday weekend outdoors or barbecuing with friends and family. For those who will have people over and providing food and drink for … Continue reading

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Developing a Strategic Business Plan for Your Company

Congratulations, you’ve finally decided to turn your dream of a business into hard reality. But setting up a business means planning, planning, and more planning. It doesn’t matter how old you are. One of the best ways for anyone to … Continue reading

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Are Banks, Credit Unions and Post Offices Open on Memorial Day 2015?

It can be quite difficult trying keep track of what is and isn’t open on the various holidays throughout the year. This can be especially difficult when the holiday lands on the day which would normally be a workday. A … Continue reading

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Will RCI Buy Back My Timeshare?

I get a lot of emails about timeshares, with most of the questions being about how to get out of a timeshare that the person no longer wants. If I can pass along one piece of advice for those who … Continue reading

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LifeLock Junior Child Identity Theft Protection Review

We have noted that LifeLock isn’t a scam, but it’s also something you really don’t need. The problem with all identity theft protection plans is they can’t actually protect your identity from being stolen. All they can do is help … Continue reading

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