Author Archives: Jeffrey Strain

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 had on your list of things to do. If you are planning to do any banking that needs to be done at … Continue reading

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What Stores are Open and Closed on Easter Sunday 2014?

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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Chipotle Raising Food Prices: How to Get More for Your Dollar

Your burrito and tacos are going to be a bit more expensive come this summer when you visit your local Chipotle. The restaurant chain announced that it’s planning to raise prices for the first time in three years. The new … Continue reading

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The 25 Worst Jobs in the US for 2014

What are the worst jobs in the US for 2014? You might be surprised. Chances are if you think of jobs you would hate to do, you can come up with a list fairly quickly that you would think should … Continue reading

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Credit Karma Has No Plans to Offer Free Identity Theft Protection

Credit Sesame made the big announcement that they now offer free identity theft protection to consumers without the need of a credit card. It’s big news in the free credit score business, as this instantly differentiates them from their competitors … Continue reading

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The Chase Black Card is Palladium

The tale of the Black Card dates back to the 1980′s when a rumor began to circulate that American Express offered an exclusive credit card, which happened to be black in color, to wealthy celebrities and the social elite. The … Continue reading

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Credit Sesame Launches Free Identity Theft Protection Service

Credit Sesame launched a new, free Identity Protection service today which we knew was coming. We now have some more details about this new service. Credit Sesame hopes adding identity theft protection to their suite of other no-cost services will … Continue reading

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High Beef Prices? Tips on Ways to Save Money

Beef prices have reached the highest level since 1987, and currently have an average price of $5.28 a pound. Even worse, it doesn’t appear that these prices are going to fall anytime soon. Smaller than normal cattle herds brought on … Continue reading

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Beef Prices Spike to 27 Year High: Expensive Grilling Season

It’s going to be an expensive grilling season. Beef prices have risen to their highest level in more than 27 years, and it doesn’t appear that there is going to be much relief in the near future. The rising prices … Continue reading

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Free National Parks Apps for Your Next Trip

I love our national parks. They are one of the best outdoor entertainment values around. I save over $1000 a year by simply buying a national parks pass. There are also plenty of other ways to save money when you … Continue reading

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Most Expensive Home in US Sells for $120 Million

It’s certainly not your average home. Situated on 51 acres on the Greenwich waterfront, the Copper Beech Farm sold to The Conservation Institute, LLC for a cool $120 million according to the Greenwich Time. That would make it the most … Continue reading

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Are Banks Open Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Monday?

When holidays roll around, people often wonder if their local bank or credit union branch will be open during the holiday and the days around it. It can be frustrating going to your financial institution to find that it’s unexpectedly … Continue reading

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Why It Makes Little Sense to Buy $1500 Google Glass

Google has announced that for one day only, Tuesday, April 15, you may have an opportunity to buy Google Glass for $1500, when they will make a limited number of them available for sale. This may seem like a great … Continue reading

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Credit Sesame to Offer Free Identity Theft Protection

Credit Sesame is planning to launch a no cost identity theft protection service later this month. Best known for offering free credit scores, this is a move that makes sense with the increasing competition in the free credit score market. … Continue reading

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Walmart Is Going Organic with Wild Oats

If there were ever a sure sign that organic foods are here to stay, it’s the announcement from Walmart that it will be expanding its organic grocery category by adding organic food produced by company Wild Oats Marketplace. Walmart has … Continue reading

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The Cost of Prom: Ways to Save Money on a Prom Dress

As any family knows, the prom can be expensive. Although those going to the prom are spending less this year than last, according to a survey released by Visa, they’re still spending nearly $1000 for a single night out. The … Continue reading

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Free Ice Cream Cones from Ben & Jerry’s Today

Here’s a wonderfully tasty reminder: free ice-cream! If you’re out and about today, you might want to stop by your local Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream shop today to pick up a free ice-cream cone. Today is the 36th anniversary of … Continue reading

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Billion Dollar Bracket 2015: Will It Be Easier to Win?

The 2014 NCAA mens college basketball tournament is now over with UConn as the new national champion. UConn wasn’t the only winner of this tournament. There were also 20 lucky participants of the Quicken Loans Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge who … Continue reading

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Smart Car Tipping Vandals: Why You Need Comprehensive Auto Insurance

It’s being reported that vandals in San Francisco spent the night tipping over smart cars for the fun of it. Clothed in black sweatshirts with hoods, the vandals tipped and damaged three cars between 1:00 and 1:30 AM in a … Continue reading

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Will Discover Make Credit Karma Obsolete?

There is once again a change taking place in the world of free credit scores. When Credit Karma first appeared, it was the one bringing a change in this same business. Their entry altered the way many people obtained their … Continue reading

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