Author Archives: Lori Kelley

3 Ways to Save On Your Vices in 2015

While eliminating our vices altogether would certainly benefit our budgets, for many of us the downsides of giving up things we love (or are simply addicted to) outweigh the benefits of bidding them farewell. There are certain things that are … Continue reading

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Forget Credit Scores: Now Almost Anyone Can Finance a Car

It’s a headline that could all too easily be referring to mortgages of the pre-2007 era, except for the mention of car finance. Back then, banks would happily approve mortgages at a rate of seven-times income with minimal affordability checks … Continue reading

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Bacteria That’s Remained the Same for 2 Billion Years Actually Confirms Evolution

If you heard that an organism has remained the same for the last 2 billion years without changing, you might believe you’ve found the smoking gun to show the theory of evolution had been disproved. What at first seems to … Continue reading

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CDC Says One in Four Nonsmokers Still Exposed to Secondhand Smoke

The good news is those exposed to secondhand smoke from smokers has declined by more than half over the past decade, but the bad news is 25 percent of nonsmokers are still exposed to secondhand smoke despite the improvements. The … Continue reading

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Pink Sea Slugs Invade Northern California Coast as Ocean Waters Warm

When people visit tidepools in northern California, they aren’t used to seeing a lot of pink. That’s usually reserved for people down south, but something strange has been taking place over the last few weeks. The Hopkins’ rose nudibranch sea … Continue reading

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How to Buy “Cheap” Super Bowl Tickets 2015?

If you are looking to buy Super Bowl 49 tickets for the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots on February 1, 2015, in Arizona, trying to buy cheap tickets is a relative term. With the face … Continue reading

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Tips to Get the Best Car Insurance Quote

Are you thinking about getting new car insurance? Before you do, it will be well worth your time to find out how you can get the best quote. Any insurance company can give you car insurance quotes, but in order … Continue reading

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What Are Stock Options?

Have you heard of trading options, but are unsure what that entails? If you’ve always wanted to ask, “What are stock options?” this article is for you. To many people, trading stocks means one very specific thing. It entails buying … Continue reading

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You Need More Than Money to Solve Your Money Problems

No matter what any of those money experts might tell you, finding yourself in a pool of debt is not the same thing as finding yourself in a pool of failure. It happens to almost everybody at some point or … Continue reading

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The Best Way to Manage Your Finances

We are often tempted to look at the various aspects of our financial lives in isolation, but taking a holistic approach is much more effective. Instead of looking at your credit score, family budget and retirement savings in isolation, consider … Continue reading

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Credit Karma Makes Credit Report Errors Easier to Fix

For those who are concerned about their credit scores, one of the key elements to look at is your credit report to make sure that it’s accurate. For the estimated 42 million people who have an error on their credit … Continue reading

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How Credit Karma, Credit Sesame and Quizzle Can Help You Save Money

The fact is that many people don’t pay much attention to their credit scores. In this day and age, the ability to comprehend how your credit score can benefit or hurt you is important to learn. If you don’t have … Continue reading

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Feeling the Hospital Fear? Try These Tips

As the news media flings stories of Ebola, MRSA and MERS directly at your eyeballs, it’s difficult not to be terrified about a stay in a hospital. Like staying in a haunted house consisting entirely of superbugs and hacksaw wielding … Continue reading

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Only 1% of Men Take the 5 Steps Required to Reduce Heart Disease by 80%

More than half a million Americans lost their life to heart disease last year, and it remains the leading cause of death in the US for both men and women. New research suggests that for the vast majority of the … Continue reading

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Credit Karma vs Quizzle: Which is Better for Free Credit Scores and Reports?

There are so many websites out there that promise free credit scores and free credit reports. The problem is many of them walk the tightrope of being scams, and only a few of them tend to deliver on their promise. … Continue reading

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Save Money with Cheap Data Usage in Europe

Everyone likes to go on vacation, but there is one thing that none of us like but can often run into, the dreaded roaming charges. They can end up costing you a small fortune, so it’s important that when you … Continue reading

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Beware of Counterfeit Clothes and Scam Websites

As the holiday shopping season is just around the corner, it’s important to know that there are scam artists out there who will try to take advantage of you. Be on your guard from a new influx of counterfeit clothes … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money at Panera Bread

Panera Bread is a popular fast food establishment enjoyed by many people across the country. With a wide array of soups, salads, sandwiches, and pastries, it’s no wonder they have a large customer base. While it may be a fan … Continue reading

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How to Become a Coupon Expert

Everyone has experienced the chaos of grocery shopping, and an equal number of people have experienced the checkout lane cringe that occurs when the total amount owed is given by the clerk. Interestingly, many people know there are ways to … Continue reading

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The Guide to Quitting Your Job and Starting a Business You’ll Love

Working for someone else is never someone’s idea of a dream job. In fact, many people sit in their regular job and dream of starting their own business. If you have ever thought about doing this, what’s holding you back? … Continue reading

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