Author Archives: Lori Kelley

Is a Rental Property a Good Pension Investment?

Pensions are not what they once were. There is no such thing as a final salary pension these days and most jobs are not for life. You could rely on the state to pay you a pension on retirement, but … Continue reading

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Financial Conversations to Have with Your Fiancé

In the weeks and months leading up to your nuptials, your head will probably be spinning with wedding planning and daydreaming about that honeymoon. Amidst the chaos and excitement, however, you and your fiancé should sit down and have a … Continue reading

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Six Useful Things to Look for When You Read Your Credit Report

Many people who obtain a free credit report wonder how they can use their credit reports to manage their credit wisely. This is understandable because credit reports contain detailed information about your credit history that savvy consumers use to manage … Continue reading

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Debt Reduction Perils and Pitfalls

Follow the Path to Lower Credit Card Debt is a fun infographic highlighting some of the most common “perils and pitfalls” faced by those trying to get out of credit card debt. It also offers a “survival kit” of helpful … Continue reading

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Labor Department Says Economy Created 280000 New Jobs in May

The economy appears to be in better shape than many economists had thought. The Department of Labor released the monthly jobs report which featured strong numbers for May. The report showed US businesses added 280,000 new positions for the month, … Continue reading

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Tips and Tricks for Keeping Track of Your Finances During Bankruptcy

First, let’s get something out of the way: declaring bankruptcy does not make you a failure or a deadbeat. It is one of the many negative and pervasive myths about bankruptcy that people who file for it are either dumb … Continue reading

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Female Sex Pill Flibanserin Gets FDA Panel Support

Women may finally begin to see drugs help fight lower sex drive as they get older. For the first time ever, a panel of health experts has recommended to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to approve a drug aimed … Continue reading

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How Much Cash Is Appropriate To Give for A High School Graduation Gift?

One of the most popular questions on SavingAdvice this time of year is how much cash should one give a high school student for graduation. There are a lot of variables which need to be taken into account, but there … Continue reading

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Simple Safety Tips for Barbecuing Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day is the unofficial beginning of summer, and with it comes with some seasonal dangers. Barbecuing is one of the activities which comes with some risks. It’s important to take action to help reduce the likelihood of accidents happening … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Save Mom Money

May has arrived which means that Mother’s Day is almost upon us. If you’re the type who constantly struggles about what to buy your mom, why not try something a bit different this year? Here are a few different gifts … Continue reading

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The Disciplined Approach to Personal Finance

The whole subject of personal finance has been under the microscope in recent decades. Borrowing money has been a way of life across most of the developed world. There is nothing wrong with taking out loans that applicants are able … Continue reading

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President Obama Announces 75000 Job Solar Initiative for Military Veterans

There’s some good news for veterans wanting good quality jobs when they leave the military. President Obama announced a new initiative to drive growth in solar energy by training 75,000 military veterans for jobs in the clean-energy sector. The initiative … Continue reading

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The Single Best Way to Save Money Shopping Online

It amazes me the number of people who decide to pay more money for something they are purchasing online when all it takes is an extra five minutes to find a better deal. When you shop online and go through … Continue reading

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Great Tips to Help Make Your Wallet Fatter

Have you realized that spring is just around the corner? As we uncover another layer of our warm and cozy outfits we start noticing that something else, apart from the season, has changed, too. That shiny hair, and a rather … Continue reading

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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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