Category Archives: Holidays

AAA Predicts More Travelers and Higher Gas Prices This Fourth of July

There are going to be more cars on the road this Fourth of July, and the most since 2007,¬†according to AAA travel. An estimated 4.1 million Americans will be on the road traveling 50 miles or more away from their … 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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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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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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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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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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Are Banks, Credit Unions and Post Offices Open Mother’s Day 2015?

With all the different official and observed holidays in the US, it can get quite confusing trying to remember what is open and what isn’t as each approaches. There is nothing more frustrating than going someplace only to find out … Continue reading

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What Stores are Open on Cinco de Mayo?

It can often be difficult to know what businesses are open or closed when smaller holidays roll around, but it’s good to know so that you don’t end up taking the time to go to a business only to find … 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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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 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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10 Ways to Save Money on Easter

Like most holidays, preparing for Easter can put a dent into your budget if you aren’t careful. If you have children, you probably know that buying new clothes, gifts, or other Easter accessories adds up very quickly, and can cause … Continue reading

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Are Banks Open Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Monday 2015?

Note: This article has been updated for 2015 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 … Continue reading

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Things to Do in Addition to the Daylight Savings Time Switch

The second Sunday of March at 2:00 AM is fast approaching, and it’s that time when we “spring forward” an hour as part of Daylight Savings Time. As part of this semi-annual routine, it’s also a good time to do … Continue reading

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How Much Does the Tooth Fairy Give and the Creative Ways She Gives Money

February 28 is National Tooth Fairy Day, so the obvious question is, “How much money does the tooth fairy give these days?” The cost of a tooth for the tooth fairy is increasing according to the Original Tooth Fairy Poll. … Continue reading

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Why I Have Never Bought My Nieces a Christmas Present

Some people think I’m the worst uncle in the world (fortunately, there are others that disagree). My nieces are six and eight this year and I have never purchased a Christmas present for them. A lot of people think I’m … Continue reading

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After Christmas Sale Arbitrage: How to Make Money Starting December 26

There are a lot of people who know that there’s a good opportunity to save money at after Christmas sales on things they’ll use during the year. Along with savings for yourself, these sales are also a great opportunity to … Continue reading

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Why You Should Skip Making New Year’s Resolutions

It’s that time of the year again. My guess is that you’re beginning to think about putting together a list of New Year’s resolutions if you haven’t already begun to do so. If you have started and you’re planning to … Continue reading

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The Best Items to Buy After Christmas to Save Money

After Christmas sales can be a great opportunity to save money on products (they can also be a good was to make some extra money), but the key to making it true savings is that you buy items that you … Continue reading

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