Category Archives: Personal Finance

Sam’s Club Hours and Holiday Schedule

Sam’s Club strives for customer satisfaction, especially since it’s competing with Costco. Whether this occurs by offering wonderful prices, special membership benefits, or easily accessible store hours, Sam’s Club is known for customer service. While it is possible to shop at Sam’s … Continue reading

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4th of July: Retail Stores Open and Closed on Independence Day 2015

While the Fourth of July is the day the nation celebrates its independence, it has also turned into a holiday where retailers use it as a means to try and sell their wares through Independence Day sales. It might be … Continue reading

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July 4th: What’s Open and What’s Closed on Independence Day 2015

With any major holiday there can be some misunderstandings on what places will or will not be open. You don’t want to waste your time trying to run errands just to find everything is closed due to the holiday. It’s … Continue reading

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Are Costco Tires a Good Deal?

Costco, the warehouse giant, is notorious for saving shoppers money. Customers can find everything from food products to home appliances and electronics. You can get prescriptions, eyeglasses, insurance, and even a car. Did you also know that you can purchase … Continue reading

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Is It Better to Keep Your Gas Tank Full or Empty?

With the rising cost of living, it is getting harder and harder for people to make ends meet. Most of us try to cut corners whenever and wherever possible to save a few bucks here and there. After all, it … Continue reading

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Is a Costco Executive Membership Worth the Price?

Costco shoppers have the option of several membership plans. While it is possible to shop at Costco without a membership, this doesn’t work well for those who shop at the warehouse often. For most, it’s a choice of purchasing a … Continue reading

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$40 Billion of National Park Assets at Risk Due to Climate Change

An anniversary is usually a cause for celebration. Gifts are exchanged. Happiness is spread. Memories are shared. The U.S. Department of the Interior has a different idea about how it will mark the two-year anniversary of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan. … Continue reading

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Free National Park Pass for All 4th Grade Students and Their Families

There are opportunities to visit national parks for free a few days each year, but if there is a child in your family going into the fourth grade after summer vacation, you have the opportunity to get into national parks … Continue reading

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Costco Membership Fees and Plans

If you don’t live in a cave, the chances are that you have checked out Costco, or at least heard the buzz about the bargains you can find at the bulk warehouse retailer. Most people who have memberships will agree … Continue reading

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We Have Entered a New Period of Extinction

You can probably guess with a good degree of certainty just which creatures were wiped out during the last mass extinction on Earth. That’s right: the dinosaurs. Well, to be more accurate, it was the non-avian dinosaurs that were wiped … Continue reading

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Free Father’s Day Meals and Food Freebies

Father’s Day is just around the corner (Sunday, June 21, 2015), and to celebrate the day, there are a number of establishments which are offering free food to dads. The deals are usually one of two types — true freebies … Continue reading

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Shop at Sam’s Club for Free Without a Membership

People can’t seem to get enough of Sam’s Club. Buying food and household items in bulk can indeed save money in the long run. Many consumers use Sam’s Club on a regular basis as a means to rack up the … Continue reading

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What is the Costco Return Policy?

Besides being able to buy all of your favorite foods and household items in bulk, Costco is known for another amazing thing that impresses its customers — it has an unbeatable return policy. Although most retail stores offer some type … Continue reading

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Free Admission to All Canadian National Parks for Canada Day (July 1)

While the US offers free entrance fee days to national parks throughout the year, the free admission days to Canada’s national parks aren’t as frequent. One day where you can visit Canada’s national parks at no cost is on Canada … Continue reading

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Should You Buy A Car Through Costco?

There are approximately 50 million Americans who shell out from $55 to $110 each year for a Costco membership in order to stock up on giant packages of steeply discounted paper towels, enormous jars of mayonnaise, or enough shampoo to … Continue reading

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Florida Officials Warn Swimmers of Vibrio Vulnificus: A Rare Flesh-Eating Bacteria

For those planning a summer trip down to Florida, there’s more in the water than sharks to be worried about. There were 32 cases of people infected with Vibrio Vulnificus. This year in Florida, there have been 7 people infected, … Continue reading

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New CPR App Can Help Save the Lives of Cardiac Arrest Victims

The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates some 359,000 Americans will suffer a sudden cardiac arrest during their normal everyday activities, and away from a hospital. Statistics show when this happens, bystanders will perform CPR before emergency medical personnel arrive approximately … Continue reading

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22 Things You Should Never Flush Down the Toilet

Many sewer blockages have to be removed by hand. This can be an expensive and labor-intensive task that can throw a wrench into your finances. This begs the question: what items should never be flushed down your toilet? The basic … Continue reading

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Is ARCO Gas Bad For Your Car or Is It the Same as 76, Exxon, Shell and Chevron?

ARCO has a reputation of offering considerably lower prices for its gas than other gas stations. These days, consumers are looking for a bargain wherever they can find one. According to ARCO, consumers can average a savings of $0.05-$0.10 per … Continue reading

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Bird Flu Outbreak Causing Egg Shortage and Rising Prices

Did you notice a recent price increase for the carton of eggs you just bought? If so, it is likely due to a flu outbreak that is rapidly spreading throughout the United States. A recent shortage in eggs in America … Continue reading

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