Category Archives: Personal Finance

Women’s Equality Day – Earning, Saving, and Investing Challenges for Women

Money and success – just how far have women come? Women’s Equality Day is celebrated every August 26th. Starting in 1971, it’s meant to observe the certification of the 19th Amendment, passed on August 26, 1920. The Amendment gave women the right … Continue reading

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Dave Ramsey’s Net Worth

You’ve heard of Dave Ramsey. He’s the guy who preaches, “Debt is dumb. Cash is king!” on his nationally syndicated radio show. It’s aptly named The Dave Ramsey Show. He is perhaps the country’s most famous personal finance guru – right … Continue reading

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National Simplify Your Life Week 2015

The first week of August has been designated as Simplify Your Life Week! This oddball holiday is just gaining traction. It’s why you haven’t heard of it and neither had I until this morning. Basically, it’s a period of time … Continue reading

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10 Ways Global Warming May Affect Your Finances

While some people who believe global warming isn’t a legitimate issue to be concerned about, most economic and geologic signs point towards global warming. Many people believe that global warming only impacts the weather, but it actually will impact the … Continue reading

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What the PayPal Shakeup Means for Users

PayPal began trading today as an independent company. No longer is PayPal affiliated with eBay. And what a day it has been! PayPal ($49.5 billion) is valued above Netflix ($47.1 billion), eBay ($33.7 billion), and Twitter ($23.9 billion). The company is … Continue reading

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Free Online Tools That Can Help Freelance Writers and Bloggers

If you make money as a freelance writer or blogger, one difficult part of your craft is standing out from others in your field. One way to do so is to make sure your writing or blogging is the best … Continue reading

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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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