Category Archives: Personal Finance

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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What’s Open and Closed on Memorial Day 2015

The weekend of May 23 through May 25, 2015, is Memorial Day weekend. As with many federal holidays, it can get confusing as to what will and won’t be open on Memorial Day. The United States doesn’t have national holidays, … Continue reading

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Is Target Open or Closed on Memorial Day 2015?

There’s nothing worse than going to a store to find just out that it is closed for a particular holiday. This is often the case when federal holidays come around in the United States, because these holidays are not national … Continue reading

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Retail Stores Open and Closed on Memorial Day 2015

Even though Memorial Day has nothing to do with shopping, it has become a major sales event for retail outlets. Stores are blanketing the TV with ads promoting their Memorial Day sales in an attempt to drive traffic to their … Continue reading

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Is the Post Office Open on Memorial Day 2015?

It often gets confusing as to what is and isn’t open when federal holidays (often confused with national holidays) come around each year. One of the main reasons for this is that many retail outlets have the choice of whether … Continue reading

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Are Banks Open or Closed for Memorial Day 2015?

It can get quite confusing as to what is and isn’t open when the different federal holidays roll about each year. This is because just because a federal holiday is being celebrated doesn’t necessarily mean banks and credit unions will be … Continue reading

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Simple Ways to Help Observe Memorial Day

Memorial Day is a federal holiday put in place to honor those who gave their lives in battle for their country. While it’s often confused with Veterans Day (a day to honor all those who honorably served in the military), … Continue reading

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Is Costco Open on Memorial Day 2015?

If you go solely by the advertisements on TV, you would think Memorial Day was an occasion to celebrate shopping and consumerism. While the vast majority of retailers are on TV shouting about all the great bargains they have as … Continue reading

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10 Major Memorial Day Events in 2015

For those who are planning to enjoy the Memorial Day weekend, there are a number of major events across the country for those who would like to be part of the day. While the TV is full of commercials shouting … Continue reading

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What’s the Difference Between Memorial Day and Veterans Day?

When it comes to federal holidays celebrated in the US, people often get confused between Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The confusion isn’t all that difficult to understand since they both have to do with the military, and the way … Continue reading

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The Unemployment Rate Drops to Seven Year Low

The Goldilocks principle posits that “something must fall within certain margins, as opposed to reaching extremes,” and a recent report from the U.S. Labor Department suggests that the U.S. economy is sticking strictly to this tenet. According to Brian Jacobsen, … Continue reading

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Insurance Companies Save Money with Free Blood Pressure-Monitoring Kits

There may be a day when insurance companies pay for people to have their own home blood pressure monitoring kits, something they rarely do now. The reason this may change? A new decision-analytic model study published in Hypertension: Journal of … Continue reading

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Stamp Out Hunger Post Office Day 2015

In an emotional interview with Glamour magazine , actress Viola Davis described the pain she suffered as a child, a pain nearly 17 million children in America still suffer, “I was always so hungry and ashamed, I couldn’t tap into … 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 Benefits of Being a Freelancer

There are countless articles written about the “9-to-5 grind” and likewise, how to manage the psychological dissatisfaction and disillusionment people often feel traversing to work Monday morning. If you work as a freelancer, however, such complaints might very well sound … Continue reading

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Credit Karma Targets Consumers with No Credit Score

There are about 15 million people who don’t have a credit score, and Credit Karma wants them to visit their site as well. Although it may seem somewhat ironic that a website which made its name by giving people free … Continue reading

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Did the Rise in Packaged Holidays Increase the Number of People with Skin Cancer?

When you think of a holiday, thoughts of the bright sun, warm sand and clear waters might come to mind. Conversely, thoughts of melanoma and skin cancer would likely remain in the back of your mind if they appear at … Continue reading

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Large Herbivore Extinction May Create Empty Landscapes

The term “herbivore” is used to describe an organism that feeds on mostly plants, and according to the National Geographic Education portal, herbivores can range in size from “tiny insects…to large, lumbering elephants.” Recently, the larger, mammalian variety has been in … Continue reading

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Tesla Looks to Change Your Home Energy Use with Powerwall Batteries

Tesla has just become much more than an electric car company. Tesla’s CEO announced late last week that the company is launching a new venture that he hopes will put the Tesla brand in every home and business in the … Continue reading

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Why Oil Prices May Fall as Low as $20 a Barrel

If you didn’t think oil prices could go any lower, now is a good time to think again. Oil from U.S. shale (an unconventional method of producing oil from rock fragments through pyrolysis, hydrogenation or thermal dissolution), has driven crude … Continue reading

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