Category Archives: Personal Finance

Free Entrance to All US National Forest for National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day)

Saturday, June 13, 2015, has been designated as a national day for you to get outside. National Get Outdoors Day (referred to as “GO Day”) will be celebrated for the 8th time since being started in 2008. The day hopes … Continue reading

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Is Costco Rotisserie Chicken Healthy?

Every Costco shopper can attest to falling prey to the trap of the rotisserie chicken. You know how the story plays out. You are almost finished filling your shopping cart to overflowing with all of your favorite products in bulk. … Continue reading

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Does Costco Have a Gift Registry?

For those who love Costco, they often want to know if Costco has a gift registry where they can list all of the items they would love to get from the warehouse for special occasions during their life. It makes … Continue reading

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Is It Better to Let Your Phone Die?

We’ve all had the experience of looking at our phone, realizing that our battery is about to go dead, and having a moment of panic. Our cell phones today are used for so much more than making phone calls. They … Continue reading

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Five National Iced Tea Day Freebies

If there is a day to celebrate, companies will try to take advantage of it to get their brands out to new potential customers. You may not know, but Wednesday, June 10, 2015, is National Iced Tea Day. This news … Continue reading

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Does Costco Offer a Free Trial Membership?

A question that often comes up in discussions about Costco by people who have heard about all the positives of the warehouse is, “Does Costco offer a free trial membership?” or “Does Costco offer free trial membership coupons?” While the … Continue reading

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Free Iced Tea for National Iced Tea Day

With National Donut Day now over for this year, one might think there’s nothing else to look forward to in the month of June, but you would be wrong. For those who enjoy a refreshing, cold drink at no cost, … Continue reading

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When Is Costco Switching from American Express to Visa?

While most members of Costco are happy with the retailer, one frustration they often have is the fact that Costco only accepts American Express card when it comes time to pay for everything at the checkout lane. There are ways … Continue reading

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New Study Shows Your Toothbrush Is Likely Covered in A Light Mist of Poop

Did you live in a residence hall when you were in college or are you currently sharing a bathroom with roommates or family? If you answered yes to either question, you may find a new published study particularly interesting (and … 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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Top 25 Richest People in the World 2015

If you have a 10-figure ($1 billion or more) net worth, you’re one of fewer than 2000 people who can make that claim (there are now a total of 1,826 billionaires in the world, 290 more than there were last … 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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How to Write a Graduation Gift Thank-You Note

Congratulation on your graduation. If you are like many students, you likely received a number of gifts and cash as graduation gifts from friends and family. Now you may be wondering what is the proper way to thank all these … Continue reading

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Seattle Finds Free Ping Pong in the Park Reduces Crime

If you were serving on a task force to reduce crime in your community, you would probably hear plenty of ideas that are common. Hiring more police officers could help reduce crime, as could placing motion video cameras around high-crime … 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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US Economy Adds 280000 Jobs in May

The always anticipated monthly jobs report was released by the Labor Department on Friday revealing some positive news for the U.S. economy. The report showed 280,000 jobs had been added for the month of May. This comes as a surprise … Continue reading

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Glide Foundation Lunch with Warren Buffett Costs $2.3 Million in 2015

Ever gone out to lunch with someone and offered to pick up the tab? What did it cost you? Twenty, maybe thirty dollars for a nice social outing? Generally not an amount that would really break the bank. But would … Continue reading

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How Much Is A Stamp? Current Postage Rates 2015

It seems the cost of postage stamps are constantly increasing, and it can be difficult to stay on top of how much a stamp costs these days. There was an increase in postal rates on May 31, 2015, for a … Continue reading

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Where to Get Free Donuts for National Donut Day

It’s the best day of the year for those who love donuts — National Donut Day. The day is celebrated on the first Friday in June each year (June 5, 2015). While the day may seem like a corporate marketing … 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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