Category Archives: Personal Finance

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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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 cards 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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