Category Archives: Personal Finance

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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When Is National Donut Day?

For those who love donuts, the beginning of June is a highly anticipated time of the year. That’s because on the first Friday in June, National Donut Day is celebrated across the US. While this may not be a well-known … Continue reading

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Friday Last Day to Take Advantage of Southwest Airlines $49 Ticket Sale

Update Due to the problems on their website during the promotion, Southwest has announced the sale has been extended until Friday. For those looking to save money on airline tickets in the fall, you’re in luck, but you’ll have to … Continue reading

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Does Walmart Cash Checks?

Walmart is known for its low prices, great deals, being open almost every day of the year and one-stop shopping convenience. Millions of people visit Walmart stores nationwide each and every day. Walmart offers home goods, health and beauty products, … Continue reading

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25 Dog Friendly Stores Beyond Service Animals

There are a lot of great reasons to own a dog, but one area that could cause problems was if you wanted to take your dog to a store. It wasn’t long ago that dogs weren’t allowed in a retail … Continue reading

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Your Contact Lenses Increase Your Chance of Eye Infections

If you wear contacts, you may be far more familiar than you’d like to be when it comes to eye infections and the costs associated with them. Even if you have been able to avoid such nuisances, according to a … Continue reading

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How A Strong US Dollar Impacts Your Investments

Since 2008, the stock market has been on a tear, more than doubling in just 6 short years. The worst year, 2011, still saw the S&P 500 Index return a positive 2%. During this time, the US Dollar has also … Continue reading

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Gluten Free Diets Are More Difficult Than You Think and Can Be Unhealthy

While diagnosis of Celiac Disease can be hit and miss leading to high costs and sometimes the need for painful procedures for verification, it can be diagnosed in other ways such as eliminating foods and waiting to see the results. … Continue reading

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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┬áis 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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