Category Archives: Personal Finance

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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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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