Category Archives: Personal Finance

McDonald’s Pins Hopes on “Lovin” Ad Campaign to Raise Declining Sales

McDonald’s corporation investors are among those who desperately hope this year proves quite different from the last. Throughout 2014, McDonald’s reported sharp, monthly declines, but in November it “posted its steepest monthly decline in U.S. same-store sales in more than … Continue reading

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Two-Thirds of Cancers Occur Due to “Bad Luck”

Can we prevent most cancer from happening with simple lifestyle changes, or do our genes play a overwhelming role in whether or not we get cancer? A recent study from the organization Cancer Research UK uncovered that more than four … Continue reading

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US Flu Epidemic in Full Swing

Winter is upon us and that means that flu season is also here. Getting the flu can hurt a family’s finances as parents have to miss work to recover themselves, or stay at home to take care of sick kids. … Continue reading

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52 Week Decluttering Challenge 2015

When one thinks about getting their finances in order, the first thing that comes to mind usually isn’t decluttering their residence, but doing so can be one of the best financial decisions you can make this year. If getting more … Continue reading

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The 52 Week Cheap Gas Challenge

One of the biggest problems many people face with the 52 week money challenge (or any of the many alternative versions) is trying to figure out a way to create extra money within their budget to put toward the challenge. … Continue reading

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Eggs Will Cost More as New Chicken Cage Law Goes into Effect New Year’s Day

There are many things you are likely looking forward to and prepare for in the New Year. Higher egg prices, however, is something you might not have anticipated. But if this news proves bothersome (the price of meat has already … Continue reading

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10 Great Alternatives to the Classic 52 Week Money Challenge

It’s that time of year when people are looking to better their finances as part of their New Year’s resolutions, and many decide one way to do this is through the 52 week money challenge. The challenge is a simple … Continue reading

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Costco Holiday Schedule and Hours 2015

Costco is one of the major retailers which closes its warehouse doors more often during the year than many other retailers. While they don’t close for every federal holiday, they do close on some of these holidays to let employees … Continue reading

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The 365 Day Money Challenge 2015

The 52 week money challenge has become a popular method for saving money over the past couple of years, but it’s not the only way to increase one’s savings. For some people, the weekly method simply doesn’t meet their savings … Continue reading

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The 52 Week Money Challenge Is About Much More Than Saving $1378

It’s the beginning of a New Year, and one place many people focus on improving is their finances. A popular challenge over the last two years has been the 52 week money challenge. The concept is pretty simple. Each week … Continue reading

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What’s Open and Closed on New Year’s Day 2015

With the first day of the New Year also comes the first major holiday. As with many holidays in the US, knowing what is and isn’t open can be confusing. While New Year’s Day is one of ten official federal … Continue reading

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What Stores Are Open and Closed on New Year’s Day 2015?

When the New Year rolls around, it can get confusing as to which stores are open or closed for the day. New Year’s Day is a federal holiday, but that doesn’t mean retail stores follow the lead of the federal … Continue reading

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2015 Federal Holiday Schedule

Since not all calendars list the day and date of federal holidays, these are days you’ll want to add to your calendar. There are ten official federal holidays each year. While some remain the same date each year, others may … Continue reading

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Is the Post Office Open on New Year’s Day 2015?

The first federal holiday of 2015 lands on the very first day of the year, and beginning the year with a holiday sometimes causes confusion on what is and isn’t open. For those who have small businesses or need to … Continue reading

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How to Properly Dispose of Your Christmas Tree

It’s that time again. Christmas is over and you might be wondering how to get rid of your Christmas tree. According to the National Christmas Tree Association (NCTA), leaving your tree in the trash or “on the curb,” is not … Continue reading

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Are Banks Open on New Year’s Day 2015

What is and isn’t open can be confusing when it comes to federal holidays. That’s because even though official federal holidays apply to federal agencies, they don’t necessarily apply to private sector companies. It’s up to each company to decide … Continue reading

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Market Basket Ends 4% Customer Discount

Market Basket is a supermarket chain that serves the New England area. Currently, the company operates 72 supermarkets, with approximately 25,000 employees and an annual revenue of 4 billion dollars. This past year, Market Basket shoppers were given a 4 … Continue reading

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40 Percent of Cancers Could Be Prevented with Simple Lifestyle Changes

Oftentimes cancer has been called a “disease of old age” given that it primarily affects older individuals. Researchers, however, are discovering that beyond old age, cancer is also a disease associated with lifestyle choices. According to research conducted by Cancer … Continue reading

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Go Ahead and Skip Breakfast: It Doesn’t Make a Difference to Weight Loss

For years, everyone from nutritionists and schoolteachers, to parents and doctors have praised the value of a good breakfast for overall nutrition, weight loss and a happier life. This belief has driven free breakfast programs in schools for kids who … Continue reading

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52 Week Money Challenge 2015 Edition

Click the above image to enlarge or print here (pdf)It’s that time of the year again when people will begin making their New Year’s resolutions, and look to save more money in 2015. For the last couple of years, the … Continue reading

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