Category Archives: Saving Money

Whole Foods Receives $800,000 Fine for Overcharging California Customers

One of the golden rules of grocery shopping is to always check your receipt. Grocery stores make mistakes far more often than most people believe, and it’s important to keep your eyes open for these mistakes so you don’t end … Continue reading

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CDC Continues Shock Campaign to Get Smokers to Quit with New Set of Ads

Smoking costs a lot of money, and people should quit the habit for financial reasons alone. Not only is there the direct cost of the cigarettes, but there are also a large number of indirect costs. For example, the cars, … Continue reading

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Stay on Top of Your Home Improvements to Save Money and Time

Tracking home improvement projects can be a risky adventure if you are not managing the details of the project process and the budgets throughout the improvement process. These details include the items necessary for the project, the labor if any … Continue reading

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Ways to Get Free McDonald’s World Cup Ole Ole Peel Game Pieces

There are a lot of people who would like to play the McDonald’s Peel Play Ole Ole instant win game, but not necessarily pay for all the food in order to get the game pieces. With some great prizes available, … Continue reading

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Lundberg and AAA Both Report Slightly Higher Gas Prices

The price of gasoline is rising, but it isn’t spiking, at least not yet. Lundberg reported on Sunday gasoline prices in the US rose $0.0187 during the past two weeks. The report noted refiners and retailers absorbed the majority of … Continue reading

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Your Morning Cup of Starbucks Coffee Is Going Up

Your morning cup of Joe is going to cost a little bit more beginning Tuesday when you visit your local Starbucks coffee shop. Starbucks Corporation (SBUX) announced they’ll be raising the price of their coffee in-store, and their branded coffee … Continue reading

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Look for Higher Pork Prices with Deadly Pig Virus Surge Come Autumn

There isn’t much good news for meat eaters this year. Beef prices are at all time highs, and they are expected to stay that way for the foreseeable future. The solution to this would usually be to move to another … Continue reading

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AAA Expects Increase in June Gas Prices, Defying Usual Trend, Due to Iraq

With the price of a barrel of oil hitting a yearly high this past week due to unrest in Iraq, it was obvious to most that US gasoline prices would begin to creep up in cost. AAA has come out … Continue reading

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Your Mom Taught You Wrong: Washing Raw Chicken Can Lead to Food Poisoning

Your mother probably did it and so do you, but you shouldn’t. There are still a lot of people who wash raw poultry before cooking it, but they’re doing it wrong according to experts at the UK’s Food Standards Agency. … Continue reading

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Simple Ways to Protect Your Pet from Getting Ticks and Lyme Disease

It’s tick season, and that means you want to take precautions to prevent getting Lyme disease. In addition, you want to take measures to prevent your pets getting this disease as well. Unfortunately, it can be a bit more difficult … Continue reading

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So Much for Steady US Gas Prices. Expect Spike Due to Iraq Oil Troubles

It’s amazing what a couple of weeks, and unrest in an oil producing part of the world, can do. At the beginning of the month, AAA predicted gasoline prices, while high, would remain fairly steady through the month, with a … Continue reading

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6,000 Steps a Day Will Help Keep Knee Arthritis Away

There are plenty of great reasons to add walking to your daily routine. Some of them are financial, while others have more to do with health. You can now add another one to the health category. According to new research, … Continue reading

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Marriage and Being Single Trumps Cohabitation When It Comes to Men’s Health

If you’re a man, there appears to be health benefits to either remaining single or getting married, as compared to living with your significant other according to a new study from the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) published … Continue reading

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There Are Over 1 Million New US Millionaires. Why You Aren’t One of Them?

There are 1.1 new millionaires in the US according to a new report released by the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) through their Global Wealth Report. This raises the number of US millionaires to 7.1 million. This is fewer than the … Continue reading

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The $4.2 Billion Gluten Free Scam: You’re Paying Too Much for Gluten Free Food

There is a legitimate reason to eat gluten free. That reason is if you have Celiac disease, where eating gluten can be a life threatening endeavor. If you think you might be gluten intolerant in any way, it’s important to … Continue reading

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Allergens and Germs Make Healthier Babies: A Dirty House Can Save $50,000

If you want to help your child have a healthy immune system, you may want to leave your house a little dirtier than you have been. A new study from the June 6 edition of the Journal of Allergy and … Continue reading

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Where to Get Free Doughnuts for National Doughnut Day 2014

For doughnut lovers, the best month of the year is June, and the best day is today (June 6). That’s because the first Friday in June has been designated National Doughnut Day, which will be celebrated on June 6 in … Continue reading

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Ten Financial Choices You Will Regret in 10 Years

A lot of people who worry about their financial decisions often frame that worry on how it will impact them in the present, and often forget that the decisions will likely have consequences in the future as well. While financial … Continue reading

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15 Terrible Excuses That Will Wreck Your Finances

We all tend to make excuses from time to time. It’s just human nature. But I’ve seen people rely too heavily on excuses when it comes to money. When they have too much debt or can’t seem to make ends … Continue reading

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Money Topics They Don’t Teach in High School, but Should

One of the biggest disgraces of the school system is that it often fails to teach basics that we all need for everyday life once we graduate. A prime example of this is basic personal finance. If we could get … Continue reading

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