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What’s Open and Closed on Labor Day 2014

As with many holidays that land on a Monday like Labor Day, it can be confusing to try to remember which businesses are open and which are not. If you plan to go out on Monday, September 1, then it … Continue reading

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Are Credit Cards Beating Credit Karma at Its Own Game?

Credit Karma is currently the king of free credit scores, but that crown may be in jeopardy. Major credit card companies, such as Discover, Barclaycard and First Bankcard are now offering free credit scores to their customers as part of … Continue reading

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July 4: What’s Open and What’s Closed on Independence Day 2015

Independence Day is just around the corner. For those who are planning to spend some time away from the back yard barbecue, it’s good to know what businesses are and aren’t open on July 4. With July 4 landing on … Continue reading

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Are Banks, Credit Unions and Post Offices Open on the Fourth of July 2015?

Holidays can be a great time, but they can also cause some confusion as to what is and isn’t open on that particular day. It’s never fun to head out to a place to get something done only to find … Continue reading

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Are Banks, Post Offices and Liquor Stores Open on Canada Day 2015?

Canada Day celebrates the birth of Canada, when it became a new federation on July 1, 1867, with the signing of the Constitution Act (also known as the British North America Act). For 2015, Canada Day lands on a Wednesday, … Continue reading

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What’s Open and What’s Not on Memorial Day 2014

Memorial Day weekend is here. With all holidays, it can get confusing about what is open and what’s not. If you’re planning on getting out of the house, there is a good chance that you will need to know what … Continue reading

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What Stores are Open on Cinco de Mayo?

It can often be difficult to know what businesses are open or closed when smaller holidays roll around, but it’s good to know so that you don’t end up taking the time to go to a business only to find … Continue reading

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All Banks Closed Easter, All Banks Open Monday

With Easter upon us, you might have some time to run some of the errands that you have on your list of things to do. If you are planning to do any banking that needs to be done at the … Continue reading

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Where to Score Free Calendars 2014

While many people prefer to use the calendars on their phones or computers, there are still plenty of people who like hanging a physical calendar in their homes or offices. There’s a wide price range when it comes to calendars, … Continue reading

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10 Common Credit Union Myths

There is a lot to love about credit unions, especially when they’re compared to banks. They lack the huge conglomerate feel that many big banks have, and they often have a local flavor which lets them release a quirky video … Continue reading

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10 Advantages of Using Multiple Financial Institutions

I have several acquaintances that do all of their banking with one institution. (Typically it’s the bank that holds their mortgage or where they have a large investment account like an IRA or 401K.) They use that one bank for … Continue reading

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A Life Without Debt: Grudgingly Taking the Punishment

The other day I was feeling punished for my good financial habits. My savings are earning pitiful interest, thanks to the low rates in place to prop up the economy. There are no mortgage or housing breaks for me, since … Continue reading

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Think You’re Grandfathered In? Your Grandfather May Have Left The Building.

This week I’ve been getting calls from the satellite provider we use in our RV. They’re forcing me to “upgrade” my old package to their new, similar package. A couple of years ago I got a notice from them that … Continue reading

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Where Do You Stash Your Money?

I once read that 1 in 10 people don’t use banks for saving money. That’s hard to believe. Hiding your money is unsafe and unwise. But people do it all the time. I’ve done it. You’ve probably done it at … Continue reading

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