Cheers! 7 Ways to Save on the Price of Drinks
Today, Apr 19

Cheers! 7 Ways to Save on the Price of Drinks

Restaurants, airlines, and bars are feeling squeezed because of an increase in the price of limes. According to the United States Department of Agriculture’s National Fruit and Vegetable Retail Report released on April 4, the average advertised price of a lime is about $0.56 at grocery stores — more than double the $0.25 consumers paid

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Guide: How to Save on Expensive Funeral Costs
Apr 17

Guide: How to Save on Expensive Funeral Costs

When a loved one dies, family members and close friends are left to pick up the pieces and plan a funeral. With emotions running high, important decisions must be made about how to lay a loved one to rest. What type of funeral should it be? Where should you bury your loved one? How many

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10 Money Scams Aimed at Senior Citizens
Apr 15

10 Money Scams Aimed at Senior Citizens

The older people get, the more vulnerable they become to fraud. According to the Federal Bureau Investigation, people who grew up in the ‘30s, ‘40s and ‘50s were generally raised to be polite and trusting — making them appealing targets for scammers. Elder abuse is an understudied subject and national statistics on crimes against seniors

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Filing for a Tax Extension? What You Should Know

Filing for a Tax Extension? What You Should Know

April 15 is the deadline for filing your federal income tax return — which means it’s time to get moving, procrastinators. While time is ticking for you to complete your taxes, don’t get so caught up trying to file, that you make a mistake! That will only cause a bigger headache down the line. Follow

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From Limes to Beef: What You’re Paying More for, Right Now
Apr 11

From Limes to Beef: What You’re Paying More for, Right Now

News outlets like to forecast products that might increase in the year ahead, but not many follow up to see whether the prices have really gone up. At the beginning of the year, MyBankTracker predicted that you’d be paying more for several items, including homes, cars, and health coverage. Have those price increases actually happened?

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5 Unusual Ways to Gamble Online: Would You ‘Buy’ a Celebrity?
Apr 10

5 Unusual Ways to Gamble Online: Would You ‘Buy’ a Celebrity?

Online gambling enthusiasts might need to find a new way to get their betting fix with lawmakers pushing for a ban. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) recently introduced a bill banning all forms of Internet gambling.

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Former Stars Who Now Work Regular Jobs
Apr 08

Former Stars Who Now Work Regular Jobs

Living with fame and fortune is great while it lasts, but for every mega-star who reaches the A-list, there are plenty of once-celebrities who have to return to normal life. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average person stays at his or her job for 4.6 years. That means a worker might have

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Donating to a Celebrity Charity? Red Flags to Watch Out for

Donating to a Celebrity Charity? Red Flags to Watch Out for

Giving to charity is always a worthwhile venture — but when it comes to donating to celebrity charities, be wary. From Lamar Odom to Alex Rodriguez, there’s no shortage of celebrity charities willing to take your cash. And Americans are a giving bunch. According to Atlas of Giving, charitable donations from the U.S. reached $416.5

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How to Save On Laundry Costs

How to Save On Laundry Costs

According to Energy Star, the average American family washes about 300 loads of laundry each year. That’s a lot of clothes to fold — and a significant part of a family’s budget. Making a few small changes with how you wash, dry, or dry clean your clothes might help you save money. Here are a

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10 Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Money
Apr 07

10 Easy Ways to Teach Kids About Money

It’s never too early to teach your child the importance of saving, the consequences of making financial decisions, and other money lessons. But sitting your child down to talk about the basics of money isn’t going to be as effective as, say, having them play a computer game or watch a video.

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