COVID-19: A Closer Look at Social Distancing

Who would have thought 2020 would begin with concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and the demand to be quarantined? The United States was taken by storm by how rapidly the COVID-19 spread. As America continues to battle the pandemic, scores of heath officials have insisted that social distancing should be a daily practice until the…

3 Ways to Host a Stress-Free Friendsgiving

Thanksgiving is a few days away. But, do you also celebrate Friendsgiving during this time? What is Friendsgiving? When did the term originate? How can I host one? Read further, as your questions will be answered. The Science Behind the Holiday As you may know, Friendsgiving is a combination of friend and Thanksgiving. Friendsgiving refers…

The Science Behind Daylight Saving Time

Spring forward, fall back…wait a minute, how does that go? Since many are not sure about the nuts and bolts of Daylight Saving Time (DST), we will delve into more information about this well-known time of the year. Here is what you need to know. First, the official spelling is Daylight Saving Time, not Daylight…

4 Ways to Go Green and Save

Green initiatives have been implemented across the globe. And, why shouldn’t they be? With everyone draining the earth of its precious resources, four ways are explained how you can go green and save in the process. Green with Envy 1. Many conversations arise between friends, so why not make the topic of going green one…

WFH: One Practice, Infinite Ways to Increase Profitability

If you think working remotely (working from home or WFH) is not a top hiring trend within organizations, think again. In fact, American employees are working remotely for longer chunks of time, according to Gallup‘s “State of the American Workplace.” The amount of workers who spent one day or less a week working remotely diminished…

5 Ways to Yard Sale Success

Perhaps you are saving toward a family vacation, seeking to buy that flat screen television for the family room or sock away a few extra bucks for a rainy day. You can accomplish either of these goals by having a yard sale. Follow these five tips for yard sale success! A Buyer’s Market You drive…

On the Cheap: Saving Money

From a financial perspective, do you have extra money to funnel away every month? If you are like most of us, the answer is “no.” Saving money is no laughing matter, especially since a rainy day can occur at any given time. You may feel that you have countless bills to be paid every month…

Vacations on a Dime

From Sunday to Sunday, many may liken their life to the movie ‘Groundhog Day,’ starring actor Bill Murray. So, why not break up some of the monotony by traveling the world with a vacation? These tips will help you find your vacation on the fly, for a lot less than traditional prices.The Perfect Spot Let’s…

Vegan Versus Vegetarian

You know the drill: We wake-up in the morning, get dressed and find something to eat before starting our day. And, while being a vegan is not a new concept many may benefit from becoming one. Oh, wait! What about opting to become a vegetarian? No worries, both topics are covered in this article. The…

3 Ways to Pick a Bank

Everyone knows that money makes the world go round. But, some just are not choosy enough about where they put their money for safe-keeping. After evaluating these three suggestions, it will become a whole lot clearer as to which banks may best serve your interests. Minding Your Money We expect our banks to provide us…

8 Companies that Pay It Forward

How many companies do you think span the globe millions or billions? While it is hard to tell exactly how many companies there are in the world, it isn’t difficult to see which companies set the welfare of others as a top priority. Check out these eight organizations that continue to pay it forward. In…

Decoding Credit Scores

You don’t need nationally syndicated talk show host, Clark Howard, to hammer into your head, the fact that it’s important to keep your credit in good standing; if you’ve been anywhere near a television these past couple of years, you already know the dangers of not doing so. We hear, credit this and credit that, all the time….

10 Top Stress-Causing Cities in the U.S.

Is your morning commute to work just one form of stress you face throughout your day-to-day? Although some would argue that a little stress in one’s life is actually healthy, for many, stress is one thing most of us feel we can live without. Why? Unchecked stress can wreak havoc on our bodies and can…

4 Tips for Selecting a Financial Adviser

For some, few things are left unguarded, but this may not be the case with personal finances. This is exactly the reason many choose a financial adviser. What should I look for when selecting my adviser? Learn how to select the one that is right for you in as easy as one, two, three. The…

4 Extra Reasons to Volunteer

People come from all walks of life, but one thing that is always needed and greatly appreciated is a volunteer. Thinking of volunteering your services to benefit others? You are not alone, many are seeking to do the same. These tips can help you maximize your volunteering experience. Extra Time on Your Hands Many volunteer…

10 States with Best/Worst Jobs Outlook

Some economists believe the economy is on the verge of a comeback. While many U.S. states have seen great job growth, others have not shown such promising signs of advancement. In this turbulent economic climate, peruse this list of states with the fastest and slowest jobs outlook, thus far. Best Job Outlook: 1. North Dakota…

3 Ways to Not Get Audited

You go to work and pay your fair share of taxes to ‘Uncle Sam.’ So, why would you be on the IRS’ radar? You’d be surprised by how many could have gotten the target on their back. Likewise, there are several ways to keep this well-feared firm at bay. On or About April 15 Did you know that…

How Do U.S. States Rate?

Nobody knows for certain when the economy tanked this time around. Although our direct orders come from Washington, D.C., it’s a turn of events that continues to hold many at its mercy. But, the economy ebbs, flows and has been the focal point of conversation for years’ now and rightfully so. Why? On the heels…

4 Best Free Things

Someone once said the best things in life are free and from there many have embraced this notion. What does this mean? We don’t have to spend tons of money just to enjoy certain pleasures in life, four of which are listed here. Free as a Bird 1. Laughter has been said to be the…

10 States with Inflated Property Taxes

In the previous article, The Exit Strategy, we saw that residents of New Jersey are fleeing the state at astronomical rates. Though no body knows exactly why such a departure continues to take place, one possible reason may be because of high property taxes. According to a study completed by Tax Policy Center, New Jersey…

9 States Without a State Income Tax

Tax season, a time that many dread is almost upon us. In the previous article, 3 Ways to Not Get Audited, we took a look at how you can keep a healthy distance from the IRS, by doing your part. But, there are nine U.S. states where there is no state income tax. Yes, these states are…

4 Personal Branding Tips

Ever thought of owning your own business? Or perhaps, you are searching for ways to make your already existing business, ‘pop,’ so to speak. Either way, by following these tips, you are sure to get the stamp of approval from everyone who looks at your brand. Being the Ambassador of Your Brand 1. Personal branding…

3 Less Trendy Technological Advances

One day it’s in and the next day it’s out, technology that is. But, what has come and gone? Read further to find which three technological advances are no longer in demand. Who knows, you still may use several of them. The Wave of the Future, Almost 1. Cable Television is an unnecessary bill for…

3 DIY Projects You Ought Not Attempt

  With The Home Depot, Lowe’s and True Value home improvement stores in such close proximity to residences, it is easier than ever to tackle do-it-yourself projects. But, should you? Here are three reasons not to take-on work around the house. Work and Plenty of It 1. Do you want to beautify your home for yourself or because you…

10 Strongest U.S. Housing Markets

The U.S. is a wonderful country; it’s not without its set of problems like any other country, but wonderful nonetheless. Moreover, analysts continuously debate about whether or not the real estate market is back on track. What you should know is that 10 housing markets definitely are more secure than other ones. Utilizing Every Resource…

How to Claim your Lost Cash

Money comes and it goes just the same. Are you unsure if you have unclaimed money from bank accounts, insurance policies and the like? Well, time is running out, to claim your money that is. The Perfect Match If you are in need of extra cash, try searching right in your very own backyard, literally,…

How to Eat Right and Stay within Budget

You have two choices when it come to food options: You can either eat healthy or fill yourself with a bunch of empty calories. If you are like most of us, you are on a budget, but you can still eat right while staying well within your means. How? One way is by following these simple…

3 Ways to Get More Bang for Your Buck

Washington, Lincoln and Hamilton. Can you stand to stretch your dollars a little further these days? You may be thinking that’s a silly question, we all can benefit from getting the most bang for our buck. Well, you’ve found the right article to explain three ways on how to do just that.  Counting Our Coins…

2 Dangerous Places to Use Debit Cards

Magicians all across the globe may be amazed at how some are able to successfully gain access to ones debit card information. We work hard for our earnings and this is exactly the reason why we should learn how to protect our money, especially when it comes to swiping our debit cards. Which two places…

9 Most Fuel-Efficient Cars

One day they may be up and the next they may be down, gas prices. As many feel the pain at the pump there are nine cars that can lessen this agony, because they offer the best fuel economy. From two-seaters to midsize station wagons, take a look and see if the cars listed are…

Money On the 1’s: Penny Stocks 101

Very few things in life are without its risks. Penny stocks, however, falls right into the risk category. What are penny stocks? And, how are they traded? Continue reading for the answers. A Penny for Your Thoughts There are many scams out there concerning money, but penny stocks, to some, is not one of them. The…

50 Of the Best Places to Live

We are just about to wrap-up the last leg of ‘2013,’ which means it’s already time to prepare for the year ahead. My, how time flies! For some this may mean finding a new career path to embark on and for others it may mean starting over again in a new city. But, where are…

The Exit Strategy

New Jersey, the ‘Garden State,’ is synonymous with beaucoup things. Most notably is tomatoes, politicians that have acquired a national platform and being a leader in high taxes for both homes and automobiles. But, now the state has the largest amount of fleeing residents, too. How so? The moving company United Van Lines analyzed 125,000 moves…