What To Buy In July

With summer winding down for some, and just getting started for others, the month of July offers a unique opportunity to score deals, if you know what to buy in July. Some things are fairly obvious, like summer clothes and fruits and vegetables.  Other items may seem counterintuitive, like vacation rentals and certain electronics. Let’s look at each one individually. …

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Nearly Two-Thirds of Americans Have Less Than $1,000 Saved

I read an alarming statistic today over at The Crux about the state of savings in America. Much is made about our collective debt, but we rarely hear much about our collective savings. Unfortunately, it seems that is because we have so little squirreled away for that proverbial rainy day. “According to a telephone survey from the nonprofit Employee Benefit …

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How to Prepare for Severe Weather

Showers and May flowers are not the only thing April brings in the Midwest and Southeastern United States.  April also means the increased chances of severe weather. There are a few things you can do in advance to secure your property and your person. 7 Actions to Take Ahead of a Tornado Outbreak 1. Store or lock down outdoor items. …

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Is Now A Good Time To Buy A New Car?

If you are in the market for a new car this may be the time to act.  Economics 101 reminds us that there is an inverse relationship between price and supply. That is, when supplies increase, often times prices decrease.  That’s exactly what’s happening with the current auto market. Increased Inventory Several factors have conspired to lower demand for new …

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Survival Skills for Kids: Seven Lessons To Teach Children

I spent a lot of time as a child camping with my grandfather in the Smokey Mountains.  He taught me quite a few basic survival skills for kids that I have actually put into practice on more than one occasion as an adult. As a father, I want to pass these same survival skills on to my children, but like …

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