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4 Considerations Before Going With a Long Commute

Posted on 03 January 2014

Jobs in big cities often have attractive salaries and room for advancement.  What they often don’t have, however, is affordable housing.  Some people deal with the housing costs or live in houses with roommates.  Others choose to commute varying distances.  The U.S. Census reports that the average commute for workers is 25.5 minutes.  However, 8.1 […]

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The Calorie Grinch

Posted on 13 December 2013

You better watch out, You better not cry, You better not pout, I’m telling you why…   The words of the holiday standard Santa Claus is Coming to Town serve as a warning to children everywhere that Santa keeps a list of who’s “naughty” and who’s “nice.”  The implication is, of course, that good little boys […]

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Don’t Overspend on Black Friday! Tips To Spend Less

Posted on 25 November 2013

Last year, more people shopped in store and online on Black Friday weekend, hitting an unprecedented $59.1 billion in sales, CNN Money reports.  With Black Friday just around the corner, many consumers look forward to some post-Thanksgiving shopping as well as the opportunity to enjoy great bargains.  To make the most of the holiday discounts, […]

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The True Cost of Driving America’s Most Popular Cars

Posted on 19 September 2013

Sacrifices are made while justifying the price on a new car — one less meal out per month, cut the cable bill, switch to a different cell phone. We find all sorts of ways to convince ourselves the new ride we covet is affordable.   The problem is that we’re only looking at the price […]

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Fuel Factors: Cut Your Cost at the Pump

Posted on 12 September 2013

Americans households, on average, drive 72 minutes per day and spend nearly $5,500 on auto-related expense every year, according to data. That adds up to being in our vehicles more than 290 hours every year. With the cost of gas continuing to rise across the nation, its time to drive smarter in the name […]

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Want to Live Longer? Try a Vegetarian Diet!

Posted on 23 August 2013

I was about to leave my office to get a bacon double-cheeseburger smothered with blue cheese at my local burger joint when I saw the following infographic.  Apparently, according to a new study, an all-vegetarian diet is responsible for lower death rates associated with hypertension (high blood pressure)   Oh well, maybe I’ll have them […]

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The Most Commonly Stolen Car in the U.S.

Posted on 28 July 2013

If a crook is going to target a car, the average person would expect that car to be worth a decent amount of money.  But this perception isn’t reflected in the actual statistics related to the most commonly stolen vehicles.  Time and time again, the vehicle most prone to theft is revealed to be not […]

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Distracted Driver or Efficient Entrepreneur? Dangers of Driving Using Hands-Free Devices

Posted on 09 July 2013

We all know — don’t text and drive.  But according to the National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTA), an estimated nine percent of drivers on the road admit to using their cell phones while driving.  Even more sobering, statistics from the National Safety Council state that one in four car crashes, or 21 percent, of all car […]

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Such Great Heights: Toyota Unleashes It’s 2014 Highlander in New York

Posted on 28 May 2013

The latest version of the Toyota Highlander is roomier, quieter and got a bit of a makeover.   Toyota unveiled the third-generation Highlander at the March 27 New York Auto Show, with some major differences. The door panels and fenders have been rounded off, which gives it a more sporty look, as opposed to the […]

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The Essential Guide to Taking it Easy in College

Posted on 02 May 2013

It’s time to do away with the term “broke college student.”  Sure, you might have spent the last of your cash on textbooks (or beer), and are taking a one-credit course called, “bringing your change to Coinstar.”  But this doesn’t mean you can’t live the champagne life on a beer budget.  Below are three excellent […]

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