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Going to the Mountains? Here’s Your Road Trip Checklist

By , August 15th, 2018

Each year, around 2 million people head to Mount Rainier in Washington. Rocky Mountain State Park in Colorado sees approximately 4.4 million visitors a year, and Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains National Park has an astonishing 11.3 million people come through. And that doesn’t cover every trip to the mountains across the country. During warmer summer […]


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Use the Airbnb of Car Rentals to Make Money on the Side

By , August 14th, 2018

Over recent years, the transportation industry has undergone some astounding changes. The introduction of ride-share companies, including Uber and Lyft, became game-changers in the sector. As of mid-2018, approximately 833,000 Uber drivers hit the road during the prior year, shaking the taxi industry to its core. Now, there’s another disruptor in the transportation space. Two […]


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Stores with the Best Deals for Back to School Clothing

By , August 13th, 2018

There are approximately 50.7 million public school students in the US. There are an additional 5.2 million private school students across the country too. In July, back to school spending reached $82.8 billion, and many families have yet to finish all of their shopping. They are still on the hunt for great back to school […]


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Oil Change Prices: Is DIY Cheaper Than Going to a Shop?

By , August 10th, 2018

If you own a car, then regular oil changes are a must. How often you need to change your oil varies depending on your driving habits and the make, model, and year of your vehicle. Many manufacturers recommend an oil change every 3,000 to 10,000 miles, with older cars, trucks, and SUVs typically on the […]


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When is Labor Day?

By , August 9th, 2018

Labor Day is a federal holiday. It recognizes the achievements of the American workforce and the hard work they put in to help the country prosper. You may be wondering when is Labor Day? For 2018, Labor Day is on September 3rd. Often, the holiday marks the unofficial end of summer. In most cases, children […]


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What Is the Best Type of Gas for My Car?

By , August 8th, 2018

In the US, there are approximately 116,000 gas stations. Once you pull in for a fill-up, most customers encounter a few choices. Regular, plus (or mid-grade), and premium are common for unleaded gas. In most cases, you’ll also find diesel available. It isn’t uncommon to wonder, “What’s the best gas for my car?” when you […]


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Purple Heart Day: Benefits and Entitlements Provided to Purple Heart Recipients

By , August 7th, 2018

The Purple Heart, the military’s oldest medal, was created in 1782 by Gen. George Washington. It was originally an award for bravery in combat but fell into disuse over time. In 1932, the medal came back into prominence. Since the creation of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, there have been approximately 1.8 million […]


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First Student Loan? Use This Money Wisely

By , August 6th, 2018

Currently, there are approximately 20 million students enrolled at colleges in the US. And, when they graduate, around 70 percent of them will owe money on at least one student loan. In fact, the average student loan debt owed by a single graduate is over $37,000, based on statistics from 2016. Most students view student […]


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Can You Afford an August Wedding?

By , August 3rd, 2018

The average wedding in the US costs an astonishing $33,391. In some locations, the price tag for getting married can be substantially higher. For example, in Manhattan, the average amount is over $76,000. Whether you can afford an August wedding depends on a variety of factors, including, but not limited to, how much you have […]


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Where Can You Find Free School Supplies?

By , August 2nd, 2018

If you are buying school supplies for an elementary school student, you can expect to spend around $650 for everything on the list, based on data from 2017. A middle school-aged child may need $1,000 in supplies. If you have a high school student, the total comes close to $1,500. The back-to-school shopping season is […]


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