Stay Cool: How to Save on Summer Cooling Costs

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It’s almost August, and with that comes sweltering temperatures–and sticker shock when you open up your electricity bill. I live in Texas, and it gets hot here–as in, regularly over 100 degrees. During my first summer in the Lone Star state, I remember getting my electricity bill and immediately calling the electric company to inform them they’d made some sort of mistake. They...

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Find a Career That Fits and Makes You Happy

Many people are stuck in cubicles doing work they abhor, toiling away for eight hours every day, five days a week for a paycheck that handles the issues for living but isn’t good for issues of the soul. Sound familiar? This whole situation is like being stuck on a loop, an SSDD loop much akin to a hamster wheel that goes nowhere, fast. If you find yourself stuck, you need to take the red pill...

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How to Help Loved Ones Manage Their Money

Do you need to help some family members manage their money? Here are some great tips from USA.gov that will help!
This post is a contributed post from USA.gov.  See their Financial Self-Defense Kit for advice on how to build financial confidence as well as safeguard your finances. Managing your finances can be hard. Managing the finances of an older relative or friend can be even harder. You want to honor your loved one’s wishes and respect his or her boundaries, but at the same time you need to act in the...

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Chromebooks: The Minimalist Laptop

If you’re looking to simplify your digital life and use only one laptop for home, school or business, you should give the Chromebook a try. The Chromebook is a laptop that runs on Chrome OS, Google’s own operating system that’s basically a more powerful version of the same Google Chrome browser millions of people know, use and love. If you can use a web browser, you can use a Chromebook. Based...

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