Free Summer Events for Kids or the Whole Family

The term, “nothing is free,” takes on whole new dimensions of meaning when you have children and/or young relatives to entertain during a hot summer. It can cost over $470 per child to pay for events and outings like concerts, movies, amusement parks, and restaurants for the entire summer. Well over 31% of parents have lied about a child’s age to get out of paying full price for an event or...

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Airlines Probably Owe You $ For Disruptions – Know your Rights

How many of us have ever been delayed for a flight by an airline for multiple hours? And by multiple hours I mean over two or three? I have been flying for over 20 years and it has happened to me more than once. The helplessness that a passenger feels in such situations can be overpowering. Maybe we, as passengers, expect everything to go right when we enter an airport. But more often than not, they...

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Posted in: saving money, Travel

Your Guide For Free and Discount Summer Food Offers

I love to cook. One of my specialties is cooking bacon-wrapped meatloaf. No, not the healthiest meal, but sometimes you have to indulge yourself, you know. I am also trying to perfect the art of chicken cordon bleu, to mixed results if you ask my family. Now that we are in the dead of summer, I have been firing the grill since late June, but it all feels like a chore now. Whether it’s right or wrong...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery, Money, Saving Money

Tumble Dryers Are Not Cheap. Are You Shortening Its Lifespan?

  Am I the only person on Earth who has developed a hate/hate relationship with their household appliances? If you don’t use appliances the right way, you can break them. It’s easy to use a blender, but then you must clean them properly, or you might as well leave a, “Welcome,” sign outside for ants and pests of all kinds.  Then there is the, “Energy Star,” consumer initiative for...

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