Buying or Gifting a $300 Designer Handbag – Is It Worth It?

The right style tells the whole world who you are without you needing to utter a syllable. I always refer to that quote when I am buying gifts for others. Especially on birthdays or holidays like Mother’s Day. Mother’s Day has just passed, but it is always good to keep ideas and suggestions in mind for future gifts. It’s very hard to buy a gift for someone you know the longer you know them. Also,...

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Traveler Wears 9 Lbs. of Clothing to Evade $85 Baggage Fee

Ever since I was 19, I have travelled to places like Hawaii, Australia, the former Czech Republic (now known as Czechia) Belgium, England, and a few other countries. I was so enthralled with assuming the identity of being a traveler, an adventurer, and someone willing to experience other cultures. Still, going to an airport is just a process of experiencing a system of open and hidden business transaction...

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Money Pit Projects That Lowers Your Home’s Value

The American dream is to own a home, but the American hustle is to sell high and make an appreciable profit. For most Americans, the average price of a new home is about $380,000. Meanwhile, one out of every four homes lose some appreciable value. Some homes lose value due to the unpredictability of the housing market. Sometimes in life we cause our own worst suffering. Like with home renovation....

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Posted in: Home, Money, Real Estate

Deceptively Hidden Travel Fees to Watch Out For

What I am learning as I get older is that the real enjoyment that you get out of a vacation comes more from budgeting and not spending spontaneously. For most American family budgets, only about 2% is allocated for family vacations annually. The average cost for a family of four to go on a vacation is almost $5,000. Most domestic plane tickets cost about $400 while an international plane ticket costs...

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