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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Business Franchises You Can Launch For Less Than $15K

I have yet to realize my own dream of starting a business. It just isn’t as easy to do as people may think. Additionally, the only thing that may be harder than launching a business is keeping it open long-term. And, profiting from it. One way that you can get into the business game relatively easy is through franchising. Unfortunately, the average startup costs for most franchise businesses is...

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These Bad Habits Are Making Your Dentist Rich

Image © Matt Madd/Dentist I grind my teeth. It is an awful, uncontrollable habit that I do whenever I am asleep. For many years, my jaws would grind against each other as hard as possible. I only realized it recently as I was waking up with horrifying, pain-pulsing toothaches. It’s funny how we can become Sherlocks of the self only out of necessity. I noticed that these toothaches would erupt in...

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Here’s Why You Should Eat Less Fast Food to Save Money

Over 3% of Americans, about 10 million people, eat fast food about once a week. Most Americans spend at least $1,200 every year on fast food and restaurant dining. That is the equivalent of about $12 per meal. Think about what you can do with an extra $1,200 a year. What is notable is that over 76% of Americans know that fast food is unhealthy. Yet, we knowingly continue to spend lots of money on...

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