New Overtime Laws: What They Could Mean for You

I remember thinking how awesome my first salaried job was. I was right out of college, working as a Communications Specialist for a non-profit. I didn’t mind the long hours to hit deadlines or the entire weekends I spent working 12-hour days at events. Looking back, I realize that I probably worked more than 60 hours each week, sometimes more. That means I was making an hourly rate that was a little...

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Can You Trust Online Banks?

Think of all the money-related things you do online—pay your bills, check your statements, and even make deposits. Now think of the last time you went to an actual bank, whether through the drive-through or in the door. Personally, I can’t remember the last time I went to my bank’s brick-and-mortar building. This got me thinking about online banks, or Internet banks. I’ve heard a lot about...

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Five Ways Marriage Can Improve Finances

With the recent and long-awaited Supreme Court ruling in favor of gay marriage, thousands of same-sex couples are making plans to head to altars and courthouses all over the country. They’re not alone, either–the vast majority of weddings in the United States take place during the summer months. Although there are few exceptions (more on that at a later day), for the most part, getting...

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Posted in: Family, Money

How to Save on Your Summer BBQ

Happy 4th! Chances are good part of your celebration this weekend will involve hosting or attending a BBQ. After all, it’s an American pastime. But don’t be surprised if you experience a little sticker shop as you roam the aisles of your local grocery store. Due to a number of different factors (droughts, avian flu, cattle shortages, and so forth), food prices have climbed. Take beef,...

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Posted in: Food and Grocery, Money
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