Memorial Day Mattress Shopping Tips

I am in the market for getting a new mattress. Like many other people, I overpaid for my last one. I have just bought a house and I wanted the fanciest mattress I could find. So, I paid over $2,700 for a king-sized mattress. I got good use out of it or about 7 years, which is the average time that most people keep a mattress. It sounds like a lot of money, but when most people buy a mattress from...

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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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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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Save Money Shopping Online With These Tips

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Over 80% of Americans shop for all of their purchases online. About 15% of Americans shop online for purchases every single week. In 2015, online shoppers spent over $350 billion in online purchases. That equates to about 10% of all retail commerce. Shoppers who use Apple computers spend an average of $230 per online order, while PC users spend an average of $190. There’s a lot of money shopping...

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