Super Bowl XLVIII is this Sunday, February 2—and it’s the first time the big game will be played in the New York metropolitan area. If you’re not a fan of the Denver Broncos or the Seattle Seahawks, maybe these fun facts from Mashable will pique your interest. Our favorite tidbit? The crazy prices attached to the game. A Days Inn […]
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Road rage can cost you. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, aggressive driving guzzles up 33% more gas on the highway and 5 percent more on smaller streets. To avoid paying more at the pump, take this advice from AAA: Pretend there’s an egg under the gas pedal. When you accelerate, you don’t want to hit the pedal so […]
If you don’t want to pay top dollar for pricey pairs of designer glasses, look to the web: Online retailers like Zenni Optical, Coastal.com, and Warby Parker (which does have a few brick and mortar stores) cut out the middleman of licensing companies and optical shops, which can lead to hundred of dollars in savings for consumers. You’ll need to visit […]
Just because a store is selling something new, it doesn’t mean that the item is in perfect condition. Sometimes clothing start to fall apart from the wear-and-tear of being tried on over and over again by other shoppers. The next time you’re about to purchase a garment, check these high-stress points that often get damaged: • Holes in underarms • […]
Don’t know where to start when creating a budget? Alexa von Tobel, Founder/CEO of LearnVest.com and author of Financially Fearless, suggests using a 50/20/30 ratio when looking at your take-home pay. When thinking of your finances, von Tobel says that 50 percent of your earnings should go to essentials (rent/mortgage, groceries, bills, etc.), 20 percent goes to your future (like […]
During bouts of chilly winter weather, pipes are susceptible to freezing and bursting. Here’s how to protect your pipes.
If your New Year’s resolution is getting your finances organized, take this advice from Alexa von Tobel, Founder/CEO of LearnVest.com and author of Financially Fearless, and start by setting up calendar reminders for all of your financial to-dos. Says von Toblel, “Create reminders for all of your bills, your taxes, your credit score checks, and your health. I like to […]
Once you’ve popped a bottle of sparkling wine, you cannot replace the cork. Thanks to it’s carbonated nature, buying a special stopper is the safest way to keep Champagne’s sparkle alive. Here, a few suggestions.
Starting January 2014, 40- and 60-watt incandescent bulbs won’t be sold anymore—according to the U.S. Department of Energy, energy-efficient alternatives last up to three times longer than their incandescent counterparts. Says Eric Johnstone, Vice President of Marketing and Field Services at Ambit Energy, “Replacing your incandescent light bulbs with energy-efficient alternatives offers an easy way to cut down your home […]