6 Ways To Give To Charity During The Holidays

MoneyTips Charity at holiday time means more than just putting your change into the traditional red buckets at the entrances to big-box stores. Needs at the holidays are even more pressing on families, with cold weather approaching and stress over whether they can provide any sort of meaningful holiday for their loved ones. While traditional…
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The Economics Of “The Twelve Days Of Christmas”

Here’s a quick Christmas Quiz: In the song “The Twelve Days of Christmas”, how many golden rings does the singer get from her true love? If you said “five”, think again. Yes, the lyrics to this popular Yuletide chestnut mention “Five golden rings”, but the lover gives them this famous fist-full of jewelry eight times.…
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Annual Insurance Checklist For Savings And Peace Of Mind

It is time for year-end reviews. Is your insurance coverage included on the review list? If not, it should be. Use this insurance checklist as a starting point to review your policies and address any gaps in your coverage, as well as potential cost savings. Homeowner’s Insurance Change in Value – If your house has…
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Michigan Among 11 States That Spend More On Prison Than College

It is unfortunate when a state feels it has to spend more on its correctional system than it does on its system for higher education. Yet that was the case for some states, as noted in a recent publication from the American Academy of Arts & Sciences (AAAS). According to Public Research Universities: Changes in…
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Top 5 Reasons To Buy A Home During The Holidays

Few people like to uproot their family and go through the stresses of home buying and moving during the holidays, but for those who do not mind, the holiday season may provide home buying bargains. Here are a few of the reasons why. Less Market Activity – Lots of family, school, and work activities, combined…
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