Moneytips: Duty-Free Shops

MoneyTips You probably pass by the duty-free shops at the airport all the time and never give them a second thought. Duty-free shops are not just located at the airport; they are in other areas that cater to international travelers, such as border towns and even cruise ships. What is a duty-free shop, and should…
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Existing Home Sales Surge, But New Home Sales Drop

MoneyTips In April 2015, the housing market was in an interesting set of contrasting conditions. The sales of existing homes fell by 3.3% while the sales of new homes rose by 6.8%. Existing home sales were suffering from a basic supply problem, as the inventory of unsold existing homes was at a 5.3-month supply (6…
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Federal Employees Earn 50% More Than The Private Workforce

MoneyTips “It’s good enough for government work.” This old phrase regarding the quality of work can now be turned around to say, “Government work is good enough.” At the very least, it can with respect to salaries, according to data from the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA). Government workers generally fare better than private sector…
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2015 Taxes – Save Money Now Or Pay Later Tips

Why ruin your day by thinking about taxes in December when you can put the subject off until next spring? As unpleasant as it may be, doing some advance work before the end of the year can save you money when tax time does arrive next year. Consider the following ways that you may be…
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$500,000 Put In Minnesota Salvation Army Kettle

As you visit your local retailers during the holiday season, you are almost certain to run across at least one Salvation Army red kettle near a store’s entrance. Helpful bell ringers man the stations and are happy to greet you and your donations of change, dollar bills, and … $500,000 checks. Over the years, donors…
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