Memorial Day Sale

Most Memorial Day sales are about saving you money. With Swagbucks, you'll earn money too! They're offering increased cash back (in the form of SB points) at several of your favorite merchants. If you haven't heard of Swagbucks, when you shop there you get cash back in the form of SB points for every dollar you spend. Then you redeem those points for gift cards to places like Amazon, PayPal, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, and more! Sign up here to get started Plus, if you've signed up

How To Match Your Current Savings To Your Ultimate Retirement Needs

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In a nation that debates nearly everything, this topic creates almost no disagreement. Americans aren’t saving anywhere near enough for retirement, setting the stage for a potentially dreary time ahead for many when they reach the closing act of their lives. In fact, a study by the Economic Policy Institute found that almost half of American families have no retirement-account savings at all. While the widespread-savings shortfall is a given, a consensus is trickier to find when it comes

Life With a Camera-Shy Dog

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My dog doesn’t like posing for pictures. I’m not quite sure how she could be aware that a camera is pointed at her since she’s pretty old (at least to my knowledge) and therefore nearly blind. Somehow, whenever I try to take a decent photo of her, she just shuts me down by looking away, turning tail, or giving me major doggy side-eye as if to say, “No pictures, please.” We found our little camera-shy dog while on a family trip to the Philippines a few years back. She was dirty and

Spring Inspiration Tips for Springtime Success

Springtime is here alright and in near full bloom, but there’s still a good month of Spring ahead before summer arrives. Thinking of the handful of rainy days left, I’ve put together some of my best rainy Spring day success tips below: 1. Start some seedling pots with the kids or on your own to have them ready for the garden. No garden? No problem! My greatest childhood memory with my mother was her potted windowsill planter that she planted herbs in. Cilantro, dill and even the occasional bird's

MyGiftCardsPlus Summer Travel Promotion!

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If you're planning ahead on your summer travel, MyGiftCardsPlus is a great way to plan smart. You buy gift cards there and get cash back (in the form of SB points on Swagbucks) for your purchase! Since Summer Travel season is coming up, they're running a special Summer Travel promotion where you'll get a $1 (100 SB) bonus when you get a gift card for: Hotels.com, Jiffy Lube, Southwest, CVS, and Groupon gift cards! As ANOTHER special bonus, Jiffy Lube is currently offered at 15% cash back
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