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Things to Know and How to Save Money on StubHub Tickets

Whether it’s a popular music artist or Disney On Ice, experiences can provide once-in-a-lifetime memories you and your family will have forever. That could be why 76% of all consumers would rather spend their money on experiences than on material things. If you are planning on buying tickets to a sporting event, concert, or other […]

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Inflation: Where Consumers Plan to Cut Spending

Inflation: Where Consumers Plan to Cut Spending If you’re living paycheck to paycheck, inflation has probably made life even more challenging for you. With the Consumer Price Index jumping 8.6% year over year in May, money is even tighter for many families. This is the fastest rate of increase in four decades. If you’re starting […]

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Childcare costs are inflating as availability decreases.

How to Cope with the Rise in Childcare Costs

How to Cope with the Rise in Child Care Costs Parents facing rising inflation are also battling another high cost: child care. About 63% of parents report child care has become more expensive this past year. Over half of parents surveyed (59%) say they are more concerned about child care costs now than they were […]

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How to Offset Inflation as a Small Business Owner

Small businesses have been through a lot in the past couple of years. In 2020, the pandemic forced many businesses to close. In 2021, many small businesses faced hiring issues with The Great Resignation creating a hyper-competitive labor market. This year, inflation is causing problems for American entrepreneurs. One in three small businesses (33%) now […]

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Is Mystery Shopping a Good Side Gig?

Discover whether mystery shopping is right for you. There are many ways to earn money on the side to help fund expenses, cover bills, and pay off debt faster. However, some side gigs require you to own a car, purchase expensive equipment, or have a certain skillset. Mystery shopping is a good side gig because […]

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Why is inflation rising in the U.S.?

Why inflation rising impacts you and how to deal with it. According to National Retail Federation Chief Economist Jack Kleinhenz, consumers should spend more money at restaurants and less on goods from the internet to do their part to help reduce inflationary costs to the economy. “What we have learned is that each successive variant […]

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Don’t let deals, speed, convenience get you to spend more with purchases.

Are Online Retailers Tricking You Into Overspending?

Online retailers tricking you? Don’t let speed and convenience convince you to spend more. Did you overspend again? If you are constantly over budget, you may be falling for online retail tricks. According to Digital Commerce 360, U.S. shoppers spent more than $861 billion online in 2020, which represents 44% year-over-year growth. Many shoppers have […]

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Is Renting Clothing a Good Financial Decision?

Clothing rental companies are bouncing back after the pandemic, but is renting clothing a good idea? The clothing rental industry was growing prior to the pandemic with companies like Nuuly, Armoire and Gwynnie Bee joining market leader Rent the Runway in the fashion rental space. In 2019, the global online clothing rental market was estimated […]

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