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Universal Healthcare (Why Not?)

On our last trip to the Great White North, we had the pleasure of staying at the home of a nice older couple, via Airbnb. They gave us a warm Canadian greeting and showed us to our cozy basement quarters equipped with all that we needed for our brief stay. They were very accommodating and

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Now Hiring! – The Effects on 2015 Finances

Lately, I’ve been noticing signs posted everywhere with employers looking for employees. Every corner I turn I see them at fast food, department stores, repair jobs, and the like. Doesn’t it seem like suddenly there is a shortage of employees everywhere? Am I the only one that has noticed this or is there only a

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Is Now a Good Time to Buy Gold Bullion?

This blog post was written as part of my collaboration with eBay. All opinions expressed are our own. As 2014 comes to a close our American financial house in disarray with $17.956 trillion debt, and each tax payer owing $153,000 it’s no wonder why people are starting to look at investing in gold! Hit shows like

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Why Do Gas Prices Keep Going Up (and What You Can Do to Save)

Here in the Midwest, we are experiencing a higher than normal spike in gas prices. The local news stations tell us it is due to several oil refineries closing down at the same time for maintenance. Yet, this is not unusual – and over the past several years – we have grown accustomed to rising

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Preparing for Sequestration – Tips for Taking a 20% Pay Cut

As of March 1, 2013 the automatic budget cuts of $1.2 trillion are set to take effect for lots of government employees, which is known as sequestration. For most folks, these budget cuts haven’t gone into effect, but are set to take effect in mid-April (depending on what branch of the government). These cuts will

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Canada Debt Relief Program

The holidays are over and along with some regrets about the amount of eating and drinking you did, you might also be a bit shocked when your next credit card bill comes. If you’re struggling with debt, the holidays are a really difficult time. No one wants to tell your friends and family that you

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