When you get paid every month, you set aside parts of your paycheck to cover major living expenses like; housing, utilities, food, transportation, and healthcare. Together, these necessities are considered “the cost of living.”
The timeline in the article outlines milestones made by women in the fight for financial independence in the United States.
There are plenty of financial products, like loans, mortgages and credit cards, that can help us achieve big goals. Unfortunately, financial services can also be incredibly restrictive, shutting those who could benefit the most from using them out.
It’s engagement season! Every year between Thanksgiving and Valentine’s Day couples all over the country take the first step toward marriage. Traditional engagements include the presentation of a diamond ring which can range in cost from modest to lavish. Discover the average cost of an engagement ring and learn more about saving for your special purchase.
‘Tis the season for shopping and gift-giving! Between supply chain shortages and recent mass changes in employment, finding and purchasing presents for everyone on your list might be trickier than in years past.
Cooking is one of life’s simple pleasures. Deciding what to eat, hauling groceries from the store, and figuring out how to smush them together into something edible (let alone delicious)? Those aspects are not such a pleasure. Not after a hard day’s work, anyway… Luckily, we live in the future now. A meal subscription box is like a 3D printer for restaurant-style home food. You just tap your preferences into your computer, pay your fees, and wait for a weekly…
Part art. Part treasure. All poster. Great movie posters are masterpieces of graphic design. But it takes a perfect storm of box office success, cult appeal, and extreme rarity for a single poster to gain tremendous cash value. Today, the poster’s use as a marketing tool has been eclipsed by the online movie trailer and gimmick website. Meanwhile, designers from beyond the industry are producing some of the best movie art, creating high-concept unofficial posters for classic films. But for…
Patients who travel in search of medical care are called medical tourists. The practice is common with Americans who often travel in search of medical care that is more affordable. While the United States has state-of-the-art medical facilities, it is the most expensive healthcare system in the world, with the brunt of the cost placed on the individual patient. Learn more about five popular countries for American medical tourists.
In 2021, America celebrates 100 years of fast food restaurants. White Castle, believed by historians to be the very first fast food chain, opened in Wichita, Kansas, in 1921. Since then, fast food of all varieties has spread worldwide, becoming a billion-dollar industry that includes some of the most recognizable brands ever created. The top 10 fast food brands have a strong international presence with chains all over the world. Check out the rankings for 2021 and learn more about how…
There are few pleasures quite as exquisite as a stay in a five-star hotel. Add “getting a bargain” into the experience, and you may as well add an extra star. Bliss! Unfortunately, the words “five-star” and “bargain” rarely appear together. To qualify for the top rating, a hotel’s staff must personally greet every guest (with flowers or a gift if in Europe). The accommodation should be luxurious. The facilities should meet every need. This costs money.