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The 7 Benefits of Going Solar – And Why You Need to Consider It

April 18, 2017 2:53 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 12421
What are the benefits of going solar? From cost savings, to positive environmental impacts, and energy security we cover everything you need to know. Whether your motivations for going solar are economic, environmental, or personal, there are a host of benefits that solar power provides. Here are the top seven reasons why solar energy is good for your home and why it’s more popular than ever in the United States.

7 Easy Ways to Raise Your Credit Score

April 10, 2017 2:49 pm  | Comments: 3 | Views: 13871
You probably know that your credit scores — which are based on the information in your credit reports — represent one of the most important aspects of your financial portfolio, as it can have a major impact on your life.To get the best deals on credit and insurance products, you’ll need to achieve and maintain a high credit score. And while many may cringe at the thought of looking up their credit score due to past mistakes, it’s important you keep tabs on that important three-digit number. Thankfully, if you do have a low score–not all is lost. There are many ways you can clean up your credit report and be back in the “Excellent” ranking. Here are a few suggestions that will make the road to increasing your credit score much easier.

7 Easy Ways to Raise Your Credit Score

April 4, 2017 1:07 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 6147
You probably know that your credit scores — which are based on the information in your credit reports — represent one of the most important aspects of your financial portfolio, as it can have a major impact on your life.To get the best deals on credit and insurance products, you’ll need to achieve and maintain a high credit score. And while many may cringe at the thought of looking up their credit score due to past mistakes, it’s important you keep tabs on that important three-digit number. Thankfully, if you do have a low score–not all is lost. There are many ways you can clean up your credit report and be back in the “Excellent” ranking. Here are a few suggestions that will make the road to increasing your credit score much easier.

The World’s Best (and Most Affordable) Places To Retire in 2017

March 8, 2017 2:13 pm  | Comments: 1 | Views: 132916
There’s a new best country in the world to retire, according to the experts at International Living (IL), an authority on global retirement and relocation opportunities which annually ranks, rates, and names the best retirement destinations in the world. As IL’s most comprehensive index yet, the final list of the top 24 retirement destinations have all been put under the microscope and examined in regards to their cost of living, retiree benefits, climate, healthcare, and much more.  Here are the top countries to retire abroad in 2017, along with the features and benefits that make them the world’s best retirement destinations.

6 Ways to Repair Your Credit Score

January 19, 2017 2:30 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 15214
Your credit report is one of the most important aspects of your financial portfolio. While many may cringe at the thought of looking up their credit score due to past mistakes, it’s important you keep tabs on your credit report as it is a complete representation of your financial history. Not only does your credit report affect interest rates on potential loans but it can also determine whether or not you can be approved for an apartment or mortgage. Thankfully, if you have a low score–not all is lost. Here are a few suggestions that will make the road to repairing your credit score much easier.

Your Complete Guide to Holiday Tipping

December 20, 2016 12:57 pm  | Comments: 2 | Views: 21691
Although it’s often fun to give gifts, the anxiety of choosing them is still a major cause of holiday stress. This is especially true for obligatory gifts you feel compelled to give people you don’t know well: the year-end tips for service people. Are you, like many people, wondering how much holiday cheddar to give your doorman, hairstylist, or personal trainer? Use this holiday tipping guide so everyone gets checked off your list this season.

Save During Medicare Open Enrollment by Shopping Around

November 3, 2016 2:45 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8164
Open enrollment season is in full swing, representing a crucial time of year for anyone shopping for health coverage. With all the media attention on Obamacare, it’s easy to overlook Medicare’s annual open enrollment period for the nation’s 55 million Medicare beneficiaries, which runs from Oct. 15 through Dec. 7. If you are happy with… View Article

Mall of America Will be Closed This Thanksgiving Day

October 7, 2016 12:37 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 8617
Mall of America, the biggest shopping mall in the U.S., announced this week that they will close for Thanksgiving Day—a bold move that disrupts the increasingly early Black Friday shopping trend of recent years. Located in Bloomington, Minnesota, Mall of America has been open for business on the Thanksgiving holiday for the past four years, following the… View Article

Mastercard Unveils First New Logo Design In 20 Years

July 19, 2016 7:44 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 6623
Design firm Pentagram uses “circular logic” to bring the financial institution into the digital-payment era. Last week Mastercard revealed an updated brand identity with the unveiling of a new minimalist logo – the brand’s first redesign in 20 years. With the goal of modernizing and optimizing the brand for the digital era, the financial institution’s new… View Article

Amazon Plans to Expand Their Retail Presence & Add More Amazon Prime Benefits

May 18, 2016 9:52 pm  | Comments: 0 | Views: 18384
On Tuesday Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos confirmed the company’s plans to open more brick-and-mortar retail stores and expand Amazon Prime member benefits during the company’s annual shareholder meeting. While still primarily an online retailer, Bezos promised shareholders that Amazon is “definitely going to open additional stores,” but specific details of the expansion remain unclear, including… View Article