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Think your wedding was expensive? Be glad you didn’t get married here

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The average cost of a wedding in 2020 was $20,300, a $4,400 per-wedding decrease from the year before. Many factors combine to determine the cost of …

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35 beautiful lighthouses across America

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There are roughly 700 lighthouses in the United States — so many, in fact,  it could take quite a few trips to visit each and every …

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America’s most bike-friendly cities

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Over the past year, Americans have been biking at notably high levels. According to the BBC, the demand for bikes in 2020 skyrocketed, not just in …

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Rock star Tommy Lee’s new home is a zen sanctuary

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Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee is changing his address and trading the celebrity-packed city of Calabasas for Brentwood, one of L.A.’ coolest neighborhoods. Image Credit: Mike McNamara, ZenHouse. …

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Radioactive bananas, laughing rats & other weird facts

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The world is weird, as are people and even animals. From laws about tying up your giraffe in Atlanta to a precious metal lurking in your …

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Big life expenses to prepare for in your 30s, 40s & 50s

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This type of planning mindset can help make your retirement savings go further, as well as keep your finances intact for potential unforeseen expenses. If you pair …

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30 of the world’s most awe-inspiring cathedrals

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Cathedrals are more than religious monuments or the seat of a bishop. They are deep repositories of history, art, politics, and culture—many of them with roots …

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50 free things you can get when traveling

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Traveling is expensive. While some people took advantage of pandemic deals on flights and hotels, those deals are starting to dwindle as pandemic protocols are loosened …

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The best independent coffeehouse in each state

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Perhaps no other beverage in the United States is more quintessential to the start of people’s day than a fresh cup of joe. While many Americans …

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The most popular streaming songs around the world

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Every country has its natural resources. And every country on Earth can count its musicians among them. Science has proved that music exists in all cultures. Songwriters everywhere …

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26 tips for getting top dollar when selling your home

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Historically low interest rates and a booming seller’s market have put homeowners in a profitable position. Properties are flying off the market, and buyers are willing to …

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50 facts about war you may not know

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America has been involved in a war for a total of 222 out of 229 years since 1776. That means since its founding, the nation has been …

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The must-visit farmers market in every state

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As COVID-19 restrictions relax and summer approaches, more and more farmers markets are resuming normal or close-to-normal operations. If you’re ready to break out your canvas …

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The surprising ways that money can affect your mental health

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Whether we like it or not, money is part of our lives. We need money to pay for our everyday essentials — like food, shelter, and …

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30 of the world’s most awe-inspiring cathedrals

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Cathedrals are more than religious monuments or the seat of a bishop. They are deep repositories of history, art, politics, and culture—many of them with roots …

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These states have the biggest drug problems

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The COVID-19 pandemic has worsened the nation’s drug problem. In fact, in 2020, there were over 88,000 drug overdose deaths, an increase of about 27% from 2019. To …

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Here’s what you can get for free on tax day

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This year, because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the tax filing deadline was moved from April 15 to May 17, 2021. That means that individuals have an …

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Board games that can boost kids’ social skills

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Child psychologists and pediatricians have recognized that today’s lack of play contributes to children’s overall lack of well-being. An increased focus on academic activities, overly structured …

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Here’s what these abandoned palaces once looked like

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What is a palace, and how is it distinct from a castle? Because both buildings serve as royal residences, the words are often used interchangeably. However, castles …

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What to consider when taking a personal loan

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Are you considering a personal loan to cover some upcoming or unexpected expenses, like a big graduation gift or a family trip? If so, there are …

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6 smart 401(k) alternatives

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Saving for retirement is important for people of all ages, whether you’re just starting your career or have been working for decades. And in most cases, that …

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Want to lower your golf handicap? These smart watches can help

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With lockdown restrictions lifting and the weather improving, there’s no better time to up your golf game. Key to lowering your handicap – as well as …

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Are you saving enough for retirement based on your age?

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I don’t know if the Three Little Pigs are retired yet, but I’ll bet that if they are, the one who built the brick house is …

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The best trucks for towing your boat or RV

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You’re everyone’s best friend if you have a truck or sport utility vehicle that can haul a boat to the lake, a camping trailer to the …

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The most beautiful lake towns in America

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Everyone loves the lake, and living by a beach lake is many Americans’ dreams. While many people think that they can’t afford to live this dream, …

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8 ways you’re sabotaging your own happiness (& how to stop)

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Whether you’re aware of it or not, you might be sabotaging your own happiness. That doesn’t mean you’re purposefully making things worse for yourself, or that …

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Renovation vs remodel: What’s the difference?

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If you’re a homeowner considering a range of home improvements, you may not know if what you’re planning is a renovation or a remodel. Does it …

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Digital assets and cryptocurrency

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In the last ten years or so, a new asset class has swept the globe—digital assets and cryptocurrency. It began with Bitcoin in 2009 and has …

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The ultimate guide to liberal arts colleges

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When applying for college, a young adult has a dizzying array of choices to make, like public vs. private schools and colleges vs. universities. Add to …

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A guide to remote internships

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Much of the world essentially transitioned to remote work in 2020, but students may be wondering if there’s a place for them in internships. The short …

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25 things to know when renting out an Airbnb

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It can be tempting to rent out part, or all, of your home on a rental platform to bring in extra income. While renting out extra …

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How to prepare for the end of federal student loan relief

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For people waiting to know President Joe Biden’s plans for student debt, his first speech before a joint session of Congress was a letdown. While he …

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How accounts payable automation propels your business forward

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Let’s explore how the benefits of AP automation translate directly to your business’s bottom line. How much time do you think you or your employees spend …

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Average student loan debt by profession

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What do a doctor, a lawyer, and a dentist have in common? It sounds like the setup to a joke, but the punchline is anything but …

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How college financial aid works

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It doesn’t matter whether you’re the student or the parents wading through college application and tuition figures: Going to college is a huge life decision, almost …

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Pros & cons of living cash-only

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When it’s time to split the bill at dinner with your friends, most people these days throw down a stack of credit cards. The world at …

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Fun & creative side hustles you can do as a couple

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It’s common advice that if you find a job doing what you love, it won’t feel like work. But what about if you love spending time …

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54 ways almost anyone can cut their expenses

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Are your finances out of control? Are you spending much more than you make?  If so, you might be wondering how you can drastically cut your …

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49 surprising facts about American taxes & taxpayers

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Tax Day 2021 will be unlike any other year — and not just because it’s on May 17, not April 15. What can already be a confusing …

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Here’s what you’ll pay in real estate commissions in your state

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Real estate commissions are usually the most expensive part of selling your home. Real estate agents get paid for the services they provide through commissions on the sale of the …

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These are the states with the highest property taxes

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Many Americans have to pay property taxes. In fact, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the average household spends $2,471 on property taxes each year. If …

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The companies with the best benefits, 2021 edition

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You hear many companies say that they value their employees and that they are offering great benefits. Of course they do; they want to attract the …

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Want to own a ghost town? These are for sale right now

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These towns are considered “unincorporated,” meaning they aren’t part of a local government. That means even if the price is good, the unique nature of these …

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Here’s what happens if you don’t file your taxes

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Tax season rarely represents a fun time of year unless you know you’ve got a refund coming to you in the mail. And if you owe …

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25 ways you can start investing in real estate

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Investing in property is a smart financial decision for several reasons. Real estate tends to appreciate in value over time, is viewed as safer than investing …

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These states are the most dependent on the federal government

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As more states get federal funding during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people are starting to wonder just how much federal aid states are getting. The issue …

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Are you an emotional spender? Here’s how to tell (and how to stop)

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Are you wondering how to avoid emotional spending and perhaps wonder what it is and how to break the addiction? Or, maybe you’re reading this article …

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9 tips for creating the perfect summer bedroom

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Welcoming summer requires some prep—stocking up on SPF, planning BBQs, waxing your surfboard. Also on the list should be readying your bedroom for warmer weather and …

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40 business leaders share the routines that drive their success

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Breaking news: When a small business owner graduates to the ranks of big business leader, they don’t suddenly find time is plentiful and scheduling is a …

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21 side gigs that can make you money while you start your own business

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When you’re starting a small business, every penny counts. Just ask Levi King, co-founder of Nav and an entrepreneurial veteran of nearly two decades. While in his …