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How much would you pay for an ad-free Internet?


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Do you use any Ad Block software or have a custom HOSTS file to prevent advertisements from overwhelming your Internet browser?

Do you get tired of pop-up, pop-under, fly-by, expanding multimedia ads that hide the content you’re really interested in seeing?

Maybe there’s a real answer to the problem instead of fighting the advertisers: Continue reading HOW MUCH WOULD YOU PAY FOR AN AD-FREE INTERNET?

If you only have $100, where could you survive the longest?


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A dollar doesn’t go as far as it used to these days.

Remember when you could buy a candy bar for a quarter?  When pay phones were a dime? (We know – what’s a pay phone?). When a quarter really could get you almost anything – from a can of soda to a round on an arcade game.

Now you’re lucky if you can get the exact same can of soda for $1 or $1.50. Manufacturing costs and vending machine costs haven’t really made the price jump that high. It’s merely INFLATION AT WORK. Continue reading IF YOU ONLY HAVE $100, WHERE COULD YOU SURVIVE THE LONGEST?

How Many People Do Not Take Advantage of Employer 401K Matching Contributions?


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What’s the first thing you looked forward to after landing your first job?

Getting that first paycheck, right?

And what’s the first thing your parents likely told you to do with that paycheck?  Put it into the bank.  Save that money for a rainy day.  You’ll get married some day, or perhaps you’ll want to retire comfortably.

And then you got that note from Human Resources that said, “Congratulations! You’re now eligible to participate in the company’s 401(k) retirement savings plan!

So what did you do, hotshot?

Money for Life: Turn Your IRA and 401(k) Into a Lifetime Retirement Paycheck
Money for Life:
Turn Your IRA and 401(k)
Into a Lifetime Retirement Paycheck
Continue reading HOW MANY PEOPLE DO NOT TAKE ADVANTAGE OF EMPLOYER 401K MATCHING CONTRIBUTIONS?

Want to retire outside of the US? Avoid these expensive cities of the world


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Living abroad can be relatively inexpensive.

We’ve all heard stories of finding an island retreat overseas, where an oceanside resort home with full staff, food, utilities will run you just $500 per month — who wouldn’t want to live like royalty for just $6,000 per year for the rest of your lives?

The Plain Truth About Living in Mexico: The Expatriate's Guide to Moving, Retiring, or Just Hanging Out
The Plain Truth About Living in Mexico:
The Expatriate’s Guide to Moving, Retiring, or Just Hanging Out
Continue reading WANT TO RETIRE OUTSIDE OF THE US? AVOID THESE EXPENSIVE CITIES OF THE WORLD

Would you quit your job if you won the lottery?


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We’ve all dreamt about winning the lottery and what we would do.

There’s the ever-popular “buy a house, buy a car, buy an island” aspect of having more money than you would ever know what to do with.

People would become philanthropists. Hermits, Hide from your family and money-grubbing friends.

The Lottery
The Lottery
Continue reading WOULD YOU QUIT YOUR JOB IF YOU WON THE LOTTERY?

For owners, the most profitable section of a restaurant menu is the upper-right corner


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Eating out at a restaurant — even at a fast food restaurant — can be frustrating at times.

Ever have this conversation at work or with your friends/family?

“So, you want to go out for lunch?”

“Sure!”

“Okay, then where do you want to go?”

Look – you’re the one who said “let’s go out”, so why not try to have an idea or two in your head about some place to head out to?  Why do you always leave the suggesting up to one person who may not have wanted to decide themselves anyway?

“Oh, pick anywhere.  It’ll be fine.”

Then we’re going to the drive thru.  Happy?

Food Service Menus: Pricing and Managing the Food Service Menu for Maximun Profit
Food Service Menus:
Pricing and Managing the Food Service Menu for Maximun Profit
Continue reading FOR OWNERS, THE MOST PROFITABLE SECTION OF A RESTAURANT MENU IS THE UPPER-RIGHT CORNER

The Most Expensive Dessert in the World


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Ordering dessert at a restaurant is sometimes a fool’s errand.

$6 for a scoop of ice cream that you can buy by the carton at the supermarket for $4? A “molten lava cake”? They’re not that hard to make if the contestants on FOOD NETWORK’S WORST COOKS IN AMERICA can make one.

So it’s no wonder that restaurant desserts have some of the highest markup of almost anything on the menu.  And no wonder why many restaurants think nothing of serving up a giant slice of chocolate cake for free on your birthday.

MARRY ME White Ceramic Letter Candy Dish
MARRY ME White Ceramic Letter Candy Dish
Continue reading THE MOST EXPENSIVE DESSERT IN THE WORLD

What would you do for a dollar?


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What would you do for a dollar?

It’s a fair question.  Web Watch has offered $1 to many friends when they said they’d do “anything for money”.  Apparently, it seems, a single dollar was not what they had in mind when they made the offer.

We say that if you’re going to offer to do anything for money, you should definitely lower your expectation of what dollar amount is going to be offered to you.  What you think you’re worth may not be the same as what others believe.

Piggy Bank
Piggy Bank
Continue reading WHAT WOULD YOU DO FOR A DOLLAR?

Top 10 Grossing Apps for iPhone, iPad, and Android (July 2014)


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It’s all about the money when it comes to apps. And making money? Well, that’s why we make ’em.

These aren’t necessarily the most popular apps out there – but they are the ones that are raking in the most money – most likely via in-app purchases.  And really, is it any surprise that the majority of these hit money-making apps are games?  No, not really.

Let’s take a look at who’s making the money this month:

Continue reading TOP 10 GROSSING APPS FOR IPHONE, IPAD, AND ANDROID (JULY 2014)

The 10 Most Expensive States to Live In


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As you grow older and think about the different places you could possibly move to, a few options regularly come up –  Florida?  Arizona? Tennessee?

The primary focus tends to be on taxes, and how big of a hit your retirement nest egg could take every year if you choose the wrong state to retire in.

But is that the only criteria you should use when choosing a place to live?  Probably not.

Modern Budget Forecasting in the American States: Precision, Uncertainty, and Politics
Modern Budget Forecasting in the American States:
Precision, Uncertainty, and Politics
Continue reading THE 10 MOST EXPENSIVE STATES TO LIVE IN

How to make up to $25,000 in 60 days or less


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Congratulations!  You have a new job!

…and you find out you hate it.  Like, really really really hate it.

Do you hate your job so much that you despise going to the office and working with the other people there, and every day is a struggle just to show up and do your assigned tasks?

And yet you continue to go through the motions, because you kinda like your assigned duties – it’s the environment and everything around that’s really not agreeing with you.

Quit Your Job & Move To Key West: The Complete Guide
Quit Your Job & Move To Key West:
The Complete Guide
Continue reading HOW TO MAKE UP TO $25,000 IN 60 DAYS OR LESS

Parents: your son will cost you more money than your daughter will


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Are you the proud parent of a young boy and a young girl?

Do you lie awake at night wondering how you’re going to pay for that expensive wedding for your daughter?  You’re not thinking about your son growing up and what that will do to your wallet – you have your mind trying to figure out how you’re going to foot the bill for that $100,000 wedding that your daughter has been planning all her life.

Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters
Girls Will Be Girls: Raising Confident and Courageous Daughters
Continue reading PARENTS: YOUR SON WILL COST YOU MORE MONEY THAN YOUR DAUGHTER WILL

Top Industries with Increasing Salaries


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Asking your boss for a raise can be unnerving.

Do you deserve it? Do you think you have everything you need to show why you have earned being paid more money?  How valuable are you contributions? How valuable are you as an individual to the organization?

How to Ask for a Raise: Learn How to Ask for a Pay Rise and Do Salary Negotiation the Right Way. Asking for a Raise Has Never Been So Easy!
How to Ask for a Raise:
Learn How to Ask for a Pay Rise and
Do Salary Negotiation the Right Way.
Asking for a Raise Has Never Been So Easy!
Continue reading TOP INDUSTRIES WITH INCREASING SALARIES

Is it better to be an hourly employee or salaried?


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It’s a question that nobody wants to ask their friends or neighbors, but it’s one that you ask yourself every day: how much money do you make in a year?

Do you feel that you are adequately compensated for your time spent working?

Minimum Wage, Maximum Damage How the Minimum Wage Law Destroys Jobs, Perpetuates Poverty, and Erodes Freedom
Minimum Wage, Maximum Damage
How the Minimum Wage Law Destroys Jobs,
Perpetuates Poverty, and Erodes Freedom
Continue reading IS IT BETTER TO BE AN HOURLY EMPLOYEE OR SALARIED?

Survey shows that women expect men to pay for dates


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One would think that today’s dating scene should be a bit different from how it was back in the day. Times change, people change, philosophies on what is culturally acceptable change all the time.

Wearing sneakers out to a fancy dinner? Never used to do it, but now we do it all the time.   Dress up for airplane travel?  Not anymore – tank tops on hairy men are all the rage at the airport these days.

First Date Tips For Men: The Complete Dating Psychology Guide For Men
First Date Tips For Men:
The Complete Dating Psychology Guide For Men
Continue reading SURVEY SHOWS THAT WOMEN EXPECT MEN TO PAY FOR DATES