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These days there's a charge for everything. The cable and cellphone companies are monopolizing the industry! Do we even know what services we are paying for on a monthly basis and is it worth it? Earlier this month Directv disabled a handful of popular channels. This "channel blackout" was due to the company not signing an increase agreement with Viacom. It left customers missing out on some of their favorite channels for little over a week. Now that an agreement has been made and the channels are back on, will the savings be passed on to the consumers?? I urge everyone...

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I hate to admit it, but I’m an impulse shopper. I have an intense urge to spend. I find it gratifying. It’s fun. It makes me smile. Enter Impulse Saving—an idea that I stumbled upon a few weeks ago at DailyWorth.com. According to the financial whiz kids at Daily Worth, impulse saving taps into the same part of your brain as impulse buying. Here’s how it works: You spot a while you’re out shopping. You cradle it in your hands, and start justifying the expense in your head. (“This is awesome! And it’s only $18.99!”) But instead of buying it, you...

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How are you keeping cool this summer? Temperatures are running high here in Louisiana and in most of the country. It’s natural to seek cool shelter indoors, but keeping your home cooler during the summer months can wreak havoc on your electricity bill. The elderly, small children and pets need cooler temperatures to be comfortable. It is noted that at least ½ of your electricity bill is for cooling during the hot months. How can you keep everyone comfortable and keep your budget comfortable at the same time? Here are some tips that work in my home: Raise your thermostat at...

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Hurricane season is already here, along with the sweltering heat. News outlets are always telling us to be prepared and to get ready for a busy hurricane season. But, how many of us are truly prepared the way we are supposed to be prepared? I know in my household we are not properly prepared. We have some essentials but will that last if we have no power for over a week? Do we really have the necessary items that will benefit our needs? I remember one time I was packing to evacuate and my dad asked me if I was ready...

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Smart phones, androids, notebooks, and apps are the new way of life. I went into Smoothie King this week with my frequent buyer cards in tow, to find out that they will no longer be accepted mid July. I inquired about it and found out that they are launching an app to track points! This led me to further investigate the app world. Apple and android have over 500,000 apps and counting!! No matter if your looking to purchase a house, transact your financial business, or workout, there's an app for just about every aspect of life. Check out our mobile...

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