Cost of Living

  • Definition and Terms of a Total Car Loss

    What is the definition of total car loss after an accident? The answer to this question depends upon whether you have replacement or actual cash value insurance coverage, GAP Insurance, and other factors. Jean Scheid, owner of an auto collision shop...
    By Jean Scheid May 26, 2011 

  • Best States to Retire on a Fixed Income

    When you think of the best states to retire on a fixed income, cost of living and low taxes matter the most, but don't forget about quality of life. These states offer a bargain for retirees with a few perks to make life more interesting during the...
    By Ginny Edwards May 25, 2011 

  • How Much Do I Charge for Yard Sale Items - and Do I Report the Income?

    If you want to have a yard sale but are asking yourself "How much do i charge for yard sale items?", here are some straightforward tips on finding out how much items are worth and pricing them to sell. In addition, find out when to report...
    By Kimberly Johnson May 22, 2011 


  • Understanding COLA's Effect on Social Security Benefits

    The cost of living adjustment for social security benefits did not occur in 2010 or 2011. How does the lack of a 2010 and 2011 social security cost of living raise affect seniors and will it happen again?
    By ShawnTe May 20, 2011 

  • Tips to Save Fuel and Get Better Gas Mileage

    While you can't stop gas prices from rising, you can reduce the amount of fuel you use to save money. A few basic driving and vehicle maintenance tricks you will help to save fuel and get better gas mileage.
    By Kimberly Johnson May 19, 2011 

  • Why Diamonds Cost So Much: Factors Affecting Price

    You would think that having decided on the size of a diamond to buy, the hard part is over...and you would be wrong! While size is the biggest factor in determining a diamond's price, other factors such as cut, color, and clarity play important...
    By William Springer May 19, 2011 


  • Relocating? Find out What is the Average Cost of Moving

    Plan a move or get a root canal? When it comes to dealing with the moving process, almost any other task is preferred! Not only is moving a physically and emotionally draining process – most individuals are not prepared for the price. Find...
    By Dorothy Bland May 19, 2011 

  • Practical Ways to Live on a Very Low Fixed Income

    It can be tough to learn how to live on a very low fixed income, and especially so in a bad economy. This article provides tips & strategies to help you significantly reduce your costs so you can live below your means (no matter how low they are)...
    By Faith Oh May 19, 2011 

  • Temporary and Immediate Financial Help is Available

    If you are in need of temporary financial help, there are many programs that can help you, starting today!
    By Ivana Banks May 18, 2011

  • GI Bill Benefits 101: Did You Know Dependents Can Use Benefits?

    If you've served in the military, you may have GI benefits available to you. If you are wondering when a dependent can use your GI bill benefits, you can now find the answer. There are specific times when your benefits are passed on or can be used...
    By Kristie Lorette May 17, 2011 
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