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Your First Steps to Smart and Safe Investing

Investing can be overwhelming. There are so many different options, and so many different opinions of what stocks might be hot or not. This article is about how to get your feet wet in the wild world of investing and get at least a higher interest rate than you might get otherwise with your current bank account. Maybe you have …

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What to Consider When Converting a Traditional IRA to a Roth IRA

There are many types of IRAs. The two major types are traditional and Roth IRAs. A taxpayer can contribute up to $2000 to either a traditional or Roth IRA and there gains accumulate tax-free. With a traditional IRA, all or part of the contribution amount can be deducted from a person’s federal income tax, depending on his or her adjusted …

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Sugar and Spikes: A Family-Friendly Las Vegas Adventure

Interested in candy making, marvelous machinery, or just have a sweet tooth? The Ethel M. Chocolate Factory tour in nearby Henderson, NV, just ten miles from the Las Vegas strip, has something for everyone. This century-old chocolate factory combines time-tested recipes and techniques with state-of-the-art modern machinery, and you can see every step of the process firsthand on the free …

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What Happens to Items Confiscated by Airport Security

Airport security underwent major changes following the terror attacks of September 11th, 2001. Heightened security measures include body searches, pat downs and strict carry-on policies. Items such as sporting goods, household utensils and things capable of hurting someone are not allowed in carry-on baggage as they pose a security risk. As such, these prohibited items are confiscated by airport security. …

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Affordable Caribbean Vacations

There was a time when the Caribbean was the exclusive playground of royalty, Wall Street and Hollywood. Princess Margaret and the Stones mixed it up in the Grenadines, while the Duke of Windsor and Mrs. Simpson decamped to the Bahamas for an interlude of sundowners and tuxedos in the trade winds. Even today, the island of St. Bart’s hosts a …

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A Gentleman’s Wardrobe

There are men and then there are gentlemen.  The latter are a distinguished, almost extinct species.  Nothing attracts ladies more than gentlemen.  There are a few wardrobe staples, as essential as the little black dress in a woman’s closet, which no gentleman should be without.  Purchase the following at the highest quality possible for the best fit and lasting value.  …

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Shopping for Your Curves

As the saying goes, if you got it, flaunt it. Instead of trying to hide your curves behind baggy clothes, learn how to dress to accentuate and enhance your figure. Shopping for your body is all about fit and style. Below are several clothing options for full-figured women. Dresses are a curvy girl’s best friend, concealing extra bulk around the …

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9 Tips to Save Money on Gas

While gas prices are slowly falling down to a more bearable price, the high cost of gas is still playing havoc in the pockets of the American public.  Two of the most obvious ways to cut gas consumption are to combine trips and carpool.  But there are other ways consumers can save money on gas. Use a dashboard window sun …

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10 Ways to Think Like a Rich Person

To become rich, you first have to think like a rich person. Forming the right mentality is the root of all wealth. Here are ten ways that will help you adopt the attitude of a rich person: 1. Buy assets, not liabilities This is a very basic lesson on getting rich. Assets add value to your portfolio while liabilities reduce …

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5 Ways to Prepare for a Coming Recession

Most people are in some way impacted by an economic recession. Middle-class people who are living paycheck-to-paycheck can prepare for financial rough patches such as a temporary loss of job, pay cut or inflation by getting their finances in order. It pays to have a sound financial plan in place before a sudden change in the family’s finances. Many financial …

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