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Keep Cooling Costs Down While Staying Home Due to COVID-19

As 90 degree heat waves sweep the country and people spend most of their time at home due to COVID-19, Americans are looking for ways to keep costs under control.

New research conducted by the device behavior experts at Sense (sense.com) and SurveyMonkey shows that nearly…

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The Collapse of the Salon Industry

It’s a sad fact of the COVID-19 crisis that some small businesspeople have been hit harder than others have. Among the hardest hit have been owners of beauty salons. A new report from the Professional Beauty Association shows just how bad it is for its members.

According…

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10 Tips for Buying a Used Car, from Kelley Blue Book

The used-car market is a great place for shoppers who want a dependable and practical vehicle, without the new-car price tag. Today, used car quality is better than ever, but the buying process can still be daunting.

Luckily, the experts at Kelley Blue Book have made it simpler…

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Tips for a Great Road Trip Vacation, Erie Insurance

Your summer vacation plans probably look a little different this year. For many families, that may mean skipping the airport and loading up the car for a family road trip, according to a report from Erie Insurance Group.

If you’re planning a trip before the end of summer, a…

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7 Tips for Efficient Communication Across Cultures, from Toastmasters

As platforms like Facebook, Twitter, and Zoom enable us to connect and interact with people across the globe in a matter of seconds, we are better able to see how other cultures communicate.

Whether it’s a more direct or indirect style of communication, if we aren’t accustomed to…

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What Do Landlords Look for in a Credit Check? FICO Knows.

Timely rent payment is one of a landlord’s biggest concerns. So, to better evaluate which applicants are most likely to pay on time, landlords may use credit information to screen tenants. If you’re wondering about the credit information you’ll need for your next rental, here’s what…

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The Government Wants to Help

Government website USA.gov has a section devoted to helping Americans determine which federal government benefit programs they qualify for.

As USA.gov puts it:

“Are you struggling to pay your rent or mortgage? Maybe you need help with prescription drug costs or your energy bills.

If you have a…

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