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Online Restaurant Ordering To Replace Human Jobs

How many times do you order something at a restaurant and it comes out wrong? Depending on which stats you believe, it's somewhere around 1 in 6 or 1 in 7 times. Mistakes like that are costly to restaurants. You either have to eat the food and go away feeling ...

 

How Much Should You Tip for Counter Service?

These days you're likely to see a tip jar when you go into a coffee shop, a sandwich shop or any other place with counter service. I was recently in a rental car van and the driver was very helpful with my traveling partners' suitcases. Though I usually wouldn't, I ...

Last minute Valentine's Day savings

Last minute Valentine's Day savings

If you've put off making Valentine's day plans, here are some last minute gift and date night ideas that will make your sweetheart and your wallet happy.

 

How Couples Can Begin Dreaming Together To Achieve Their Financial Goals

It can be very difficult to get on the same page financially as your spouse. When you get married, you both come together with a money “narrative” that has developed throughout your life. But once married, it can be challenging to write a new story, especially if you’d like your ...

When Do You Need A Divorce Lawyer And When Don’t You?

Have you heard about this trend accelerating around the country of people who get divorced without the help of a lawyer? I read a stat that knocked me over: Three out of 4 divorces in California are done without a lawyer, according to The New York Times! This is *not* ...

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Child Fined for Missing a Friend's Birthday Party

If you've ever been invited to a party but were unable to make it and decided to skip out, you may want to rethink that in the future. BBC News reports that 5-year-old Alex Nash of Cornwall was invited to a classmate's birthday party at a ski center just before ...

Clark's guide to saving for college

Clark's guide to saving for college

Saving for your child’s college education can also save you on your tax return. Which types of plans you should look for, and which ones to stay away from.

 

4 Retirement Planning Tips For Women

I have some disturbing news where women are definitely not living life equal to men. Women tend to live 5 years longer than men on average. Yet they save far more less money for retirement than men, and they tend to invest too conservatively, according to a new study from ...

The debate over free streaming music

The debate over free streaming music

The music industry is struggling to adapt to free streaming services like Spotify. Here’s why musicians don't like the deal, and how streaming music is changing the way we listen to music.

How social media life can affect your work life

How social media life can affect your work life

High school seniors are becoming more aware of how their social media presence could affect them getting into college.

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