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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, and for those who enjoy celebrating the most romantic day of the year, they know that there’s no dearth of ways to show love for your partner, your family or your friends. However, this holiday has been known to be costly, as flowers, chocolates, a nice bottle of wine and a night out can really add up. According to Bankrate’s 2017 Be My Valentine Index, Valentine’s Day in the United States amounted to $580.98 per couple. However, you can shower your loved ones with affection without breaking the bank. While it can be▸ continue reading
In this day and age, it can be difficult to buy products that are made in the United States. We live in an era of outsourcing, as it cuts overhead costs for big businesses and materials are cheaper to buy overseas. If a company can save a chunk of money by moving operations to another country, they have less incentive to keep their productions here in America. However, you’ll be relieved to know that despite this, it’s still easy to buy American, and what’s more, you can do your part as a consumer to make your purchases count.▸ continue reading