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Weird and Wonderful Holidays in the Month of July

Weird and Wonderful Holidays in the Month of July

Independence Day might be the most well known holiday in July, but did you know that this month also contains many other fun and quirky celebrations?

Here are some of the strangest holidays in the month of July:

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Smart Tips for Beginning Investors

So you have reached the point where you have some money in savings that you want to keep for the long term future.

However, you realize that putting it in your run of the mill savings account will likely result in its compound interest rates barely keeping up with inflation.

You are willing to accept a little bit more risk in return for a higher reward and you are interested in investing in the stock market.

Investing can be intimidating for the beginner and there is a lot to learn about the world of stocks and bonds.

Here are a few things to remember when you are first starting out:

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The Best Summer Camping Spots in the USA

Summer is on its way and the warm weather means that thousands of families across the USA will be bringing out their tents, tarps, folding chairs, camping stoves, fishing rods, and sleeping bags.

The summer camping holiday is somewhat of an American family tradition which is celebrated on every long weekend and school break of the year.

There is nothing quite like the experience of eating hot dogs roasted over an open fire, making smores, telling ghost stories and falling asleep in the peaceful silence of the forest.

Camping is a great way to spend a holiday with your family. Camping sites are cheaper than motels, you can cook your own food and the kids will love playing in the forest and swimming in the lake.

Camping can also be a romantic way to spend a getaway with your sweetheart, as you take scenic walks together and cuddle by a roaring fire.

If you are planning on taking a camping trip this year, here are some of the very best camping spots in the USA where you can enjoy the best of the outdoors:

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How to Travel Cheaply in Your Retirement Years

If you are nearing retirement age there are many things to look forward to in your future, such as the chance to take time for yourself, pursue your hobbies and of course travel the world.

This is the chance to see some of the places you have always wanted to see, which you postponed in the name of career and raising a family. Now that the kids have flown the nest you can pack your bags and take off on an adventure.

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More Money Than Month? How to Stick to Your Budget

So you’ve gone through the hard work of making a budget, written down your expenses and your income and made a plan for your spending.

However, sometimes the hardest part of budgeting is sticking to your plan. You might have the intention of cutting down your spending and putting money in your savings, but if you don’t stick to this plan it will not happen.

Here are a few tips that will help you stick to your budget and meet your goals:

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Juneteenth: Celebrating the End of Slavery

What are your plans to celebrate Juneteenth this year?

If you haven’t heard of this holiday before, Juneteenth is celebrated on the 19th of June and it is the oldest recorded celebration to commemorate when slavery came to an end in the USA.

It was established in 1865 when the Union Soldiers arrived at Galveston, Texas and Major General Gordon Granger announced that those who were enslaved were now free.

This festival is held every year, especially in the Southern states of America, to celebrate the emancipation of the slaves.

In early years due to deeply ingrained racism the holiday was banned from being publicly celebrated, however the Civil Rights Movement brought with it a resurgence of Juneteenth celebrations and in 1980 it became an official state holiday.

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School’s Out for Summer: How to Encourage Your Kids to Learn Over the Holidays

Summer vacation is finally here and your kids have permanently implanted themselves in the couch, eyes glued to the television, with no sign of moving for the next three months.

When kids do absolutely nothing over the holidays, they not only forget what they have learned in school but they get out of the habit of learning and find it difficult to start their schoolwork again in the fall.

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Tips for Celebrating Flag Day This June 14th

The Star Spangled Banner. Old Glory. Big Red White and Blue. Stars and Stripes.

The American flag has a lot of nicknames and plenty of history behind it and in June millions of Americans will celebrate Flag Day by waving these thirteen stars and stripes outside of their houses and businesses.

In the USA, Flag Day is celebrated on the 14th of June every year. This was the date that the flag of the United States was adopted.

In fact, the week surrounding June the 14th is known as “National Flag Week” and during this week the President will issue a proclamation which encourages Americans to fly a flag outside of their homes throughout the week.

All government buildings in the country will also display the flag during this special week of the year.

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Common Credit Card Myths Debunked

Although credit cards have been used since the 1960s, there are several untrue myths which still persist about them in society.

Understanding the truth behind these common myths will help you to use your credit card more effectively.

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Clever Ways to Cut Your Food Bill Down

When it comes to saving money, there are a few things that you can’t cut back on too much because you need them to survive, such as clothing, shelter and food.

You can take the bus to work and not buy a big screen TV, but you will not live very long if you don’t eat!

However, buying food doesn’t have to be as expensive as you might think.

If you wince in horror everything you take out your wallet at the supermarket, there are many ways that you can cut down your food bill while still eating healthy and tasty meals.

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