One of the easiest things to do for gifts in today’s world is to pick up a gift card of some type that’s set for a particular denomination and use it as a convenient way to give someone money as a present. While it is convenient, it’s not always the best way to give someone […]

We’ve all seen them, right there on the shelves at eye level on our way through the checkout aisle. They’re those plastic cards that are simply that, useless plastic, until they are loaded with any amount of money we choose. Gift cards and prepaid cards are becoming more widely available at nearly every store we […]

There are two young adults who I got to hold as babies, and since I don’t have any children I’ve kind of adopted both of them as my kids. They’re sisters as well and their father is one of my best and oldest friends, so it all works out just fine. Since they’re older, what […]

We’ve all seen those gift cards that people can buy for others. Some mirror regular credit cards, while others are for specific retailers. The problem with those cards is that they all come with fees of all sorts, and one never knows exactly what those fees are, and that’s just plain wrong. Some people end […]

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