Mobile Phone Recycling is on the Rise

Phone Recycling


More people are recycling their outdated mobile devices these days, as more companies either enact or revamp recycling programs, says consumer analytics firm Compass Intelligence.

Compass Intelligence has just released its latest report on “Mobile Phone Reuse and Recycling Survey: Understanding Consumer Behavior,” which found that more people are taking advantage of buyback offers, selling back mobile devices or simply recycling them.

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Guest Blog: Planning Your Wedding on a Budget

 Wedding - Marriage Day Circled With Heart


Wedding season has arrived once again, and the planning has begun for many engaged couples. This awesome guest blog from Nerd Wallet is filled with great tips to keep you from going over budget.

You’ve probably heard the estimate that the “average” wedding costs more than $25,000 — and perhaps cringed. Who wants their Big Day to lead to Big Debt? It’s not the ceremony to blame; usually most of the costs are related to the reception. Let’s consider areas where we save money without losing the magic.

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Financial Literacy: People Who Learn More, Save More

Financial Literacy

People who increase their financial literacy tend to do a better job of saving for retirement, according to a new study.

The National Association for Retirement Plan Participants said it recently studied 5,000 such participants, asking a series of questions testing the participants’ ability to answer basic financial questions. What they found was a strong link between financial literacy and improved retirement savings outcomes.

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Who is America’s Favorite Veterinarian?


Does Your Pet Love Your Veterinarian?

There’s a contest underway to find and celebrate extraordinary veterinary professionals, and your pet certainly gets a say.

The American Veterinary Medical Foundation (AVMF) is seeking nominations for America’s Favorite Veterinarian – a contest that “celebrates the special relationships pet owners share with their veterinarians…” The Foundation said it is also about highlighting the roles that veterinarians play in society.

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Property Tax: Which State Has the Highest Rates?

Property Tax Report

Who Gets the Highest Property Tax Bill?

As property tax rates go, Atlanta is a much nicer place to be than Philadelphia, according to a new 50-state survey.

The Lincoln Institute and the Minnesota Center for Fiscal Excellence have teamed up for the past four years to produce the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy’s 50 State Property Tax Comparison Study – a national survey of property tax rates.

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Women-Owned Businesses: Get Growing!

Women Owned Businesses

Women-Owned/Led Companies are Growing Fast

The 50 Fastest Growing Women-Owned / led companies around the globe generated $4.9 billion in combined 2013 revenues and collectively employed 22,000 people, according to The Women Presidents’ Organization (WPO).

WPO, which produces the list, said that the total combined revenue of the 2014 winning companies grew by 53% compared with last year’s list.

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Texting and Driving: Is it Really Worth It?

Texting Driving

This week, we’re sharing a very important guest blog from our friends at Members AutoChoice, Peach State’s vehicle-buying service.

C U L8R – The Dangers of Texting and Driving

Everyone has had that moment when you’re driving down the road and you remember that you were supposed to text your boss with the day’s figures, and he needs them ASAP. Sometimes, it isn’t even as important as that, it can be something as simple as texting a joke to your friend or asking what’s for dinner. No matter what the reason, we are still picking up the phone to text while driving, and by doing so, we are putting our own lives at risk, as well as the lives everyone around us.

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