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Identity Theft: More Victims than Ever Before, Maybe for this Reason

December 27, 2022

A survey shows 5% more Americans were victimized than the year before – possibly because more than half stopped using theft-protection services.

Read More Helps SOS Children’s Villages Florida Sew the Fabric of a Nostalgic Holiday

December 23, 2022

By donating children’s bedding, decorations, and other household items, provides SOS foster children with keepsakes for beyond the foster home.

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Our Lips Are Not Sealed: Explores Link Between Increased Cosmetics Spending, the Troubled Economy and the Holidays

December 2, 2022

Splurging may be surging this holiday season: survey finds 40% of beauty buyers will use credit or BNPL to afford gift giving.

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How Much Do Americans Spend on St. Patrick’s Day?Media Link

Howard Dvorkin, CPA and chairman of, says another option to save some cash is to pregame at home, or make a definitive budget before you hit the bars. “I would advise [people] to do most of their planning and spending before their outing,” Dvorkin says. “This way, they can save themselves from splurging on expensive dining items and the trap of planning under the influence.”

It’s time to set your ‘financial boundaries’: Here’s how to say no to expensive invites and loan requests from friendsMedia Link

He was echoed by author Howard Dvorkin, chairman of, who advises people to help their friends with work such as setting up the venue for a social gathering, instead of leaving money: “There are ways to meet your social obligations without ruining your bottom line.”

“Financial boundaries resemble personal boundaries,” he added. “If you don’t set them early, everyone will cross them often. The problem is, crossing personal boundaries is uncomfortable. Crossing financial boundaries is costly.”

6 Ways to Eat Out on the CheapMedia Link

“Between labor and ingredient shortages, coupled with the unpredictability of transportation, it has led to rising consumer costs,” says Howard Dvorkin, chairman of “Food manufacturers are experiencing delays waiting for ingredients and in the end they are paying higher prices, so they are charging higher prices. It’s hard to tell if food costs will go down,” he notes. “More times than not, when costs rise they stay that way.”​

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