How do I Hurricane-Proof my house?

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The bad news is that it's impossible to completely hurricane-proof your house even if you're hundreds of miles in-land. One of the most damaging aspects of hurricanes and tropical storms is the rising water from the storm surge if you're near the beach or flood waters from creeks and rivers inland. To see what I mean, go to Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, make sure you look for the building with the markers up the wall that shows the flood levels in the middle of town... Read More

Turn Silver into Cash with Math!

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If you take a look around your house at any given moment, you'll quickly find that you probably have a lot more silver laying around than you realized. Maybe you've got some old jewelry sitting around that you never wear anymore (seriously, a pinky ring? What were you thinking?), some old coins or maybe that old smartphone that you upgraded years ago has a lot of little silver components hidden inside the case.What you probably DON'T realize is that you might have q... Read More

Zeinab Bandpey Wins vCalc Award for Excellence

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April 6, 2016 - vCalc, the Internet-based software company, based in Frederick, MD, that provides hundreds of unique calculators for people all over the world, is incredibly excited to announce that Zeinab Bandpey has received an Award for Excellence for her contributions to the site. Her custom calculator helps the people of Iran calculate the Holiday Award they receive each year from their employer. In Iran, all employees receive a Holiday Bonus on No-Rooz, which ... Read More

Counting the Jelly Beans, It's Not Cheating, It's Math!

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Easter Sunday has come and gone once again, which can only mean one thing - you're about to start finding Jelly Beans EVERYWHERE for the next few months. You'll find them in your couch cushions. You'll find them under your coffee table. They'll inject themselves into your life in a way that will be hard to get away from - luckily they're so delicious that you won't really mind that much.Easter ALSO means that you're about to start seeing more of those contents where... Read More

#SB50 Big Game Ad ROI Calculator

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When the big game rolls around every year, there is always one topic that comes to the front of people's minds: the commercials. Not only do people love to talk about all of the fun, silly or downright exciting commercials that they see, but some people who don't even love football still tune in just to see the ads.A huge amount of money is also spent on the ads themselves, not just to produce them, but for the airtime. Networks regularly charge millions of dollars ... Read More

Buying a car after the Fed rate hike

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No doubt, there will be lots of articles that come out on the effect of the interest rate hike on the global economy. But for most people, the acts of Janet Yellen and the Federal Reserve Board seem unrelated to the lives of the average person. The simple fact is that the Fed’s actions affect how the average person borrows money, and the trend of rising interest rates will hit the consumer.The most obvious effect of the interest rate hike is on Fed based consumer ... Read More

Make Your 2016 Financial Resolutions a Reality

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Like with most resolutions, however, a lot of people really see this one as a lot easier said than done. Sure, it's one thing to say that you're going to start saving money as soon as you get your first pay check in a new year - it's another thing entirely to actually do it. Plus, how do you take into account all of the things that you can't even really take into account for? Your monthly utility bills probably fluctuate wildly depending on the season, and a sudden re... Read More

How to Calculate Your 2016 Fitness Goals

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If you had to make a list of all the New Years resolutions that people make as soon as January 1 rolls around, fitness-related goals would undoubtedly be right at the top. Many people use the New Year as the perfect opportunity to start that new diet they've been thinking about, or to start actually using that gym membership that they signed up for and can't figure out how to cancel.If you're currently working on your own fitness-related goals for 2016, there are a ... Read More