Are you vacationing with your parents? Have you been kidnapped by rebels? Are you Bono? If you answered no to all three questions, then traveling costs money. And those persnickity foreigners rarely have the decency to accept our totally different currency, even though we won WWI, WWII, and every single World Series. The nerve. So here's the rundown on ways to pay while abroad loosely ranked from best to worst.Credit CardsExchange rate is the name of the game. Unless you're playing Yahtzee,
Rich people are not like us. They live more meaningful, important, action-packed and happy lives. They drink not but artisian spring waters and eat not but fresh seasonal produce. (Actually you can probably get in on that with Hale Groves.) Us peons are just pathetic and miserable. That’s just science.That doesn’t mean we can’t make fun of rich people, though. With their monocles and their fancy egg cups, the wealthy are an easy target. So, from our humble little mud huts, let’s
We all know that Bill Gates is likely the richest person in the world. Everyone is aware that Mark Zuckerberg made tens of billions dollars off Facebook. The fact that Warren Buffet thinks that he isn’t paying enough taxes on his massive fortune is pretty much common knowledge. Mr. Burns has made it pretty clear how much money he has and his never-ending pursuit for more of it. These are just a few of the famous super-rich.Now, would you believe that there are people out there who are fabulously
My bank is better than your bank.Let me explain. Several years ago a friend recommended I close my Wells Fargo account and instead use Charles Schwab for my primary checking account. I said, “Please stop referring to yourself as my friend, and is this the same Charles Schwab who threw sand in my eyes when I was seven and stole my yogurt?” To which he said, “No, that was Mandy Sippowsky.” He was right about the checking account, although the jury’s still out on the whole
Since the dawn of civilization, one question has plagued our collective unconscious: what will the future bring, finance-wise? Many sages have warned those who might seek this knowledge. An average person should not wield that kind of power, they said. And, they continued, an average blog cannot handle that kind of virality.The Scratch is not an average blog, however. We have always tempted fate with our shopping advice. Assembled in a haunted dungeon by a team of professional seers, prophets, and
via Creative Commons Flickr user Scorpions and CentaursIt’s an election year, albeit a midterm one. But with the presidential race looming in 2016, and campaigns starting earlier than ever, it is imperative that you start thinking about how to get the most political bang for your buck. You don’t want to be one of those chumps blindly donating to your preferred candidate with no assurance that anything will come from it, do you? Of course not. You want to make sure your actual “change”
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