Celebrating Independence Day

Once a year, on the Fourth of July, we celebrate the birth of our independence. This day has been celebrated as a federal holiday since 1941, but it actually came about in the 18th century. On July 2, 1776, the Second Continental Congress unanimously voted in favor of independence, and they signed the official separation of the 13 colonies from Great Britain: the Declaration of Independence ... CONTINUE READING

Protecting Against Inflation

Inflation is downright frustrating. When you look back at what gas used to cost 10, 20, even 30 years ago, it’s frustrating compared to what we are paying today. Back in the 1930s and ’40s, a gallon of milk cost cents. In 1995, that same gallon cost $2.48, and just last year, the average price hovered around ... CONTINUE READING

3 Summer Food Festivals Worth the Trip

According to AAA, millions of Americans take “culinary-focused vacations” every year. We’ll travel to Philadelphia for cheesesteaks, Texas for barbecue, Louisiana for gumbo … you get the idea. Our culture loves to eat! If you’re a traveling foodie, you are in luck: Add these three summer festivals to your must-visit list for this summer or future food-finding trips ... CONTINUE READING

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