Author Archives: Antoinette Vitale

3 Fun Facts About the Holidays Around the World

Heading out to the office Christmas Party but, aren’t sure what you’ll talk about? These fun facts about the Holidays will make you the best conversationalist at the party!    1. In Korea, everyone’s birthday is New Year’s Day! No matter what day you were born, when the New Year rings in, everyone turns a year […]

How to Keep Your Identity Secure During the Holidays

Increased spending activity means increased risk for identity theft.   The holidays certain make that first part true; therefore, the second is true as well.   Certainly the fear about identity theft is down from what it used to be, but the majority of Americans (54%) were worried about identity theft as recently as 2015. […]

Why Cyber Monday Is More Awesome Than Black Friday

Cyber Monday is way better than Black Friday.   At least, that’s what Cody would say.   Imagine this scenario: It’s dark, cold, and early on the morning of Black Friday. You’ve been sitting outside the Best Buy door for six months (or at least that’s how long it feels).   After all that time […]

13 Cheap Home Improvement Ideas

It’s always a good idea to make home improvements. At least, this is true in the long run. Even though projects set you back financially in the short-term, ideally they will improve the value of your home should you decide to eventually sell it. Even if you don’t, you’ll up your quality of living, which […]

6 Lesser-Known Facts About Halloween

Halloween has almost arrived, and by looking around, you’d think it was always all about funky, freaky costumes and kids stealing candy when they think they can get away with it. Not so! Halloween’s gone through centuries of reinventing itself, from possible early pagan and Druid origins, to the celebrations of the fall season, to […]

5 Money Lessons for Young Children (And a Few Books They Can Read)

One common, major complaint in the American education system is the lack of teaching about finances. However, the goods news is that with today’s world chock-full of resources, parents can do the job themselves. Almost from the beginning, you can teach your children how to handle money wisely. Many resources seem to identify age 3 […]

7 Money Tips for Traveling Abroad

Congratulations on the trip of a lifetime. Your scaling the Alps, temple-hopping in Japan, high-fiving the Easter Island statues (except not). How amazing. I’m jealous. Obviously, though, if you’re reading this, you recognize that paying for things internationally can be a bit tricky. Do you need local currency, and if you get it, where should […]