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Facts and figures for Mother’s Day 2022

The first Mother’s Day celebrations were organized by Anna Jarvis on May 10, 1908 in Grafton, West Virginia, and Philadelphia. Jarvis became the leader for the Mother’s Day movement as the annual celebration became popular across the nation. Read more →

Today is Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is on March 24 this year, a date that marks how far into the year women need to work to earn the same as men did in the previous year. It was originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity in 1996 as a public awareness event to illustrate the gap between men's and women's wages. Read more →

Watch out: Romance scams rising sharply

Consumers reported losing $201 million to romance scams in 2019 – up nearly 40 percent since 2018. Romance scammers prey on consumers who are looking for love, converting what feels like a budding relationship into an ask for money to help the scammer get out of some manufactured crisis. Read more → used fake ads that tricked consumers into paying for subscriptions, FTC charges

The FTC is suing online dating service Match Group, the owner of, Tinder, OKCupid, and other dating sites, alleging that the company used fake love interest ads to trick hundreds of thousands of consumers into buying subscriptions on Read more →

How to plan a cruise

Going on a cruise is quite an adventure, I learned as a first-time cruise goer in late March. It was a seven-day cruise to the Caribbean with stops in Jamaica, Grand Cayman Island, Costa Maya, Mexico, and Cozumel, Mexico. The purpose of the cruise was to celebrate my sister’s 80th... Read more →

How to improve your finances during Financial Literacy Month

It’s a good time during April’s Financial Literacy Month to take a look at how you handle your finances. What is financial literacy? It’s knowing how to manage your personal finances. How are Americans doing with financial literacy? In a survey of 1,500 people, respondents estimated that lacking knowledge about... Read more →

Baby boomers begin April with reflections and suggestions

April is a great month. It starts with spring and April Fools’ Day, moves to National Beer Day, World Health Day, and National Empanada Day, rushes to Tax Day, then Earth Day, and ends with Easter and Arbor Day. Baby boomers are in a reflective mood as April begins: Tom... Read more →