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Jodi Thornton-O'Connell


Sedona, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Jodi:

Enjoy a Beautiful Vacation at These 50 National Parks for Free

Sierra Club founder John Muir spent the final year of his life in a losing battle to save the Hetch Hetchy Valley from being dammed, and although he failed in that fight, his efforts would ultimately... → Read More

How Much It Costs to Stock the Average Family Refrigerator

Home refrigerators were originally used to store just a few perishable essentials like meat and milk. In fact, the first electric units of the 1920s were only slightly bigger than modern mini-fridges.... → Read More

Best and Worst Things to Buy in July

The scorching month of July is the perfect time to enjoy the comfortable, climate-controlled world of a shopping mall. Even better, retailers offer a plethora of deals throughout the month,... → Read More

7 Numbers That Shaped President Trump’s First 100 Days in Office

Take a look at some of the numbers that have defined President Donald Trump's early days in office. → Read More

7 Ridiculous Ways People Try to Get Out of Debt

Here are some stupid ways to dig yourself out of debt. → Read More

7 Ridiculous Ways People Try to Get Out of Debt

If worrying about how to pay off debt leaves you awake some nights, late-night television abounds with alleged solutions. Some ads promise to get rid of your debt for "pennies on the dollar," while... → Read More

From Candy to Cards: How Much Americans Spend on the Easter Holiday

More than 81 percent of Americans will celebrate Easter 2017 when it rolls around on Sunday, April 16, according to a survey by the National Retail Federation. And more than 90 percent of Easter... → Read More

Unbelievable Things Americans Would Do to Get Out of Paying Taxes

Finishing your tax return only to find out you owe money to Uncle Sam can be stressful, to say the least. But what if you could get out of paying taxes altogether? GOBankingRates asked more than 1,000... → Read More

Can These Companies Really Be the Next Uber?

If you live in a big city, it's now easier to get around than ever, thanks to on-demand ride companies like Uber and Lyft. You can use your smartphone to order your ride, watch your driver's progress... → Read More

7 Companies That Have Reinvested in America Following Trump’s Election

"Made in the USA." This phrase described 92 percent of the goods sold in the country in 1960. But you'll find fewer products made on United States soil since the 2008 recession, which spurred... → Read More

25 Coolest Places to Retire in the World

With retirement comes long days of leisure and plenty of opportunities to travel to exotic destinations. But, if the thought of keeping a timetable doesn't suit you, consider moving to one of the... → Read More

A Look at How Women Stack Up in America’s Economy

Although it hasn't yet risen to the status of a Hallmark holiday, countless women around the world will be celebrating International Women's Day on March 8. This year's theme is #BeBoldForChange,... → Read More

7 New or Improved Tax Breaks for 2017

Have you done your taxes yet? Your W-2s or 1099s probably have started to trickle in with the mail over the past few weeks. You might also be in the process of gathering the right receipts and... → Read More

The Best and Worst Things to Buy on Amazon in February

After the holidays, many Americans kick off the new year by refraining from shopping, and vowing to eat better and exercise more. Spending less and saving more is another popular resolution, according... → Read More