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Laura Woods

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Filing Taxes Last Minute: A Guide to US Post Office Hours and Tax Deadlines on Tax Day 2019

Find out postal locations with later hours on April 15, 2019. → Read More

Lady Gaga’s Net Worth Rising With the Premiere of ‘A Star Is Born’

Singer Lady Gaga will star in her first movie, "A Star Is Born," which premieres Oct. 5. The six-time Grammy winner is also a dancer and a songwriter. Gaga has earned $50 million so far in 2018 alone,... → Read More

5 Stocks Booming Thanks to the Midterm Elections

Midterm elections take place Nov. 6. You can review your investing strategy to take advantage of the increased spending in midterm election-related industries. Insperity and Facebook are among the... → Read More

Major Facebook Revenue Drop Has Long-Term Investors on Alert

The year just keeps getting worse for Facebook. The social media giant lost more value in a single day than any other U.S. traded company ever has. Here's what caused the shares to take a massive nosedive. → Read More

Air Travel Mistakes That Are Costing You Hundreds

Catching a flight is typically the fastest, easiest way to travel, but costs can add up fast. The 2017 average domestic round-trip plane ticket in the U.S. was $347, but this doesn’t include... → Read More

Mother’s Day Deals and Discounts on Flowers, Brunch and More

Your mom is always there for you. She asks for nothing in return, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't spoil her on the one holiday dedicated to amazing moms. Mother's Day 2018 falls on May 13, so it's... → Read More

23 Cinco de Mayo Specials, Deals and Freebies

Contrary to popular belief, Cinco de Mayo isn't Mexican Independence Day, but it's still a good excuse to party. Established to celebrate the Mexican army's defeat of France at the Battle of Puebla in... → Read More

Most Powerful Female CEOs and Their Net Worths

The business world is a traditionally male-dominated space, but some women have managed to break through the glass ceiling and rise to the position of CEO. The 2017 Fortune 500 list includes just 32... → Read More

Get a Free Croissant With National Croissant Day Deals

The only thing better than enjoying a buttery, flaky croissant is getting this doughy delight without paying full price. Enjoy the French pastry for free on National Croissant Day, which falls on Jan.... → Read More

Where to Get Free Cookies on National Cookie Day This Monday

One of the sweetest days of the year is upon us. National Cookie Day falls on Dec. 4, honoring what many consider the peak of the dessert food chain. The holiday celebrates cookie recipes of all... → Read More

15 National Nut Day 2017 Deals and Specials

A delicious addition to any dish or a satisfying snack in their own right, National Nut Day celebrates all varieties of this delicious food. Held annually on Oct. 22, this quirky occasion was created... → Read More

How to Score Free Dessert on National Dessert Day 2017

The sweetest day of the year is upon us. National Dessert Day falls annually on Oct. 14, so get in the holiday spirit by indulging in delicacies like ice cream, cookies, cake and pie. Not only do you... → Read More

Playboy Icon Hugh Hefner Dead at 91: Hef’s Net Worth and Legacy

Hollywood's legendary playboy Hugh Hefner died of natural causes on Sept. 27, 2017. Known for his love of silk robes, black loafers and Playboy bunnies, the 91-year-old lived much of his life... → Read More

National Ice Cream Cone Day Deals & Freebies

Chances are, you scream for ice cream -- whether you're into some swirly soft serve ice cream or its hard-scooped counterpart. A hugely popular treat, the average U.S. household spent approximately... → Read More

20 Deals and Freebies for National Cheeseburger Day

The cheeseburger, a staple of American cuisine, is rumored to have been invented by late-restaurateur Lionel Sternberger in Pasadena, Calif., during the mid-1920s. Gracing the menus of fast-food... → Read More

Princess Diana’s Net Worth on the 20th Anniversary of Her Death

On Aug. 31, 1997, the world went into mourning upon learning Diana, Princess of Wales had died from massive internal injuries sustained in a high-speed car crash. On vacation in Paris with boyfriend... → Read More

One Immigrant’s Journey From Bullied and Broke to Millionaire

These days, Alejandro Chabán is on top of the world. The former host of Univision's morning show "Despierta América" is the founder and CEO of Yes You Can! -- the first and only healthy lifestyle... → Read More

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Surges Past Bill Gates as World’s Richest Person

Amazon Founder and CEO Jeff Bezos has surpassed Bill Gates to become the richest person in the world. Bezos' net worth was $90.6 billion when the markets opened on July 27, compared to Gates' $90... → Read More

Happy Birthday J.Lo: See Jennifer Lopez’s Net Worth

Jennifer Lopez -- also known as "J.Lo" and "Jenny from the block" -- is about to be one year more fabulous. The multi-talented celebrity turns 48 on July 24. Lopez celebrated her birthday last year... → Read More

John McCain’s Net Worth as He Battles Brain Cancer

He's spent his career fighting for America, but John McCain is currently facing his biggest battle yet -- brain cancer. In mid July, doctors diagnosed the 80-year-old Arizona senator with a primary... → Read More