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Lia Sestric


Charleston, SC, United States

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Past articles by Lia:

‘All-American’ Brands Whose Products Are Actually Made Overseas

These American brands manufacture goods outside the U.S. → Read More

10 Really Dumb Ways Americans Waste Money

Americans are good at a lot of things, and wasting money is one of them. In fact, Americans waste $165 billion annually on food just by tossing out what they don’t want to eat, according to the... → Read More

10 Really Dumb Ways Americans Waste Money

Save some extra money by cutting out these expenses. → Read More

10 Banks That Don’t Use ChexSystems

If you’ve had past financial mistakes come back to bite you and been blacklisted by ChexSystems, you might also have been blocked from opening a bank account. → Read More

The Most Creative Ways to Apply for a Job

When applying for a job, you want to catch the the hiring manager's attention. "Competition is fierce and there may be hundreds of applicants vying for the same opportunity,” said Heather... → Read More

Here’s How Much Teachers Make in Every State

Teachers around the country will be celebrated during Teacher Appreciation Week, which runs May 8 to May 12. It's not the money that draws teachers to the classroom, but their love for teaching. After... → Read More

The True Cost of Owning an Electric Vehicle

There was a time when seeing an electric vehicle on the roadway was far and few between. Now, they're everywhere. U.S. electric vehicle sales jumped 37 percent in 2016, reports Forbes, indicating a... → Read More

21 Ways the Rich Waste Their Money

Most people can admit they've spent money on things they don't need, but it's so much more interesting when the rich and famous do it. When wealthy people waste money on extravagant things, it gives... → Read More

10 Features That Make Amazon Prime Worth the Money

Once upon a time, shoppers had to venture out of the house to get the items they needed. Rain or shine, people had to get off their comfortable couches, get dressed and drive to the stores. Then,... → Read More

Winning ‘Shark Tank’ Secrets That You Can Use in Everyday Life

If you've ever watched the reality show "Shark Tank," you probably know that success in business takes more than a stroke of luck. If you want to score a deal with one of the show's celebrity... → Read More

9 Banks That Don’t Use ChexSystems

If your past financial mistakes have gotten you blacklisted by ChexSystems and blocked from opening a bank account, you're not alone. Seven percent of U.S. households do not have a bank... → Read More

7 Common Personal Loans — and Options for When You Can’t Qualify

Whether you're looking for more money for a costly home project or just need some cash to tide you over until your next payday, you have a number of options for getting a personal loan. You can... → Read More

35 Ways to Save Money on Clothes

Clothing says a lot about a person. That's why finding clothes that fit your personal taste, body and bank account isn't always easy. Fortunately, there are tactics you can take to stretch your... → Read More

21 Ways the Rich Waste Their Money

Think you have a spending problem? Find out the shocking ways the rich have been known to spend and waste money. → Read More

35 Ways to Save Hundreds on Groceries

Save money on groceries by following these easy tips. You'll be surprised by how much you can save on food each month. → Read More

40 Secrets Only Divorce Attorneys Know

Going through a divorce is stressful, and it's important to know your legal rights. Check out these 40 secrets only divorce attorneys know. → Read More

10 Reasons Bernie Sanders is Targeting the Super Rich

Read how the Democratic presidential hopeful is vowing to fight income inequality to aid the middle class. → Read More

11 Features That Make Amazon Prime Worth the Money

Is Amazon Prime worth $99 a year? These 11 features might just make you say yes. → Read More