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6 Things You Absolutely Have to Do in Alaska

Alaska boasts a vast wilderness area in addition to several small and charming cities that offer a diverse array of recreational activities and tourist attractions. It is the largest state in the US by a substantial margin—more than twice the size of Texas—and features some of the country's largest state and national parks. While its...

What You Need to Know about Cruising with Kids

Especially as the holidays approach, people plan fun and exciting vacations for the whole family. Cruising with kids is an easy way to show them new sights and keep them entertained during long holiday breaks. However, there are few things to keep in mind when cruising with kids that may be a little different from...

Behind the Scenes: A Look at Guyana’s History of Rice Cultivation

Known as the “breadbasket of the Caribbean,” the small nation of Guyana has always had a strong agricultural presence. Guyana grows large amounts of rice and sugarcane, both for local consumption and export. Rice is a staple of the Guyanese diet and makes its way into a number of local dishes, including “cook up rice”…

How to Recession-Proof Your Finances

A recession can seemingly come out of nowhere, but many times people can tell when one is near. Income is one of the first things affected by an economic downturn. Even when the economy is good, there are important steps that you can take to protect your income before the economy takes a downturn. It’s…

5 of the Smartest Tips for Investing in International Markets

Investing internationally is a great way to boost your portfolio returns, but it does involve a significant amount of risk. Today, many people are hesitant to take on too much risk because they still remember the recession of 2008. Moreover, the coronavirus pandemic has added even more uncertainty to the economic market. At the same…

Top Features to Look for in Your New Bank

Changing banks can cause a lot of anxiety—which is understandable given the amount of time and research involved in making the switch. If you've been with your current bank for a long time, you may have gotten used to their policies and fees and have already-established automatic payments or transfers. However, there are a lot...

Paying off Credit Card Debt: What You Need to Know.

When used responsibly, credit cards can be an invaluable financial tool, helping you to finance large purchases and manage crises. On the other hand, getting into credit card debt happens quite frequently, and when it does, it can be hard to see a solution for paying off your debt. Credit card debt can end up…

7 Amazing Facts about Rice: Guyana’s Most Important Crop

Did you know that rice is the most important crop grown in Guyana? Alongside sugar, another popular crop, rice has been the bedrock of Guyana’s growing agriculture industry for many years. Today, rice production in the country is increasing as a result of a recent increase in global rice prices. According to a report from the United...

3 Tips for Managing An Unexpected Windfall

While coming into extra money is a good feeling, figuring out what to do with the extra funds can prove difficult. For those of us who have always struggled with money management, it’s easy to become careless with extra money, so it’s important to take some time to figure out where you want to put…

What You Need to Know about the Major Investment Asset Classes

One of the core elements of asset management is diversification. This involves creating portfolios balanced across or within various asset classes. Before individuals start to invest their money, they should make an effort to understand the various asset classes, including the potential pros and cons associated with each. Understanding this information makes it much easier...