19th September 2017 3
When you’re shopping for a bargain, sometimes the dollar store is a great place to snag deals. In fact, you might be tempted to spring for items simply because they cost a dollar. After all, what do you have to lose?
The fact is, some dollar store deals can be a terrible buy if you don’t know what you’re getting into. Sometimes you’ll compromise on quality or safety, and sometimes even $1 might not be the best deal for what you get. Read on to see which dollar store items you’re better off without.
Will your insurance cover these?
When you think of the damage cars can inflict on people, traffic accidents probably leap to mind. Yet crashes are only one cause of car-related injuries. In 2011 and 2012, an average of 647,000 people suffered non-crash car injuries each year, according to estimates from a recent National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) report.
Here are the three most common injury causes cited in the report:
Being struck by a vehicle part, such as a door or trunk lid, or striking a vehicle (32 percent of all injuries reported)
Falls while entering or exiting vehicles (23 percent)
Overexertion, such as from unloading cargo from a trunk or the back of a pickup (11 percent)
HEALTHY AND FRUGAL AGING
The U.S. population is aging as baby boomers swell the ranks of the senior cohort. By 2040, more than 1 in 5 Americans will be 65 or older. Getting older isn’t easy for anyone, and the physical and financial costs can be substantial. But there are ways to age well that don’t cost a lot of money.