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Stretch Your Body – and Your Dollars
February 22, 2024

Say you are on a business trip in Tyler, TX. After a long day of sitting in meetings, you want nothing more than to stretch out your back and your legs. So, you figure you might drop in on a local yoga class. How much money should you anticipate paying? Should you seek out a […]

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You got a promotion in a new city! Will you really earn more?
February 15, 2024

Imagine this: you just got a promotion, boosting your pay by 20%! To accept the offer, you will have to move from Peoria, to Chicago, which is about 170 miles away, according to Google Maps. At first glance, it looks like the promotion would be great for your bank account. But will it? Let’s look […]

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Check out the Dating Index for a fun and affordable Valentine’s Day 💗
February 8, 2024

Are you looking to wine and dine your Valentine at a destination that won’t break your budget? Nowadays, couples find themselves looking for a romantic gesture that won’t come with a corresponding dent in their wallets.  Using COLI’s 2023 annual average prices, and assuming an amazing date includes a movie ticket, a bottle of wine, […]

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Just a tube of toothpaste or a teller of tumultuous times?
November 16, 2023

At the end of a long day, your thoughts might naturally drift towards saving on utility bills or dining expenses. Yet, as you squeeze out the final traces of toothpaste from the tube, you might not realize that even achieving a shiny smile can be a bit pricey. In an era of skyrocketing prices, it […]

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County Cost of Living Index and Median Household Income: How Cost of Living Differences Affect Real Earnings
August 3, 2022

The decision to move to a new city for a bigger salary may seem like a no-brainer, but how far will that extra money go? It is undeniable that larger metro areas like New York and Los Angeles offer better opportunities for higher paying jobs, but jobseekers should not only consider the size of their […]

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Effects of the Colonial Pipeline Hack on the Price of Gas
May 27, 2021

On May 7th the Colonial Pipeline, a major source of fuel and refined petroleum for the southeast, running from Texas and up through the East Coast, halted its operation temporarily in response to a cyberattack. The massive disruption in the market led to a supply shortage exacerbated by panic buying consumers. Scenes of customers waiting […]

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