Appliance Review: Traditional vs. Tankless Water Heater Comparison

Introduction A quarter of the energy your home consumes, according to the U.S. Department of Energy, goes into your water heater. In most homes, heating water is the third-largest use of energy. So while that mundane-looking metal tank in your basement may not come up in everyday conversation, your choice of water heater can make a…

Office Supplies Retail Review: Staples vs. Office Depot

Introduction Most people rely on an office supply shop in one way or another, be it for your professional or personal business needs. Two of the major outlets across the country are Staples and Office Depot. This article assesses the general price, products, and availability differences between the two across their wide array of products….

DIY Retail Review: The Home Depot vs. Lowe’s Home Improvement

Introduction There are two dominant home improvement and hardware retailers in most states across the US: The Home Depot and Lowe’s. Both superstores support a number of warehouse-style locations as well as an intuitive web storefront. We offer an objective, head-to-head comparison of the two outlets, and indicate what products might be best to get…

Shipping Service Comparison: FedEx vs. UPS

Introduction When you own a business or work with time sensitive products and materials, a solid and reliable shipping company is a necessity. Shipping items so that they arrive on time can sometimes be the difference between a company that succeeds and a company that fails. Customers and business associates who don’t receive information, products,…

Appliance Review: Gas vs. Electric Water Heater Comparison

Introduction Homeowners deciding between gas and electric water heaters ultimately need to make a determination between initial price or long-run efficiency. Either gas or electric can heat your water at home, and both offer unique advantages the other can’t match. In the end, the decision — like home ownership — is personal. Heating Source Gas…

Longshore & Harbor Workers Act vs. Mass Workers Compensation

Introduction According to the United States Department of Labor, the Longshore and Harbor Workers Act (LHWCA) provides employment-injury and occupational-disease protection to approximately 500,000 workers who are injured or contract occupational diseases while working on the navigable waters of the United States, or in adjoining areas, and for certain other classes of workers covered by…

Public Employee Retirement vs. Social Security Disability Insurance

Introduction Federal employees who suffer from a medical condition that impacts their ability to work may qualify for federal public employee disability retirement.  The federal government allows employees who are unable to work for medical reasons to retire under a disability retirement program, but it should be considered a last option to be used only…