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Nov 222017

SCORE $100 Just for Telling Us About Yourself

By |November 22nd, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Five minutes and you win a $100 gift card from Amazon.Win an Amazon gift card worth up to $100 — if you take just a couple of minutes to complete a simple reader survey. (more…)

Nov 142017

Cash Out: Sort Out Your Coins at Home

By |November 14th, 2017|Personal Finance Tips|0 Comments

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People often forget about their spare change — whether it’s left to pile up in different places or regularly put into a jar, it accumulates until there’s too much of it to count. Here a few ways to sort out your coins at home. (more…)

Nov 72017

5 Ways To Score a Free Turkey for Thanksgiving

By |November 7th, 2017|Personal Finance Tips|0 Comments

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Although turkey is hardly the cheapest type of meat, it’s possible to score a free bird in time for Thanksgiving or Christmas if you play your cards right.

Store Promotions

Perhaps the most common way to score a free turkey is through a promotion offered by a grocery store chain.

These offers usually require you to purchase a minimum amount of groceries to qualify for a free bird.

Coupons

Thanksgiving-themed coupons abound, and one subset of these includes free turkey offers. Look for discarded receipts in your shopping cart and you might find one of these coupons. Or, scan local newspapers’ shopping and food sections for coupons — even if it’s only a discount on turkey, that still beats paying full price.

Local Contests

Search the internet for free turkey contests in your location — and save the search results so you receive notifications year round.

Then pay attention to local radio and television commercials that might mention free turkey. Finally, look for turkey giveaways by local businesses hoping to reel in holiday shoppers.

Barter

Post on Craigslist’s barter section — or even in the wanted section — and put forward anything you have to trade for turkey. Depending on how you phrase your post, you might get lucky, especially if you’re open to receiving leftovers.

Charities

Soup kitchens and other charities tend to serve free turkey to the indigent on Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Food banks also give away turkeys during the holiday season, but you might need to already be a recipient of groceries from them or meet other criteria — including applying for the privilege.

Readers, are you hoping to save money on turkey this holiday season?

Nov 22017

Get a Financial Life in Retirement

By |November 2nd, 2017|Personal Finance Tips|0 Comments

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Investing for the future can seem like an overwhelming endeavor — until you right-size the challenge in order to get a financial life in retirement. (more…)

Oct 252017

Why Your Halloween Spending Keeps Going Up

By |October 25th, 2017|Personal Finance Tips|Comments Off on Why Your Halloween Spending Keeps Going Up

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Halloween spending is pegged at $9.1 billion in the U.S. this year, up from $2.96 billion in 2003. (more…)

Oct 22017

Don’t Sell Yourself Short

By |October 2nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Don’t Sell Yourself Short

Don't Sell Yourself ShortYou have been wanting to start a business for years now. But, who would pay you to do anything? You’ve never accomplished anything, you’re not interesting or excellent at things. Even your family and friends are telling you to just be happy with what you have.

But you still want more. Don’t sell yourself short, you deserve more and here is how you can do it. (more…)