Stomp Out Bullying reports that one in four teens are bullied and as many as 160,000 students stay home on any given day because they’re afraid of being bullied. October is National Bullying Prevention Month and a great time to do your part to stand up against bullies. Use these free tools to put a stop to bullying.
Just because babies may not be ready to ingest all of the sugar-filled loot they collect on October 31 doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be able to participate in Halloween festivities. If spending a small fortune on a pint-sized costume seems silly to you consider these ideas for low cost baby Halloween costumes.
Facebook may cause you to waste a bunch of time, but it can also save you some cash. Wondering how to turn this social networking site into a money saving portal? Check out these frugal Facebook tips.
There’s no shortage of pink on any store shelves this month. But buyers need to watch out for products that may look like they’re supporting the cause when in reality they’re only faking it. We found great products that actually do support breast cancer research and awareness.
Seven in ten Americans will celebrate Halloween this year, a record number according to the National Retail Federation. On average folks will spend about $80 on decorations, costumes and candy with 45-percent saying they plan to wear a costume for the occasion. Double your fun by dressing up in a coordinating costume with your significant other. Check out these cheap Halloween costumes for couples.
Seeing pink? That’s because October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer each year in the US. In 2008, the most recent year numbers that are available, more than 40,000 women died from breast cancer. While donating to the cause is important, there are also free ways to support breast cancer awareness.
In just two days Apple managed to unload five million units of the iPhone 5, beating the opening weekend of the iPhone 4s by a million phones. Wait times for this sought after gadget are currently about a month. With a base price of $199 with a new phone contract, the iPhone 5 may seem like a good deal, but should you buy now or wait?
Moisture, temperature and sunlight exposure all impact the brilliance of fall foliage. And According to CBS News, the drought that gripped much of the country could be to blame for less brilliant colors. But none of these things change the fact that you can find great travel deals across the country during this colorful time of year.
It happens to be Get Organized Week and the timing couldn’t be better. With the holidays coming up, clearing your clutter and getting things in order now will mean reduced stress later. These free and affordable tools will help you get the job done.
From Hollywood blockbusters to headline making news, inspiration for Halloween 2012 is everywhere. But outfitting yourself in a fashion forward costume for October 31 does not have to set you back financially. Consider one of these trendy Halloween costumes on a dime.
Have an event or business you’d like to promote? Advertising can be costly, but getting attention from your local TV station, newspaper or radio station is free. And it could be just what you need to boost sales or gain awareness in your community. Here are five tips for getting free exposure from local media outlets.
The average age of cars and light trucks currently on US roads jumped to a record high of 10.8 years. That’s according to automotive market intelligence firm Polk. Your car is a major investment and keeping it running well is in your budget’s best interest. If a shiny new car isn’t currently on your roadmap, consider these tips for squeezing even more miles out of your old used car. Consider that ever-increasing odometer your badge of honor.
It’s one of the deadliest shopping sins: the impulse buy. For a little while at least your new purchase may make you feel great, but then reality sinks in. You realize you spent more than you needed to or should have and your bank account suffers because of it. Some impulse purchases are small, others are large, but neither will help you accomplish your financial goals.
Since autumn is now officially here as of September 22, it’s time to turn our focus from summer foods to the fall menu. It’s a great time of year to harvest some fresh deals at your local grocery store, farmers’ market or even a nearby orchard. Put these great fall foods on your shopping list and eventually into your belly.
Michigan may be the hub of the US auto industry, but it’s also where car insurance costs are the highest, according to carinsurancequotes.com. (http://www.carinsurancequotes.com/car_insurance-costs) Michigan residents spend an average of 8 percent of their median household income on car insurance. The District of Columbia, Louisiana and Kentucky follow with the next highest rates. Car insurance costs the least in Hawaii, North Carolina and Massachusetts. But no matter where you live, paying less is always best.
Children make up 36 percent of the poor population in America. The National Poverty Center reports that in 2010, 16.4 million children, or 22 percent, were poor. But while some babies sit in dirty diapers and children don’t have a book to call their own, plenty of Americans have more than enough. In fact, lots of us have closets full of baby and kid stuff that we no longer need. Now is a great time to get rid of your unused children’s items and pass them on to a needy youngster.
Congestion, coughing, sneezing—it’s just a part of fall that millions of Americans deal with every year. According to WebMD, one in five Americans have either allergy or asthma symptoms. The annual cost of allergies to the health care system and businesses in the US is a whopping $7.9 billion. But if you want to save money—and hopefully some sick days—try these low cost natural remedies for beating fall allergies.
Your living space can influence your productivity, ability to relax and overall well-being. If your bedroom makes you feel stressed or your office puts you to sleep it may be time for a makeover. And if you’ve got $200 then you’ve got enough money to make an impact as long as you spend your cash wisely.
Need a new pair of specs? That can be a costly purchase, especially for those who don’t have vision insurance. According to CBS, Americans spend more than $15 billion each year on eyewear. If you want to see more green in your pocket consider these tips for saving money on eyeglasses.
Walk down the freezer aisle and you’ll see hundreds of pre-made frozen meals offering quick and convenient options for lunch, dinner and even breakfast. But many of these are loaded with fat, sodium and sugar. Instead, try making your own freezer meals using these cheap and easy (and good for you!) recipes.
Almost 13,000 children under the age of 21 are diagnosed with cancer each year in the US. And sadly, about one-fourth don’t survive according to the American Childhood Cancer Organization. September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month which spotlights the importance of raising funds for research and family support. Since kids can’t fight cancer alone, here are five great ways you can show your support.
Flexibility, strength, posture—yoga has lots of benefits that nearly 11 million Americans are already enjoying. There’s nothing new about it. In fact, yoga has been around for 5,000 years. Try it out during the month of September, National Yoga Awareness Month. There are plenty of free opportunities to strike a pose.
Like it or not, we’re all aging. None of us can stop the hands of time, but there are ways to age healthier. September is Healthy Aging Month, an annual reminder of the positive aspects of getting older. It’s a great time to focus on affordable ways to improve your physical, mental, social and financial well being as you advance in age.
For more than three decades the US has celebrated Grandparents Day, the first Sunday after Labor Day. The founder started the holiday to educate younger generations about the important contributions senior citizens have made to society. One of those offerings would definitely be sound financial advice like this.
Want to look on-trend while staying on budget? Fall fashion 2012 has plenty of extravagant moments, but there are lots of wearable fall trends that won’t force you to give up food in order to afford fashion.
Are you getting the recommended daily allowance of fruits and vegetables in your diet? MyPlate.gov explains just how many servings you need. Getting enough fruits and veggies each day can protect you from heart disease, bone loss, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and even some cancers! Every September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (or CDC) promotes the health benefits of these food groups by celebrating Fruit and Veggies—More Matters Month. If you’re not eating enough because of the cost, check out these tips for getting more fruits and veggies in your diet without spending more.
Not going anywhere for Labor Day weekend? How about upgrading your home’s outdoor space instead? It will give you a relaxing oasis without having to pay for a plane ticket. And like most home upgrades, it’s a gift that keeps giving. Long after Labor Day weekend is over you’ll still have a lovely patio to enjoy that you upgraded on a budget.
College students starting school will pay about $8,240 in tuition and fees at public schools this year. At private schools the price tag is more than three times that amount. Over the last decade, in-state tuition and fees at public, four-year colleges increased at an average rate of 5.6% each year, according to the College Board's 2011 report on higher education pricing. That’s why it’s more important than ever to get the most out of your money. So why not take advantage of these freebies offered by most universities?
Labor Day weekend is often seen as summer’s last-chance for fun. Most Americans enjoy an extended holiday weekend, but getting the time off is only half the battle. Finding affordable activities is another challenge. Here are some of the hot picks for Labor Day 2012.
A crib, baby clothes and mountains of diapers—new parents have lots of new expenses. But there are a few freebies for this expecting crowd. New and expecting parents with Smartphones will definitely want to check out these five free apps for before and after baby’s arrival.
Those that have always wanted a Dyson vacuum and thought they could never afford one need to click over to Amazon. Your dreams of clean floors are about to come true with their Deal of the Day that is the Dyson DC26 Multi Floor Compact Canister Vacuum Cleaner for only $179. This is the lowest price ever seen on this model that regularly retails at $399. Features include a lightweight, bagless design, comes with an articulating hard floor tool, a stair tool, combination brush/crevice tool, and will never experience loss of suction. Grab one at this price only on 12/05/2013.
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