Some of our money-saving habits could actually be costing us money:
The first bad money habit: Not carrying cash. Research found that people using plastic are willing to pay twice as much for items as people paying in cash. That’s because paying with a credit card distances us from the transaction. And makes it feel like we’re spending play money.
Another habit that’s hurting our finances: We compartmentalize our spending, and cut corners on some things, while we splurge on others. Research shows, most of us separate our money into categories based on its intended use. For example, we’ll go out of our way to buy cheap gas, but we’ll splurge on supermarket sushi. That’s because we think of things like gasoline and groceries as two unrelated budget items - even though all the money is coming from the same place.
The next bad financial habit is for guys: ...
This group of students won’t stand for bullying at their school! And they are standing up for each other in this amazing lip-dub music video to “Who Do U Think U Are”. Now THIS is incredible! The video opens up with some "staged bulling" and another student stepping in to say they don't let that happen at their school . The music then steps in with a powerful message. I don't know what I loved more, this catchy tune or the powerful message! But I do know it made my morning and put a smile on my face.
This was the last holiday shopping weekend we'll see till Black Friday. But if you didn't get out this weekend for any shopping, no fear... the real deals are yet to come. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are going to have great deals this year... And Cyber Monday will probably be even better this with incredible online deals!
What should you wait for? What items should you avoid Columbus Day?
What Not to Buy
- HDTVs, Laptops, Electronics – New television models hit the stores right around the holidays, and the best deals on HDTVs and electronics are during Black Friday sales, so hold out just a little bit longer if you can. However, if you must purchase a new HDTV to watch your football team, you can save up to 25%.
- Clothing – Overall, October is not the time to buy new fall clothes since you’ll largely find them at full price. ...
Have you ever wondered what to do with the clothes and toys your children have outgrown? What do you do with them?
If you aren’t planning on passing down your outgrown kid stuff to friends or family, consider selling your used goods on eBay!
Every season, I gather up my kids clothes they've outgrown and sell them. I take my profits and buy next seasons clothes, shoes, and gifts.
Why not try it? It’s easier than you think.
1. Do your research.
Search completed listings of the items that you wish to sell on eBay, and sort the search by those with the highest final selling price first. Make sure that the price you’ll likely get for them is worth your time and effort. Write down the titles of the listings, which made the most money.
2. Time it right.
Sell your Spring/Summer items in February/March, and sell Fall/Winter ...
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MattyB has a very special message for his little sister Sarah who is often bullied because she is different. And in their music video MattyB makes sure his sister’s “True Color” are shining. And it is beyond touching! Check out the video here...
The video shows Sarah, who is the star, first being shunned by her peers, then being accepted. Though it was only posted Sept. 2, it already has nearly 4 million views.
"Sarah is just like any other normal kid," MattyB
Their parents, who helped him write the song, couldn't be more thrilled.
MattyB hopes the video sends a message to other children with special needs.