Test for a tight seal on you refrigerator by closing the door on a dollar bill: If you can easily pull the dollar out the seal will need replacing. Hence will save you heaps of dollars as a faulty seal on your refrigerator or freezer. You will be amazed how much you will save in one year.
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An individual development account or IDA, allows low – to – moderate income earners to save money for a specific goal-such as a down payment on a house or starting a business and get matching funds from non profit groups, corporations and government agencies.
Many IDA’s provide a dollar for dollar match.
Visit IDAnetwork.org – To learn more
This of course is only available to those in USA
Unfortunately the US dollar is in poor shape at the moment which makes traveling to Europe rather expensive.
Well here is some good news. The Cruise companies in their wisdom, predicted that Europe was going to be a gold mine as far as tourism goes. Alas it was not to be, but good news for us, because there is now a glut of cabins on cruise ships that are going for a bargain.
- Major Cruise lines increased the European capacity but it has not been as popular as predicted and cabins are not selling.
- The Companies are offering discount prices for Spring and Summer.
- Packages can include airfares at a price much lower than we can buy them.
- You can use your frequent flyer point as well.
Nothing gets around more than your average dollar bill!
Here are some interesting facts on the typical life span each one holds.
August is baby month
August, the month with the highest birth rate. 19.5% of new August babies are born in India and 11.6% in China.
About 51% of all babies born in the US are boys; 49% are girls.
More babies are born on Tuesdays and Wednesdays than any other day, with Sundays delivering the fewest babies. And compared with other months, the stork flies least in February.
Bananas are the world’s most popular fruit after tomatoes. In western countries, they could account for 3% of a grocer’s total sales. Bananas consistently are the number one compliant of grocery shoppers. Most people complain when bananas are overripe or even freckled. The fact is that spotted bananas are sweeter
Labor Day in the USA
Celebrated annually as a public holiday on the first Monday in September, Labor Day signifies the end of summer for many in the USA. The first Labor Day, however, was held on a Tuesday in 1882. In “pursuit of happiness” through shorter hours and higher pay, printers were the first to go on a strike.
The origin of the dollar
A mining hole in the mountains of Bohemia produced so much silver it became the official source of coinage for the entire Holy Roman Empire. The mine was in a valley called Joachimsthal, and the coins came to have the same name: “Joachimstalers.” Over time this became shortened to “Talers” and over more time, the American pronunciation of the word became the name for the currency that you would like to have in your pocket.
The $ sign was designed in 1788 by Oliver Pollock, a New Orleans businessman, using a combination of Spanish money symbols.
Bank of America started as Bank of Italy
Amedeo Giannini, son of Italian immigrants to the US, started the Bank of Italy in a converted saloon in San Francisco at 9 am on Monday, October 17, 1904. On the first day, 28 deposits totalled $8,780.
When an earthquake struck in 1907, he ran his bank from a plank in the street – the word “bank” is from the Italian “banca”, meaning a bench or counter. Word quickly spread about his service and by 1916 he had several branches. By 1929, the bank was strong enough to withstand the Great Depression stock crash. Giannini changed the name to Bank of America in 1928 and remained chairman until 1963.
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6. Denny’s deal » 20 percent off your check every day at Denny’s from 4pm to 10pm. Coffee for you and your guests is a dollar, 24/7. dennys.com
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12. Fit@50 » Get fit. Visit the online fitness center for exercise news and motivational tips.You can join an online group, Fat2Fit, that has helped nearly 4,000 people lose weight and become more active over the past year. aarp.org/fit.
13. Keep on Working » If you are looking for no-cost job search assistance or a career counseling to help you stay in the market, AARP offers free advice and resources, including career fairs and access to employers that value workers 50 and older. aarp.org/work
14. For a better retirement » AARP provides free webinars that offer tips on how to stretch you money and make ends meet. Avoid investment fraud and figure out how much to save for retirement. aarp.org/moneywebinars
15. Save on cell plans » Receive a free phone from Consumer Cellular when you sign up for a new service. The plan includes 5 percent off monthly service and 30 percent off selected accessories. No long-term contract required. consumercellular.com/aarp