Facebook Week in Review: 07/15/2011

18 07 2011

July 15

Calling all Savers with Children – the Li’l heroes monthly email newsletter (through Commissaries.com) shares baby-related vendor web pages offering special savings to their readers. TGIF !  http://www.commissaries.com/baby/

Pre-Applications for the $1B Emergency Homeowners’ Loan Program (EHLP) to Help Unemployed and Underemployed Homeowners at Risk of Foreclosure are due by July 22, 2011.  http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=%2Fpress%2Fpress_releases_media_advisories%2F2011%2FHUDNo.11-147

July 14

Think Big. Save Big.

The 2011 figures were released: HUD and VA announced that $46.2M will be provided to supply permanent housing and case management to almost 7,000 homeless veterans in America. HUD-VASH (rental vouchers) will announce the remaining funding by this summer’s end.  http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=%2Fpress%2Fpress_releases_media_advisories%2F2011%2FHUDNo.11-150

July 13

Ten great reasons . . . . http://www.smartmoney.com/spend/family-money/10-reasons-im-cancelling-my-credit-cards-1310065287880/?link=SM_mustread

“Whenever you change your name, be sure to report the change to Social Security. Otherwise, your earnings may not be recorded properly and you may not receive all the Social Security you are due. Not changing your name with Social Security also can delay your income tax refund.”–SSA Use form SS-5 at www.socialsecurity.gov or call 800-772-1213.

July 12

Many ‘smart’ phones require data plans. Prior to signing a cellphone agreement, know how much the plan will cost per month and fit that amount into your monthly budget. Also decide if you’ll use the data plan. Don’t get stuck paying ‘smart’ fees you cannot afford or don’t use (not to forget cancellation fees if you decide to switch plans or carriers).

Inflation does not retire.

July 11

Keep up with setting aside money for your retirement. Making small sacrifices now will pay off later. No pain, no gain.

“Random Shopping Runs” may cause budgets to incur “mystery spending” by month end. Set a “variables” category within your budget to account for that spending.

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