Facebook Week in Review: 07/22/2011

25 07 2011

July 22

Save to Win this weekend. TGIF!

Heatwave Showdown – cooling/heating your home accounts for 43% of your utility bill. Cooling and heating systems use the most energy and drain the most dollars. Check out the U.S. Dept of Energy for tips on conserving your energy dollar.  http://www.energysavers.gov/tips/heating_cooling.cfm

July 21

Be aware of your surroundings – today we spotted a credit card on the ground near the mass transit ticket booth. When retrieving items from your wallet/purse be certain you haven’t dropped cash, debit/credit cards or other items. In this instance we called the credit card company, they canceled the card. However, if it fell into the wrong hands the result could lead to identity theft, unauthorized charges, etc.

“The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything; they just make the best of everything they have”—Unknown

July 20

“U.S. households on average spend 41% (the proportion is 44% for singles) of their food budgets outside their homes”—U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Consumer Expenditure Survey

July 19

Did you know? Was your cable/internet/phone service not working some days during the month? Call your service provider and request credit for the days service was down. Remember, you are paying a monthly fee in exchange for properly working services during the monthly period.

You’ve come too far to stop now. Spending is very tempting, but keep pushing forward with your saving.

July 18

Another great resource from Fake Checks – don’t fall prey to rental, work-at-home and overpayment schemes. Take the “Fraud Test” as well – http://www.fakechecks.org/frau​dtest.html. Stay informed. Protect yourself from Fake Outs.  http://www.fakechecks.org/prevention.html

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