Facebook Month in Review: 10/2011

3 11 2011

October 31

This Halloween, spending is expected to increase across the board. The average consumer is expected to spend $26.52 on costumes. This year, Americans will spend $1 billion on children’s costumes, up from $840 million last year, and $1.21 billion on adult costumes, up from $990 million last year. Additionally, pet owners will shell out $310 million on pint size costumes.

October 26

Talking your stress out is better than *spending* the stress away. Shopping to relieve stress might not improve your current situation – it may just do the opposite. Increased bills and payments (in excess of current monthly expenses) are budget crashers and stress inducers.

October 18

As we wrap up our Holiday Savings Tips, the Postal Service announced holiday mail deadlines to ensure packages reach deployed service members overseas by Dec. 25th. Deadlines to ensure arrival by Dec. 25 are Nov. 12 for parcel post mail; Nov. 26 for space-available mail; Dec. 3 for parcel airlift mail; Dec. 10 for priority mail and first-class mail, letters and cards; and Dec. 17 for express mail military service.  http://www.army.mil/article/66521/

October 14

Reminder: eligible service members will now have 1 week left to apply for retroactive stop loss special pay (service was involuntarily extended under Stop Loss between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009). Go to www.defense.gov/stoploss to learn more and/or apply.

Letting Go of the Old to Accept the New — Let go of your old ways of spending = accepting new ways of saving. Changing old ways of behavior = new ways of rich action.

October 13

Happy 236th Birthday to the United States Navy! HOOYAH  http://www.youtube.com/user/UnitedStatesNavy#p/u/0/6DriBYQvG_4

October 5

It Makes Us Stronger – Learning from our financial mistakes does make us stronger. Stronger Savers. Stronger Spenders. Stronger Givers. A Stronger Military.

October 3

How do you plan to pay for expenses – weekly, bi-weekly or monthly? Maybe you pay bills as you go with weekly paychecks. Some folks plan ahead every 1st of the month and allocate their income towards these bills.

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