Facebook Month in Review: 11/2011

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November 30

Did you know? You can contribute to an IRA for 2011 right up until the tax-filing deadline of Monday, April 16, 2012 (the contribution limit for the year is $5,000, or $6,000 if you’re 50 or older in 2011).

November 28

“You could always lower your retirement contributions”. That’s exactly what we heard one person tell another when applying for a mortgage loan. Surely reducing/stopping retirement contributions isn’t the only way to obtain affordable housing. What happened to lowering bills? Maybe finding more affordable housing? Or waiting to purchase a home with more money down. What do you think?

November 26

The average U.S. household ‘coin stash’ is about $90. Don’t let the change sit idle in your home – start mining for coins in your home with these tips from Coinstar.  http://www.coinstar.com/funstuff/miningforcoins.aspx

November 24

“America’s military is a special group of heroic men and women who continually make sacrifices for our freedom. It is our duty and covenant to show our gratitude by providing them the very best our country has to offer for the holidays.”—Rear Adm. Baucom, DLA Troop Support commander. Happy Thanksgiving to our Troops and their Families.  http://www.dla.mil/DLA_Media_Center/PressRelease/Pages/DLAprovidesThanksgivingmealsfortroops.aspx

November 23

Travelers are on the rise during this Thanksgiving holiday and so have the travel costs. Drivers are paying almost 20% more for gas, which has reached an average of $3.42 a gallon—(AAA)  http://overheadbin.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/11/23/8975146-thanksgiving-travel-up-despite-higher-prices

Expert advice for your Thanksgiving meal is just a phone call away! Cooking flops and errors happen to everyone, causing food and money to be wasted. These Thanksgiving helplines are here for you – cooking instructions, recipes, coupon information, etc. Keep on Cookin’ Savers.  http://busycooks.about.com/od/holidayrecipesandmenus/a/hotlines.htm

November 21

Airing live today at 11:10amEST – President Obama Speaks and Signs Legislation to Provide Tax Credits to Help Put Veterans Back to Work.  http://www.whitehouse.gov/live

November 18

Thanksgiving is less than one week away. How are you keeping costs low this holiday?

November 17

How are we financing retirement? 68% social security, 32% employer pension or cash plans, personal savings 21%, employer retirement plan 20%, IRA 13%—2010 Retirement Confidence Survey

November 16

A recent restaurant advertisement caught our attention – “Happiness is forgetting your lunch and instantly ordering something better”. What do you think? Promotes spending. . .

November 15

Some of the best planning begins on paper – budgets, expense tracking, shopping lists, goals, etc. Plan now and jot it down.

“As a soldier, I can testify that the commissary benefit is worth the trip in allowing us to stretch our paychecks,” Gaines said. “Receiving these gift cards makes the holidays even more festive.”  http://www.commissaries.com/press_room/press_release/2011/DeCA_95_11.cfm

November 12

The average bill at McDonald’s increased from $4.50 to $7.00 when customers could start using credit cards vs. cash — WSJ

November 11

Restaurants offer Thank-You meals to Vets this Veteran’s Day 2011.  http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=65993

The bravest are surely those who have the clearest vision of what is before them, glory and danger alike, and yet notwithstanding, go out to meet it. We honor the sacrifices of our Troops today – Happy Veterans Day to the bravest of the brave.

November 10

Happy 236 Birthday Marines! “As we celebrate our 236th birthday, let us reaffirm our pledge to be America’s premier crisis response force; to be the first to fight”—Gen. James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps [ooh rah]. http://www.marines.mil/usmc/Pages/2011MarineCorpsBirthdayBall.aspx

November 9

Retirement – to enjoy it the fullest, but not so fully that you run out of money.

November 4

Did you know? The National Credit Union Administration (NCUA) protects the money you have in a credit union account up to $250,000, same as FDIC protects money in a bank account.

November 3

We are stronger, greater and on the rise. 4,313 Savers and counting.

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