New charity selected
As suggested by an ABC reader, 10% of ABC’s revenue for the first quarter of 2013 will be donated to the Boys and Girls club of Manhattan, KS. This is part of ABC’s policy of being a socially responsible business.
This week’s best articles on how to save money
I read dozens of websites and blogs about how to save money so you don’t have to. Here are my favorite articles this week:
Inflation: How Things Have Changed Since the Year of My Birth– Inflation can be a difficult concept to understand for some people, but Miranda Marquit has an interesting illustration on exactly how it works at plantingmoneyseeds.com
9 ways to get free or cheap ski lift tickets– I think January is a great time to go skiing because the slopes are not as crowded as they are during either winter break or spring break. Skiing can be expensive though, so Jenny Wilden of livingonthecheap.com has some advice for getting a good deal.
How to Know When to Persevere and When to Quit Everybody knows that winners never quit, right? Not according to Carrie Kirby on wisebread.com. Contrary to popular belief, maybe it’s better to quit stuff your not very good at to concentrate on things you can be great at. I tried telling my wife that I am not as good at cleaning as she is so I should let her concentrate on that while I write articles about how people can save lots of money, but that didn’t go over as well as I had hoped.
4 Ways to Travel for Mind-Bogglingly Cheap Prices Crystal from budgetinginthefunstuff.com has some great tips for cutting the cost of your next vacation. “mind-bogglingly cheap” might be an exaggeration, but I have used all 4 of these strategies and they are sure fire ways to save money.
Get the Most Money for Your Used Phone Getting a new phone always seems expensive, but you can cut into this cost a little bit by selling your old phone. Lou Carlozo from moneyunder30.com has tips on several ways to sell your phone, whether you want to sell it the easy way, or go to a little more trouble to get top dollar for it. Interestingly, Lou doesn’t mention selling on Amazon.com. I have always thought selling on Amazon was easier than Ebay because you don’t have to screw around with paypal like you do on Ebay. Amazon takes are of all the payment processing for you.
Study Finds No Time Travelers On The Internet Finally, if you thought there might be time travelers on the internet, you were wrong. There aren’t any. Popular Science did a study to prove it.
Have a great week, everybody!