Charity Poll and articles on how to save money
As frequent readers of the ABC know, 10% of all revenues generated by this website’s readers is donated to charity. During the 1st half of 2014 ABC readers raised $31 for the Boys & Girls Club of Manhattan, KS. While this isn’t a huge amount of money, it is quite an improvement on the $6 raised for the United Way in 2013.
ABC readers have nominated 2 worthy charities for the next six months, so we are going to settle this with a poll. The first candidate is the National Alliance on Mental Health in Appleton, WI. Details can be found at namifoxvalley.org
The second candidate is Autism Speaks. Details can be found at autismspeaks.org
Thanks Everybody! OK, now for the good stuff. I read dozens of websites and blogs on how to save money so you don’t have to. Here are my favorite articles this week:
Souvenirs: Treasured Memories or Clutter? Do you know what I don’t care about at all? Overpriced refrigerator magnets with the name of the location you visited. I have always wondered why people spend so much money on this nonsense. Stefanie from seedebtrun.com has some thoughts on buying souvenirs including the remarkable idea that you don’t have to spend any money on them at all.
A little trick for finding availability or a cheaper fare with Southwest Geoff from noobtraveler.com has an interesting trick for getting the best rate from Southwest at times when it looks like the best rate isn’t available. I’m going to try this one out.
How to Lower Debt with Student Loan Forgiveness Programs With the way college tuition has gone up the last decade student loans can be crippling. Paul from thefrugaltoad.com explains how a loan forgiveness program works.
How to Travel For Free: 5 Ways For Couples To Get A Free Trip to Hawaii Sounds good to me! Jacob from iheartbudgets.com has the details.
Catering on the Cheap– Debra from the Dollar Stretcher has some great tips on how to provide good eats at a big event without spending a lot.
Using One Natural Cleaner To Clean Everything David from Prairieecothrifter.com has a solution for making one cleaning product to do it all.