Listen to the ABC on the radio!
For ABC readers in St. Louis, I will be appearing on the Doug Haldeman radio show on FM News Talk 97.1 this Sunday afternoon. If you aren’t going to be in the great city of St. Louis this Sunday afternoon you can listen along at FM News Talk 97.1’s website. This will be my first time on the radio, and I am pretty nervous about it so listen along to see if I have a panic attack live on the air!
Time to pick the new ABC reader’s charity
Did you know that the number of people reading the artofbeingcheap.com has tripled in the last six months? That means that 2/3 of you may not know how the ABC reader’s charity program works. So, here is a quick recap.
When you read this website, the ads you see generate revenue, and 10% of that revenue is donated to charity. Because ABC readers are making the money, I think it is only fair that ABC readers decide where it goes. So, every six months we ask readers to nominate their favorite charity. After we get nominations, I will review them and make sure they are all legitimate charities. Then the last Friday of December there will be a poll to determine which charity will receive that money for the next 6 months.
The charity selected by ABC readers for the 2nd half of 2014 was the National Alliance on Mental Illness in Appleton, Wisconsin. You can nominate a charity for the first half of 2015 either in the comments section below or by emailing me at artofbeingcheap(at)gmail.com.
This week’s best articles on how to save money
I read dozens of articles and blogs on how to save money so that you don’t have to. Here are my favorite articles this week:
Will LED Christmas Lights Really Save You Money?- You can save a bunch of money putting LED lights in all the lamps around your house, but what about Christmas lights? Can the amount of electricity you save between now and Christmas save you enough to make LED Christmas lights make sense?
Friday Life Hacks: Homemade Jewelry Cleaner– Michelle from Fit is the New Poor has advice from a professional on how to clear your own jewelry the easy way.
Central America- An Overlooked Budget Travel Destination– Sky from youngfinances.com makes some pretty convincing arguments about what a great place Central America is to visit. I took a cruise to Central America this Fall and I have to say I agree.
9 Things to Buy at the Thrift Store– There are lots of great things to buy at the Thrift Store, but Aaron from threethriftyguys.com has identified his favorites.
Why Term Life Insurance is better than Whole Life– Jen from mastertheartofsavings.com explains why she believes that Term Life Insurance is the way to go.
Don’t forget to leave a comment nominating your favorite charity!