As many of you know, 10% of all advertising revenues generated from artofbeingcheap.com readers are donated to charity. Twice a year ABC readers choose what that charity will receive those funds in a poll. This is your last chance to nominate your favorite charity. It could be a national charity, a local charity, your kids scout troop, whatever you like. The only rule is it has to be a real charity. So if you want to nominate an organization for the ABC readers charity program let me know either in the comments section or by emailing me at artofbeingcheap (at) gmail.com
I want to stress how easy this really is. There were no nominations last week, so all you have to do is just type the name of your charity and chances are pretty good they will win.
This week’s best articles on how to save money
OK, now for the good stuff. 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– We know that LED bulbs in your lamps save money over traditional bulbs, but what about LED Christmas lights. My latest article on clarkhoward.com has the answer.
How to Get Through Airport Security Faster with TSA Precheck– Is there a more hated profession than TSA agents at this point? Used car salesmen? Personal injury lawyers? I’m not sure, but Daraius from millionmilesecrets.com tells you how to get around them.
If you haven’t seen Key & Peele’s take on the TSA, you also might want to check that out:
Check Your Wallet: Your $1 Bills Might be Worth Hundreds or Thousands of Dollars– Kelly from thepennyhoarder.com tells how to look for dollar bills with serial numbers that might be worth something to collectors, in a little game that reminds me of poker. Might be worth quick glance through your wallet I guess.
3 Reasons Not To Rely On Student Loan Forgiveness Programs– Student loans are a huge problem in country, and student loan forgiveness programs might seem like the way out, but Charlotte from moneyunder30.com explains why your going to want a backup plan.
How To Get Brand New Clothes For Virtually Nothing at JcPenney– I love shopping at goodwill, but Lance from moneymanifesto.com has an even better way to get clothes.