Friday, December 19, 2014


One of the easiest ways to save money while shopping online just got easier!

Do you use Ebates?  If you enter through their portal for hundreds of websites, they pay cash back on what you spend.  My problem always has been that I never remembered to go in through Ebates when I start shopping!

Thankfully, Ebates has taken care of that problem for me!  For Google Chrome users, Ebates has created a Chrome extension with an Ebates button.  Add this extension to your browser, and Ebates now automatically lets you know if there is a cash back offer available on the site on which you are shopping.  No more forgetting!

Ebates will send you a check when you meet a certain dollar amount.  You set the dollar amount, you can receive your checks frequently...or save up for something big!  I have seen stores that give up to 12% back though the norm is more 3-4%.  But every little bit adds up...quickly!

If you haven't signed up for Ebates yet, here is my referral link:

Get shopping...and saving!!


Thursday, December 18, 2014


As we enter the holiday season, we also enter the season for increased depression, anxiety, and suicide.  Sometimes, a friendly ear, a hug, or a shoulder to cry on can make the difference...even between life and death.

This Christmas, let friends and family know you are there by using the hashtag #IWillListen on your social media.  It lets people know you are available, perhaps in a situation where they wouldn't have reached out otherwise.  It opens the door.

For veterans, there is a hotline designed just for them.  Please share 1-800-273-TALK (8255).  The line is staffed by specially trained personnel.  In its first year alone, the hotline received over 62,000 crisis calls.

I make this pledge.  #IWillListen


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