Archive for the ‘Housekeeping’ Category
If people’s comments on this blog are any indication (and they are), it’s really rough out there. Really, really rough.
Educated, bright, hard-working, do-everything-right-their-whole-life types are finding themselves out of work. Some for different reasons than others.
Some might be “too smart.”
Some might not have experience (employers love that word, don’t they?).
Some might be overqualified or have “too much” experience.
Others might live in areas that are even more economically depressed than other areas of the country and job prospects are nill.
Regardless, you are still making purchases.
You still have to replace things that broke in your home from Lowe’s or The Home Depot.
You still have to buy dress pants or a suit (because your current suit pants that you have split when you sat down for your job interview).
You still try and buy people birthday gifts, baby shower gifts, etc. from Target, the Home Shopping Network, QVC, Babies R US, Nordstrom, etc.
If you’re lucky, you might even book a vacation through Orbitz, Hotels.com, The Holiday Inn, etc.
During tough times, it makes sense to SAVE AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE, right?
Well, I have GREAT news.
There is a way to save money by making purchases at your favorite online stores.
Best Buy, Barnes and Noble, Sears, Disney, Avon, Walmart, Pro Flowers, Sony, Netflix, or whatever store you fancy — you can save money!
How? Through Ebates! All you do is create a FREE and SIMPLE account through Ebates and viola, you’re done!
You find your favorite store on the Ebates site, click a link, and you appear right on your favorite store’s website.
The best part? You can earn from 2-20% back on each purchase for simply doing nothing! You get money back just for clicking a link through Ebates and going to your favorite store’s website.
Don’t be stupid. Save where you can. You have to check this out.
P.S. Between my fiance and I, we got checks back for well over $300 in less than a year for simply using Ebates for everyday online orders. That’s $300 more in your pocket for NOTHING!
All past comments were approved! Sorry for the delay.
New update coming soon!
How’s the job hunt going? Let me (and all the readers) know!
By the way, please don’t forget THIS!
Before we get any deeper into the Christmas season, I wanted to share something VERY SPECIAL with you.
I was introduced to this great site known as Ebates. Basically, you create an account and then immediately start saving serious money just by doing your regular shopping through your favorite online stores. Depending on the current rate, you can get anywhere from 2 to 26% cash back just for buying something online through your favorite store’s website. You just click on the link through Ebates and poof, you’re at the very same store’s website just like you typed it into your address bar.
And we’re talking BIG NAME stores…
The Home Depot
Barnes & Noble
The North Face
Babies R US/ Toys R US
And that’s just the tip of the iceberg! There are virtually hundreds (maybe thousands?) of stores listed for virtually any need you could think of. Simply sign up to Ebates, purchase your items (from BestBuy.com or whatever store your choose, for instance), and cash will be credited to your account. And Ebates sends you a check! Simple as that. Imagine saving 4, 8, 10, or 15% on every purchase simply for doing NOTHING!
My girlfriend signed up right before beginning her holiday shopping (she does most of it online). She already saved just shy of $100! That’s money she would have simply thrown away if not for Ebates!
Don’t buy another thing before signing up. You’d be a FOOL not to. CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP & START SAVING RIGHT NOW!
Okay, okay, I’m sorry for not updating this blog as frequently I have in the past. But before I make excuses, I would like to wish everybody a very Happy and Belated Thanksgiving! I hope you all had a great one and that you truly did give thanks even though your current situation might not be that, well, great.
Secondly, I got another new job! If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I’ve had a job for a while now. This blog started out as an alternative to therapy when I finished grad school and couldn’t find a job besides my crummy part-time retail job. Well, as time progressed, I found a job in my field but it was nothing to write home about. The pay was low (in fact, it wasn’t much more than my part-time retail gig) and there was very little chance of upward mobility. However, it did provide me the ever-elusive exerience that potential employers always made sure to point out that I was lacking. Well, I’m happy to say I found yet another job in my field that pays more in-line with what I expected to make upon graduating while also providing chances for upward mobility (or so it seems). I’ll write more about my experiences getting this job in the future but I just wanted to make sure I updated this little ol’ blog.
And my apologies to all of you that posted comments but didn’t see them posted until recently. I have to approve all comments and have been MIA for a while so I apologize. You guys (and gals) leave excellent comments and I’m thrilled to see this blog has become an avenue for great conversation about people’s situations. You can post your comments anywhere on this site but a lot have taken to the “About Me” section. Feel free to direct your comments here and read everybody else’s great comments.
Back with more soon (I swear)!
Big news may just in fact be coming soon in more ways than one…
I’ll keep you posted!
I’m still alive. Apparently I’m no better than the rest of America at keeping New Year’s Resolutions. Mine was to update this blog often.
Update coming soon!
Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Make sure you celebrate the spirit of the Irish by drinking until you’re face down in the gutter and by starting a few bar fights!
Now go eat and drink everything you can that’s dyed green until you organs fail due to food coloring overload!