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I’ve recently passed my 1 year mark of being self-employed, and not a day goes by that I don’t have to go into a 20 minute explanation of what I do, and who I work for. And while I normally enjoy those discussions, and just finished a post on that particular topic, I thought I was would share some key points of those conversations.
WHEN PEOPLE TELL ME THAT THAT I HAVE THE EASIEST JOB IN THE WORLD (after seeing me work 16 hours days 7 days a week).
Yeah, you read that right. ING Direct and Walk off the Earth are partnering together to give away $10,000 in the Superstar #SaverSearch! All you have to do is show them your most creative ways to save money.
And because ING Direct is the best bank ever, they have not only 1, but 3 prizes.
1st place winner – $10,000
2nd place winner – $3,000
3rd place winner – $2,000
Here are some ideas. Yeah, it really is that easy!
How do you enter?
To enter the contest, all you have to do is create and upload a video that showcases the most original way you save your money. Your video entry can be a song, story, rap, dance, puppet show, poem or anything else you can think of – get creative!
All video entries must be submitted no later than May 30, 2013.
How do you win?
ING DIRECT will select 10 videos that showcase the most original ways to save money on June 2, 2013. The video semi-finalists will then be posted on this site for all of Canada to vote.
The video entry with the most votes will WIN an ING DIRECT Investment Savings Account with $10,000. The person whose video comes in second place will get $3,000 in an ISA and the person in third place will get $2,000 in an ISA.
You know those days/weeks where live gets away from you, and you have no idea what day of the week it is, and have to consult the calendar on your phone to know what day it was? Yeah, that just happened to me. We’re all living our lives a bit more through technology these days, and for the most part this shift has occurred for the sake of convenience and simplicity. Businesses are able to run more smoothly, students lead easier lives, and general communication has never been simpler. However, there are also negative consequences of relying more heavily on technology, and one is that we tend to make careless mistakes simply because we aren’t prepared for certain mishaps.
A perfect example of the kind of issue that many people don’t prepare for until too late is losing important documents. Computers and other technology makes our work so easy to organize and store that many of us take for granted that our files and documents will be there when we need them. However, in the event that a computer is damaged, lost or stolen, or even if a program error causes a document to be accidentally deleted, we can experience major problems. Fortunately, such problems are easy to prevent. Here are four ways to make sure you never lose important documents again.
Roger Wohlner @ The Chicago Financial Planner writes Target Date Funds: 6 Considerations Before Investing – Target Date Funds are a popular option in many 401(k) plans. Here are 6 considerations to think about when deciding whether Target Date Funds are right for you.
SB @ One Cent at a Time writes How Much Debt Is Too Much Debt – Most people have some kind of debt. It might be a mortgage, an auto loan, a student loan, or even a credit card balance. Having debt isn’t a bad thing as long as you are taking steps to pay it off. It’s having too much debt that can cause an unhealthy financial life.
Deacon @ Well Kept Wallet writes Save Money With A Refillable K Cup for Your Keurig – I drink coffee almost every day and it can be an expensive habit. If you own a Keurig, which is a single cup coffee maker, then you know how pricey it can be for just one cup of coffee. I was at a Starbucks yesterday and a 12 pack of Pikes Place K-cups was $11.95 which comes out to about $1 per cup of coffee.
Michelle @ Making Sense of Cents writes Should I Pay Off My House Early? – Pros and Cons – Should we pay off our house early? What about the next house? Don’t worry guys, we haven’t bought our next house just yet. We’re keeping our current one for at least another 12 months. However, we have been thinking about whether we should pay off our current house quickly (we have been debating whether we want to rent it out or not – if we decide to sell then we of course wouldn’t pay off the current house quickly) and even whether or not we should pay off our next house quickly as we
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