Financial Friday: Get Some Cash For Your Overstock!

>> Friday, August 27, 2010

Financial Friday: Get Some Cash For Your Overstock!
by Alice Shaffer

One of my Financial Nanny readers, Cheryl J of CA, sent me an article titled "Turn Trash Into Cash".  First off i am so excited that my readers are sending me articles and things to pass along to others.  That is what a Financial Savvy person is all about. Sharing your information with others.

As the kids are going back to school and you are switching out the summer clothes to fall clothes, check out other things they have outgrown this summer.   Here are some great ways to "cash" in on those items that are no longer needed.  The kids can also "sell" their outgrown clothes and video games as well to get more cash for new items they want.

"Turn Trash Into Cash" is from the September 2010 issue of Good Housekeeping.

-Play It Again Sports:  buys your outgrown or never used sporting equipment for CASH.  For details on how they buy things from you please visit this page for more details.

-GameStop: buys your video games that your kids and you no longer play.

-Plato's Closet: buys your teen's clothes and accessories.

-Music Go Round: purchases your unused musical instruments.

-Radio Shack Trade & Save Program: trade in your working electronics for a gift card to Radio Shack. Great way to upgrade those electronics laying around the house

-My Boneyard: recycles certain electronics.  You can get a "reward" if there is one available. Shipping is free for you to recycle your product via My Boneyard.

You can also sell things online as well at Ebay and Craigslist.

Good luck with finding new homes for your items!  Plan something fun with the money you get from "thinning" out the house of the items you sold.


Financial Hot Deal! $4 movie ticket Hurry!

>> Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A Great Movie Deal for $4!

I found out today that Groupon, has a deal with Fandango for a $4 movie ticket (up to a $12 value).

Here is the tiny print details:

  •  Expires Feb. 28, 2011. 
  • Limit 1 per person.
  •  Must register Fandango account.
  •  Valid for 1 ticket worth up to $12.
  •  Not valid for IMAX or 3D movies.
  •  Not for resale.
  •  No cash back.

So how do you get this awesome deal?

  1. Sign up for Groupon or sign in if you already have one.
  2. Get a Fandango account or sign in if you have one already.
  3. Then go to this page for the Fandango Movie Deal
  4. Send out your Groupon link to others along with the Fandango deal 
  5. Plan a movie night out with girlfriends, friends or family etc.
  6. Go to your Groupon "my stuff" & "my groupons" tab after 24 hrs and you can grab your code for Fandango
  7. Go to Fandango and purchase your ticket to your next movie!
  8. Go to a Regal Cinema between August 27-29 get a Free Small Popcorn
  9. Enjoy!
By signing up via Groupon I do receive a "referral" of $10.  This is to be used in future purchases on Groupon.

Thank you to Coupons and Freebies Mom for the heads up! 


Financial Friday: Freebies Can Be Found Everywhere

>> Sunday, August 22, 2010

Financial Friday: Freebies Can Be Found Everywhere

Financial Friday: Freebies Can Be Found Everywhere

by Alice Shaffer

One of the things I like the most about being “The Financial Nanny” is sharing fun monetary information with my readers.  Monetary information can come in many forms as it is just not about money.  We often equate money with finances-credit cards, life insurance and IRAs/401ks.  Monetary information also pertains to how you can utilize a service or product for its’ full monetary value.    You do not need to buy everything at 100% to get a full monetary value.  Often times there are discounts, buy one get one free and free products/services that are full of monetary value.

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Financial Friday: Topics In A Car Agreement

>> Friday, August 20, 2010

Financial Friday: Topics in a Car Agreement

Vehicles are expensive. Beyond the cost of the car, there are regular maintenance costs and let’s not forget gasoline. Today over on the CincyNanny blog, Greta discusses some “Topics in a Car Agreement” giving some of the basics things to discuss with an employer. Enjoy!

High5 Friday: Topics in a Car Agreement

Transportation is a key part of a nanny’s care for children. There are several options that a nanny and family may decide on as to how transportation is handled and is likely discussed during the interview/contract process. Some families may provide a car for the nanny to drive during work hours. Others may require a nanny to have their own reliable transportation that is suitable for the children.
Nannies should strive to provide a safe environment for children and take the necessary precautions for the possibility of an emergency.
When I first started my current job, it was decided that the family would provide a car for me to drive the triplets as they got older. The were 9 months when I started and it wasn’t practical and manageable for me to be taking big field trips, alone, as the winter was approaching….


Financial Friday: Job Search Expenses

>> Friday, August 6, 2010

Job Search Expenses

Compliments of Breedlove & Associates, written specially for Regarding Nannies

Can any of my job search expenses be taken off my income taxes?

There are several job search expenses that can be deducted if the expenses exceed 2% of your adjusted gross income.  Some examples of job search expenses include:

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