I haven’t paid for a Thanksgiving turkey in years. That’s because I always take advantage of my supermarket’s holiday promotion where you earn a free turkey when you purchase a certain amount of groceries in the weeks leading up to the holiday. This year I snagged a 21 pound turkey that would have cost $35 without the store promotion.
Instead of the turkey we could have chosen a free ham, roasting chicken, or frozen lasagna. Many supermarkets offer free turkey promotions so it makes sense to read the store circulars that come in the mail or your local newspaper. Even if you missed out on a free turkey this holiday, keep checking with your local supermarkets because some run similar promotions for the Christmas or Easter holidays. Read the rest of this entry »
The Washington Post reported that the Federal Reserve and Treasury Department are “creating a $200 billion program that will lend against highly rated securities backed by auto loans, student loans, credit card lending and small-business loans backed by the Small Business Administration.”
This is part of a larger $800 billion plan to help homeowners. The Federal Reserve will also be purchasing up to $500 billion in mortgage backed securities. It was also be buying up to $100 billion in direct debt from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and Ginnie Mae. Read the rest of this entry »
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Chris Rocks is the Regional Director of the National Credit Federation (NCF). NCF is a nationwide membership-based organization that assists consumers recovering from a financial difficulty and those who need a significant increase in their credit score.
Chris began his financial services career as a Financial Advisor helping young families with risk management and asset accumulation strategies. It was during that time that Chris realized that many of these young families also needed someone to guide their choices with regards to debt management.
He made the transition into the mortgage industry where he first worked as a loan originator and later the Vice President of a small mortgage company. As Chris came across clients who had suffered through financial challenges and saw the difficulty they had in re-entering our credit driven economy, he discovered there was a real opportunity to leverage his unique background and help others.
He can be contacted by visiting his personal site, GoodCreditLiving.com.
Francine L. Huff is the Publisher and Editorial Director of Super Savvy Publishing, LLC, which provides editorial and publishing services. She is a gifted author, freelance journalist, and motivational speaker who has entertained and motivated a variety of audiences through workshops, panels and keynote addresses. Francine is the author of The 25-Day Money Makeover for Women, which has inspired and motivated many readers to rein in poor financial habits, become good stewards over their money and work toward a debt-free life. She has appeared on a variety of TV and radio shows. Francine previously worked for the Wall Street Journal, where she was the spot news bureau chief, a news editor and a copy editor. She has interviewed a variety of financial professionals about financial issues and strives to present information about managing money in an easy-to-understand format that is accessible to people of all backgrounds and income levels.
Karen Lawson is a freelance writer with more than 15 years of experience working in mortgage banking and loan servicing. She holds BA and MA degrees in English from the University of Nevada, Reno. She enjoys writing informative articles about debt management and personal finance.