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  • Laura 6:37 am on December 6, 2009 Permalink | Reply

    Socially Acceptable Holiday Excuses 

    Tis’ the season of spending time with friends & family telling your friends & family some of these socially acceptable phrases:

    1. “I’m sorry, I just gave all my cash to the Salvation Army ringer standing next door. I will donate on my out of the store!” Truth: You actually spent all your money on a fancy new dress to wear to a holiday party, and you will go out the other exit of the store to avoid the evil glare and shame from the Salvation Army bell ringer.

    2. “I wish you had called yesterday, I just promised by friend I would go to their holiday Christmas party” Truth: No plans, no previous engagements. All you know is that you are not about to get roped into an evening of pretending to enjoy talking to Bob from accounting. Bob from accounting thinks that big smile on your face is from listening to him describe his Star Wars comic book collection. Bob from accounting thinks you smiling because are so excited about his Star Wars comic book collection. Bob from accounting can’t believe how excited you are, and he insists on setting a date to read (More …)

  • Laura 6:59 pm on December 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply

    Quote of the Day 

    In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It Goes On. – Robert Frost

  • Laura 6:49 pm on December 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Economy   

    Hey, Did You Hear? 

    The economy isn’t doing so well, and Time Magazine is NOT happy. Take a look at the cover of the December 7th issue. Dramatic just a bit? At least they put a little red on the cover for the holiday season.

    FireShot Pro capture #038 - 'TIME Magazine Cover_ The Decade From Hell - Dec_ 7, 2009 - Economy - Society - Hurricane Katrina - Sept_ 11' - www_time_com_time_covers_0,16641,20091207,00_html

  • Laura 6:39 pm on December 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , Christmas Spirit, , Humor, Santa,   

    Social Media Shines with Holiday Cheer 

    The beauty of social media – a platform for literally anyone and everything. Check out the latest entries and be sure to submit your Santa, or the ugly Santa that your neighbors display every year (you know the type).

    FireShot Pro capture #037 - 'Crappy Santas' - crappysantas_com

  • Laura 10:00 am on December 5, 2009 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: , How To, , ,   

    HOW TO: Use Social Media to Find Deals This Holiday Season 

    couponsSara Dunham is the community manager at online coupon site and community Savings.com. You can read more of Sara’s posts on the Savings.com coupon blog or follow @savings.

    Earlier this month, Savings.com hosted the first ever Save Up event in San Francisco, where we brought together the country’s top deal experts (DealPros) to talk about the future of saving money. And it’s important to note that these aren’t experts by trade, they are experts by passion and experience. They are real consumers who are saving tons and, lucky for the rest of us, they’re sharing their secrets so we can all be honorary super savers. One thing is definitely clear: it’s the year of social savings. The savviest shoppers are all tapped into online social circles bubbling up around deals, and with the biggest shopping days of the year upon us, here are some social media tips from us and from our community of experts, to help you save big this holiday season.

    Deal Finding Basics


    First, the basics. Tons of consumers, retailers and brands are now posting Black Friday deals and holiday sales all over the Web in real-time, so often that’s the first place you’ll hear of a really hot deal. Here’s how to kick off your social shopping strategy with a bang. (More …)

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