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Blog: Staples 110% Back-To-School Price Match

By Jim Donovan: Need back-to-school supplies? You may want to check out Staples. For a limited time the retailer is offering a 110% Back to School Price Match Guarantee. Customers will receive an additional 10% […]


BLOG: New Restaurant Job Fair This Week

By Jim Donovan: If you are currently unemployed, I’ve just learned of some openings that a new Center City restaurant is going to be filling. Kokopelli Restaurant & Tequila Bar is set to open in […]


BLOG: Breakfast On-The-Go Advice

By Jim Donovan: Many fast-food joints sell eggs and other morning goodies—but not all of them are good for you. A new breakfast test in the November 2010 issue of ShopSmart, from the publisher of […]


BLOG: Casino Night For Alex’s Lemonade

By Jim Donovan: If you have some free time on your hands tomorrow night, Thursday, October 28th, I encourage you to visit the Jason Matthew Salon in Center City. In an effort to raise significant […]


BLOG: Best 2011 Model Vehicles

By Jim Donovan: Are you in the market for a new vehicle? Well Consumer Reports has released predicted quality rankings for 2011 vehicles based on past performance. I’ve listed them below in each category. By […]


BLOG: Southwest 72-Hour Airfare Sale

By Jim Donovan: If you’re looking to travel by plane in the upcoming months you may want to check out the nationwide airfare sale that Southwest has just kicked-off.


BLOG: I’m Selling Pies For MANNA

Pie anyone? If you’re already starting to plan your Thanksgiving dinner I encourage you to include a MANNA pie, or cake on your shopping list. And for the second year in a row you can […]



Just in case you didn’t realize it, this is Protect Your Identity Week. O.K. I admit that it isn’t as jazzy as Christmas, Halloween or the 4th of July, but hey if it gets people […]


BLOG: Mortgage Rates Hit New Low

If you’re in the market for a new home I have some good news for you, mortgage rates are at their lowest levels since the 1950’s! A 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 4.19% this week and […]


BLOG: Free Financial Workshop Saturday

Looking for some FREE financial advice?   This Saturday the Women On The Move Conference is holding seminars related to medical insurance and taxes.   It’s all part of what is known as the FinanciallyHers education program. […]


BLOG: Dollar Stroll Tonight In University City

University City District (UCD) is holding the Baltimore Avenue Dollar Stroll Encore tonight, Thursday, October 14 from 5:30 to 8:30pm. Baltimore Avenue in West Philadelphia will be celebrating its distinctiveness with one-night-only bargains. The special […]


BLOG: Military Bonus Deadline Approaches

86,000 military service members, veterans and beneficiaries are owed money by the government and if they don’t file a claim for it by next week they’ll lose the chance! The funds are part of a […]


BLOG: Hope Cuts Fundraiser Sunday

If you need some pampering this weekend, you may want to head over to Pizazz Salon in Norristown. The salon is holding a Hope Cuts fundraiser this Sunday, October 17th from 10 a.m. through 3 […]


BLOG: Columbus Day Sales

Major retailers are having Columbus Day Sales this weekend. According to the National Retail Federation, 40% of consumers start shopping for Christmas gifts before Halloween so Columbus Day sales are a great time to start your holiday shopping. Here is some sale information to get you started.


BLOG: Behind The Scenes At CBS 3

With the launch of our new CBSPhilly.com website, I just realized the links to my Behind The Scenes at CBS 3 videos aren’t accessible anymore. So I’ve posted a link to the entire collection for those that have missed them.