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Blog: Sprint Offers New $60 Unlimited Plan

By Jim Donovan: Starting today, August 22nd, Sprint is offering a $60 unlimited plan that provides wireless customers with unlimited talk, text and data. To qualify for the plan, customers must purchase their device through […]

08/22/2014

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College-Bound? Consider Renters Insurance

Parents: Consider Renter’s Insurance for Your College-Bound Students The Pennsylvania Insurance Department is offering tips for protecting students and their property while away at school. By Jim Donovan: Are you or maybe one of your […]

08/19/2014

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36% Of Americans Haven’t Saved Anything For Retirement

By Jim Donovan PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Over a third of all Americans (36%) have not saved any money for retirement, according to a new Bankrate.com (NYSE: RATE) report. Sixty-nine percent of 18-29 year-olds haven’t saved […]

08/18/2014

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FREE Financial Workshops For Women And College-Bound Families

By Jim Donovan: Always ready to help spread financial know-how, local nonprofit organization Clarifi is offering free workshops to empower women with their money and help families with the process of planning and paying for […]

07/11/2014

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AAA Mid-Atlantic: Independence Day Gas Prices Highest in Six Years

By Jim Donovan: Although the national average price of gas has remained relatively steady as we approach the Independence Day holiday, prices at the pump remain at a six-year high for this time of year. […]

07/03/2014

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FREE Doughnuts! National Doughnut Day Friday June 6th

Who Wants a FREE Doughnut? Well tomorrow, Friday June 6 is National Doughnut Day and several doughnut shops are offering FREE treats. Stop in to a participating Krispy Kreme for a FREE doughnut of any […]

06/05/2014

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Maple Shade Shredding/Recycle Event Saturday 5/17

By Jim Donovan: Sustainable Maple Shade will be hosting its first ever Earth Day Celebration and Shredding Event from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 17, at the Maple Shade Township Building at 200 […]

05/14/2014

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Blog: BBB Offers May Moving Tips

By Jim Donovan: May is prime time for making a move. But before you hire a moving company it’s important to do some research. You can’t imagine how many calls I get each year about […]

05/08/2014

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Franklin Mint Fed. Cred Union Shredding Event Sat 4/26 in Brookhaven

By Jim Donovan: The Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) Brookhaven Branch will be holding a FREE shredding event on Saturday, April 26. The public is invited to bring confidential, personal documents to be destroyed […]

04/25/2014

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Blog: Tuesday is FREE Cone Day at Ben and Jerry’s

By Jim Donovan: 35 years ago Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield shocked themselves with their accomplishment: the duo had made it through their first year as business owners. And so, they wanted to create a […]

04/07/2014

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Blog: Philly Ranks #31 For Hours Worked

By Jim Donovan: Think that you work hard for your money? Well according to data gathered by Locality.com for one million businesses nationwide, Philadelphia was ranked the #31 hardest working city in the U.S. To […]

03/12/2014

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Shred/Recycle Event Saturday 2/22 For Burlington County Residents

By Jim Donovan: Burlington County, N.J. residents will have the opportunity to shred confidential documents and safely dispose of computers and TVs on Saturday, Feb. 22nd from 9 am to 1 pm at the Robert […]

02/18/2014

Consumers Get Jump On Black Friday Deals By Shopping Thursday Evening

Blog: Toys”R”Us / Babies”R”Us Trade-In Event

By Jim Donovan: Now through Monday, February 17, Babies“R”Us and Toys“R”Us stores nationwide are hosting what they are calling their “Great Trade-In” event. The stores will accept any used cribs, car seats, bassinets, strollers, high […]

02/07/2014

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Blog: Camden Co. College Offers Free Dental Care To Kids Friday

Camden County College’s dental hygiene and dental assisting students and staff will provide free cleanings and other preventive care – along with dental education – to area children aged 12 and younger for “Give Kids […]

02/06/2014

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Bottom Dollar Grand Opening Includes Grocery Give-Away

By Jim Donovan: Bottom Dollar Food will celebrate the opening of its newest store, located at 3000-A Grays Ferry Ave., in Philadelphia, Pa., this Thursday, January 30th. The first 200 customers at the new location […]

01/28/2014

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