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Blog: Veterans Day Freebies

By Jim Donovan In honor of Veterans Day many restaurants are offering specials for veterans and active members of our military. I’ve posted a sampling of the deals that I was able to confirm below. […]

11/10/2013

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Frontier Adds Flights From Wilmington-New Castle

By Jim Donovan: Frontier Airlines has announced that it will add nonstop service from Wilmington- New Castle Airport in Wilmington, Del. (ILG) to Atlanta, Ga. (ATL) and Detroit, Mich. (DTW) starting April 29, 2014.  To […]

11/08/2013

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Blog: Shredding Event Saturday 11/9 in Media PA

By Jim Donovan:  I always like to alert folks to shredding events, well here is another one for you.  Franklin Mint Federal Credit Union (FMFCU) Granite Run Mall Branch is hosting a FREE Shred Event […]

11/05/2013

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Blog: Health Flex Spending Rule Change

By Jim Donovan:  The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the IRS are modifying the longstanding “use-or-lose” rule for health flexible spending arrangements (FSAs).  To make health FSAs more consumer-friendly and provide added flexibility, employers […]

11/01/2013

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Blog: FREE Stuff On Halloween

By Jim Donovan:  A bunch of restaurants are offering special deals for Halloween and you don’t have to do a trick to get your treat.  (Although in some cases costume wearing is a must!) Chipolte:  Visit any […]

10/30/2013

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Blog: Shop Smart’s Secrets For Saving On Shaving

By Jim Donovan:  Razors, blades, creams and other hair-removal products can be costly, but don’t have to be.  The November 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, features findings from a price scan of hair-removal […]

10/29/2013

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Blog: Philly Senior Real Estate Tax Freeze Program

By Jim Donovan:  The Philadelphia Department of Revenue is encouraging low income senior citizens to apply now for the Low Income Senior Citizen Real Estate Freeze program.  Under the program, the City will “freeze” the […]

10/23/2013

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Blog: Bucks-Mont Mothers of Multiples Fall Rummage Sale

The Bucks-Mont Mothers of Multiples Club is holding its fall Kids Rummage Sale on Saturday, Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, located at 1000 W. Main Street in Lansdale.  The […]

10/09/2013

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Blog: Get a FREE Coffee at Dunkin’ Donuts This Sunday

By Jim Donovan:  National Coffee Day is Sunday, September 29, and Dunkin’ Donuts will celebrate by treating fans to a free small hot or iced cup of coffee. The offer is available and redeemable only on […]

09/27/2013

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Blog: Burlington County NJ Hosts Job Fair Friday 9/27

By Jim Donovan:  The Burlington County Board of Chosen Freeholders will host a regional Job Fair on Friday, September 27, 2013, from 10 am to 1 pm at the Burlington Center Mall on Route 541 […]

09/24/2013

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Blog: Clarifi Holding FREE College Planning Workshops

By Jim Donovan:  Financial literacy organization Clarifi is holding FREE college planning workshops in the Philadelphia region now through November.  The workshops are part of the nonprofit’s college planning service, Clarifi College, and are designed […]

09/18/2013

Blog: Big Banks, Big Complaints

By Jim Donovan:  Do you have a complaint about your bank?  Well you’re not alone.  Thousands of Americans are using the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s public Consumer Complaints Database to settle disputes with their banks, according […]

09/18/2013

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Blog: Edumunds.com Reveals 17 Best Used Cars For 2013

By Jim Donovan:  In the market for a used car?  Well Edmunds.com today unveiled its 17 Best Used Cars for 2013.  A total of nine brands are represented on the list. Honda and Toyota led […]

09/12/2013

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Blog: 2 Million Dehumidifiers Recalled For Fire Risk

By Jim Donovan:  The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced a big recall involving more than 2 million dehumidifiers.  The CPSC says that the dehumidifiers can overheat, smoke and catch fire.   165 incidents have […]

09/12/2013

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Blog: ShopSmart Secrets For Saving Even More At Discount Stores

By Jim Donovan:  Shoppers are bound to get a good deal at a discount store, but having a strategy can save them even more.  The October 2013 issue of ShopSmart, from Consumer Reports, shares secrets […]

09/10/2013

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