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BLOG: Questions About Affordable Care? Get Answers At 12/14 Event

* UPDATE: Due to the possibility of bad weather, this event is being canceled and will be rescheduled. By Jim Donovan: Two months after the start of open enrollment, The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) has […]

12/05/2013

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Blog: Uber & Home Depot to Deliver Xmas Trees Thursday

By Jim Donovan: Too busy to go shopping for a Christmas tree? Well tomorrow, Thursday December 5th you can use your smartphone and have a Christmas tree delivered right to your door. Uber is teaming […]

12/04/2013

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Blog: Philly Offers Tax Break To Active Military

By Jim Donovan: There is still time for active military members to apply for the 2013 Real Estate Tax Credit for Active Duty Reserve and National Guard program offered by the Philadelphia Department of Revenue. […]

12/03/2013

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PPA Won’t Enforce Saturday Expired Meter Violations During Holidays

By Jim Donovan: I’ve got some good news for shoppers that park in Philadelphia during the holidays. The Philadelphia Parking Authority has announced that expired meter violations will not be enforced on Saturdays between Thanksgiving […]

12/02/2013

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Blog: Delaware Hosts Home Saving Workshops

By Jim Donovan: Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden’s office is holding two free state housing workshops to assist homeowners who have fallen behind on their mortgage payments and face foreclosure. Both workshops – to be […]

11/18/2013

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Blog: For On-Time Arrivals Hawaiian Ranks First, Southwest Last

By Jim Donovan: Flying anytime soon? Well if you want to arrive on-time you’re best bet is to fly Hawaiian Airlines (I wish I could fly to Hawaii) or Delta. According to the Department of […]

11/13/2013

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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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