Start Your Workday with the 9am ALL Music Hour! MONDAYS are Commercial Free ALL DAY!
Take a little of the sting out of Monday with your favorite music all day at work. Each Monday we give you the 9-5 Commercial FREE Workday! And every weekday we begin your work day with the 9am all music hour commercial free!
SAFETY FIRST IN THE GULF!
If you're heading to the beach , please remember to check the flag colors flying overheard before you enter the waters. Click HERE for what all the flag colors mean.
If you get caught in the gulf during a bad rip current, HERE are some safety tips.
How's Traffic on the Bridge?
Wanna get an update on traffic on the Hathaway Bridge? Now you can check out traffic on the bridge before you head out. Click HERE for access to one of 8 cameras!
Save HUNDREDS Each Month on Groceries!!
Besides the rent/mortgage or car payments, much of our money each month goes to groceries. How do you reduce your grocery bill each month and not starve? Well...
These are ALL worth bookmarking...
Logan's wife Leanne LOVES Southern Savers. This site alone can help you save significantly each month on groceries. Bookmark it HERE
Thanks to my buddy Cynthia Gardner who loves E-mealz - a meal planning resource for busy moms and frugal family cooks. Save time, money and make time for family with delicious weekly meal plans everyone will love. Easy recipes with concise directions and aisle-by-aisle grocery lists. Here you go...
Then the world famous "Coupon Mom" offers 10 ways to save big HERE (EXCELLENT)
You probably want to go to bookmark the coupon mom's website because she helps you organize and save time AND money. Her site is HERE
BEST DAY TO SHOP FOR GREATEST SAVINGS
You may prefer to shop on Sundays because it fits your schedule best or you choose Tuesday afternoons because it's less crowded. Maybe it's time to rethink your strategy and instead shop on the day that offers the best deals. What day is that? It depends on what you're buying. SmartMoney figured out the best days for the deepest discounts. That means that prices for the exact same item in the exact same store could be lower on Sunday than it is on Wednesday. Here is SmartMoney's advice on what to buy on which days:
Appliances: Prices for washers, dryers, ovens and refrigerators are about 1 percent to 2 percent cheaper on Sundays, which works out to about $10 saved on a mid-range model.
Groceries: While most grocery stores publish their weekly sales circular on Wednesdays, Sunday is the best day to shop. Clip coupons from Sunday's newspaper for more savings.
Personal Care Items: You'll find the best deals on toothpaste and deodorant at the drugstore chains on Sundays. You must go early to get the best deals.
Skirts and Dresses: Skirts sell, on average, for 77 percent off the retail price, while dresses are discounted, on average, 54 percent.
Cars: Cars are cheapest on Mondays as dealerships are more willing to negotiate. This holds true whether weekend sales were lackluster and they want to makeup for that or whether weekend sales were robust and they want to continue it.
Electronics: Computers, televisions, digital cameras and even video games are between 2 percent and 4 percent cheaper on Mondays.
Airfares: Since most domestic fares are posted on Monday evening, there is a scramble Tuesday morning to match prices. The number of cheap seats peaks at about 3 p.m. on Tuesday.
Clothing: Both brick-and-mortar stores and online retailers tend to begin their weekend sales on Thursday. You'll find the best deals and the most in-stock items. However, there are exceptions. See Monday.
Books: Books are 11 percent cheaper on Saturdays; they are priced at their highest on Fridays.
Another election season has come and gone, and through it all, the economy was front and center. Instead of trying to find a job, how 'bout learning how to CREATE one! What about your children and their eventual search for employment?
Can you teach self-reliance? Can you teach someone how to make their own money? I don't know! Here's something that could get you going in the right direction.
10 steps to teaching your kids to become entrepreneurs from inc.com. Check these out:
Goal setting is vital for future success
Set goals and follow through. Have your kids define and write out a goal, and then write down the steps it'll take to accomplish the goal.
Kids must learn how to recognize opportunities
Teach your kids to seek out opportunities and take action on them. Have them point out small problems, like not being able to reach items on a high shelf, and then brainstorm ideas that will resolve the problems.
Selling is involved in every part of life
Encourage your kids to start with small projects like selling their old toys, or starting a lemonade stand. Let them price their products and sell to customers. I love this one. How can you pass a lemonade stand without stopping! You can't!
Financial literacy is a must
Teach kids about money at an early age by earning money through chores (this one is controversial in many households), and helping you with your business. Teach them about paying themselves first and then giving back. Teach them how to invest, and how their money can be used to make more money in the future. Help them set up a bank account and learn about budgeting.
Inspiring creativity will build marketing skills
Teach them about marketing by having them pay attention to marketing marterials like billboards, banners, printed ads, and commercials on TV and radio. Ask them what catches their attention about the message and breakdown the headline and "call to action" message.
Schools are wrong about FAILURE
Failure is not bad, in fact, it helps you learn valuable lessons about business. Allowing your kids to fail will force them to create new ways to accomplish their goals and learn from their mistakes. When they fail, don't punish them, but instead talk about what factors lead to the failure and brainstorm ways to prevent it from happening again.
Effective communication improves all relationships
Social media and texting has made kids horrible at face to face communication. Teach them, by example, to be polite and respectful. Practice maintaining eye contact when speaking in person. When using the phone, teach them to speak slowly and clearly. When using email, do not let them abbreviate words and phrases.
The art of giving back creates happiness
A successful business gives back to a greater cause. Ask your kids to choose a charity or special cause to support with a portion of the income they generate.
Independence creates confidence
Next time your child asks for money to buy a toy, this is your opportunity to ask them to brainstorm ways to create money through entrepreneurship. This will inspire their creativity.
Get the advantage by becoming a leader now
Children are taught in school to follow the rules. Entrepreneurship teaches them to "think outside the box," create solutions and lead others. Your kids will learn to lead by joining outdoor sports, learning music, or putting together small business projects with their friends. You can also encourage them to propose a toast or give a small speech at family dinners.