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.
Whether it’s family drama, bad weather, relationship problems, financial issues, cabin fever, or some bad combination of all of the above, a lot of people are having a rough time right now. How can you navigate the hyper-joyful holiday seasons when you’re not feeling so merry yourself? Well, here are 8 things to try…
1. Make your own traditions. I really love the holidays, but I’m not a big fan of some of the ways people celebrate them. Getting drunk with a huge crowd of people, for example, is one of my least favorite activities, but I did it for years every December 31st because duh, that’s what you’re supposed to do. You know what? Screw that. For the past couple years my best friend, boyfriend and I have turned New Year’s Eve into a low-key and meaningful holiday. We wear comfy clothes, make dinner, drink wine, and spend time reflecting on the past year and shaping our goals for the next year. It’s nerdy and genuine and inspiring–and it has transformed New Year’s Eve from my least favorite holiday into one of my favorites. Don’t be afraid to celebrate how you want to celebrate, whether that means replacing old traditions with new ones, or adding some new traditions to your current holiday schedule.
2. Help someone out. You can do it in an organized way, like volunteering for Meals on Wheels, or you can do it in a personal way, like taking your teen niece out to lunch and listening to her vent about boy troubles. However you do it, helping other people is guaranteed to give you a boost of positive energy.
3. Free yourself from obligations that don’t feel right to you. Do you always go into debt buying extravagant gifts for every far-flung cousin and get stressed out paying it off for months afterwards? Have you gotten stuck planning the office holiday party every year because no one else will do it? Take a step back from the things that you’ve always done and reassess if they are what you actually want to be doing. It can be scary to question things and rethink your role, but you only have so much time, energy, and money to go around–be mindful of how you spend all of those things, especially during the busy holiday season. People will understand.
4. Get away. Winter weather and being stuck indoors all day tends to spark one of the worst feelings in the world: stagnancy. A powerful way to combat this is to introduce some new scenery into your life. Your mini getaway doesn’t have to be expensive; just spending the day wandering around a small town just outside your city (or even an unfamiliar neighborhood in your city) can be enough to break up your tired routine and rejuvenate you.
5. Reconnect with people. Sadness and depression tends to isolate you from your friends, which in turn makes you more depressed. Set up a weekly happy hour with coworkers or invite a couple friends over to watch a movie. If that feels like too much (I feel you, girl), write a letter or email to a far-flung family member. No matter how you do it, reinforcing your connections with people will help you feel less alone.
6. Get some sun. I know what you’re thinking: WHAT SUN?!?! And yes, that giant glowing orb can be hard to spot in the fall and winter when it makes its fleeting appearance behind all the dark clouds and sheets of stinging rain. But even though it only comes out for a few hours a day, it’s still out, and you can still benefit from it. You know how every magazine interview with a dermatologist includes a stern warning about how you need to wear sunscreen even when it’s cloudy because the sun can still damage your skin? In the winter, this is good news! It means even when we can’t see it or feel it, we’re still able to soak up a little of the sun’s invisible rays. Give yourself 5 or 10 minutes before work or on your lunch break to walk around the block and get some fresh air–trust me, you might get wet and cold in the process, but ultimately you’ll feel better.
7. Go to the library. Books are a great way to get you out of your own head and your own world. Take advantage of the crappy weather by curling up with a blanket, a hot cup of tea, and a stack of new reading material.
8. Give yourself a break. If your holiday schedule could be described as “Go! Go! Go!,” give yourself permission to stop every once in awhile. Take a breath, eat a piece of fudge, and remember: if you want to take care of other people, you’ve gotta take care of yourself first. That’s nothing to feel bad about it–it’s just a fact of life.