Week of April 8, 2019 (see last week)
How Financially Literate Are People in Your State?; Test Your Financial Smarts
WalletHub conducted a nationwide test of financial literacy and combined those results with data about Americans' spending and savings habits in each state. The result is a list of the most/least financially literate states. In addition, you can take the financial literacy test here (it is long, but valuable).
The Most Lucrative Store Loyalty Program is...
The Wall Street Journal is calling Shop Your Way one of the most generous customer loyalty programs in America. You earn points mostly at Sears and Kmart (if you can find them) for buying things. Very often, you can get free merchandise with FREECASH added to your account, or offers like "buy $60 of clothing, get $60 in points back." The second most generous program is from Kohl's.
Freebies You Can Grab in April
This week, Ben & Jerry's has its free cone day on the 9th. And later in the month, to celebrate National Pretzel Day, several national chains will be offering freebies too. Here are more freebies this month.
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Mouse Print* -- Sometimes Dental Discount Plans Can Be Cheaper Than Dental Insurance for Procedures
Major dental work can be both a pain in your mouth as well as your wallet. But just the way drug discount cards can save you money on prescriptions sometimes compared to using your insurance, so can dental discount plans.
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Black Friday in April at Home Depot and Lowe's
Until the 10th at Lowe's and the 17th at Home Depot, it's Black Friday in April. It is the first big garden sale of the year, with 2 cubic foot bags of mulch for $2 at Home Depot. (Warning: the bags at Lowe's are only 1.5 cu. feet.)
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Best Lower Calorie Ice Creams
If you're a vanilla ice cream fan, but don't want a lot of calories in that special treat, Consumer Reports picked its top five lower calorie vanilla ice creams and frozen yogurt.
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