Announcing the September Facebook Contest Shopping Spree Winners!

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Oct 3, 2016 11:00:00 AM

In September we ran a contest asking you to nominate an animal shelter that is helping animals in your community, so that we could award eighteen shelters with DollarDays shopping sprees. We thank the hundreds of wonderful people who nominated hundreds of animal shelters in our September contest! It is our honor to donate these shopping sprees so that they can continue helping the community.

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Topics: Giveaways

Planning a Spooky Haunted House on a Budget

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Oct 3, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Are you looking to create a spooky haunted house this Halloween? So eerie, your friends will have nightmares for weeks? So scary, your haunted house will be the talk of the town? Planning a truly terrifying haunted house is no easy task, especially if you’re on a budget. However, if you start prepping early, you can craft a petrifying experience that will send shivers down the spine of all who dare to enter.

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Topics: Halloween

How Teachers Can Improve the Classroom Experience Without Exceeding the Budget

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 30, 2016 7:00:00 AM

The average teacher spends about $500 out-of-pocket on school supplies every year. This is largely due to a shortage in school funding. Many teachers want to provide a superior classroom experience to students, but find themselves unable to afford all project supplies via the strict school budget alone. Yet, with the modest income teachers are already earning, they shouldn’t have to spend their own money on supplies. Here are some tips to provide an exemplary classroom experience, while remaining well within your tight budget.

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Topics: Education and School, Financial

Has Shopping Gone Digital? The Surprising Perks of Conducting Your Errands Online

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 28, 2016 7:00:00 AM

The rate of online shopping has been rapidly growing. It’s estimated that today, about 46 percent of all holiday shopping is conducted online. For general shopping, estimates are even higher. The Wall Street Journal claims that shoppers make about 51 percent of their purchases via the web. So, why are so many shoppers seeking out the digital realm, and what specific benefits does it offer?

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Topics: Financial

5 Family-Friendly Halloween Activities for Children of All Ages

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 26, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Halloween is a unique holiday, insofar as it’s experienced differently by each age bracket. Whereas younger children are mostly after the candy and games, teenagers are most enticed by the scary movies and haunted houses. For parents with multiple children, it can be challenging to find Halloween activities that are fun for your older children, while remaining appropriate for younger children. Here are some fun ideas for Halloween outings that the whole family can enjoy.

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Topics: Family, Halloween

Priced to Sell: Perfecting the Art of the Price Tag

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 23, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Have you ever wondered what impact pricing has on sales? Studies show that pricing actually plays a significant role in the number of products you sell, but not always for the reasons you think. Many small businesses think that lower prices will incentivize sales, but this isn’t always the case. Here is the complete guide to pricing, so you can price every product to sell at maximum capacity.

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Topics: Small Business

4 Ways Modern Moms Are Making Ends Meet

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 21, 2016 7:00:00 AM

Motherhood is perhaps the most rewarding, yet trying job – particularly in today’s economy, when about 47 percent of people report struggling to make ends meet. Whether you’re a single mother or not, finding ways to cover all of the expenses associated with raising a child can seem like an impossible math equation. Yet, mothers from all walks of life and income levels are persevering and finding creative ways to stretch their paychecks further. Here are some of the top ways modern moms are making ends meet.

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Topics: Family, Financial

Throwing an Epic Halloween Party on the Cheap

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 19, 2016 9:00:56 AM

So, you’re hoping to throw an epic Halloween party that will go down in history – at least among your friends. The only problem is you’re on a tight budget, and your vision far exceeds your wallet. No worries! It’s easy planning an excellent Halloween party without spending much money. You just need to know a few tricks.

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Topics: Financial, Halloween

Fun Halloween Craft Ideas for the Classroom

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 16, 2016 7:00:00 AM

This year, Halloween falls on a Monday, which means most children will be in school. Halloween is a frantic time for teachers. Children are often so distracted and hopped up on sugar, it can be hard to get any real school work done. Here are some fun Halloween craft ideas that can engage the children and focus their energy on productive tasks.

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Topics: Small Business, Halloween

A Beginner's Guide to Customer Psychology

Posted by Brittany Engelmann on Sep 14, 2016 7:00:00 AM

There has been a lot of interesting research on customer psychology over the years, much of which can provide insight to businesses that inform business policies and decisions. When it comes to driving leads and conversions, improving customer retention, and growing a company, understanding the ins and outs of customer psychology is imperative. While it’s a rather involved science that can’t be learned in a day, here is a rough beginner’s guide to understanding the psychology of customers.

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Topics: Small Business