Teens – How To Save Your Way to a Millionaire This Summer

compound interest
Compound interest – making your money work for you.

Ah summer, you can hear the birds chirping, the bees buzzing, fresh cut grass, and the shopping malls a callin’.  The sweet freedom of summer.  Hold up.  That last part, the shopping malls a callin’.  While your favorite retailer is probably hoping you’ll be more than ready to drop that hard earned cash this summer in their store, did you know that with a little planning, there could be an even better use for that money?  Compound interest.  Read on to find out more.

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Your Top 8 Burning Questions About a Roth IRA

Roth IRA
Another option for your investment arsenal.

You already know that one of the best ways you can build wealth and save for retirement is through investing.  One of the most popular options through your employer can be your company’s 401(k) plan.  Maybe you don’t have that option though, but still want to get on the fast track to a healthy retirement. Enter – the Roth IRA.

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Hyatt Hotel Gift Card Flash Sale Until 2 PM EST!

Hyatt Hotel

With the summer travel season ramping up, so too are hotel prices. CardCash.com, who we have mentioned in past posts is great at having some great sales on already discounted gift cards, wants to help you and your family save some travel budget dollars.  Today’s flash sale on Hyatt Hotel gift cards only lasts until 2 PM EST today,  but can include discounts of up to 23%!  Make sure to stock up, and before you head out on your road trip, check out our tips on how to make sure your vehicle is well prepared!

About Hyatt:

As a leading global hospitality company, Hyatt is in the business of caring for people so they can be their best. Our purpose defines our practices: We work to create an environment for people to thrive by building strong communities and fostering sustainable environmental practices.

As our business grows to meet the needs of a more connected world in which more people than ever are traveling, we believe that we have great opportunities and an even greater responsibility to ensure that we grow thoughtfully. Hyatt Thrive, our corporate responsibility (CR) strategy and platform, is built on the understanding that our actions can create long-term value for the people and the communities where we work, while also helping to protect the planet for future generations.

10 Ways To Prepare Your Car for Your Summer Road Trip

road trip
Make sure those are hand of joy and not despair!

It’s hard to believe that another Memorial Day Weekend has come and gone already.  For many, Memorial Day Weekend ushers in the official start of summer, and often that means beginning to think about that family summer road trip!  However, before you begin to think about traveling, you might want to think about giving your main mode of transportation a “once over” before heading anywhere.

Remember that summer heat and humidity can really do a number on your car’s internals.

Here are ten tips to help you get ready, and save both time and money.

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Hurry – New Amazon Music Unlimited Subscribers Can Get 2 Months Free

Amazon Music Unlimited

Anymore, it probably seems like there are about as many streaming music services as there are songs available.  More so, each service is trying to do what it can to differentiate itself from the other, competing for your dollars. Just like you might be loyal to a particular type of car, sometimes it can be fun to try something else.  If you have been clamoring to change things up, Amazon is currently offering two free months of Amazon Music Unlimited to new users.

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Memorial Day Shopping Savings at Target

Target
Get summer started right…

At Script-Notes, we’re all about saving you time, and money, so today we’re going to do both and save you the time of having to go through your Sunday flyers before heading out to the store.  Target is out with some great Memorial Day weekend deals, and below are some of the best, so make sure to check them out, before you head out!  Just a reminder too that if you’re planning on shopping online instead, Target has raised the free shipping threshold from $25 to $35 as of May 7th.

Featured clothing offers include BOGO 50% off women’s, junior’s & plus dresses from 5/28-6/3, plus on May 28th & 29th, you will be able to save 20% off clothing, shoes & accessories with promo code MEMDAY at checkout!

If you’re in need of some new furniture for your household, also on May 28th & 29th, you will be able to save up to 30% off furniture + extra 15% off with promo code HERO at checkout.

Also, just in time for summer fun, you can receive a free $25 GiftCard when you spend $100 on Toys, Games, or Sporting Goods (25% back!), or a free $10 GiftCard when you spend $50 on Toys, Games, or Sporting Goods from May 28th – June 3rd.

For additional savings, don’t forget about your Target debit or credit card to knock an additional 5% off (if you don’t have one, see here for details – it’s honestly one of the best deals around for a debit card, especially if you shop Target frequently).  Raise.com is also currently offering discounted Target gift cards for an additional 4% savings, and then don’t forget to check out Target’s Cartwheel app if you have a smartphone for even more savings!

Attention Target Shoppers – Say Hello to Cloud Island!

Cloud Island

I know before we had our little one last year, we were overwhelmed with all of the possible options for how to decorate the nursery.  Well, if you have a little one on the way, or are looking for some good ideas for your upcoming baby shower registry, starting today, Target is launching a new brand – Cloud Island.

This new brand features 3 different themes that include everything from nursery décor and bedding, to bath and layette products!  There are nearly 500 products that make up the new Cloud Island collection, meaning readers have the opportunity to mix & match patterns and accessories to create their own unique nursery theme.

Check out the below images to see more of the collection:

 

Columbus State Community College Rolling Out Apple Swift Course

Columbus State

You’ve heard the phrase – “there’s an app for that.”  You may have even wondered how you to get into developing “an app for that” yourself, but didn’t have a clue on how to get started.  If you live in the Columbus, OH area, you may have a chance to get to do that soon.  Read on for more…


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CardCash: Victoria’s Secret Gift Card Sale – 16% Off

Victoria's Secret

While the lingerie company has undergone somewhat of a transition of sorts in the past months, there is no denying the merchant’s popularity among many.  That being said, discounted gift card retailer CardCash, is currently offering a 16% discount on Victoria’s Secret Gift Cards for 24 hours only.

As we have mentioned in the past, combining discounted gift cards with other promotional coupon codes can be a really great way to knock some dollars off your shopping tab.  Kohl’s can be a great example of this for stacking savings.

Expires: 5/24/2017 at 2:00 PM EST. All CardCash promotions are valid until the expiration date written on the email. Most promotions are not yet available on the app. Maximum $3,000 per customer

About CardCash.com:
Founded in 2009, CardCash.com provides an answer to two common questions: What can I do with all of these gift cards I will never use and how can I easily save money? CardCash pays cash for unwanted gift cards and then sells those cards at a discount. Make money, save money – that’s CardCash.

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Amazon Echo Dot – Certified Refurbished Available for 24% Off

Amazon Echo Dot
“Alexa, help me find some savings…”

While we have gotten a lot of use out of our regular Amazon Echo speaker (available certified refurbished at $134.99), it’s understandable that it might not be in the budget for everyone.  However, if you’ve been looking for a chance to get into the smart speaker craze and get a start on your smart home, Amazon is currently offering the second generation Amazon Echo Dot for 24% off its “brand new” offering at $37.99.

The smaller Dot, is a hands-free, voice-controlled device with a small built-in speaker – you can also hook it up to your speakers or headphones over Bluetooth or via a 3.5 mm audio cable for delivering stereo sound to whatever speakers you choose.

Other features include:

  • A Certified Refurbished Echo Dot is refurbished, tested, and certified to look and work like new
  • Echo Dot (2nd Generation) is a hands-free, voice-controlled device that uses Alexa to play music, control smart home devices, make calls, send and receive messages, provide information, read the news, set alarms, read audiobooks from Audible, and more
  • Connects to speakers or headphones through Bluetooth or 3.5 mm stereo cable to play music from Amazon Music, Spotify, Pandora, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn
  • Introducing Alexa calling and messaging, a new way to be together with family and friends. Just ask Alexa to call or message anyone with an Echo, Echo Dot, or the Alexa App.
  • Controls lights, fans, switches, thermostats, garage doors, sprinklers, locks, and more with compatible connected devices from WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Nest, ecobee, and others
  • Hears you from across the room with 7 far-field microphones for hands-free control, even in noisy environments or while playing music
  • Includes a built-in speaker so it can work on its own as a smart alarm clock in the bedroom, an assistant in the kitchen, or anywhere you might want a voice-controlled computer; Amazon Echo is not required to use Echo Dot
  • Always getting smarter and adding new features, plus thousands of skills like Uber, Domino’s, and more