Saturday, June 22, 2013

Did You Know You Can Trade in Your iPhone 4?

Did you know you can trade in your iPhone 4?

 According to this article, you have until June 29 to trade you iPhone 4/4s for an iPhone 5 at Best Buy locations. There are some stipulations, like having to be eligible for an upgrade and paying fees but it seems that Best Buy had such a large positive response to their previous one day trade in that they are extending it. See the linked article if you are interested in finding out more about getting a free iPhone 5 for a trade in of your 4 (too bad I can't trade in my iPhone 3 for it!)

Did You Know About Selling Textbooks

Did you know about selling textbooks?

 Everyone knows that book buy back in the college bookstore is almost laughable. I think my son got $12 for an unopened computer pack that was required for a class! And you know we spent nearly $!00 for it! If you want to check out your options and see if you can get a better deal when you sell books back, try checking online to see if there are better options for your college books you no longer need.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Did You Know About Barefoot Parks?

Did you know about barefoot parks?

 I just finished reading a book about foot care and the relief of foot pain. Fairly interesting and some good tips. At the end the author provides some resources, one which is a link to a "barefoot parks" website . The parks are located in Europe and look like a lot of fun. A place where grownups can be kids! These parks seem to be designed and cared for to maintain healthy foot care while enjoying the great outdoors like a kid. There are lots of sensations for your feet to interact with. There are hiking trails of different materials. It looks like a lot of fun. While I've not seen or heard of any barefoot parks in the US I figure why not go out and enjoy my own back yard barefoot for a while!

Did You Know Our Garage Door is Broken...Again?

Did you know our garage door is broken...again?

 I don't know how many times my husband has fixed our garage door in the last dozen years. At least four times. And now it broke again today! Ugh! And of course it's a day that we have thunderstorms!! And then as I looked out the back window I saw our back fence line is sagging. I guess my husband is going to have to check out the Reid Supply tooling components line of gadgets he will need to get these household honey-do's done!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Did You Know About Summer Movies?

Did you know about summer movies?

It's been a while since I've been to the movie theater to see a movie. Probably Toy Story 3 my son's senior year of high school. But out of the summer movies coming out this year, I may actually see two of them. Perhaps even in a theater! Monsters University is coming out. While I am not crazy about the idea of a sequel, or prequel, I do like Monsters Inc and this could be a fun one. But the one we are looking forward to is Despicable Me 2. Hopefully as fun and clever as the first one.

Did You Know About Business Savvy?

Did you know about business savvy?

I don't have much business savvy but my son just seemed to come wired that way. Even at 5 years old he had sense enough to tell me, when asked if I could borrow a dollar from his bank, "Yes. If you pay me back two." Well that led to a short talk about interest and extortion! I told him it was smart and good but he cannot do it to his mother!! Soon after that he said that he thought the fast food place Sonic is pretty smart to have happy hour every day "because more people come there during happy hour than they do during the day." While that may not be completely true it's a pretty good thing for a youngster to realize. Now that he has declared his college major as Business Finance I have no doubt he will be gaining more and more business savvy. I hope that this will lead to him making great financial decisions and keeping himself free from bankruptcy laws in nc, or anywhere he happens to be.