Once upon a time, people didn’t buy things on a credit card. They put it on something called “Layaway”. Layaway was devised so people could get a product that they wanted and didn’t have to put all the cash down at one time. They would make several payments over a pre-determined amount of time and when they paid the product off, they could take it home. Credit cards changed all of that.
Today is March 29, 2010 and the 88th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 276 days left in the year 2010. According the Mayan calendar, there are 998 days till the end of the current cycle. On this date, in 2004, The Republic of Ireland becomes the first country to ban smoking in all work places. Here are five people that share a birthday on this day: Read more…
Well…once again, it’s time for the kids to go back to school. I’m at home with my kids during the day, and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t looking forward to a little break and some Alan time, but I’m also a little sad to see them go back. There is a major drawback to the back to school season, the expense of all the back to school supplies. Back when I was in school, we had to have a Trapper-keeper, pencils, crayons and some glue. Lately, the supplies list has been growing year after year. I have 3 kids and last year my wife spent roughly $60 per kid just on supplies, plus a new backpack for each one. Then, you can factor in new school clothes. I don’t even want to know how much was spent last year.
This year we did our research first. We looked online at all the sales and promos and we went through all the newspaper ads and store circulars. Here’s a list of the 5 best places I’ve found to get great deals on back to school supplies and clothing: