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The holidays are a time for enjoying friends and family in the home and also finding somewhere to hide all the clutter before everyone arrives. One study* found disorganization can consume 15-20 percent of the average home’s annual budget through rebuying misplaced items, rush charges and late fees. 

 

Not only can cleaning and organizing the home be easy, but according to organizing expert, Donna Smallin Kuper, many unwanted and unused items around the home are worth something and can easily be sold.  On this episode, Donna shares several helpful tips on organizing the home for the holidays and ways to turn clutter into more money for the holidays.

 

About Donna:

Donna is an award-winning organizing and cleaning expert and best-selling author. She’s written more than a dozen books on how to declutter, organize, simplify, and clean up your life, including her book, How to Declutter and Make Money Now!

 

Additional tips and ideas available at www.decluttr.com

 

Buy Donna's Books on Amazon: http://amzn.to/2gRLxax

 

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About this episode:

 

This holiday season, we have a secret that will bring the magic back to gift giving. Gift giving creates a unique bond between people when done right. But, let's face it, it’s getting harder and harder to find amazing gifts for the toughest people on your list because of our busy schedules. Gift Advisor was created to help make being a thoughtful gift giver exciting and easy again!

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Not only does Gift Advisor allow you to zero in on the perfect gift using age, gender, relationship, interests and profession search but it gets smarter the more you use it! Using similar learning technology as movie and music recommendation sites and adapted specifically for gift shopping, it gets better with each visit the more you interact. And, you can get specific advice from gift-obsessed editors while you’re searching.

 

It connects creative gift givers with independent designers to help today’s most creative makers compete against large corporations, gain market share, and reach people who care about their products. Gift Advisor is always seeking thoughtful, exceptional, one-of-a-kind products, from independent designers, artisans and trusted brands from around the world, that make the best gifts for every occasion and relationship in your life. 

 

Know of an amazing gift or two or three? Gift Advisor makes it easy to recommend ideas to be added to their always growing and changing database, too. Make as many recommendations as you'd like and they'll do their best to showcase them!

 

In this interview we discuss:

-         Why some people are hard to shop for and holiday gift ideas to please the toughest ones

-         Resources for finding unique, one-of-a-kind products from independent designers and  artisans

-         The new “Netflix” of gift-giving, GiftAdvsior.com

-         Your own questions- Dana Holmes is happy to record custom content with your provided  questions about holiday shopping

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: GIFTADVISOR.COM

 

About Dana Holmes:

Dana Holmes is Editor in Chief of GiftAdvisor.com. She has been writing about etiquette, occasions, gift ideas, trends and family fun for more than a decade and has been interviewed by the New York Times, Associated Press, TODAY in NY and many, many more.

 

About Gift Advisor:

Nashua, New Hampshire based Gift Advisor was created in 2016 to keep the power of thoughtful and meaningful gift giving alive.  An editorial resource for the gift inspired and the gift stumped to quickly connect with the best gift ideas and advice for every occasion, interest and relationship in one place, Gift Advisor is also a marketplace where artisans, start-ups, and unique brands can gain exposure and reach a specific audience that is ready to make a purchase.

 

Driven by a gift recommendation engine that uses similar learning technology as music and movie sites, and a quickly expanding content, social media and PR program, Gift Advisor’s objective is to help small brands become profitable businesses and to connect creative gift ideas with creative gift givers through a curated and easy to navigate experience.

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For the past nine years, in partnership with Rebuilding Together, a leading national nonprofit organization in safe and healthy housing, Sears has helped raise more than $20 million to assist America’s veterans and military families.

 

This holiday season, the Sears Heroes at Home for the Holidays campaign, will raise funds to support immediate home accessibility upgrades for low-income veterans. Members can donate to Rebuilding Together when they check out at any Sears store or online via a link at sears.com/heroesathome.

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Fall Car Maintenance Tips Every Driver Needs To Know
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Lauren Fix, The Car Coach®
Automotive expert, media guest, journalist, author, keynote speaker and television host
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About This Episode:

October is Fall Car Care Month. The perfect time to get under the hood now before the harsh winter takes effect. A little time to be car care aware now means you’ll be ready for winter weather and road ahead!

 

Whether you do it yourself or take your car to a professional service technician, the Car Coach recommends four proactive steps to make sure your car is ready for winter driving.

 

In this episode, Lauren Fix, the Car Coach, will make sure your car is ready for the road ahead. Lauren has motor oil in her veins. Born and raised in Detroit, Lauren is from a family of auto professionals and began working on cars at the age of 10. It wasn’t long before she was totally immersed in the car culture, restoring and driving her own beloved rides. Today, Lauren’s passion is to educate drivers across America and in this episode she will also discuss:

 

-           What is the number one thing we should check in our cars for fall?

-           What else can we do ourselves to ensure safe driving?

-           When should we see an expert?

-           Where can we go for more car maintenance tips?

About Lauren:

Lauren Fix, The Car Coach® is a nationally recognized automotive expert, media guest, journalist, author, keynote speaker and television host. A trusted car expertLauren provides an insider’s perspective on a wide range of automotive topics, CAR SMARTS® and safety issues for both the auto industry and consumers. Lauren’s broadcast experience includes Oprah, Live! With Kelly and Michael, Good Morning America, The View, TODAY, 20/20, The Early Show, CNN, CNBC, FOX News, and NPR among others.

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Is It Too Easy to Spend Money These Days?

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Ft. Ester Bloom, Senior Editor at TheBillfold.com
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About This Episode:

With wages stagnant, school debt piling up and costs rising millennials have it tough. Technology can be a key to saving or a curse. In this episode, Ester Bloom, Senior Editor of The Billfold will share her tips including:

Spending Tracking Apps
Referral Marketing
Apps that raise your food bill and ones that lower it
Technology to track your driving skills (and lower your auto insurance)

According to the Association for Psychological Science, when it comes to driving most people think their skills are above average.  Other studies have found nearly two thirds of drivers rate themselves as excellent or very good. Now your anchors, reporters, producers, hosts and audience can put themselves up to the challenge for free by using technology to measure how they actually drive. If they do well, they might be able to save significant money on their car insurance.

Here’s how the program works. After signing up for a 30 Day free trial (here), you’ll receive a Snapshot device which plugs into your car. It measures how fast, how far and when you drive. It also measures your rates of acceleration and how hard you brake. If you do well, new customers can be offered a reduced Snapshot rates and existing customers can see their rates go down—good news also for parents who have younger millennials on their insurance plan.

About Ester:

Ester Bloom is an award-winning non-fiction writer and Senior Editor at The Billfold which covers everything you wanted to know about money. Her specialty areas are millennials and women. She has appeared on MSNBC, MTV, HuffPost Live and the Geraldo Rivera Show among many programs.

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Save The Environment (and Your Wallet) By Selling Your Used Tech Gadgets

Michele Reynolds Perry

Vice President, Brand Communications at 

Gazelle


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About This Episode:

Spurred by increasing consumer demand for the newest technology – be they tablets, laptops, cell phones, etc. –, e-waste is piling up in landfills both domestically and abroad at an alarming rate or collecting dust in your closest. It’s not good for the environment or your wallet.

 

What are consumers to do with their unwanted electronic devices after upgrading?

 

As you begin your spring cleaning now is a perfect time to trade in those old devices for cash toward the hottest tech that you didn’t think was in your budget. By giving cell phones a second life, the average consumer can save the earth and money, too.

 

Gazelle, a leading trade-in and e-commerce site for consumer electronics now offers certified pre-owned devices that not only come in great condition but also at a huge discount and with no contract or strings attached!

 

On this episode Michele Perry, Consumer Tech Expert at Gazelle.com, will be sharing a few tips for reducing your e-waste by recycling old devices and earning cash at the same time. By considering purchasing certified, pre-owned gadgets you’ll be improving your eco-footprint this spring. Michele can also provide “buyer beware” tips, highlight results from a recent Gazelle survey identifying new trends, and talk about new financing and warranty programs for preowned electronics.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION VISIT: GAZELLE.COM

About Michele Perry: Resident tech enthusiast and expert at Gazelle.com, Michele Perry monitors the changing dynamics of technology in the 21st century. Perry provides insight into how people use technology and the obstacles they face while making it all work within a budget.

With more than 1 million customers and more than $200 million paid out for used gadgets, Gazelle is the leading reCommerce company. Perry brings her collective and extensive knowledge of the behaviors and attitudes of tech enthusiasts through in-depth analysis of Gazelle’s custom surveys, company data and her own tech experiences. As the tech expert at Gazelle and previously a travel guru for the largest travel site in the world, Perry is frequently sought out and quoted by major outlets around the country including ABC News, The CBS Early Show, FOX News, MSNBC, The New York Times, USA Today, The Chicago Tribune, Voice of America and National Public Radio.