trivia tuesday http://www.wisebread.com/taxonomy/term/11025/all en-US Does A Dollar Buy What it Did a Year Ago? (Answer to win $10) http://www.wisebread.com/does-a-dollar-buy-what-it-did-a-year-ago-answer-to-win-10 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/does-a-dollar-buy-what-it-did-a-year-ago-answer-to-win-10" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/crumpled dollar.jpg" alt="value of a dollar" title="Value of a Dollar" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="188" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 15px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><em style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">Winners update!! -- Congrats to the following winning submissions:</strong></em></p> <ul style="margin-top: 1em; margin-right: 1em; margin-bottom: 1em; margin-left: 1em; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; list-style-type: square; list-style-position: inside; list-style-image: initial; "> <li style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><br /> <h3 style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; font: normal normal bold 1em/normal 'Trebuchet MS', sans-serif; color: rgb(153, 102, 51); line-height: 1em; ">A<a class="active" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; color: rgb(153, 102, 51); text-decoration: none; font-size: 1.2em; " href="http://www.wisebread.com/does-a-dollar-buy-what-it-did-a-year-ago-answer-to-win-10#comment-322523">&nbsp;dollar goes further this</a>&nbsp;<strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">... Submitted by Carole (comment #19): &nbsp;</strong><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">&quot;A dollar goes further this year than last year when buying gasoline.&quot;</strong></h3> <p> </strong></li> <li style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><a href="http://twitter.com/mmmeg">@MMMeg</a>&nbsp;&quot;$1 now buys more stuff you don't need, but less stuff you do&quot;&nbsp;</strong></strong></li> </ul> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">I notice it every time I go to the grocery store to shop for my family of six: Same food = higher prices.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>With a little ingenuity, I can come away with about as much merchandise as did a year ago, and with only a slight increase in my total bill -- but it&rsquo;s much more work.<span style="">&nbsp; </span>Other items, like things I find on Craigslist and those hard-to-sell McMansions, are facing drastic crashes in their price points.<span style="">&nbsp; </span><o:p>&nbsp;</o:p></p> <p class="MsoNormal">What pricing trends have you noticed in the last year?<span style="">&nbsp; </span>Are you taking advantage of some of the pricing dives by refurnishing your living room on the cheap or working out amazing barters?<span style="">&nbsp; </span>Share your before and after example from the past 12 months, and you will be entered to win a $10 gift card!</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;">Those of you who aren&rsquo;t familiar with the &ldquo;drill,&rdquo; read below for full details:</p> <h2 style="border-style: none; border-bottom: 1px none rgb(217, 217, 217); margin: 0px 0px 5px; padding: 0px 0px 5px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS',sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 1.8em; font-weight: normal;">Win a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate</h2> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;">We're doing two giveaways -- one for random comments, and another one for a random&nbsp;<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 156, 204);" href="http://www.twitter.com/">tweet</a>s.</p> <h3 style="margin: 0px 0px 5px; padding: 0px 0px 5px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS',sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 1.4em; font-weight: normal;">How to Enter:</h3> <ol type="1" start="1" style="margin: 1em; padding: 0px; list-style-type: decimal; list-style-position: inside;"> <li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Post your answer in the comments below, or</li> <li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 156, 204);" href="http://www.twitter.com/">Tweet</a>&nbsp;your answer.&nbsp; Include both &quot;<a title=" @wisebread #moneytippers" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 156, 204);" href="http://twitter.com/wisebread">@wisebread</a>&quot; and &quot;#WBTrivia&quot; in your tweet so we'll see it and count it.</li> </ol> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;">If you're inspired to write a whole blog post, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;">At the end of the drawing, we'll update this post to include (and link to) all of your helpful responses.</p> <h3 style="margin: 0px 0px 5px; padding: 0px 0px 5px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS',sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 1.4em; font-weight: normal;">Giveaway Rules:</h3> <ul type="disc" style="margin: 1em; padding: 0px; list-style-type: square; list-style-position: inside;"> <li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Contest ends Thursday, July 23rd at 11:59am CST. Winners will be announced after July 23rd on the original post and via Twitter. Winners will also be contacted via email and Twitter Direct Message.</li> <li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">You can enter both drawings -- once by leaving a comment and once by tweeting.</li> <li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Only tweets that contain both &quot;@wisebread&quot; and &quot;#WBTrivia&quot; will be entered. (Otherwise, we won't see it.)</li> </ul> <p><strong>&nbsp;Good luck!&nbsp;</strong>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/does-a-dollar-buy-what-it-did-a-year-ago-answer-to-win-10">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/do-you-barter-tell-us-and-enter-to-win-10">Do You Barter? -- Tell Us and Enter to win $10!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-card-and-debt-settlement-would-you-consider-it-your-chance-to-win-10">Credit Card and Debt Settlement? Would you Consider it? (Your Chance to Win $10!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-does-the-word-recession-mean-to-you-answer-for-a-chance-to-win-10">What Does the Word &quot;Recession&quot; Mean to You? (Answer for a Chance to Win $10!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/take-our-reader-survey-for-a-chance-to-win-one-of-five-amazon-gift-cards">Take Our Reader Survey for a Chance to Win One of Five Amazon Gift Cards!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/spend-less-this-valentines-day-and-win-an-ipod-touch">Spend Less This Valentine’s Day (And Win an iPod Touch!)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Giveaways dollar trivia tuesday Tue, 21 Jul 2009 17:00:02 +0000 Linsey Knerl 3413 at http://www.wisebread.com What Does the Word "Recession" Mean to You? (Answer for a Chance to Win $10!) http://www.wisebread.com/what-does-the-word-recession-mean-to-you-answer-for-a-chance-to-win-10 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/what-does-the-word-recession-mean-to-you-answer-for-a-chance-to-win-10" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/recession special.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="166" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p><em><strong>Winners update!! -- Congrats to the following winning submissions:</strong></em></p> <ul> <li><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-does-the-word-recession-mean-to-you-answer-for-a-chance-to-win-10#comment-319297"><strong>What Recessions means to me</strong></a><strong>... Submitted by Kristin (comment #16): &nbsp;</strong><strong>&quot;Well, I was laid off, and many, many of my friends have been too, or had their hours/salaries reduced. Sounds like a recession to me.&quot;</strong></li> <li><strong><strong style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; "><a href="http://www.twitter.com/karen604">@</a></strong><strong><a href="http://www.twitter.com/karen604">Karen604</a>&nbsp;&nbsp;&quot;</strong><span class="entry-content" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">Recession means things take longer cooking at home, line drying clothes, combining shopping trips. But it's good in end&quot;</span></strong></li> </ul> <p><span class="entry-content" style="margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; ">Economists have it defined. &nbsp; News anchors provide ample commentary on what it is and how it affects us. &nbsp;But what about the &quot;real&quot; people living in today's economy? &nbsp;Do they &quot;feel&quot; the recession? &nbsp;What do they think a recession really is? &nbsp;Tell us for a chance to score some quick Amazon cash!&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;"><b>This one is easy. &nbsp;Just share your comments on what you think the word &quot;recession&quot; means.&nbsp;&nbsp;It can be your own personal experience, what you learned about it in college, or what you wish the media was really telling us about how it works (or in this case, doesn't work.) &nbsp;Do you have extra commentary on when it will end? Or are you just completely fed up with the use of the word altogether? &nbsp;We'd love to hear your thoughts for a chance to win!</b></p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;">Those of you who aren&rsquo;t familiar with the &ldquo;drill,&rdquo; read below for full details:</p> <h2 style="border-style: none; border-bottom: 1px none rgb(217, 217, 217); margin: 0px 0px 5px; padding: 0px 0px 5px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS',sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 1.8em; font-weight: normal;">Win a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate</h2> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;">We're doing two giveaways -- one for random comments, and another one for a random&nbsp;<a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 156, 204);" href="http://www.twitter.com/">tweet</a>s.</p> <h3 style="margin: 0px 0px 5px; padding: 0px 0px 5px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS',sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 1.4em; font-weight: normal;">How to Enter:</h3> <ol type="1" start="1" style="margin: 1em; padding: 0px; list-style-type: decimal; list-style-position: inside;"> <li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Post your answer in the comments below, or</li> <li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;"><a style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 156, 204);" href="http://www.twitter.com/">Tweet</a>&nbsp;your answer.&nbsp; Include both &quot;<a title=" @wisebread #moneytippers" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; color: rgb(0, 156, 204);" href="http://twitter.com/wisebread">@wisebread</a>&quot; and &quot;#WBTrivia&quot; in your tweet so we'll see it and count it.</li> </ol> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;">If you're inspired to write a whole blog post, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</p> <p style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;">At the end of the drawing, we'll update this post to include (and link to) all of your helpful responses.</p> <h3 style="margin: 0px 0px 5px; padding: 0px 0px 5px; font-family: 'Trebuchet MS',sans-serif; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; line-height: normal; font-size-adjust: none; font-stretch: normal; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 1.4em; font-weight: normal;">Giveaway Rules:</h3> <ul type="disc" style="margin: 1em; padding: 0px; list-style-type: square; list-style-position: inside;"> <li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Contest ends Thursday, July 16th at 11:59am CST. Winners will be announced after July 16th on the original post and via Twitter. Winners will also be contacted via email and Twitter Direct Message.</li> <li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">You can enter both drawings -- once by leaving a comment and once by tweeting.</li> <li class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">Only tweets that contain both &quot;@wisebread&quot; and &quot;#WBTrivia&quot; will be entered. (Otherwise, we won't see it.)</li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;Good luck!</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;"><b>For additional &quot;recession&quot; related reading, try these articles:</b></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/preparing-for-a-recession">Preparing for a Recession</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/small-business/how-your-small-business-can-survive-the-recession">How Your Small Business Can Survive the Recession</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/diy-entertainment-a-recipe-for-the-recession">DIY&nbsp;Entertainment - A Recipe for Recession</a></p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal" style="margin: 0px 0px 15px; padding: 0px;">&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-does-the-word-recession-mean-to-you-answer-for-a-chance-to-win-10">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-1"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/do-you-barter-tell-us-and-enter-to-win-10">Do You Barter? -- Tell Us and Enter to win $10!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/spend-money-to-save-money">Share a money tip &amp; win $10: What do you buy to thrive in a recession?</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-card-and-debt-settlement-would-you-consider-it-your-chance-to-win-10">Credit Card and Debt Settlement? Would you Consider it? (Your Chance to Win $10!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/take-our-reader-survey-for-a-chance-to-win-one-of-five-amazon-gift-cards">Take Our Reader Survey for a Chance to Win One of Five Amazon Gift Cards!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/book-review-eco-friendly-families-win-a-copy">Book Review: Eco-Friendly Families (Win a Copy!)</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Giveaways Amazon giveaway recession trivia tuesday Tue, 14 Jul 2009 18:11:47 +0000 Linsey Knerl 3387 at http://www.wisebread.com Do You Barter? -- Tell Us and Enter to win $10! http://www.wisebread.com/do-you-barter-tell-us-and-enter-to-win-10 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/do-you-barter-tell-us-and-enter-to-win-10" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/bartering.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="176" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s time for our weekly trivia question: <span style="font-weight: bold;">Do you Barter? Have you ever traded services or goods without cash? What has been your experience?</span></p> <p>Our own Philip Brewer mentioned bartering, among other options, in his recent &quot;<a href="http://www.wisebread.com/opting-out-of-the-money-economy"><em>Opting out of the Money Economy</em></a>&quot;. &nbsp;In fact, it is very likely that many of use will use barter sometime in our lifetime.&nbsp; Whether you do a straight trade with someone you know, or choose to use an official Barter currency (like trade credits, points, etc.) it's becoming more and more the &quot;cool&quot; thing to do.&nbsp; RecessionWire even gives you some basic tips in their <a href="http://www.recessionwire.com/2009/04/30/barter-101/">Barter 101 tutorial</a>, if you've no idea where to begin.</p> <p><strong>So, what do you think?&nbsp; Is bartering something you've tried and been successful at?&nbsp; Are you new to the game, or have you been doing it for years?&nbsp; What would you recommend to others just getting into the barter game?</strong>&nbsp; Your comment could win you a $10 prize!</p> <p>&nbsp;Those of you who aren&rsquo;t familiar with the &ldquo;drill,&rdquo; read below for full details:</p> <h2>Win a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate</h2> <p>We're doing two giveaways -- one $10 Amazon gift certificate for a random comment, and another one for a random <a href="http://www.twitter.com/">tweet</a>.</p> <h3>How to Enter:</h3> <ol type="1" start="1"> <li class="MsoNormal">Post your answer in the comments below, or</li> <li class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.twitter.com/">Tweet</a> your answer.&nbsp; Include &quot;<a title=" @wisebread #moneytippers" href="http://twitter.com/wisebread">@wisebread</a>&quot; in your tweet so we'll see it and count it.</li> </ol> <p>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</p> <p>At the end of the drawing, we'll update this post to include (and link to) all of your helpful responses.</p> <h3>Giveaway Rules:</h3> <ul type="disc"> <li class="MsoNormal">Contest ends Wednesday, July 1st at 11:59pm CST. Winners will be announced July 2nd on the original post and via Twitter. Winners will also be contacted via email and Twitter Direct Message.</li> <li class="MsoNormal">You can enter both drawings -- once by leaving a comment and once by tweeting.</li> <li class="MsoNormal">Only tweets with &quot;@wisebread&quot; will be entered. (Otherwise, we won't see it.)</li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>&nbsp;Good luck! </strong></p> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/do-you-barter-tell-us-and-enter-to-win-10">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. Read more great articles from Wise Bread:</div><div class="view view-similarterms view-id-similarterms view-display-id-block_2 view-dom-id-2"> <div class="view-content"> <div class="item-list"> <ul> <li class="views-row views-row-1 views-row-odd views-row-first"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-card-and-debt-settlement-would-you-consider-it-your-chance-to-win-10">Credit Card and Debt Settlement? Would you Consider it? (Your Chance to Win $10!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-2 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/what-does-the-word-recession-mean-to-you-answer-for-a-chance-to-win-10">What Does the Word &quot;Recession&quot; Mean to You? (Answer for a Chance to Win $10!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/take-our-reader-survey-for-a-chance-to-win-one-of-five-amazon-gift-cards">Take Our Reader Survey for a Chance to Win One of Five Amazon Gift Cards!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/book-review-eco-friendly-families-win-a-copy">Book Review: Eco-Friendly Families (Win a Copy!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/enter-to-win-over-1000-in-hedgeable-s-holiday-giveaway">Enter to Win Over $1,000 in Hedgeable’s Holiday Giveaway!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Giveaways barter giveaway trade trivia tuesday Tue, 30 Jun 2009 17:35:37 +0000 Linsey Knerl 3332 at http://www.wisebread.com Credit Card and Debt Settlement? Would you Consider it? (Your Chance to Win $10!) http://www.wisebread.com/credit-card-and-debt-settlement-would-you-consider-it-your-chance-to-win-10 <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-blog-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/credit-card-and-debt-settlement-would-you-consider-it-your-chance-to-win-10" class="imagecache imagecache-250w imagecache-linked imagecache-250w_linked"><img src="http://wisebread.killeracesmedia.netdna-cdn.com/files/fruganomics/imagecache/250w/blog-images/credit card settlement.jpg" alt="" title="" class="imagecache imagecache-250w" width="250" height="208" /></a> </div> </div> </div> <p>It&rsquo;s time for our weekly trivia question: <strong>What do you think of credit card and debt settlement?&nbsp; Would you consider it?&nbsp; Have you ever done it?</strong></p> <p>Awhile back <a href="http://www.blogtalkradio.com/WiseBread/2009/03/12/Your-Debt-Questions-Answered">I interviewed Kim McGrigg</a>, of <a href="http://www.moneymanagement.org/">Money Management International</a>.&nbsp; She explained the difference between traditional credit counseling programs and debt settlement.&nbsp; With many ads on TV&nbsp;and the internet claiming to cut your debt by 50%, debt settlement may seem like a tempting alternative for consumers looking to escape mounting debt.&nbsp; Kim had quite a bit of information on some of the hoops, fees, and long-term effects of having your debt written off for less than what's owed, and we'd like to hear what you think!</p> <p>Do you have a story to tell about debt settlement?&nbsp; Did you go through a company or did you attempt to do it on your own?&nbsp; Were there any negative consequences?&nbsp; Your comment could win you a $10 prize!</p> <p>&nbsp;Those of you who aren&rsquo;t familiar with the &ldquo;drill,&rdquo; read below for full details:</p> <h2>Win a $10 Amazon Gift Certificate</h2> <p>We're doing two giveaways -- one $10 Amazon gift certificate for a random comment, and another one for a random <a href="http://www.twitter.com/">tweet</a>.</p> <h3>How to Enter:</h3> <ol type="1" start="1"> <li class="MsoNormal">Post your answer in the comments below, or</li> <li class="MsoNormal"><a href="http://www.twitter.com/">Tweet</a> your answer.&nbsp; Include &quot;<a href="http://twitter.com/wisebread" title=" @wisebread #moneytippers">@wisebread</a>&quot; in your tweet so we'll see it and count it.</li> </ol> <p>If you're inspired to write a whole blog post, please link to it in the comments or tweet it.</p> <p>At the end of the drawing, we'll update this post to include (and link to) all of your helpful responses.</p> <h3>Giveaway Rules:</h3> <ul type="disc"> <li class="MsoNormal">Contest ends Wednesday, June 24th at 7:59pm CST. Winners will be announced June 25th between 8:00 &ndash; 9:00 pm CST during our live Blog Talk Radio broadcast, and will be contacted at the conclusion of the broadcast (or you can call in live to claim your prize!)</li> <li class="MsoNormal">You can enter both drawings -- once by leaving a comment and once by tweeting.</li> <li class="MsoNormal">Only tweets with &quot;@wisebread&quot; will be entered. (Otherwise, we won't see it.)</li> </ul> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>&nbsp;Good luck! </strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>***We have our winners!&nbsp; Congrats to these winning entries!</strong>&nbsp; (Your prize is on the way!)</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>&nbsp; <span class="status-body"><span class="entry-content">@</span></span><a title="jGee" class="screen-name" href="https://twitter.com/ladytr0uble"><strong>ladytr0uble</strong></a></strong><strong> </strong><span class="status-body"><span class="entry-content">No, it is not an option for me. I promised myself a long time ago that I will only buy what I can afford</span></span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">&nbsp;</p> <p><strong>Comment #2 -</strong><a class="active" href="../../../../../../credit-card-and-debt-settlement-would-you-consider-it-your-chance-to-win-10#comment-309983"><strong>I tried both ways, but when </strong></a><strong>... Submitted by Ana</strong></p> <div class="content">I tried both ways, but when I read the fine print on the settlement company I noticed it was not a good idea. I am doing it on my own little by little and feel more accomplished.</div> <br /><div id="custom_wisebread_footer"><div id="rss_tagline">This article is from <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/linsey-knerl">Linsey Knerl</a> of <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-card-and-debt-settlement-would-you-consider-it-your-chance-to-win-10">Wise Bread</a>, an award-winning personal finance and <a href="http://www.wisebread.com/credit-cards">credit card comparison</a> website. 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(Answer for a Chance to Win $10!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-3 views-row-odd"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/take-our-reader-survey-for-a-chance-to-win-one-of-five-amazon-gift-cards">Take Our Reader Survey for a Chance to Win One of Five Amazon Gift Cards!</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-4 views-row-even"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/book-review-eco-friendly-families-win-a-copy">Book Review: Eco-Friendly Families (Win a Copy!)</a></span> </div> </li> <li class="views-row views-row-5 views-row-odd views-row-last"> <div class="views-field-title"> <span class="field-content"><a href="http://www.wisebread.com/enter-to-win-over-1000-in-hedgeable-s-holiday-giveaway">Enter to Win Over $1,000 in Hedgeable’s Holiday Giveaway!</a></span> </div> </li> </ul> </div> </div> </div> </div><br/></br> Giveaways debt settlement giveaway trivia tuesday Tue, 23 Jun 2009 17:01:37 +0000 Linsey Knerl 3306 at http://www.wisebread.com