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Ace Rebates: Smoke Alarm Batteries & More

Posted by Jesse Shand On Sep - 29 - 2016

Remember how I was encouraging you all to get ready for winter?
Well, Ace Hardware is offering some mail-in rebates that fit in nicely with that.
Here are a few of the highlights:

  • Get a $5 rebate on a 3M Indoor Window Kit.
  • Get a $5 rebate on a Pelonis Heater/Fan.
  • Get a $5 rebate on a Mercury Free Heat Only Thermostat Round.
  • Get a $10 rebate on the Digital 5-1-1 Programmable H/C Thermostat.
  • Get a $5 rebate on the Digital 5-2 Programmable H/C Thermostat.

And to get your motors ready for winter:

  • Get a $3.99 rebate on Gumout Fuel Stabilizer (8 oz).
  • Get a $6 rebate on Peak Long Life Antifreeze & Coolant.
  • Get a $5 rebate on Peak Long Life 50/50 Antifreeze & Coolant.
  • Get a $1 rebate on Camco RV Antifreeze (gal.

TANF Program Expires Eliminating Jobs and Housing Assistance

Posted by Jesse Shand On Sep - 29 - 2016

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program expired on Thursday, according to the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. According to the center, the expiration of this stimulus-subsidized employment program will leave tens of thousands without jobs and other forms of assistance.

What is TANF?

The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) was a program developed to provide assistance and work opportunities to needy families by granting states, territories and tribes federal funds. While the work opportunities were usually time-limited and other assistance (cash grants, housing assistance, food programs, etc.) was usually temporary, it was all helpful in not just keeping families in need on their feet, but keeping the unemployment rate below 10 percent.

Program Comes to an End

Thirty-seven states had been granted $5 billion to provide assistance to families in their communities.

Southwest & AirTran’s plan to wed is mixed blessing for travelers

Posted by Levi Dynon On Sep - 27 - 2016

The proverbial ink isn’t even dry on the U.S. Department of Justice’s approval earlier this month of the United Airlines-Continental Airlines merger. But that hasn’t stopped the pace of even further consolidation within the domestic industry, as this week Dallas-based Southwest Airlines announced its intention to acquire the parent company of Orlando-based AirTran Airways.

For consumers, the approval of this merger would bring mixed blessings. Southwest’s expansion into Atlanta and other airports means the spread of low-fare service to even more markets. Currently AirTran serves destinations in Mexico and the Caribbean, so the potential also exists for Southwest to launch service outside the U.S.

Posted by Jorja Marion On Sep - 25 - 2016

ING DIRECT has a 1% cash back offer with their Electric Orange card. Some details about the offer follow. Runs October 1st through November 30th. Good on card purchases under $50. No registration needed. Your rebate will be placed into your account by the 15th of the next month. Visit the promo page for more info about this bank bonus.

If you don’t yet have an ING account you can get a $25 referral bonus.

Home sales remain dismal: Bring back the homebuyer tax credit

Posted by Levi Dynon On Sep - 22 - 2016


Homebuyer tax credit: Third time’s the charm?

According to the most recent numbers, since it was first introduced in 2008, the homebuyer tax credit helped 3.3 million homeowners and cost the country $23.5 billion.

After President Obama extended the closing deadline to the second portion of the homebuyer tax credit back on July 2, 2010, most of us thought that was it for the credit. However, the homebuyer tax credit has been back in the news ever since HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan failed to give a reporter a straight answer when asked whether the administration was considering a third tax credit.

Record-low home sales have also ginned up discussions about the need for another homebuyer tax credit. Wh