Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Last Minute Holiday Deals For $8 or Less (Even Free)!

Hey Guys!

I just wanted to post some last minute deal ideas that will expire soon:

  • $2 Gifts -- Get $25 restaurant gift certificates for only $2! Put your friend or family member's zip code into the site and see which participating restaurants will give you a $25 gift certificate for a mere two bucks!

  • $8 Zhu Zhu Pets -- Walmart is flying in Zhu zhu pets on 747s all around the country THIS WEEK. If you've been waiting, then call your local store to see when their "event" starts and send your teenager to wait in line!

  • FREE Gifts -- In this last minute rush, you've probably already been given new gifts that just aren't "you." Maybe you got a silver chafing dish that fits your best friend's personality and hospitality skills better than your own. The National Retail Federation says that 20% more people are regifting this year than last year. If it looks new, then gift it!

  • FREE Gifts -- Maybe you are at the flat end of your budget and have nothing to give. You always have gifts of service. Create a gift card in your area of expertise. If you're a stylist, offer free hair cuts to your friends. If you love to cook, give a gift card for three dinners for your neighbors. If you are a mechanic, change the oil of your out of work football buddy for free. Your gift of time may be someone's else's essential provision!

Happy Holidays!

Ellie Kay

America's Family Financial Expert (R)


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Do You Know Someone in The Military?

We will be giving free, autographed copies of Heroes at Home to anyone whose question is read on ABC News Now's GOOD MONEY show on Friday, December 11th

The deadline for your questions is: Thursday, noon PST, December 10

Topic: Military Money

  • Do you know someone in the military or are you a military family?
  • Do you have a question about how to manage your money in the military?
  • Maybe you are having trouble budgeting?
  • What are some of your specific money problems?
  • What are some of your financial stresses in the military?
  • Or you might want to help the military and don't know how?

Ask Ellie any military money related question and if your question is read on the air, you could win a copy of Heroes at Home: Help and Hope for Military Families. This is a book that has 100,000 copies in print and is helping servicemembers and their families all around the world!

Remember the ABCs of past prize winning questions:

  • Accuracy- Questions that accurately fit the show's theme for the day are most relevant. This week's theme is "Military Money."
  • Brevity - If it takes two minutes to ask the question, then it won't be selected. A question that can fit into a 10 to 15 second soundbite is ideal.
  • Clarity - The world of TV news revolves around questions asked in a way that is easily understood by viewers. Please email your questions to: assistant@elliekay.com or posted on Ellie's blog right here!

We look forward to hearing from YOU as you join Ellie on ABC News!

Submit all questions right here on Ellie's blog http://www.elliekay.com/ and/or send a copy of the question to: assistant@elliekay.com

Thank you for supporting our military!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Kids and Money -- Listen to Ellie on Voice America!

Do you want to know how to teach your kid's about money? Listen to Ellie on VoiceAmerica!

Wed 10 AM PT/11 AM MT/12 PM CT/1 PM ET on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel
Real Parents. Real Solutions.
Money Matters: Teach Your Child How to Be Money-Savvy

Teaching your child how to manage money is a big responsibility. In today’s show, Ellie Kay, financial expert, author and mother of seven, will break it down to make the job manageable. Should you give your child an allowance? How much should it be? Should Learn More >> Missed the Live Shows? Past Episodes are available On Demand and Podcast Ready.