The Super Bowl ads for 2022 were mostly disappointing. Although a few had a good message, the overall feel of the game show was dystopian. A QR code drifting across the screen, ads for apps and betting websites I’d never heard of, and supposedly clever ads featuring stars from TV series I’ve never seen.
Recently, I wrote about a turkey Wellington I ordered from Harry & David. Unfortunately, it sat in the FedEx warehouse for about 10 days. I knew it wasn’t safe to eat. I got my money back. For some time, however, I’ve wondered about the safety of home delivered meals.
Saving money will help you with your future. If your car breaks down or you have a huge, unexpected medical bill, you’ll have an emergency fund to cover the costs. If you save for retirement, you’ll have enough money to meet your needs without stress.
It’s getting closer to the big Oscar night March 27. More of the nominated movies are becoming available online. However, be sure to compare prices to save money. I signed up for Amazon Prime, not for free delivery, but for the movies. Since I review the Academy Award nominated movies every year for sexism, ageism, and violence, I thought it would be helpful.
Americans’ revolving credit levels once again reached their highest levels since March 2020. Sixty-six percent of millennials have nothing saved for retirement. And nearly one in four Americans have PTSD-like symptoms due to financial stress — many of whom are young parents.
Recently, I wrote you could find deals on clothing, electronics, mattresses, home goods and furniture, and large appliances at Presidents’ Day sales. Ever hopeful, I went over to Best Buy to see if they had reduced prices for an iPhone 12 or a new Apple desktop.
In the past, I’ve encouraged citizens on Presidents’ Day to take the opportunity to participate in government and make their voices heard. The goal? To help make government work more effectively. That message is even more critically important now.
It’s disappointing that the governors in blue states are removing covid restrictions. Just because cases from the huge spike in covid cases caused by the omicron variant are dropping dramatically doesn’t mean that the chances of getting covid are gone or are even reduced significantly.
California is investigating some businesses operating loyalty programs and notices have been sent out alleging they aren’t complying with consumer laws. Businesses that offer discounts or free items in exchange for personal information in California are required to provide a notice of financial incentive.
It’s predicted Americans will spend an average of $175 on Valentine’s Day. That sounds like a present and a nice dinner. Me? I’ll be eating chocolates and drinking cava. Americans will spend more than $23.9 billion to celebrate the romantic holiday this year.