One of life's great ironies is that when you're younger, you can't
wait to get out of school, but as you get older, all you want is to
return to it.
Maybe that's because the world seemed simpler during those years,
but for me it's the growing realization that there's so much more
to learn about life, the universe, and everything--and a shrinking
amount of time in which to learn it. (Bonus points if you caught
that Douglas Adams reference.)
Alas, I lack the mountains of money usually required to go back to
If there is one thing we can do for ourselves, it's to be financially conscious. And one way to go about it is to start changing our shopping habits. Whether it's cutting back, using coupons or only shopping the sale and clearance sections, we ultimately have the power and choice on how we are going to spend our hard earned money.
To make things easier for you, I've compiled a list of the 5 best deals on our site this week. We hope to make your shopping experience easier, save you time and ultimately empower you to take charge of your financial future.
Facebook, Inc, recently launched a brand-new ad format, called a
"Featured Story," which dumps paid content - rather than updates
from Great Aunt Lynn about her recent biopsy or one of those
internet memes - squarely into our news feeds. Worse, these paid
advertisements (a.k.a. "news feed) shows the actions of the
Facebook users friends and these ads are front-and-center on our
Facebook news feed.
Great. More ads.
I've been mildly annoyed by the ads (read: "Sponsored Stories") on
the sidebar of Facebook, but have been able to tune them out. Now,
when I'm blearily checking to see if I've gotten any response to my
"Which Disney Princess Are You?" post, I'm bound to accidentally
click a Featured Story.
You know what? I'm sick of ads.
Because I have to sell my firstborn son in order to see a movie
these days, I do it perhaps twice a year.