Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas everyone! To me, Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. I love seeing people gather together and share love with their families and friends. I’m so happy and merry this Christmas because God did something really valuable to me. Christmas is all about Jesus for He is the reason for this season. Let’s not forget about that. Giving gifts is not necessary on Christmas. But if you want to give gifts, it doesn’t have to expensive. Don’t overspend. The most common problem during Christmas is people overspend and when new year’s come, they end up being in big debt. Know your limitation.  Anyhow, Merry Christmas everyone!

Save money in college with Campus Book Rentals and Rent Back

The price of a college education is getting higher. Many students are in a tight budget and struggling to make ends meet. College tuition is already expensive enough. They are doing their best they can to save money. Buying brand new textbooks is very expensive. Good thing that there are many online textbook rental companies, like CampusBookRentals.com, nowadays that offer this kind of service. That’s why many students are turning to textbook rentals as a way to cut college expenses.

I know CampusBookRentals.com allows college students to rent textbooks at very affordable rates. Since 2007, they are serving many college students in the U.S. They support and donate to Operation Smile with each textbook rented, which is really nice.

 By the way, Operation Smile is an international children’s medical charity that makes life changing cleft lip and cleft palate surgeries on poor children around the world. Without these surgeries, these children are unable to eat, speak and socialize or even smile! This operation has started in 1982 and has already helped many children around the globe.

Moreover, CampusBookRentals.com has a new program called, Rent Back, which allows students to rent out their own books to other students and make money. Does it sound good? Students don’t have to sell their books at the end of the semester.

For more details, watch this video:

CampusBookRentals.com RentBack:
So, if you are trying to save money in college, rent textbooks at campusbookrentals.com

The benefits of renting textbooks:

-save 40-90% off of bookstore prices
-free shipping both ways
-can highlight in the textbooks
-flexible renting periods

And if you own some textbooks, don’t sell them. Rent them out through RentBack.com.

Ways to eliminate stress this holiday season

It’s Eight (8) day until Christmas Day! Are you excited and looking forward to celebrating Christmas with your family or loved ones? Christmas is the time of the year that I always look forward to enjoying and celebrating with my family.  Holiday shopping is such a big deal for a lot of people. Oftentimes, stress is involved. Honestly, I stressed out a little bit when it comes to shopping gifts for my loved ones. However, we can eliminate or minimize stress on our holiday shopping experience.

First, you have to make a list of options or wish list. The more you plan early, the better results. If you can buy online, then do it!

Second, look for deals and discounts. It is undeniable that most people ended up spending a lot on holiday gifts. You can simply eliminate this stress by knowing your limitations and spending within your means. These are what I do during holiday shopping. I don’t really go over budget.

So, good luck and enjoy shopping!

Trusting God

Wow, we are in the first week of December and this week is almost over. I am really looking forward to celebrating Christmas with my family and most especially, I am excited about my last day at work. I tendered my resignation about a week ago. I gave them two weeks and a half notice. Actually, I felt a little bit relieved when I gave my notice. I really don’t like working there, but it has been a good experience. And I really thanked God for that. It has been a big blessing. However, I want to move on and find another or better job. I know looking for a job can take time and stressful. I trust God that He will provide me one. I also trust Him that He will take care of our needs. I want to share these verses to you guys, Matthew 6:33 – ” But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” and 1 Timothy 6:17 – “Command those who are rich in this present age not to be haughty, nor to trust in uncertain riches but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.”

Interesting Items to “Keep Your Eyes Peeled” For at Goodwill

Everyone loves thrift store shopping; it’s a way to get, for cheap, things that not only fill voids in your life but also could add a little quirk, pizzazz, or personality. For every 99 items that have absolutely no use in your life, there will be that one that makes your house come together. So when you go into a Goodwill, it can be quite overwhelming. There’s racks and racks of clothes, and the back wall has everyone’s old tape stereo systems. Who needs that? However, here are some interesting items to be on the lookout for at Goodwill.

1. Hilarious Ironic Mugs

Ironic mugs
Every home needs good coffee mugs, ones that are hilarious and timeless. No one wants just a boring mug to drink their coffee out of, that’s no way to start a day! If you have keen eyes, you should head to the mug section at Goodwill and wade through the dozens of mugs and you find a gem, almost every time. Something that sticks out in an ironic way, something hilarious, like “Gramma, I love you” with a little heart. Or “My Friend went to [somewhere] and I all I got was this lousy mug.” Someone else’s memory, your new coffee accessory.

2. Vintage Footwear

vintage footwear
Used footwear is a tough thing to do well because oftentimes their lifetime is gone by and you will break the shoes too soon. However, if you are on the looking out, you might find a cool bowling shoe or two that will complement your attire and be cool. You don’t wear them to go bowling, you wear them to be hip in the neighborhood. I mean you can get new ones at a place like bowlingshoes.com but for much cheaper you can find a great pair of vintage shoes.

3. Jewelry!

jewelry
You may not think that there will be any actual usable jewelry to be found at Goodwill, but you would be thinking wrong. Sure, there’s a lot of stuff that you have wade through, but if you are patient and have a good eye, you can find a good bargain on some great jewelry to accentuate any wardrobe. And on top of that, you will impress your friends when they ask you how much you spent and you can say five bucks, at the Goodwill. Everyone has that friend who is always finding the great deals and makes everyone else jealous, you can be that person if you try.

4. Vintage Radios

vintage radios
Sometimes someone’s trash is someone else’s treasure, and things that are old are usually deemed without value even if they maintain some on the trading market. If you have a keen eye, you can find a vintage radio that seems worthless but is indeed a valuable antique. Do some research on name brands to be on the lookout for and when you hit up the Goodwill, you will sometimes find these treasures. You can also google the things you see from your smart phone to find which seemingly worthless hunk of junk is actually a diamond in the rough.

Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone!

Today is the celebration of Thanksgiving here in the United States. Thanksgiving is a holiday celebrated on the fourth Thursday on the month of November. The celebration has started since 1863, when President Abraham Lincoln, during Civil war, proclaimed a national day of thanksgiving to be celebrated on Thursday, November 26.  Moreover, the “First Thanksgiving” was celebrated by the Pilgrims to give thanks to God for guiding them safely to the New World, America. The first Thanksgiving feast lasted three days, providing enough food for 53 Pilgrims and 90 Native Americans. The feast consisted of fish  and shellfish, turkey, berries and fruit, vegetables and harvest grains and beans.  The New England colonists were accustomed to regularly celebrating “thanksgivings”—days of prayer thanking God for blessings such as military victory or the end of a drought. Happy Thanksgiving Day everyone!