Learning About Personal Finance

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Learning about personal finance today is confusing.  There are more options than ever; credit unions, banks, savings and loans.  Even the old sock drawer and under the mattress are still being used by many for saving their money.  Almost everybody has a large bank or jar where they save change and small bills.  This may not seem like serious saving, but it’s easy to have a sizeable chunk of change in that piggy bank!
Banks are more than the place we cash our paychecks and have our checking account.  We should have a savings account, at the very least, but there are all kinds of other services that banks offer.  Want to buy a car? How about a house?  Do you need a loan to take a trip, go to school, or maybe you want to pay off all of your credit cards?  Banks can provide loans for a myriad of reasons. Banks also have many other services available.

How to Print on Fabric to Make a Christmas Sachet

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Have you been looking for a quick gift  for some friends that is totally different?  Everyone needs sachets for their drawers, closets, and chests.  These are especially great, as they’re filled with Moth B Gone, which keeps moths away from your wool items. 

These sachets are also special, because we’re going to print our own image on fabric! Yep, that’s right!  No store bought fabric for us.  Okay, that’s not totally true, but it’s close enough.

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Speidel USA Mens Pilot Watch Giveaway

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Welcome to the Winner Wonderland Giveaway Event. This event is hosted by Blog It Forward, Taking Time For Mommy, And The Little Ones Too, Put A Little Umbrella In Your Drink, and My Mommy's World. This event features giveaways with a value of $25 or more at each of the participating blogs!

How Was Your Day? has partnered up with a totally old school, totally awesome company called Speidel USA!  Speidel USA makes really fantastic watches in classic, yet modern styles. Plus, they're American made and have been since 1904!

One lucky winner will receive a men's Pilot watch in their choice of Black or Brown.  ARV $90!  Look for my full review shortly.

Ready to enter?  Do so in the Rafflecopter after the jump!

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Dragon Naturally Speaking Software Giveaway

dragonnaturallyspeaking Dragon Naturally Speaking Software GiveawayWelcome to the Jingle Jam Giveaway Hop hosted by MamaNYC and Cheap Is The *New* Classy! We’ve organized this giveaway event in order to kickoff the holiday season with a bang. Let’s get ready to jingle and jam with some amazing prizes geared towards music and everything else.


How Was Your Day has partnered with Nuance Software to give away one copy of Dragon Naturally Speaking Software.  This is the premium edition of the speech recognition software.  Easily command your PC to do what you say! 


This is fabulous for those that have to do a lot of typing, as you can dictate your reports, papers, or even, ahem, blog posts. ARV $200.


This giveaway is for Windows Compatible software only.   Ready to try out the Dragon Naturally Speaking Software?  Enter in the rafflecopter form after the jump!



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Genesis Sodastream Giveaway

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Welcome to the Crazy Christmas Giveaway Hop hosted by GoingCrazy!! WannaGo??!! and Planet Weidknecht. During the Holidays, things can get crazy, but we are here to help you take a break and win some great prizes!! Each blog is sponsoring a giveaway of at least $25 value. So, join the crazy and Have Fun!! 

Here at HWYD, we have teamed up with Sodastream USA to bring one super lucky winner a Genesis Sodastream Starter Kit.  You will receive:

  • Genesis Home Soda Maker
  • 1 60 liter Carbonator
  • 2 Carbonating Bottles
  • 3 SodaMix bottles (your choice) – each bottle makes 12 liters of soda
  • Sodamix Variety 12 pack

All told, it's a $120 value!  Wouldn't that make a great family gift for the holidays?  Enter in the Rafflecopter after the jump!

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Felt Reindeer Pin Flash Giveaway

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Isn't this pin the cutest?  While I call it a reindeer pin, it really could be worn whenever you feel the need.  The need for more deer! 

Wanna call it your own?  Then enter in the Rafflecopter after the jump!

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Giveaway Roundup – First of December Edition

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It's been a little crazy hectic with giveaways starting and giveaways ending.  Here's a list of the currently open giveaways.

Nov 30th

Hallmark Interactive Story Buddy & Recordable Storybook – US Only

Maggie Bags Campus Tote – US Only

Electric Pasta Maker – US Only, ARV $150

Ends Dec 1

Ghirardelli Gift Baskets – One for you, one for a friend!  – US Only

Ends Dec 4th

FRIENDS Complete Series Boxed Set on Blu Ray – $280 ARV! – US Only

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Living Green with The Honest Company

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It seems like everywhere you turn, people are talking about being eco friendly, or green.  This item claims to be eco friendly because it was made locally, or this one’s fair trade, so we should buy that.  Or this cleaner has natural ingredients, so that’s better for us to use in our home.  Truth be told, it can all be a little mind boggling. 

This process occurs with every single item that we come in contact with.  Recently, my local grocery store started adding signs on items that were made in semi-local plants, claiming that if you purchased those, that you were buying local.  Unfortunately, that’s not really what “buying local” means, either.  But they wanted to capitalize on the buzz surrounding it.

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