Tuition assistance has been restored for Michigan National Guard members. A previous program had ended in 2009 because of budget cuts. Details are at michigan.gov.
Today’s shopping cart brag at Meijer might not be the best one can do with this week’s sale. But it is the the best mix of groceries I could get for $50 that fit my immediate needs. That’s what shopping tricks such as couponing, pricebooking and deal bundles are supposed to do – right? Here’s […]
The Monroe on a Budget column runs Tuesdays in The Monroe News. Here is this week’s installment: By Paula Wethington Why is it so difficult to determine whether your family’s expenses are realistic as compared to income? One reasons is that the cost of many household budget line items have nothing to do with your […]
The Country Pride Restaurant at Travel Centers of America, 1255 N. Dixie Hwy., Monroe, Mich. is among the TA Centers offering a free meal up to $15 in value to all active duty military and veterans on Friday July 4. Proof of military service will be requested.
A parenting and family issue story that is viral today on Facebook and other social media is this piece from HuffPost: When being a stay-at-home mom isn’t a choice. Here’s a quote: “There’s jobs that I know that I could probably get, but who is going to make it with two kids on 10 dollars […]
I have the following update for my readers in Monroe County, Mich.: The Monroe County Backpack Coalition has announced the following distribution dates and times for the free backpacks and school supplies for children in need for the 2014-15 school year: Aug. 15: Francis Family YMCA, 4-7 p.m. Aug. 16: Arthur Lesow Community Center, 11 […]
This post is for my readers in the Bedford Township area: A car wash for single mothers will be held 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, in the parking lot of Lewis Avenue Baptist Church, 6320 Lewis Ave., Temperance, Mich. Women need only bring their cars to the church parking lot, state that they are […]
The Monroe on a Budget column runs Tuesdays in The Monroe News. Here is this week’s installment: By Paula Wethington Bargain-minded cooks know that meat is among the priciest items on a grocery shopping list, but with national headlines reporting record prices on some items, the cost is even more a concern than ever. I’ve […]
Aldi customers in Monroe MI found a surprise in the Sunday June 22 edition of The Monroe News: a $5 off coupon if you spent $30 or more at the supermarket. I don’t shop at Aldi often, but I knew I could make good use out of that coupon if I planned my trip right. […]
By Paula Wethington The SITS Girls site and companion Facebook page often call for social media shout outs and linkups so that women in social media can meet each other and help grow each other’s followers in the digital world. I’ve participated in several of those linkup roll calls in recent months. A special project […]
This post is for my readers in Monroe County, Mich: A prescription savings program has saved 1,777 Monroe County residents $166,936 in pharmacy expenses since it became available locally, and the partners are specifically reaching out this year to those in need of mental health medications. The program is called FamilyWize. The United Way of […]
The Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Workshop “Preparing for Long Term Care” will be presented at 9:30 a.m. July 1 at Thrivent Financial, 19 Washington St., Monroe, Mich. This is a free workshop, and a light meal will be provided. For information or registration, contact Griffith Crammond at firstname.lastname@example.org or (734) 384-8951.
By Paula Wethington I admin or co-admin several Facebook pages, and have been involved with doing that since both Monroe News and Monroe on a Budget launched their pages in 2009. As a result, I’m aware of the changes Facebook has made behind the scenes in the past year to pretty much expect page owners […]
The Alliance for a Just Society has an op-ed that was published in today’s Monroe News editorial page about student debt. I haven’t found the piece on the organization’s web site, but will link it up if I can find an online copy. Amid the appeal for a better solution to the dilemma of student […]
Did you know there are requirements that retailers need to meet in order to accept food stamps as a payment option? The rules are at the U.S. Department of Agriculture site and includes: To be eligible as a store in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), your store(s) must sell food for home preparation and […]
By Paula Wethington / Monroe on a Budget About a year ago, I made the pitch to my newspaper co-workers for a feature story about NASCAR race day morning at Michigan International Speedway. I know what that atmosphere is like, as I’ve been going to NASCAR races once a year at MIS since 2000. But […]
I really wanted a roast beef dinner tonight. Actually, I’ve been wanting one for a few weeks now. But beef is a little pricey; and there’s only two of us at home these days so the bigger pieces I’ve seen on butcher specials are more than I can use. So here’s what I did: I […]
This post is for my readers in and near Monroe, Mich.: The Thrivent Financial for Lutherans one-hour workshop “Retire Wisely” will be presented at noon June 24 at Thrivent Financial, 19 Washington St., Monroe, Mich. “Get positive, professional guidance from a faith-based organization that has been helping our member-owners be wise with money and live […]
This post is for my readers in and near Milan, Mich.: Gwen Hodges of Edward Jones Investment will host “Financial Fitness” presentations from 11:15 to 11:45 a.m. Wednesday June 18 and again Wednesday July 16 at Milan Senior Community Activity Center, 45 Neckel Ct., Milan. These seminars are open to the public, and will take […]
The Monroe on a Budget column runs Tuesdays in The Monroe News. Here is this week’s installment. By Paula Wethington Why don’t stores give everyone the lowest price? Or to take this consumer question a step further, why don’t the “lowest prices” work out to be the deals you hope they might be? That’s a […]