Archive for February 13th, 2009

Did You Know? Facts & Figures About Valentine's Day 02/13

Friday, February 13th, 2009

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Did You Know? Facts & Figures About Valentine’s Day

Join us as we countdown to Valentine’s Day with an interesting mix of facts, figures, and folklore about the day of love!

Did you know that Valentine’s Day was first declared an official holiday by King Henry VIII of England in 1537? Today Valentine’s Day is celebrated on February 14th in the United Kingdom, the United States, Canada, Mexico, France and Australia.

This is our last “Did You Know?” fun fact in our countdown to February 14th!  Thanks for joining us as we counted down to Valentine’s Day. Did You miss some of our facts? You can visit our Valentine’s Day celebration for our full list of Did You Know? Valentine’s Day facts.

Great Gift Ideas for Celebrating a Frugal Valentine's Day : #9

Friday, February 13th, 2009

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Money Can’t Buy You Love – How to Celebrate a Frugal Valentine’s Day

Last year, Americans spent nearly $18 billion on Valentine’s Day — that’s an average of $120 per Cupid’s arrow!

But with the economy tanking and job losses hitting an all time high, even lovebirds might not be in the mood to sing. The good news is that romance doesn’t have to cost a fortune. There are plenty of ways to woo your Valentine while appealing to a pocketbook of any size. So join us as we take a look at frugal and imaginative gift ideas for Valentine’s Day.

9. Mix It Up
Remember back in high school, when you and your beau would make mix tapes for each other? You carefully picked each song for its weighty symbolic value. Thanks to the advent of iTunes, you no longer need a double cassette recorder to create a compilation of love ballads. And, they don’t even need to ballads. (Down with mushy remakes of Mariah Carey — halleluyah!)

If you’re stumped for ideas, try visiting artofthemix.org. Upload the mix to his mp3 player and leave a heart-shaped note to enjoy on his morning commute.

For more great and non budget-busting Valentine’s Day gift ideas check out our article – Money Can’t Buy You Love – How to Celebrate a Frugal Valentine’s Day.

(February 13) Today we're celebrating . . .  Blame Someone Else Day

Friday, February 13th, 2009


Blame Someone Else Day
Point the finger elsewhere today. Or, at the very least, find someone to share the blame with for the terrible mess you find yourself in.

 

 

 

 

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Did You Know? Countdown to President's Day 2009 (02/13)

Friday, February 13th, 2009

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Did You Know? Countdown to President’s Day
Facts & Figures About Five Great American Presidents

February 13 : 03 days till President’s Day

Originally intended to celebrate the birthday of the first US President, George Washington, the President’s Day holiday has become a general celebration of all past US Presidents.

So in honor of this upcoming holiday join us as we countdown to President’s Day with little know facts, figures, and folklore about America and its Presidents!

fdr 03: Did you know that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was elected president four times? The 32nd president of the United States, Roosevelt served four successive terms, between 1934 and 1945.

Elected during the height of the Great Depression, when over 13 million Americans were unemployed, FDR brought back hope to many citizens at his Inaugural address: “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Under Roosevelt’s leadership, Congress enacted the New Deal to reverse the Great Depression. Public works projects put Americans back to work, America’s social security system was created, and sweeping government oversight was introduced, such as the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC).

From December, 1941, with the bombing of Pearl Harbor, President Roosevelt presided over the U.S. involvement in World War II, which ultimately brought about the conclusion of the Great Depression. FDR died in 1945 at the age of 63. Six years later, the 22nd Amendment of the U.S. Constitution was ratified, limiting the tenure of the U.S. presidency to two successive terms.

We’ll be presenting a new “Did You Know?” fun fact each day as we countdown to February 16th! So stop by again tomorrow.

(February 13) Today we're celebrating . . .  Friday the Thirteenth

Friday, February 13th, 2009


Friday the Thirteenth
Every year has at least one Friday the 13th which are believed to be either lucky or unlucky — depending on whom you ask.

 

 

 

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