Syracuse Jr. High caught violating State Law?

Background This morning I received the following email from my daughter’s Junior High teacher regarding SAGE testing. When SAGE testing began my daughter informed her teacher that she had been opted out. Her teacher’s “opt-out list” did not include her name. Asst. Principal Poll, who I’m told is administering (or observing) the testing, confirmed that…

FTC Publishes Guidelines Governing Blogger Endorsements & Testimonials

Recently the FTC revised their Endorsements and Testimonials guidelines to cover us bloggers. Articles on this site which were written/posted before October 2009 are exempt from the Revised Endorsement and Testimonial Guides.  Articles that are fall under these new guidelines <strong>and</strong> were written/posted after October 2009 will disclose if any compensation/incentive was provided in exchange…

13 uber-cool things you never thought to use Google for

Wondering if you should bring an umbrella? Type “weather” and your destination zip code (or city and state) into the Google search box. “weather 84075” How about what movies are playing? “movies 84075” Out of town and need to contact the police, but it’s not an emergency? Go go Google Local and search for “police”,…

Frugal Tip: When “Saving” isn’t really “Saving”

This might come off as more of a rant than a “tip”, but please try and look past the “rantyness” and get to the core of the issue… We’re bombarded with messages about sales when you can save 10% off with this coupon, or save 20% if you sign up for that credit card, or…