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Dec

24.15

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Suffering from cabin fever? The cold weather doldrums can be hard to shake off without spending a lot of money—but not impossible. Here are some ideas to help you get started:

  1. Visit a museum. Most museums offer “free days” when admission is free or a donation. With fewer crowds, winter can be a great time to wander the exhibits.
  2. Go ice skating. Lace up your ice skates or rent a pair for a small fee and head to an ice-skating rink. Even if the day is on the warm side, the ice-making machines will keep the rink frozen for you. Bonus: You’ll get plenty of exercise.
  3. Volunteer. Give others (and yourself) a warm feeling by donating your time to the less fortunate in your community. Sign up with a friend, spouse or the whole family. For example, shop for the elderly who can’t get out in the bitter cold or for those who don’t have reliable transportation.
  4. Attend a free workshop. Is there a home or craft project you’ve always wanted to try but don’t know where to start? Stores like Home Depot, Michael’s and Lowe’s host free workshops for homeowners, classes for specific projects and crafts, and fun activities for kids.
  5. Join a book club. Looking for a good read? Head to your local library and ask about joining a book club. You can get caught up on the latest novel or non-fiction book and make some new friends without spending a dime.

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Dec

23.15

 

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The American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI) recently published its “ACSI Finance and Insurance Report 2015,” and Primerica ranked second in customer satisfaction among the life insurance companies included in the survey.

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According to the ACSI, “Each year, 70,000 customers are surveyed about the products and services they use the most. The data serve as inputs to an econometric model that benchmarks customer satisfaction with more than 300 companies, 43 industries and 10 economic sectors, as well as over 100 services, programs, and websites of federal government agencies.”

For more information, check out this press release from ACSI.

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Dec

09.15

Dinners, parties and gifts … oh my! The holiday season is upon us and that means for most, spending will be at an all-time high. While some may have saved throughout the year for this special season of giving, many will break out their credit cards and dig themselves into debt. But it doesn’t have to be that way! You can still make it a holly, jolly Christmas — without going into debt. Here’s how:

 

Folly: Buying whatever strikes your fancy at the time and not keeping track of what you spend or buy.

Jolly: Making a budget and sticking to it. This way, you don’t end up with too much stuff or a lot of filler that doesn’t have meaning.

 

Folly: Buying random gifts and then figuring out who to give them to.

Jolly: Take note from old Saint Nick. Make a list of recipients, gifts and what you want to spend. Then check them off, one by one!

 

Folly: Waiting until the last minute to do your shopping.

Jolly: The early bird not only gets the worm, but gets the best prices, too! Shop around and do your homework so you can take advantage of sales and get more bang for your buck.

 

Folly: Spending too much on entertainment for you and your family.

Jolly: Some of the best experiences in life can’t be bought. Why not host a Christmas movie marathon, go caroling or drive around your neighborhood to see everyone’s decorations? Sometimes the simple things are the sweetest.

 

Folly: Getting too caught up in the buying season.

Jolly: Giving back to those less fortunate. There are tons of ways to give your time or money to those who need help this season. Forgo a few gifts and reallocate that money to charity. Tis the season for giving … back to your community!

 

Folly: Breaking the bank on decorations.

Jolly: Have any holly bushes outside? Cut off a few branches to use in a display or put in a vase. Have pine trees or evergreens in your backyard? Make your own garland with some twine or ribbon! String together popcorn and cranberries or make a paper chain. Thrifty (but beautiful) decorating ideas are endless!

 

Folly: Buying your kids everything on their wish list.

Jolly: Starting a new tradition like “want, need, wear, read.” Buy four presents, one for each category. Not only will it make the gifts more meaningful, it will save a lot of money, too!

 

Don’t get caught up in the hustle and bustle. There are countless ways to save money this holiday season. Make your holiday a jolly occasion and head into 2016 without a bunch of extra debt weighing you down!

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Dec

02.15

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Primerica, through funding from The Primerica Foundation, has partnered with Junior Achievement of Georgia to present a state-of-the-art interactive education space at the newly opened Junior Achievement Discovery Center in Gwinnett. This “storefront” will provide an immersive financial experience and will serve more than 25,000 middle school students annually.

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Students who visit the Primerica storefront, located in Finance Park, will learn the financial principles of “how money works” and the importance of income protection and debt management. This next generation experiential learning experience shows students how the financial decisions they make today can impact their future.

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The positive impact that Junior Achievement has on youth is truly extraordinary. More than 80% of middle school students report understanding the concept of a budget after experiencing their curriculum. Junior Achievement’s long-term goal is to educate students about their finances and encourage them to set future educational, career and financial goals for themselves.

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The new Junior Achievement Discovery Center at Gwinnett shows what can happen when businesses, government and nonprofits come together to identify issues and work in collaboration to solve them. Together with companies like Primerica, Junior Achievement of Georgia is bringing positive and progressive opportunities to the community and changing the face of financial literacy in Gwinnett County.

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Nov

24.15

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At the age of 70, many people might be content to sit back and enjoy their Golden Years in leisure. But for Primerica veteran, Brud Hall, of Des Plaines, IL, “old” age is anything but! “As I’ve gotten older, I’ve seen a lot of my peers choose golf or tennis to stay active,” says Brud. “If you’re competitive, however, you have to find something a little more challenging to keep yourself engaged.”

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Brud turned to the highly skilled National Senior Games Association (NSGA) to fuel his competitive nature – and he says the gold medals he’s won continue to add fuel to the fire. “Like the Olympics, you can compete in almost every sport – track and field, golf, cycling, archery, etc.,” Brud explains. “There are qualifier meets at the state level and from there, medalists advance to the national games. You’re competing against athletes age 50 and up, and it’s a real motivator to see some of these people playing at a high level in their 80s and 90s! I really believe that competition keeps you young because the training that goes into it and the drive to be the best pushes you to do things you may not have accomplished without it.”

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Brud and his wife, Debbie, are no strangers to competition. Thirty‑five years ago, the pair became entrepreneurs with A.L. Williams (now Primerica), providing the financial solutions the families they serve need in order to reach their goals. “There are a lot of parallels between sports and Primerica,” smiles Brud. “The biggest one is the competition. People ask me when I’m going to retire. I just say, ‘Look at all the leaders in this company who went out with their boots on!’ Those men and women were fighting to be the best to the end. Competition allowed them to get up every day and live for something. The great ones stay in it to win it. For me, retiring would mean giving up on life. I love this, I can’t leave it!”

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