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Jul

10.18

On June 21, Primerica and Invesco teamed up with Make-A-Wish Georgia to host a princess-themed celebration party for a special young girl. Ellie Harper, 11, of McDonough, GA, is bravely battling a metabolic disease, which affects her physical development and growth. Her wish was to go to Disney World with her family and through shared funding by the two companies, it came true earlier this year!

“We love to impact lives everyday in the financial world but there are more important things in life than just finances,” says Primerica CEO Glenn Williams. “Being able to make a dream come true for such a brave young lady is very special for us.”

“Ellie thought that all princesses came from Disney World so we went to Disney World,” says her dad, Jason Harper. “The entire experience is an immense benefit for these children who don’t enjoy life the way a normal child is able to, it really makes them feel special and it may be the highlight of their life.”

 

 

More than 27,000 children are diagnosed with a critical illness each year. Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, one of these children is lucky enough to have their heartfelt wish come true every 34 minutes!

“Wishes are transformational not only for the child, but for the family as well. For them, so much of their time is honestly robbed – the time they spend with siblings, the time for family vacations, etc.,” says Tim Earley, CEO of Make-A-Wish Georgia. “A wish gives them some happiness, some respite and it gives them that normalcy that the majority of us take for granted sometimes.”

Ellie’s party featured plenty of decorations in her favorite color, pink, and her favorite foods. The event was a great reminder of the importance of giving back to the community and what happens when two companies team up to do so.

“Honestly, we can’t create the kind of magic that we create without the help of our community partners like Primerica and Invesco,” adds Earley. “It really takes a community to come together to make all of these things happen from start to finish.”

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Jul

05.18

Have the best summer ever and save money at the same time. Use these savings tips to bank extra funds for a special trip, to pay off debt or to save for emergencies:

1. Park the car and walk. Operating a car is a major expense and gas prices tend to rise in the summer. Take advantage of a sunny day by parking your car in a central location and walking as much as possible to take care of errands or to enjoy days out with your family and friends.

2. Teach your kids about money. Use summer vacations as an opportunity to improve your children’s financial literacy and teach them about responsibility at the same time. Help show them ways they can earn money, such as setting up a lemonade stand or walking neighbors’ dogs. Stock up on board games like Monopoly and Life that the whole family can participate in.

3. Grow a garden. Plan to grow summer fruits and vegetables or fresh herbs in your own garden. Gardens can be expensive, so be wise about what you plant. You have the potential to save money on groceries when you choose to grow foods you already like and purchase at the store.

4. Have a multi-family yard sale. Organize a multi-family yard sale to get rid of “junk” you have piled in your basement or attic – more families involved equals more crowds! Look on the Internet for tips to organize your for-sale items to make them more attractive to buyers.

5. Find free or discounted fun. Check out websites or local papers for listings of free outdoor movie nights and live music performances in neighboring cities and towns. Hit up festivals and farmers markets instead of paying admission to expensive theme parks.

6. Cancel your cable TV. With so many alternative ways to stream movies and television series online, it pays to cancel your cable TV. Go ahead and do it this summer.

7. Fire up the grill. Outdoor grilling, a favorite summer pastime, can save you money on indoor electricity costs. Hamburgers and hotdogs are tasty and affordable but don’t forget chicken, fish, pork, shish kebabs, and veggies. You can grill out every night of the week or have one big backyard barbecue where you grill several different items to freeze and have throughout the week.

9. Consider clipping coupons. If you haven’t used coupons before, consider trying them out this summer. You can start by collecting coupons (online and in your Sunday paper) and organizing them in a folder or binder. Searching “couponing tips” on the Internet can help get you started.

10. Earn extra income. Earning extra income by getting a part-time job or freelancing your creative skills is a great way to spend your free time this summer. Want to earn at your own pace while helping families become financially independent? Primerica offers a part-time opportunity that might be right for you!

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