Monday, January 13, 2014

America Saves Twitter Chats

America Saves Twitter Chats on Saving Money


General Instructions:

¨       Make sure you are following @moneytalk1 on Twitter

¨       Log in to Twitter at 7pm EST on the dates listed below

¨       Tweet your ideas and questions on the themes listed below for each date to @moneytalk1

¨       Use the hashtag #eXASchat in your tweets during the chat

¨       Create valuable content; chatters with the three most valuable tweets each week will win gift cards

Monday, February 3     Saving Money: Guidelines, Obstacles, and Motivators

          T1: What factors help people save money?

          T2: What obstacles prevent people from saving money?

          T3: How much money should people save annually?

          T4: What are some good ways to motivate yourself or others to save money?

          T5: Where is the best place to put savings dollars?

Monday, February 10     Saving Money: Strategies, Cash Flow, and Role Models

          T6: Where are some good books, Web sites, or other resources about saving money?

          T7: What is the one single best thing people can do to save money?

          T8: Who are some good savings role models for adults and/or children?

          T9: What are some ways to decrease expenses to “find” money to save?

          T10: What are some ways to increase income to “find” money to save?

Monday, February 17     Saving Money: Reasons, Resources, and Success Stories

          T11: What government or community programs can help people save?

          T12: What are some good reasons to save money?

          T13: What are some specific strategies to save money for retirement?

          T14: Do attitudes and personality traits affect savings behavior?

          T15: Do you have any good savings success stories (yourself or others)?

Monday, February 24     Saving Money: Goals, Automation, and Becoming an Investor

          T16: When, how, and why should savers also become investors?

          T17: What did your parents teach you about saving when you were growing up?

          T18: What is the most expensive thing that you saved money for instead of buying on credit?

          T19: What financial goal(s) are you saving money for now?

          T20: What are some good tips to make saving automatic?

Home Radon Testing

Radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States and is estimated to be responsible for 15,000-22,000 lung cancer deaths each year.

You can't see, smell, or taste radon. It's a radioactive gas that comes from the natural breakdown of the elements uranium, thorium, and radium in soil and rock.

Radon can be present in both outdoor and indoor air, but you're likely to get most exposure in your own home.

To help protect your health, you can test your home for radon and take measures to lower radon levels if needed.