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Cashland Supports Ronald McDonald House in 2015

“Your Change Matters” is a program Cashland started to help with various charities in our community.  Through generous donations of our customers, change collected each year is donated to a different organization chosen by the employees. Philinthropic Blog

This year we have selected the Ronald McDonald House to support. Ronald McDonald House provides housing for the families of seriously ill or injured children.  These houses provide security, hope and comfort for families to heal together.

Click below to learn more about the Ronald McDonald House Charities
http://www.rmhc.org/about-us

In 2014, Cashland Donated over $10,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma. Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization that helps provide encouragement and support to children facing adversity. Our donations will help the volunteers provide cultural and social activities to enrich the opportunities for children. Other past recipients have been American Red Cross and CASA.

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Financial Wellness Month Self Help!

January is National Wellness Financial Month, just like you go to the doctor for your health and wellness; you also need to do the same for your finances! It is the start of a new beginning, and we all have impulse buys from time to time. However, below is a list of items that you should try and avoid in order to save yourself from unnecessary purchases!Impulse Buy

Checkout Catastrophe – Stay away from purchasing items while you are waiting in checkout lines. This could be anything from candy, food, drinks and reading materials such as pricey magazines. You do not need these items and just because they are at your arms reach does not mean you need to purchase them! You will have buyer’s remorse once you hit the car!

Rental Car Insurance – It is not necessary. I know that the rental companies tend to use a scare tactic as to why you need to purchase the car insurance for a rental vehicle, however your auto insurance for your own car in most instances will be covered in the rental car too!

Timeshares- If it is too good to be true, then it is probably not worth it. The people that sell timeshares want you to believe that you are getting a great deal and will be saving tons of money. However, if you really look into them they are the worst scams that are available to consumers. There are tons of stipulations and extra charges and by the time you research to see if you have received a good deal or not, it is too late. Don’t be a victim of buying one of these packages.

Commercial Purchases- You may see great deals on gadgets or beauty breakthroughs on TV when you are up late at night or early in the morning. They urge you to purchase the product NOW and if you do you will get a great deal or a “free gift”. Fight the urge to pick up the phone or go to your computer and make the purchase.  If you wait long enough, most items will be in stores for you to purchase, and you will be able to actually see the item in person instead of buying without even really knowing what you are in for. Also, some items you may purchase from these commercials you believe you are purchasing one time, in actuality they will start sending you the same item and charge your card monthly.  We have all been there……

One thing you can do is wait a few days to see if you really want the item you are about to purchase through impulse buying, revisit the idea in a few days and see if it is worth it. You will find yourself saying NO and saving money on stuff you really do not need.

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New Year, New Savings Strategy

Another year has come and gone and it is time for you to get your finances in order at the beginning of the New Year in order to reap the rewards this year! Everyone makes New Year’s resolutions, and while some people stick to them, several do not.  Here are some simple ways to get your year started in the right direction financially.Cutting up credit cards. Image shot 2008. Exact date unknown.

  1. Unanticipated Income- Many of us receive bonuses or extra cash during the holidays; this is unexpected income that is additional. When figuring out how to use the extra income, use the rule of thirds. Use one third to pay off debt you owe from the past, one third for the future by putting it in savings and one third for the present for a personal purchase!
  1. Reserve- Keep a slush fund for a rainy day such as unforeseen emergency surgeries, car repairs or getting laid off. Having an emergency stash will help you from running into debt. In order to figure out how much you should have in that account, track all of the spending you do for a full month including everything from bills to entertainment. Once you have that number, multiply it by three.  This is the suggested amount that you should have saved up in an easily accessible account.
  1. Cut the Plastic- This one is hard but it will help you from impulse buying and spending money by shopping online. By shredding your debit card and withdrawing from the bank the amount you feel you need for that week, you will find that you will not spend as much as you would if you are able to just slide your card for every purchase.
  1. Pay Yourself- Just like you write checks for bills etc. go ahead and write yourself a check per month to put in savings. You can do anything from $5 to a percentage of your pay check. Anything is better than nothing and you will be surprised to see how quickly it can start to add up.

Lastly, follow these financial rules of thumb to help with your long-term savings goals.

  • Price of your home should NOT be more than 2.5 times your annual income
  • Monthly debt should not be more than 35% of your monthly gross income.
  • To retire comfortably, you should have 20 times what you want your annual income to be.

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Christmas Cashland Adopt-A-Family

SAMCashland’s involvement in the community is very important to the company’s culture.  Every year during the holiday season, Cashland adopts a family in need in order to give back to the community! Each employee donates towards this cause, to purchase the items for the family. A group decided to all meet at Walmart one Saturday and divided into four teams of two in order to shop for each child in the family. That following Monday, the team wrapped all the presents they purchased and they are now ready to be delivered by Santa himself!

Cashland employees understand the importance of giving and to help our fellow Oklahoman’s in need. We hope everyone has a great and safe holiday season and we look forward to the New Year!

“It is the greatest of all mistakes to do nothing because you can only do little – do what you can.”— Sydney Smith

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Enjoy Your Holiday’s In Oklahoma

Oklahoma is covered in holiday magic and spirit! Gather your family and friends and enjoy events and festivities all across the state of Oklahoma to make your holidays brighter! Below are several ideas for you and your family to enjoy this winter.winter fest

  • Winterfest- Enjoy Winterfest in downtown Tulsa from November 28, 2014-January 18, 2015. This is an annual tradition that includes outdoor ice skating, Oklahoma’s tallest outdoor Christmas tree, horse-drawn carriages, live entertainment and beautiful light displays!
  • Chickasha Festival of Light- Drive through Chickasha’s Shannon Spring Park to see 3.5 million lights or walk under the Crystal Bridge. One of the top ten holiday light shows in the nation, this is something you will want to see!
  • Snow Tube- If you are more into adventure, you will want to go tubing at the ballpark! Visit the largest man-made snow slope at the Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark in Oklahoma City.
  • Snowflake Winter Festival Ice Skating- You will not want to miss out on this Tahlequah festival that includes an ice skating rink, opportunity to meet Santa, ride in a horse-drawn carriage and hot chocolate to keep you warm!
  • Living Nativity- Go to Claremore and walk through an interactive depiction of a nativity scene. Full with actors in costume and farm animals, this is an event the whole family will enjoy.
  • Water Taxi- Thursdays through Sundays from November 28 – December 28, all ages are welcome to enjoy a fun-filled float down the beautifully-adorned Bricktown canal free of charge to view all of the Christmas lights and festivities.
  • A Territorial Christmas Celebration- Visit downtown Guthrie to view a live theatre production, historical home tours, carriage rides and decorated floats.
  • Nutcracker- Share the magic of the season by attending The Nutcracker Ballet in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. This will really get you in the Christmas spirit!

These are only a few ideas, to view a full list of holiday events, click here.  You will find ways to celebrate winter, holiday events, displays and much more. Enjoy all things winter this season and may your winter be merry and bright!

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Christmas Savings Cheer

The lights are hung, the trees are decorated and everyone is getting ready to enjoy friends and family this holiday season! Don’t let the burden of gift giving ruin your holiday cheer! This should be a time of loving, remembering, helping others and being joyful, so don’t let the Grinch steal any of your holiday spirit away.Santa Savings

Alleviate some of the stress on purchasing holiday gifts by being strategic about when and how to purchase. Most of you have probably already done some Black Friday shopping.  While you probably received a lot of great deals, some of the items you wanted might have been out of stock or you were just not able to go to the store to purchase them. Don’t fret, because today is Cyber Monday! Take advantage of this day where many merchants from low-end to upscale take part to offer incredible deals and specials. Below are a few websites that you will be able to snag great deals.

http://www.cybermonday2014.com/

http://www.hugecybermondaydeals.com/

If for some reason you are unable to take advantage of Cyber Monday, then consider shopping right before Christmas, from December 21-24. It may sound like procrastination at its finest, but most big-ticket items such as jewelry, electronics and furniture items will continue to drop until the merchants can sell the items!

Good luck and remember, “Happiness doesn’t result from what we get, but what we give.”- Ben Carson

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Lawton Cashland Store Supports March of Dimes

Cashland enjoys getting involved in helping different causes, this month we have highlighted our Lawton store for their charisma and dedication to helping the community they live in!Lawton - Waddle Run 6

Jenny Brewster of Cashland Lawton celebrates Prematurity Awareness Month by participating in the Waddle Run! The purpose of this 5K Glow Run is to bring awareness to premature birth and to educate on the importance of waiting to have a full term pregnancy to deliver, unless medically necessary.

The Waddle Run “Glowing for 40 Weeks” was held November 15, 2014 in Elmer Thomas Park. The event was a Glow Run through the park.

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Thank you Jenny for reaching out into the community!

Special shout out to Mary Dent for participating!

 

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