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DollarDays Blog Archives Page 28

By Jessica Urgiles @ 2015-05-15 7:32 PM

Teachers who make a difference in the lives of their students tend to share a few common characteristics. Since an educator’s teaching style can have a direct impact on knowledge retention, consider applying some of these habits to your personal academic techniques. Here are four things all successful teachers do:

By Jessica Urgiles @ 2015-05-07 12:05 PM

The smell of children’s books, young adult novels and academic workbooks fill the warehouse. Surrounded by innumerous book shelves and the aroma of crisp pages and fresh ink is Eileen Baughman, owner of Gardner’s Book Service.

In 1972, merely 4 percent of all U.S. businesses were owned by women, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. It marked the first year the Survey of Business Owners included questions about women-owned businesses in the quinquennial economic census.

The number of women-owned businesses has soared since then, and Baughman has been on the ride for more than three decades. When she opened the Phoenix-based bookstore, Baughman said she was initially only trying to support teachers by giving them a place to shop that catered to their hectic schedules.

By Jessica Urgiles @ 2015-05-01 4:08 PM

Back-to-school shopping can be pricey. Between school supplies, clothes and shoes, expenses add up quickly. Uniforms are commonly believed to lower the costs associated with school shopping. Some schools have even implemented uniform policies with the intention of bridging the socioeconomic gaps between students. However, the cost-effectiveness of uniforms is debatable when you consider that the average annual cost to parents for school uniforms is $250.

Most children change out of their uniforms as soon as they get home – meaning the expense of regular clothes still needs to be worked into the back-to-school budget. For parents of children going through constant growth spurts, having to purchase new uniforms and after-school clothes on a consistent basis can be more of a financial obstacle than the budget-friendly solution it’s intended to be.

If you want to save money on school uniforms, consider these options before purchasing the next set for the upcoming school year:

By Jessica Urgiles @ 2015-05-01 12:20 PM

By Jessica Urgiles @ 2015-04-24 5:34 PM

The first day of kindergarten is a huge milestone in every child’s life. Preparing your new kindergartner (and yourself) for the first day of school can be daunting. From ensuring they have all of the necessary school supplies to developing a solid relationship with your child’s teacher, the chaotic nature of the first day of kindergarten is emotional and overwhelming.

There’s a lot of pressure to begin your child’s formative learning years perfectly. Having a game plan for the first day of school will help you relax and focus on what’s important. You only get one first day of kindergarten and you don’t want to remember it as a stressful experience. It should be spent enjoying the moment and creating memories.

By Jessica Urgiles @ 2015-04-17 4:44 PM

Spring is here! The season brings sunshine and warmer weather, but with it comes the dreaded task of spring cleaning. Dedicating a weekend to cleaning and organizing your home is worth it, but using the wrong products can be harmful to your health and the environment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has found that cleaning products are one of the most common causes of poisoning among children and adults. The chemicals in them can cause allergic reactions, many contain carcinogens and caustic cleaning supplies (such as toilet cleaners) are known to be deadly to pets.

By Marc Joseph @ 2015-04-10 12:04 PM
Backpacks are essential equipment for students, hikers, travelers and athletes of all ages. Everyone knows how useful and practical a backpack can be and just about everyone owns at least one backpack. When purchasing them for personal use or retail, consider buying wholesale backpacks. Wholesale and discount backpacks come in various sizes and styles and there is one for every need. 

Selecting the right backpack for yourself does not have to be overwhelming. Check out these types of backpacks and learn how to choose the best backpack:

By Jessica Urgiles @ 2015-04-01 11:17 AM

By Jessica Urgiles @ 2015-03-30 11:15 AM

Mural at Sojourner Center (Photo courtesy of Sojourner Center)


Women’s History Month highlights the triumphs (and struggles) of women. It’s a history that is, sadly, plagued by gender-based violence. This year’s theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives,” which celebrates the courageous ones who have transformed the lives of women throughout history.

At DollarDays, nearly half of our customers are nonprofits — including many women’s shelters. We frequently help shelters by donating merchandise to them. However, we recognize that domestic violence shelters do much more than provide abused women with a temporary home.

Sojourner Center, one of the largest shelters in the country, aims to be the catalyst for domestic violence education. For nearly 40 years, the Phoenix-based shelter has helped women and children rebuild their lives after escaping domestic abuse. Sojourner has three centers: two crisis shelters and a transitional apartment complex. In 2014, the shelter helped over 8,700 people impacted by domestic violence.

By Jessica Urgiles @ 2015-03-23 2:03 PM
DollarDays’ founder and CEO, Marc Joseph, will be hosting a free VIP Summit webinar with best-selling author and business consultant extraordinaire, Kim Flynn. With decades of experience between them, the two will speak on the intrinsic components needed to succeed as an online business.

The 90-minute core business training will showcase how to effectively organize, systematize and structure businesses. Learn how to use the Cash Quadrant System to prioritize business needs, reach clients in innovative ways and incorporate social media into your marketing strategy.