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By @ 2015-01-14 4:01 PM

According to the National School Supply and Equipment Association, public school teachers spend $500 of their own money on school supplies every year. Nationwide, teachers spend $1.6 billion of their salaries on classroom supplies. For a profession that is notoriously underpaid, that’s a large portion being spent on providing classroom basics for students. The generosity of teachers is admirable.

While it doesn’t look like anytime soon that teachers will have enough classroom funding where they don’t have to dig into their own pockets, there are some ways for teachers to economize and spend fewer of their hard earned dollars.

Here are three ways that teachers can save on school supplies:

By Jackie Eldridge @ 2015-01-02 12:34 PM

There are many opportunities for SMBs in the world of online wholesaling.  Small to medium-sized businesses can realize new savings, increase profits and establish new partnerships to shape the future of online wholesaling.

By Jackie Eldridge @ 2015-01-02 12:01 PM

By Jackie Eldridge @ 2014-12-31 8:43 PM

By Marc Joseph @ 2014-12-30 8:41 AM

Now that the season of giving is officially over, we are approaching the harshest time of year when underprivileged, poor and homeless fellow Americans need our help the most. The average high across the USA in January is 42 degrees and the average low is 27, which is the coldest month of the year. In February, the average high moves to 44 and the average low is 28, which is the second coldest month of the year. Using New York State as the example, the cost of heating oil jumps in the winter with last year's January cost per gallon of $4.13 and February's cost of $4.34, which was the highest of 2014.

According to the US Census Bureau, a family of four is considered living in poverty if their annual income is under $23,850. The current rate of US addresses under the poverty rate is 14.5%, which is down from the 15% in 2012 and was the first decrease in the poverty rate since 2006. This means there are 45.3 million people living in poverty. The poverty rate is two percentage points higher than in 2007, the year before our most recent recession. The poverty rate for children is 19.9%, for people ages 18-34, it is 13.6% and for those over 65, the rate is 9.5%.

By Jackie Eldridge @ 2014-12-12 10:48 AM

Small businesses have an increasing and evolving selection of providers to choose from in the world of online wholesaling.

The health of your small business and the ability to compete in your niche will increasingly depend on whether you choose the right online wholesaler for your needs.  The online store model has proven it can deliver strong savings over the last decade. With more competition among the online sites themselves and the fact that your competitors also take advantage of online wholesaling, it’s important to take the time to find the right wholesaler for your business.

Online wholesalers include some very large players who sell to a broad market and a large number of smaller players, many of whom target more restricted markets, say, for tools or printing materials or cleaning supplies or art.  Let’s take a look at some of the power players in online wholesaling.

By Maria Werner @ 2014-12-11 2:08 PM

Volunteering is an excellent way to promote family bonding, while creating a lasting impact in your community. Children learn through observation and actively absorb and mimic the behavioral patterns of their parents. Kids who regularly engage in volunteer work are less likely to develop at-risk behaviors later on. By encouraging young children to participate in their community, you can support and strengthen their emotional and intellectual growth. Here are just a few ways that you and your family can become more involved this holiday season.

By Jackie Eldridge @ 2014-12-04 6:12 AM

We have winners!

Many thanks to all of you who took the time to nominate your favorite charitable organizations to win in DollarDays' November Facebook 1,000 Fleece Blanket Giveaway. And big congratulations to all the charities that won awesome fleece blankets!

Each winning charity was sent an email to let them know that they were nominated and won free fleece blankets to use in their holiday outreach efforts, helping a thousand people stay warm!

By Jackie Eldridge @ 2014-12-02 3:50 PM


It's easy to donate to your favorite charities when we donate for you!

By Marc Joseph @ 2014-12-01 10:26 AM

In the United States, there are 1,429,801 tax-exempt organizations made up of 966,599 public charities (including 321,380 congregations), 96,584 private foundations and 366,618 other types of nonprofits, including chambers of commerce, fraternal organizations and civic leagues, according to the National Center for Charitable Statistics. These organizations paid for 9.2% of all wages in the US and accounted for 5.5% of GDP (gross domestic product). Charitable contributions are over $320 billion with religious organizations receiving 32% of this and educational institutions getting 13 percent. Over the last five years, the World Giving Index rates the US as the most giving country, followed by Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Canada and the UK. What is driving the number one rating is the fact that helping a stranger is more commonplace in the US than in any other country in the world, with 77% of Americans saying they helped someone they did not know. The US ranks third globally in volunteering, and thirteenth in donating money.