Happy Memorial Day **Learn about Servicemember Civil Relief Act( Benefits )

Monday, May 28, 2018

As I veteran of the US ARMY I wanted be sure and to recognize MEMORIAL DAY and give thanks for the sacrifices and  remember those those who gave all for the freedoms we enjoy.

Me·mo·ri·al Day
məˈmôrēəl ˌdā/
noun; A day on which those who died in active military service are remembered, traditionally observed on May 30 but now officially observed on the last Monday in May.

In keeping with my blog message of thrifty living tips .
 I felt it would be fitting to share info that might be of interest to veterans with student loan balances.

Info below is from the MyFedLoan.org/Servicemembers website.

 Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA)

Our Nation recognizes the commitments and sacrifices that servicemembers make for the protection of our country. On behalf of FedLoan Servicing, we applaud our servicemembers.
If you are or have served in the military, please review the following information that lists some of the protections and benefits that may be available to you.
Explore Servicemember Benefits to See if You May Qualify
·         Servicemember Civil Relief Act (SCRA) interest rate cap of no more than 6%
·         0% interest while receiving hostile pay
·         HEROES Act Waiver that streamlines documentation requirements for certain program benefits
·         Income-Driven Repayment plans that base your monthly payment amount on your income and family size with payments as low as $0
·         Public Service Loan Forgiveness after a certain number of loan payments
·         Postpone or defer payments during certain periods of, and immediately following, active duty*
·         All or a portion of loan forgiveness if you are disabled due to a service injury
·         Loan repayment through special Department of Defense repayment program
*Interest may accrue during periods of deferment or postponement.
Eligibility criteria for benefits vary by program and may include such factors as the type of military service, whether your loans were taken out prior to the date you began active duty status, and your income and family size.

We recognize the sacrifices you make and are here to help.
Learn more about the available benefits you may be eligible for at MyFedLoan.org/Servicemembers or call 1-800-699-2908 Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM (ET). Military benefits specialists are available to discuss eligibility requirements.
Thank you for your service to our country and we look forward to serving you!

Thrifting Central Ga. is Celebrating Three Years Today

Monday, May 21, 2018

Three years ago I was recovering from back to back surgeries, the most major one had me home for eight weeks. I had lots time each day, so I would spend my days checking out the great finds of Thrifting Atlanta group members.
I had thrifted for over 20 years, I wondered if I could share my love of thrifting with a larger audience in Central Ga. 

I decided to reach out to Keren Charles, the Founder of Thrifting Atlanta she was cordial and agreed that my idea sounded feasible, we worked together for about a month, setting up my Facebook, Instagram Page and Blog website.

 Once it was all complete, Thrifting Central Ga. was born. I tried various things over these three years, some of which I will not repeat.
I will tweak things that worked and try them again. I plan to keep giving Thrifting Central Ga. my own twist.

A Thrift Haul **PURSES **

Saturday, May 19, 2018

I love purses, so I seek them out on my thrift excursions. I usually score at least one purse per trip.
I have a good collection of all types. I like vintage ones, small ones, large ones, and leather ones and so on.

Thrift Stores sometime have the best ones out on the floor marked the usual low price, but then will have fake designer or fake leather ones behind the counter and usually really overpriced. I rarely look at the overpriced ones behind counter. My luck is just as good from the ones out on the floor or in a bin. You just got to know what to look for.

THRIFT TRIPPING at St. Vincent De Paul - St. Simons Island

 In March 2016  visited St. Vincent De Paul on St. Simons Island. I took my purple bag just to show that I had a love of thrift and spread the word about my Facebook page.
 I met some wonderful volunteers there.
There was a good inventory of vintage items of all kinds.
I can't recall what my purchase was, but my mom and sister also made purchases too.

I'm summer ready with my $2.00 Coach Poppy sandals

Monday, May 14, 2018

Luck would have it I went thrifting on my lunch break one day and stumbled right up on a great pair of COACH POPPY sandals for $2.00.

YESS I paid a mere $2.00 they are in great shape I mean barely worn!

  I took them home and cleaned then with Lysol concentrate and set them aside for future summer wear. That’s what I call SAVVY SHOPPING!

Lularoe LOOK a LIKES at Roses

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Have you heard of Roses Stores? Well I was in one the other day and spotted  print pants and leggings. They both were there in all different designs and colors. They reminded me of  Lularoe items. Except the price was much lower.

They felt like LuLaRoe, looked like LulaRoe, I'm just saying if you want the LulaRoe look and feel for a much lower price Roses might have what you need. Go see for yourself.  For those of you who like LuLaroe pants /leggings you will  want to go check out the selection at your nearest Roses Store.

Thrift Tripping at BUY GONES Consignment Shop

Sunday, May 6, 2018

On a trip to Fernandina Beach, Florida I found a neat resale store called Buy Gones.

Buy Gones was filled with some great items both homewares and clothing.

The staff was awesome and they provided me some great customer service.


Saturday, May 5, 2018

On a trip to St. Simons Island  in 2016 I found a neat resale store by the name of St. Simon’s Thrift Shop.
This great lil shop was filled with some great items both houseware and clothing.
The staff was awesome and they provided great customer service. On your next  St. Simon's vacation  you should drop in and shop with the nice folks at St Simons Thrift Shop . During my visit I purchased an ice cream maker and some small  jewelry organizer boxers .

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