Places Kids Eat Free

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Most people enjoy going out to eat from time-to-time. There’s no mess to clean in the kitchen, no hassle and, for the most part, it is usually a great experience. Going out to eat with the family can get pricey though, which is why many restaurants have begun to offer days where kids eat free.

Places Kids Eat Free

This started years ago. Sit-down restaurants wanted to offer an incentive for families to come into the restaurant during the week (usually their slower days). Now, most restaurants have days of the week where kids eat free but what are they?

  1. Applebee’s: Kids eat free one day each week. The day of the week may vary by location and is available at participating locations only.
  2. Bennigan’s: Similar to Applebee’s, Bennigan’s offers a free meal for kids on a select day of the week. The day and availability may vary location-to-location.
  3. Backyard Burgers: Kids eat free on Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult combo meal.
  4. Bob Evans: Tuesdays are the day to get a free kids meal at Bob Evans (after 4 p.m. with the purchase of an adult meal).
  5. Captain D’s: Kids eat free at Captain D’s on Thursdays. The deal is good from open to close and you can get two free kid’s meals per paying adult.
  6. Chick-fil-A: On Tuesdays, kids eat free from 5:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. at Chick-fil-A. This must be purchased with an adult meal. It should also be noted that some Chick-fil-A locations charge $0.99 for their discounted kids meal.
  7. Ci-Ci’s Pizza: Kids under three eat free every day at Ci-Ci’s.
  8. Culver’s: All children get a free frozen custard with the purchase of a meal every day.
  9. Denny’s: Kids eat free on Tuesdays from 4 p.m. until 10 p.m. You can get two free kids meals with the purchase of one adult meal. (At some locations, kids eat free at Denny’s on Saturdays as well.)
  10. Firehouse Subs: Hit your local Firehouse Subs location on Wednesday. Kids eat free all day with the purchase of an adult combo meal.
  11. Fuddruckers: On Mondays between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m., kids eat free at Fuddruckers.
  12. Hooters: Hooters offers kids a free meal from 11 a.m. until 11 p.m. on Sunday.
  13. IHOP: IHOP offers various days when kids eat free. Check out the company’s Facebook page for regular updates on when the next “kids eat free” day will be.
  14. Lone Star Steakhouse: If you want a nice dinner out, you can feed the kids for free at Lone Star on Tuesdays. You can get up to two kid’s meals free with the purchase of one adult meal.
  15. Maggiano’s Little Italy: Kids eat free on Saturdays (only kids under 5).
  16. Moe’s Southwest Grill: Kids eat free at Moe’s on Tuesdays (one free meal per paying adult).
  17. On the Border: Your child can get a free sundae with the purchase of a meal every day at On the Border.
  18. Perkins: Kids eat free on Tuesdays at Perkins with the purchase of an adult meal.
  19. Pizza Hut: Your child can eat for free all day Tuesday at Pizza Hut.
  20. Qdoba: Kids eat free on Sundays and Wednesdays.
  21. Red Robin: Red Robin offers a free kid’s meal on Mondays for children 10 and under.
  22. Steak n’ Shake: Kids eat free all day Sunday (with the purchase of a $9+ adult entree).

For the most part, the deals and freebies mentioned above are only valid for children ages 12 and under. Some locations may have different restrictions so, if you’re wondering about any of these, in particular, give the restaurant a call!

Have any places kids eat free that we should add to the list? Let us know!

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How to Negotiate Cheaper Rent

 

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Recently, I’ve had some issues with my apartment complex. They’ve messed up my bill (three months in a row), neglected some basic maintenance and have forced me to sign up for a WiFi/cable program I didn’t really want. All of that being said, I’m still paying relatively low rent for the area in which I live but can I get it cheaper?

You’ve probably heard about those personal finance warriors that have a one-track mind that is always set to be thinking about saving and being financially sound. They may call a company every time their bill goes up (even just a few dollars) to negotiate it down or haggle prices with cable/telephone companies. So, how do you do that with something like rent?

How to Negotiate Cheaper Rent

I will be looking to renew my lease or move out in the spring and, from the sound of it, the complex normally increases the price of rent significantly after your first year (by $100 or more). There are a few things I will try doing before I move again though…

  1. Sign a longer lease. Most apartment complexes will give you a discount on your monthly rent if you sign a longer lease. For instance, at the complex I live in they quoted $1320 a month for a 6-month lease, $1275 for a 12-month lease and $1217 for a 14-month lease. We chose the 14-month lease to save money. If your complex offers something similar, you may consider doing the same.
  2. Bring up the fact you’ve paid on time. If you are gainfully employed and have paid your rent on time the entire time you’ve lived there, consider using that as a bargaining tool. After so many months (or the first year) of paying on time, the complex will look at you as a valued member of the community.
  3. Consider paying early. Some complexes will give you a 5% to 10% discount on your rent if you’re able to pay it a few days early. You can also pay months in advance. Many properties offer a significant discount if you’re able to pay 3-6 months of rent at a time. Ask your apartment’s manager if this option is available to you.
  4. Market your own skills. If you are trying to figure out how to negotiate cheaper rent, see if they need any assistance in the property office. Maybe they need help marketing to bring in new tenants or maybe they need some help keeping the grounds. Either way, they’ll knock some cash off your rent in exchange for work.
  5. Earn some cash back. Not all apartment complexes will be open to negotiation. If that is the case you may consider paying your rent online using a credit or debit card. Most cards have some kind of cash back reward or travel points you can earn. Though you won’t be getting cash off your rent, you’ll get cash back by paying online.

Lastly, when you go to negotiate a lower rent, gather some information about the properties nearby. Get an idea of what apartments in the area are going for and know what kind of haggling power you have. If you’re already paying below market in the area, you may not have much power when it comes to negotiating the price of your rent.

Have you negotiated cheaper rent in the past? How did you do it?

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How to Go Back to Work After Retirement

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There are a lot of different reasons people may decide to go back to work after retirement. It could be because they didn’t save enough. Or it could be that their financial situation changed. Perhaps it’s due to sheer boredom.

No matter what the reason, though, many people do find they must return to the workforce even though they have already retired. If you are one of them, here is how to go back to work after retirement.

1. Accept It

If you retired but need to go back to work for whatever reason, you may be feeling robbed. You may have thought you would be able to relax and enjoy life now that you are getting older but find you must go back to the grind of employment instead.

Older workers who re-enter the workforce can feel depressed, frustrated, angry and, as if that is not enough already, discriminated against due to their age.

But accepting what must be and looking at it from a positive angle helps. For instance, consider entering a line of work you always wanted to do but never pursued in the past. Don’t just look for a job, but a career that you are passionate about and will make you happy.

2. Get Inspired

Being a retired worker can leave you feeling insignificant and unmotivated. However, you should keep in mind that going back to work now that you are older allows you to keep your mind and skills sharp and your body active.

To combat feelings of being unappreciated, look for a meaningful job that allows you to contribute in a way that makes you feel good about coming out of retirement. Look for work that plays to your strengths or helps you feel inspired about getting up and going to a job each day.

Changing how you feel about going back to work allows you to be open to what could be a new and exciting career.

3. Update Your Image

These days, just updating your resume is not enough when you go back to work after retirement. You must also keep your skills up to date, create an online presence and maybe even a personal brand.

To do this you should polish your resume which may mean having an expert rework it to make it more modern. Furthermore, you could utilize a professional networking site to help you connect with other business people and expand your options.

Your personal image is also important. Dress modern and in current styles. Get physically fit and take care of your appearance. All of these things can help you appear more desirable to potential employers.

4. Begin Your Job Search

Did you know that older workers are often actually more productive than younger ones? Although some employers do tend to hire younger workers, this is not the case will all of them. There are some vocations where having more experience is helpful and employers will appreciate your knowledge, age, and skill set.

Other areas you may excel in and should showcase to potential employers are leadership skills, management, organization, writing skills, and problem-solving. Believe it or not, it can actually be an asset for you to understand both old and new technology when you are an older worker in a tech job.

As an older worker, you must sell these strengths and abilities when you are applying and interviewing for a potential job. Your talent and experience may just land you the job of your dreams as you go back to work after retirement.

5. Consider Your Options

Figuring out where you fit in as you consider re-employment is not always easy. But with age comes the experience and wisdom some employers may find desirable.

Customer service, retail, and elder care are a couple of areas where being an older worker can be an asset. A few other choices include working for a non-profit organization, substitute teaching, becoming a consultant, or running a rental business of your own.

If you are great at multitasking and handling interruptions, a busy medical office or other fast-paced occupation might be a good fit for you.

Depending on your skills and interests, there are lots of different jobs you could do well at as an older worker going back to work after retirement.

It is possible to go back to work after retirement and be happy and productive as well. Use some of these tips to help you re-enter the workforce and enjoy this stage in life to its fullest.

Have you left the workforce to retire and found the need to go back to work?

Jeanne is a married mother of 2 grown children who works a full-time job, has two side hustles, and also helps out occasionally on the farm she and her husband own together. Her background is finance and medical office management, and she hopes to help others improve their finances and change their futures.

Jim Jones’ Net Worth

The entertainment business is no stranger to controversy and drama. For some, it seems like the more controversy you’re able to stir up, the better. Rapper Jim Jones is no stranger to controversy himself, finding himself in tight situations ASAP Mob, Jay-Z, and Azaelia Banks. But how has that impacted Jim Jones’ net worth overall?

Jim Jones’ Net Worth

Currently, Jim Jones’ net worth is estimated to be around $10 million. Like most individuals in the music industry, Jones has worked incredibly hard to get where he is. Born in the Bronx and raised in Harlem with a rough family life, Jones wasn’t exactly set up for success but he has been able to accrue millions. This is because he has employed one of the best financial practices (diversifying and securing multiple sources of income). While Jones is a rapper primarily, he has been able to expand his career greatly by opening other doors in the entertainment industry (acting, producing, etc.).

Jones made millions through his music career, no doubt. In fact, it is estimated that he makes about $1.4 million per year. While that is impressive, not all of that is contributing to Jim Jones’ net worth. The current estimate also includes investment earnings from 2008 of about $200,000. You can also attribute another $500K of Jones’ overall net worth to endorsement deals.

Most reports of his net worth also include the value of his many expensive vehicles:

  • Bentley GT ($70K)
  • Audi R8 ($80K)
  • Mercedes Benz G-Class ($100K)
  • Audi A8L ($75K)

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Jim Jones’ Career

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Jim Jones, born Joseph Guillermo Jones II, was an original member of The Diplomats (aka Dipset). He is also now the co-CEO of Diplomat Records. Over the years he’s become well known for his music video production as well as his rapping ability.

Music career

Between 2004 and 2005 Jones began to surface on the radio and streaming sites. “On My Way to Church,” his debut album, had two singles that made it to the US Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and peaked on the charts at number 18.

His very next album, “Harlem: Diary of a Summer,” sold 350,000 copies and numerous hits as well. Jones went on to produce three more studio albums and a number of mixtapes, including his popular “Vampire Life” series of tapes.

Jones’ estimated earnings from each album are as follows:

  • “Vampire Life 3” – $1.7 million+
  • “We Own the Night (EP)” – $1.4 million+
  • “Hustler’s P.O.M.E. ll” – $1 million+
  • “Pray lV Reign” – $700K+
  • “The Rooftop” – $600K+
  • “Capo” – $900K+
  • $2 million+ from other studio albums

Jones also released an album to accompany an off-Broadway musical (“Hip-Hop Monologues: Inside the Life and Mind of Jim Jones”) in which he headlined.

Other ventures

As mentioned above, music isn’t the only thing making Jim Jones money. He has a number of other ventures that have contributed to his income as well. For instance, he was the music video director for many of the early Dipset music videos.

In 2007, he began dipping his toes into the fashion business as well, launching his own rapper rockstar style. Currently, his “Vampire Life” brand clothing is only for sale in New York City but he is looking to expand it worldwide in the years to come.

You may recognize Jones from the VH1 reality TV shows “Love & Hip Hop: New York” and “Chrissy and Mr. Jones.” The rapper has also appeared in a number of small roles, including a part in one episode of HBO’s critically acclaimed show “The Wire.”

Controversies

Not everything in Jones’ career has been perfect though. As you may know, Jones is known for stirring up controversy in the world of rap and hip-hop. In the summer of 2006, a “diss track” by fellow rapper Tru-Life was released. The track was a clear shot at Jones. In response, Jones challenged Tru-Life to a fight (with $50K at stake). This led to further beef with successful rapper Jay Z.

Recently

Jones and Jay Z no longer hold any animosity towards one another. In 2017 Jones signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label. This came shortly after the end of the Dipset reunion tour. Either way, you look at it, Jones has been able to accumulate a substantial amount of wealth through his career. With a net worth of $10 million and continuing to earn $1 million+ each year, Jim Jones will likely be comfortable for many years to come.

What do you think about Jim Jones’ net worth? Let us know in the comments!

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