Happy Veteran’s Day!

Today we pay tribute to the men and women who have fought, and continue to fight, for our freedom. Thank you, veterans!

Our New Facebook Sweepstakes Has Started! Enter to Win an iPad Mini!

To enter the Sweepstakes, Like our Facebook Page and then look for the Sweepstakes tab (image shown below) located on our Facebook Page to enter. Sweepstakes ends December 31, 2013.

For mobile users ONLY, like our Facebook Page, and then click here to enter!

Simplify Job Searching with These Three Websites

Are you a recent college graduate looking for that elusive first job? Are you an adult looking to switch careers? No matter your station in life or your level of experience, these easy-to-navigate websites can help simplify your job search.

One of the most popular job search sites for both employers and potential employees, Indeed is a great resource for your job search because of its large number of users. By asking only the most basic “What?” and “Where?” questions, Indeed presents you with an impressive number of job prospects that you may not have considered. You can even post your resume to Indeed’s resume database in case a company has an opening that needs filled quickly – who knows, maybe that perfect job is looking for you, too!

The focal social media website for the business world, LinkedIn operates like an online networking event. Create your personal profile, add your most professional headshot, upload your resume and you’ll have online profile tailored for business. LinkedIn also features job postings and company profiles to help you browse potential jobs as you extend your circle of connections.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook
Don’t let the long name fool you – the Occupational Outlook Handbook is a simple, straightforward tool designed to give people insights into their careers of choice. On it you’ll find hundreds of occupations listed with information on salaries, responsibilities, and required skills and education.

Reminder: Today’s Election Day

Be sure to get out and vote today!

Catch the Top Music Acts in Philly at The Electric Factory

The Electric Factory is one of America’s most well regarded indoor music venues and a center for Philadelphia’s own music scene. Opened in 1968, the venue moved from its original converted tire warehouse to a more appropriate converted electric factory in the mid-90s, where it remains a beacon for lovers of widespread musical genres. With a standing capacity of nearly 3,000 people (including a second-floor area overlooking the stage), this is one venue where you’ll want to be on your feet—whether that means dancing, head-banging, or scuffing along to the beat. The space is available for private functions and corporate events, but mostly it’s just a great place to go catch a live performance by local, national, or global acts.

The Electric Factory
421 N. 7th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 627-1332 (tickets)

Happy Autumn!

With autumn upon us, we hope everyone is able to take advantage of all of the fun and festivities that the season has to offer. Happy Fall!


Bistrot La Minette: French Fantasia

Chef Peter Woolsey loves the cuisine of France, taking frequent trips to the country to immerse himself in its rich culinary tradition. So it’s not surprising that he would want to share it with his fellow Philadelphians at Bistrot La Minette. This incredibly charming French restaurant has won raves from diners in recent years for its spectacular food and service. Get a reservation in advance, because the space isn’t large and it usually fills up fast. Once you’re seated, the menu is stunning from beginning to end, but here are some suggestions. The appetizer course boasts an incredible terrine of foie gras with figs, as well as great escargots in herbed butter. Entrees are diverse, but the Dijon mustard braised rabbit with house-made tagliatelle is spectacular, as is the Gascony-style braised lamb shank. If you’re having a hard time deciding, head in on Sunday for the prix fixe meal!

Bistrot La Minette
623 S Sixth St
Philadelphia, PA 19147
(215) 925-8000

Lincoln Financial Field: Go Eagles!

Home to Philadelphia’s Eagles football team, Lincoln Financial Field can hold almost 70,000 visitors. Built to replace the Veterans Stadium—which served as Philadelphia’s sports center for more than three decades—the field is also used for college football games, soccer matches, and the occasional knock-out music concert (Bruce Springsteen had three sold-out shows there in 2003). With two exclusive lounges, several rentable suites, and concessions stands that include pizza, grilled meats, deli specialties, and plenty of beer outlets, there’s something for everyone.

Lincoln Financial Field
1020 Pattison Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19148
(267) 570-4000

Trip Idea: New York City

New York City is New York City — it contains a lifetime's worth of treasures. Here are a few highlights.

Central Park
This iconic 843-acre park is full of nature and fun. See the Conservatory, the Alice in Wonderland sculpture, Belvedere Castle atop Vista Rock, and the Bow Bridge. Rent a bike so you can cover more ground quickly. Guided bike tours are also available. 

Empire State Building
Take in a breathtaking view of the city from the 86th floor observation deck. The view of the New York City skyline is definitely worth the price of admission. The deck does get crowded so be prepared to stand in line. 

Metropolitan Museum of Art
One of the world's great art museums, over two million works of arts from are housed here. Explore the 21 structures that make up the museum as you go through the different exhibits. Guided tours are available or you can see the museum at your own pace. 

Basic Money Management Tips from MyMoney.gov

It can be a little headspinning at times to manage your personal finances, with details like bills, pay stubs, W-2s, 401(k)s, and the like making it hard at times to see the big picture. Even so, managing your money doesn't have to be overwhelming, and MyMoney.gov aims to help you see the big picture.

The site's a creation of the Federal Financial Literacy and Education Commission, and works to help further the mission of helping people understand their personal finances. To make the process a little easier, MyMoney.gov breaks its advice down into five basic elements, the "MyMoney Five." Here are the basics:

  1. Earn: Know the details about your pay and benefits, including any withholdings, deductions, taxes, and non-monetary compensation.
  2. Save: Make saving a habit, so you can plan for future expenditures and be prepared for unanticipated expenses.
  3. Protect: Protect yourself by monitoring your credit report, purchasing adequate insurance (including renters' insurance), keeping an emergency fund, and maintaining proper records of your finances.
  4. Spend: Shop wisely! Make a budget, be a comparison shopper, and work to live within your means.
  5. Borrow: Be wise about borrowing, too. Understand details like interest rates, keep track of what you've borrowed, and pay your bills on time.

You can learn much more about the MyMoney Five at mymoney.gov.

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