Archive for April, 2012

5 Ways to Save for Vacation

Posted on April 26, 2012 by Saldutti

When thinking about vacationing, many people cringe at the thought of spending thousands of dollars for one short week away. Here are some ways for you to save for your exciting trip. Spending Plan – First, you must decide approximately how much money you and your family are willing to spend on a vacation. This includes plane tickets, hotel stays, attractions within the vacation area, and a food allowance throughout the week.  Once totaling the pricing, if you are overwhelmed at the number, try to cut down on costs, try a cheaper restaurant or hotel or maybe even the red-eye…

Consumer Tips for National Financial Literacy Month

Posted on April 24, 2012 by Saldutti

April is National Financial Literacy Month – do you know how your money is doing?  During Financial Literacy Month, consumers are reminded to keep track of their credit, debt and sensitive financial documents.  A recent study by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority looked at the spending and saving habits of Americans and came up with some startling information: Most Americans lack emergency savings or “rainy day” funds. Only 49% of survey respondents reported that they had set aside funds sufficient to cover expenses for three months in case of sickness, job loss, economic downturn or other emergency. The majority of…

Saldutti, LLC Launches New Web Site

Posted on April 19, 2012 by Saldutti

Saldutti LLC is proud to announce the launch of our new website, SalduttiCollect.com.  The new website, which went live on Monday, April 16, is more user-friendly, by adding extra directory tabs and putting information relevant to the users of the site. Tabs will be added to easily show information about our services and the technology used to help collect debt. Special thanks to our web designer, Anthony Gasparich from MC2 Marketing, in Lititz PA, for helping us update. Be sure to visit the site to check it out! ~ Sara Knopsnyder

Students Sweating About a Summer Job

Posted on April 17, 2012 by Saldutti

Many students have started their search for a summer job already – have you? If not, there are many things that you can do to help you find the perfect summer job for you. Figure out where you want to be working: Students who live in one place during the school year and somewhere else over the summer should first decide where they will be staying. You cant find a job if you don’t know where to start looking! Where to look: students can find summer jobs on their career board, online on websites such as monster.com or even on…

Firm Big Winner in Mega Millions Lottery

Posted on April 17, 2012 by Saldutti

The staff of Saldutti LLC would like to announce their winnings in the Mega Millions drawing from April 6, 2012.  Firm employees contributed money toward tickets for the rec0rd-breaking Mega Millions lottery drawing, hoping to win the $624 jackpot.   Fortunately, their money was not put to waste. The employees of Saldutti are proud to announce their big winnings, $10, matching up 3 correct numbers within the lottery. “What should we do with all the extra money?” asked Robert Saldutti, after finding out about their great winnings. The lucky winners of the drawing decided to spend their hard earned money on a bagel-breakfast. Congratulations to the…

The End of the World as We Know it?

Posted on April 17, 2012 by Saldutti

If the Mayans prove to be nothing more than a bunch of liars, don’t be too upset. Researchers at MIT predict that Earth will experience a whole other Armageddon-like scenario by 2030, when they expect a global economic collapse to occur.  A new study from researchers at Jay W. Forrester’s institute at MIT says that the world could suffer from “global economic collapse” and “precipitous population decline” if people continue to consume the world’s resources at the current pace. Smithsonian Magazine writes that Australian physicist Graham Turner says “the world is on track for disaster” and that current evidence coincides…

Sweet Spring Holiday Facts & Figures

Posted on April 06, 2012 by Saldutti

Spring is here … and with it comes two imporant religious holidays – Easter and Passover.  While the Easter holiday gives a lot of business to the candy industry, Passover has its share of sweet treats as well.  Here are some fun facts compiled from the National Confectioner’s Association. Easter is the second top-selling confectionery holiday behind only Halloween. In 2000, Americans spent nearly $1.9 billion on Easter candy The first chocolate eggs were made in Europe in the early 19th century and remain among the most popular treats associated with Easter. 90 million chocolate Easter bunnies are made for…

Seniors Have $36 Billion in Student Loans

Posted on April 05, 2012 by Saldutti

New research from the New York Fed shows Americans 60 years and older owe a collective $36.5 billion in outstanding student loans. More than 10% of these indebted seniors are delinquent on their loans, which means they may field calls from persistent debt collectors and be forced to offer up parts of their Social Security checks to satisfy their decades-old debts, the Washington Post reports. Most people with student loans are under 40, but because this type of loan cannot be discharged in bankruptcy, the debt can follow a person around for life. The average amount due from all student loan borrowers…

What To Do With Your Million Dollar Jackpot …

Posted on April 03, 2012 by Saldutti

Three winners of the record-breaking U.S. lottery jackpot now face a series of daunting decisions about how to handle their share of the $656 million prize.  Tickets sold in Kansas, Illinois and Maryland matched all six numbers in Friday’s Mega Millions drawing. None of the winners had come forward as of today.  If you are one of the lucky few, the Wall Street Journal has compiled some sage advice from financial advisers and wealth management experts: Take a “cooling off” period of 3 to 6 months – During this time, avoid making any big decisions about your investments or spending.  “People need time to…