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Guide to Relocation: Transporting Your Car

My original plan to move to LA (two years ago) involved driving across the country. That plan was quickly shut down and I ended up having to transport my car. Driving would’ve been cheaper, but unfortunately that wasn’t an option. I didn’t know where to start. Naturally, I jumped on Google and researched away. Here are a few things I learned: 1. To quote or not to quote? The upside to getting a quote is that it will give you an estimate for the fees. The downside is that one year later (no joke) you may still receive the occasional quote from a company you looked into. How can you get a quote and avoid the spam emails? I advise calling different companies. Typically they’ll get back to you via phone. Or if they email you it comes from a person and not an automated system. Also, the “quote” is an ESTIMATE. The price is not guaranteed. Typically the company has the find a driver and then see if they will agree upon the price. …

Shop Additions | January 2016

With the new year well underway we’re celebrating with new shop products! We’ll be releasing at least one new item every month until June. Coming January 14th: Flannels & Sweaters Prices for flannels start at $10.00 and sweaters start $15.00. Have you been sticking to your New Year’s Resolution? You deserve something nice. Reward yourself! Enter code: NY16 at checkout for 16% off your order starting January 14th until January 31st!

A Day in the Life of a 20 Year Old

Originally posted on The Thoughts of a Millennial:
Are you aged 35-104? Here, anybody old and decaying can live vicariously through the thrilling adventures of a modern young adult. The day goes as follows: 10:30am I wake up (reluctantly) with the overwhelming horror of last nights dream lurking above me – I stalked someone on Facebook (whom I had no mutual friends with) and liked a photo they posted in 2008. I shudder and go to grab my phone, feeling the calming presence of its dirty touch screen. I check my social media; Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Tumblr, Vine, YouTube, and any iMessages from my mum I’ve accumulated through the night: 10:40am Unfortunately, my phone is barren of notifications, so I desperately get out of bed to take a “cute” and “quirky” morning selfie with a hoodie on – if I look rough but adorable, I should get enough likes to sustain me. I return to bed and scroll through a thousand disgusting filters, eventually deleting the photo and taking a minute to breathe slowly…

Colatris App

Many professionals are constantly starting and attempting to expand their businesses into larger markets. There is a very big barrier that can prevent this. No, not just money. Language. The ability to translate the marketing for your product can make or break your ability to expand. Enter Colatris. This app was designed by founders Josh Deffibaugh, Albert Eloyan, and A.J. Cihla. On the product website Colatris is described as: A fully automated, in-context translation solution for software. The tool enables global market reach while saving you hours every month. The app is still growing, but it comes highly recommended. Find out more about the app on their website. Like our blog? Check us out on Etsy, Facebook, Tumblr, or Pinterest!

TED Talk Tuesday: Magical Houses Made of Bamboo

Many of you may know that bamboo is a sustainable resource, but did you ever think it would be a great idea to use it to build your home? That is exactly what Elora Hardy and her team do. Watch below to find out more. Hosting a TEDx event? Download this TED theme. Interested in joining the G.U.M Team? Email gumblogging@gmail.com.  If you liked this post, you might also like: How the FBI is creating terrorists A Warriors Cry Against Child Marriage Why You Will Fail To Have A Great Career

G.U.M Giveaway

This month we’re doing fandom mini-lantern giveaways. This week three lucky winners will receive a free Harry Potter themed mini-lantern. How to enter: Each follow or like on social media is an entry. If you’re already following, you already have an entry! Like us on Facebook and/or Pinterest for one entry, follow us on WordPress and/or Tumblr for two, and like our Etsy shop for three! Click the links below and treat yo’ self! facebook.com/forevergum pinterest.com/gumshop iamgum.tumblr.com etsy.com/shop/GrowingUpMillennial Have an Etsy shop? Send your information to gumblogging@gmail.com and we’ll mention you on our WordPress! G.U.M Team

Grocery Rebate Apps

Due to my strong desire to master budgeting, I spent last weekend downloading grocery coupon apps (RetailMeNot, Saving Star, etc.) and rebate apps. I found one rebate app that I love and one that’s a great sidekick. 1. The sidekick Every Wednesday, a new list of rebates is released. The rebate (typically anywhere from $0.25-1) applies to a product. It isn’t store specific. The reason it’s the sidekick? Most of the rebates tend to be brand specific (i.e. Pledge Floorcare Product). Living on a budget means I may not be able to buy the brand item. A $1.50 rebate on a $10 brand item isn’t better than a $5 generic item. On my first receipt (Fourth of July weekend…we bought a lot of stuff) I was able to make $1.75. 2. The superhero Though I’m not rolling in the rebate dough, the app offers a bit more than Checkout 51. The rebates are specific to certain stores, but many of them are found at multiple stores. Some rebates are brand specific, but many aren’t. Many …