Tax free weekend is days away. In this week's Wallet Wednesday we're looking at the best ways to save. What we found was it may not be at the store this weekend. Tax free weekend will save you the most money on electronics $1500 or less but according to Brent Shelton at FatWallet, the sales for back-to-school will be happening all throughout August. Many places are offering 20-40% discounts on clothing as school approaches.
Every holiday shoppers can usually expect a good sale at local retailers. We asked the experts which sales are worth it and which ones should we wait on? Brent Shelton, with FatWallet.com, said shoppers can expect these sales to push out further into the second week of July. Outdoor gear: Hiking, fishing, and camping gear will be anywhere from 25- 55 percent off. Swimwear: Several stores will put this on sale in July.
More and more babies are being born drug dependent, according to the Knox County Health Department. The Metropolitan Drug Coalition wants to take steps in bringing that number down. They're doing it with a new program, called the Hands of Hope that allows new mothers to learn from those who have been in their shoes before. Brittany Hong is a mentor. "I think just being a mom in general you need a lot of support especially being a new mom," she said. Hong had her two daughters at an early age.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Obama AND Romney or Obama + Romney.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used.) For example, search for democrat OR republican to find results that refer to
Democrats and/or Republicans.
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".