Thursday, February 14, 2013

Throwback Thursday: RABDARGAB!

Everyone who's anyone knows RABDARGAB.

(Not to worry, if you're not in the "cool club" I'll enlighten you...)

Back in the 90's, the Houston Independent School District ran the RABDARGAB campaign in attempts to raise literacy in elementary age children in the Houston area. The deal was pretty straight forward:  Read A Book, Do A Report, Get A Buck. Thus, RABDARGAB was born.

I read a book so here's my dollar-making post ("report"):

I read "Do More, Spend Less" by Brad Wilson, Owner of Bradsdeals.com. (A cool little discount website that if you haven't tried I highly recommend.)

So back to the book- if you ask me it could use a little editing down on the "look what I can do/did" of giving examples of his marvelous trips. Other than that it was otherwise an eye-opening book chalked full of ideas and useful online tools for fixing credit scores, using rewards credit cards to rack up free trips, hotel stays and cash back. It was an excellent book for a newbie. Of course, like anything that totally enraptures me it set me off on an non-stop almost obsessive search for more in depth details and how-to's on improving my credit ratings.If you're looking for something to read for a little bit of "learning something new" I recommend this book and then I suggest you check out extrapackofpeanuts.com if you just have to know more.

Fairly straight forward and to the point, and not very much like a book report; yes, I know, but I just had to share this book with you. It's a good read for the newly financially-focused individuals out there.

Now, back to regularly scheduled programming....

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