Money Talks


Money Talks: Travel Tips

Want to save money while you travel? Will you be traveling during the holidays? Whether it’s traveling around town, the state, or the country, we’ve got some tips to discuss that will help you stretch your dollars. things:Catch a magnificent sunset or sunriseTake a walk or bike ride.Play in the park.Swim at the beach or lake.Visit a state park and walk their trailsVisit a market.If you like libations on your vacation - purchase your alcohol from a store. Or take advantage of any happy hours and don’t drink expensive import stuff – give the local stuff a go.Eat out for Breakfast, Lunch or Brunch: Try and avoid dinner as restaurants raise prices. OR, have brunch instead of 3 meals a day.Eat Away from the Tourist Streets:Just go one street or one block over and it will usually be much cheaper and more authentic!Have Picnics: Purchase food in a local grocery store or a market and arrange a picnic in one of the city’s parks with great views. Self-Cater Where You Can: Purchasing your own supplies and cooking-in can save you big bucks while you travel.Use Coupons:Do your research to find travel discounts and coupons for the areas you are visiting. Check out the brochure shelf in the lobby of your hotel. Visit the local tourist information offices for free maps and ideas. Tourist booklets and brochures. Back of supermarket receipts.Websites (local tourist boards and businesses and coupon sites).Have Breakfast Included: When booking a hotel or hostel look for one with breakfast included.Eat Street Food: The reasons are because it’s cheap, you help the locals, and it’s safe– you can see what is actually being cooked and is cooked fresh right in front of you.SHOP AROUND FOR TRAVEL INSURANCE – it can vary by company and how inclusive the insurance it is. Will it cover pandemics? Check and see – IF you want to pay for that level of coverage.Calls:IRS tracking your moneytourist vs. localbeware of skimmingcamping, eat localeat local

Money Talks: Workforce Wednesdays

Workforce Wednesdays is a program from the Education Department of MPB. Dr. Tara Wren, Director of Education and Jasmine Harvey, Student Engagement Specialist are with us today to explain the initiative and let us know how anyone in Mississippi can participate. in Workforce Wednesday get information about workforce development including mentoring programs, apprenticeships, work-based learning and soft skills. With the pandemic these networking get togethers are virtual so anyone can participate.Workforce Wednesday occurs every third Wednesday at 11:30 a.m. It’s a service of the Education Department of Mississippi Public Broadcasting.Project SEARCH Mississippi: An MDRS Workforce InitiativeSeptember 15, 202111:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.Project SEARCH connects high school seniors with disabilities to employers waiting to hire them after they graduate.Learn more about this program and how your school or employer can get involved.Videos:Confessions of a Word Nerd - February 2021 to Improve Your Personal Brand on Zoom- March 2021 Wear Pants to Work – April2021 Service Still Matters – May 2021 Back to Work in Mississippi – June2021 m8k&ab_channel=MPBEducationAmerican Graduate Path to the Future – July 2021 Service Employment Academy – August 2021 Wednesdays with blog summaries:Lunch and Learn with CN Railroad Coding Academy featured at Workforce Wednesday of State Delbert Hosemann speaks at MPB's Workforce Wednesday Luncheon's Workforce OneSource Offers Myriad Services to Service Members and Hiring a Veteran is a Plus for Employers Shares Lessons on Mentoring at Workforce Wednesday Event Cecil Brown shares state’s problems, solutions during Workforce Wednesday Luncheon is a workforce development solution benefiting individuals and employers talks opportunity, career coaches and strengthening Mississippi's workforce