Fave Five Tuesday

Today’s Fave Five features a potpourri of favorites – from a new online greeting card site, to great goodies, a fabulous blog post about the economy and more.
1. INNOVATIVE MOVING GREETING CARDS! If you’re looking for an inexpensive way to put a smile on people’s face, Snapily turns your photos into moving prints or as they brand it, a “LivingPrint.” You can easily create a card where 2 to 5 photos can be brought to motion on a card, for less than $4. Check it out: Snapily.
2. SAVE FOR THAT BIG EVENT OR VACATION WITH SMARTY PIG! SmartyPig is a one of a kind virtual piggy bank that can enable you to save for back-to-school expenses, teach your children about the responsibilities of money, and save for the things you really want. Recommended by Family Circle, SmartyPig launched in April 2008 as a unique way to automatically save for an upcoming vacation, with the same benefits: a social networking aspect, true incentives from top retailers, and ease-of-use. To find out more about this unique way to save, then click here.
3. MY STIMULUS PLAN – BEING GRATEFUL This amazing essay from Dagmar at IM Proofing is a fabulous addition to our finance friendly fave five.
4. FREE GIVEAWAYS ALL THE TIME! What’s better than buying something you really want? Winning it of course! Over at Goodies for Mom, they’re giving away amazing stuff 24/7 so check it out and get in on the action!
5. INTRODUCING….THE ROLE MOMMY CREDIT CARD! While all of us continue to face tough economic times, Role Mommy has found a way to stimulate the economy while making a difference in the lives of others. We are excited to announce that we’ve just introduced the Role Mommy credit card! Sign up for your free Platinum Visa card from UMB and once you make your first purchase, a $50 donation will be made to Role Mommy and we will contribute $25 of those funds to charities supporting women and children (including St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital, Love Our Children USA and the Gal to Gal Foundation) and the additional funds will support programs and events throughout the year that empower and enable women to pursue their passion while raising a family. Click on the following link for details

Introducing…The Role Mommy Credit Card

We’re excited to announce a brand new way that you can support Role Mommy!
When you apply for the new Role Mommy platinum Visa Card, our issuing bank (UMB) will donate $50 to Role Mommy the very first time you use it and we will donate a portion of these funds to charities supporting women and children along with programs and events dedicated to empowering moms to pursue their passion while raising a family! Additionally, UMB will donate a percentage of all your future purchases on the card to Role Mommy as well! All of this is done at no cost to you, and no cost to Role Mommy!
The more of us who participate, the bigger the impact we can make.
All the benefits of a platinum Visa card will be yours, along with the satisfaction of showing your support of Role Mommy’s mission every time you use your card.
If you click on the card above today, you’ll be taken to the UMB website where you can sign up for your free Role Mommy credit card. So get ready to sign up for your Role Mommy card and get ready to purchase with a passion!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How does opening a credit card with UMB benefit Role Mommy?
A. Role Mommy receives $50 for each approved application that is activated and used within 90 days of approval. $25 of every donation will benefit charities supporting women and children including St. Mary’s Children’s Hospital, Love Our Children USA, the Gal to Gal Foundation (assisting patients and families battling stage IV cancer) Additionally, a percentage of every retail purchase made using the card will be donated to Role Mommy to support ongoing events and services throughout the year benefiting parents who are pursuing their passion while raising a family.
Q. Who is UMB?
UMB a multi-bank, multi-billion dollar holding company headquartered in Kansas City, Missouri, was recently ranked by Smart Money as “the highest-scoring traditional bank among our favorites.” As a leading card issuer with nearly 40 years of credit card experience, UMB offers a wide range of consumer and commercial Visa and private label products. For more information, visit www.umb.com.
Q. Is there an annual fee?
A. No, there is no annual fee.
Q. What is the interest rate on the card?
A. 0% for the first six month introductory period on purchases and balance transfers. After the six month introductory period, the interest rate will be the federal prime rate (no lower than 5.25%) + 5.90%.
Q. Can I apply over the phone?
A. Unfortunately, not at this time.
Q. How can I get an application by mail?
A. Paper applications will be available at select Role Mommy events or by contacting rolemommycfo@gmail.com. We encourage you to apply securely online to help us reduce marketing and processing costs.
Q. When I apply for the card, will my transaction be secure?
A. Yes. Your application will be transmitted to UMB through an encrypted security page.
Q. Do I have to activate and use the card within a certain time period for the Role Mommy to receive the $50?
A. Yes. But you only need to use the card once within the first 90 days for us to receive the $50 donation. Of course, we encourage you to make it your primary card because Role Mommy receives a percentage of every retail purchase at no additional cost to you.
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Role Mommy Celebrity Quote of the Day

images.jpeg“I finally get to take my kids to a movie I’m in and they do think I’m cool. Usually, they think I’m just a big dork. They’re like, “Mom, stop singing in the car. You’re embarrassing us!” But now they’re like, “Mom, can we see your movie?”
Mom of two, Reese Witherspoon, talks about how her kids reacted to her role in the new feature film “Monsters vs. Aliens”.
*Excerpt from the Chicago Sun Times