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Wes Moss: Finding a short-term rental during home renovations

Have you ever seen the film “The Money Pit”?  It’s a movie from 1986 starring Tom Hanks and Shelley Long.  They buy a $1 million distressed sale mansion that is on the market for $200k.  What happens next is what you’d expect -- a comedy of errors about all of ...

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National Ice Cream Day/Month deals in Atlanta

July is National Ice Cream Month and Sunday, July 20, is National Ice Cream Day. Celebrate with these deals: Atlanta Ice Cream Festival: Head to Piedmont Park on July 26 from 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. for the fourth annual Atlanta Ice Cream Festival. Enjoy ice cream as well as ...

A section of the Cyclorama, a 15,000-square-foot painting of the Battle of Atlanta.

Weekend Deals: Freebies at Legoland, Atlanta Cyclorama and The Melting Pot

Kohl's : This weekend get a $10 Kohl’s gift card when you spend $30 or more on tees, tanks and shorts from Croft & Barrow, So, Sonoma, Jumping Beans and Urban Pipeline. Limit 1 per customer. The deals is valid with savings pass in-store only on Saturday, July 19 and ...

Coupon Mom: School supplies, $10 Target gift card, Kroger savings

Savings tip: Start stocking up on supplies This is the time of year that rock bottom school supply sales start. Office Depot and Office Max have two-pocket paper folders on sale for 1 cent each with a $5 minimum purchase. Also get many items for 25 cents including protractors, plastic ...

How affordable is a Tiny House?

Tiny Houses are nothing new, but in the years since the economic downturn, interest in living small has taken off. There is a Small House Society (founded in 2002). There is Tiny House Nation, a new show on FYI network (airing Wednesdays at 10 p.m. ET) during which experts help ...

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Clark Howard: Placing bets on the stock market

As the stock market keeps climbing into the stratosphere, I have some advice for panicky investors worried about a market that seems to know no mountain it cannot scale. The U.S. stock market had a fantastic first six months of the year. The S& P 500 is up 6 percent ...

Nedra's Big Deals: Half-off beauty services, free yoga, free Microsoft summer camp for kids

AJC Exclusive Hogan Institute of Cosmetology & Esthetics: The school is kicking off its new name and grand re-opening with an event 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, when you can take 50 percent off all services. This includes haircuts, waxing, color treatments and more. VOD Photography will also be there with ...

Wynton Marsalis ticket discount

Now through Saturday, July 19, you can get $15 off tickets to see the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis at Atlanta Symphony Hall.  The performance, curated by Marsalis specifically to kick off the 26th season of the National Black Arts Festival, will feature original compositions by members ...

JessicaShops: New restaurants, GloDry, Radio Shack

True Food Kitchen, Zinburger Wine & Burger Bar: Try a healthy, holistic meal based on Dr. Andrew Weil’s anti-inflammatory food pyramid at True Food Kitchen. The menu is dedicated to simple, seasonal fare such as the “inside out” quinoa burger (above) and sustainable, organic and bio-dynamic wines and cocktails. Or, ...

10 cities with hotels under $100 per night

Did your summer travel plans get waylaid by other obligations? A wedding, birthday or reunion, maybe? Recently, Hotwire.com released a survey which found that we spend almost $185 billion on obligatory travel. When we finally have the time for a pleasure trip, we may not have the money. But as ...

VIEW FROM THE SKY--JULY 16, 2013-ATLANTA: The Skyview Atlanta Ferris wheel opened to the public after a ceremonial ribbon cutting on Tuesday July 16th, 2013 near Centennial Park in downtown Atlanta. The city's newest attraction features 42 gondolas that can seat six visitors each taking the 15 minute ride rotating four times around the 200 foot tall wheel. A VIP gondola has Ferrari red leather seats, a TV and a champagne bucket although the attraction can't serve alcohol until they get their liquor license. Adults can ride for $ 13.50, children $ 8.50 with senior and military discounts. PHIL SKINNER / PSKINNER@AJC.COM

Free Coke and cupcakes at SkyView Atlanta

SkyView Atlanta Ferris Wheel -- the 200-foot ferris wheel on Luckie street in Downtown Atlanta -- turns one year old tomorrow.  Here are a few ways you can celebrate the event:  If your birthday happens to fall on July 16, you get free rides all day. You just need to ...

3 estate planning documents every adult needs

More than 50 percent of American adults do not have an estate plan in place. The reasons people give for not having a plan range from being single to not being wealthy. Neither is a good reason, says Lisa Brown, an accredited estate planner, CFP and partner at Brightworth. “Estate ...

Instacart and Sprouts Farmers Market expand in Atlanta

Last week, Instacart (www.Instacart.com) -- the new to Atlanta grocery delivery service -- added Whole Foods Market to its grocery deliveries. Now, Instacart users can order groceries from Costco, Kroger and Whole Foods to be delivered in as little as one hour.  You do not need to be a Costco ...

Rebecka Mejia, of Fort Benning, reviews the criteria for receiving a free wedding dress while waiting for Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique in Roswell to open its doors for military brides on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. As part of the Brides Across America non-profit program, military brides can receive a wedding dress for free or half-off on July 13-14 at Wedding Angels.

Free wedding dresses for military brides

Brides Across America hits Atlanta today courtesy of Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique. The national non-profit charity provides free wedding dresses to qualifying military brides.  The Atlanta event takes place today, from 3 - 6 p.m. and July 15, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Wedding Angels Bridal Boutique, 395 South ...

Wes Moss will host a new weekly tech show on 11 Alive starting Sunday at 11 a.m.

Wes Moss: What’s the UBER Economy?

Last week in my column about Airbnb, I coined a new phase: Uber Economy.  The Uber Economy is an economic evolution that we as consumers are experiencing as we speak.  In simple terms, it’s about solving massive consumer inefficiencies to create entirely new spending categorizes. Consider this: Uber is known ...

Coupon Mom: Double up at Kmart, save on breakfast and personal care items

Double coupons at Kmart Detergent, Febreze: Kmart is doubling manufacturers coupons through July 12. Shop Your Way Rewards members will get coupons up to $2 doubled, meaning a $2 coupon would be worth $4 off. The store’s limit is five coupons per customer per day. For example, Tide Pods, Gain ...

The new 2,300-square-foot Krispy Kreme Doughnut Factory in Doraville, which will have a 24-hour drive-thru, will be at 5258 Buford Highway NE. (KRISPY KREME DOUGHNUT CORP.)

Buy one dozen Krispy Kreme doughnuts, get one for 77 cents

Krispy Kreme turns 77 on July 13 and to celebrate you can get a deal on a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts.  On Friday, July 11, pay 77 cents for a dozen Original Glazed doughnuts at participating Krispy Kreme locations when you buy one dozen. For more information, visit KrispyKreme.com.

Laura Vaughn (right) picks out a bunch of carrots at the Woodland Gardens booth during the Freedom Farmers Market at the Carter Center in Atlanta on March 1. The new market will run each Saturday through Dec. 20. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL

Incentives to shop local farmers markets

Farmers markets in Georgia have grown 600 percent in the last six years, according to figures from Georgia Organics. While many shoppers have discovered the pleasures of shopping the markets in their neighborhoods, the organization wants to reach many more people. Last year, Georgia Organics launched the My Market Club ...

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Clark Howard: Save up to 15 cents on gasoline

If you are looking to save money on gas, Wal-Mart has a big offer for you in nearly 20 states. The mega-retailer has a discount of 15 cents per gallon all summer long through Sept. 8. It’s available at any Wal-Mart gas station if you use a Wal-Mart money card ...

Justin and Sophia DeCouto added a playset from King of Swings in Norcross to the backyard of their new home in Milton's Lake Haven of Crabapple neighborhood. A fence also was installed.

Nedra's Big Deals: BB&T Atlanta Open, bridal gown sale, playset assembly

2014 BB&T Atlanta Open: Find tennis deals for the event July 19-27 at Atlantic Station. Kids Weekend (July 19-20) gets kids in free when accompanied by an adult. On July 22, college students with valid IDs can purchase a ticket and get one free. Plus, show your ticket at Atlantic ...

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