TOM BRADY is doing an autograph signing event with a memorabilia company next month, and it’s really only for hardcore collectors . . . because the prices are pretty outrageous.
For example, he’ll sign a football for $1,000 . . . or a “game-day style jersey” for $1,200. Of course, you can’t actually buy the jersey he wore during the Super Bowl . . . because it’s still M.I.A. And also, you’d need to be OPRAH for that to be in your price range.
Brady will sign a photo for $850 . . . and if you want him to add “5x SB Champ,” that’ll cost you an extra $400. And he’ll also add a 20-character personalization for an additional $500.
So for $1,750, you can get an autographed photo that says ‘To Matt Ryan, Love Tom Brady, 5x SB Champ.’
Or for $1,500, you can theoretically get a signed football that says ‘Check the inflation. -Tom Brady.’ And that just might be worth it.
Americans will spend more than $3 BILLION on food and drinks for the Super Bowl on Sunday. Here are five tips to help you save money if you’re hosting a party for the Big Game this weekend . . .
1. Make it a potluck or BYOB. It’s not only a great way to save money, it also helps you get a wider variety of food and drinks at the party.
2. Look for sales. Rather than planning your menu and then looking in grocery store ads to see which items on your list are on sale, plan your entire menu based on what’s discounted.
3. Buy in bulk. Warehouse stores like Costco are a great place to pick up things like burger patties, hot dogs, buns, chips, and especially alcohol.
4. Use a slow cooker. It allows you to buy tougher, cheaper cuts of meat that will soften as they cook slowly over several hours. A big pot of chili would only cost you a few bucks, but it’ll make enough servings to last most of the game.
5. Go for homemade snacks over prepared food. It’s EASIER to buy sandwich and veggie platters from the grocery store . . . but that convenience comes at a price. A pre-made platter can end up costing you two or three times as much as making it yourself.
I know YOU’VE never faked a sick day, but believe it or not, some people have. And when they put on their “I’m on my death bed” voice to call in sick, now we know what THEY should be saying. Again, them, not you. You’re honest.
A new survey asked 1,000 bosses which sick day excuses they’re most likely to believe. So here are the best ones to fake . . .
- The flu.
- Throwing out your back, or having back pain.
- An accidental injury. Too bad they weren’t more specific. A broken toe? A paper cut? There’s so much to choose from when you’re faking it, a little guidance would have been nice. (???)
- A cold.
- A migraine.
One more thing to keep in mind. Even though the flu is the most believable excuse, only about 25% of bosses say they buy it. Which means that no matter WHAT excuse you use, there’s at least a 75% chance your boss won’t buy it.
Father’s Day is on Sunday, so here are five stats about Father’s Day gifts.
1. 67% of people buy a Father’s Day gift for somebody in their life. And after fathers and husbands, the most common people we buy Father’s Day gifts for are brothers . . . sons . . . grandfathers . . . stepfathers . . . and uncles.
2. 59% of us usually buy a present for our dad. And we spend $72 on average on him.
3. 76% of married women buy their husband something for Father’s Day, and spend an average of $77.
4. 49% say it’s important to give their dad something thoughtful or sentimental, while 32% would like to make their dad’s life easier by finding him a practical gift.
5. And the ten most common Father’s Day gifts are special outings like dinner at a restaurant or a round of golf . . . clothes . . . gift cards . . . electronics . . . books and music . . . grooming products . . . sporting goods . . . home improvement supplies or tools . . . and car accessories.
A new study out of Cambridge University in England found that money really CAN buy happiness . . . as long as you spend it on the right things. It just depends on your personality.
They split people into five big personality types, monitored what they spent money on for six months, then tested them to find their general happiness levels. Check it out.
- People who are open should spend money on entertainment, and hair and beauty products to be happy. They should avoid getting traffic tickets or taking on a mortgage.
- Conscientious people should spend money on insurance, and health and fitness. They shouldn’t spend money on gambling, toys, or hobbies.
- Extroverted people should spend money on entertainment and travel. They shouldn’t spend money on lots of insurance or an accountant.
- People who are agreeable should spend money on charity and pets. They should avoid getting traffic tickets and gambling.
- And neurotic people feel BETTER when they spend money on traffic tickets. They also like gambling. But they should avoid spending money on hotels.