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DIY accent tray from Goodwill frame

Does your coffee table or dining table look like it could use a little decorative love? You’re in luck! This DIY accent tray is easy to make, and all you need are a few simple and inexpensive supplies: Old wooden picture frame (with glass intact) Can of spray paint (or regular paint if you’d prefer)… [Read More]

Fashionista: Blanket scarf at top of fall must haves

The temperatures are taking a dip and you know what that means. It’s time to get out all your warm and cozy pieces out of your drawers and closet. One piece that is a fall must-have is a beautiful blanket scarf. A large, comfy blanket scarf can be styled so many ways and takes your… [Read More]

Creative Halloween costumes ideas with the big-screen factor

Movies provide that pop-culture inspiration for Halloween costumes, and this year’s no different when it comes to what to dress up as. Halloween is the stuff movies are made of, and this year we saw “Toy Story,” “Addams Family,” “Avengers: Endgame,” “Spider-Man: Far From Home,” “Aladdin” and “Lion King” hit the big screen. That means… [Read More]

5 DIY Halloween costume ideas

With some creativity and just a few bucks, you can create your own do-it-yourself Halloween costume that is sure to be the envy of the neighborhood, party or office. Plus, it will be a one-of-a-kind look that will save you money. How’s that for a rare treat! Here are five tips for putting together the… [Read More]

Men’s Halloween costume ideas

Classics like vampires, zombies, pirates and superheroes are expected to be popular men’s Halloween costume ideas once again, according to the National Retail Federation. But every year those classics are joined by creative DIY men’s Halloween costumes that are influenced by pop culture, YouTube, movies, headlines and celebrities. When looking for inspiration for the perfect… [Read More]


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Celebrating Brandon’s anniversary with hugs and cake

Contracted services celebrated Brandon Strobel’s 20th anniversary with the Goodwill NCW program with cake and appropriately lots of hugs, something the self-declared poetry king specializes in. “Twenty years is an amazing thing,” said Paul Brunette, leader of contract services. “Brandon is a rock star when it comes to trying new jobs.” Brandon, who also volunteers… [Read More]

Procrastination can have lasting impact on financial wellness

By Becky Smith As Mark Twain once said, “If it’s your job to eat a frog, it’s best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it’s your job to eat two frogs, it’s best to eat the biggest one first.” The frog is that one thing you have on your to-do list… [Read More]

How do you feel about money?

By John Polakowski We all have opinions and feelings about money. We love having enough — or more than enough — money and hate running short or living paycheck to paycheck. Financial Information and Service Center, a program of Goodwill, offers free Power of Money workshops. Participants can discover proven ways to build a budget… [Read More]

Christmas in July: Tips on making a holiday spending plan

By Jodi Moynihan It happens every year. Sometime in summer, that one super organized friend will tell you how she has started her Christmas shopping already. No matter how much you love Christmas and Christmas shopping, it takes extra planning and preparing to think about the people you need to buy gifts for and how… [Read More]

Deployed husband’s gift accidentally donated

If you love a story with a happy ending, this one is for you! Molly Cook, customer experience team leader at the Oshkosh Retail Store and Training Center, received a frantic phone call on a May evening from a woman, who said she was in the middle of a move and her jewelry box had… [Read More]


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