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What are info are you giving away on Facebook? Prom Costs and John Tesh

If you use Facebook, you probably aren't aware of the privacy settings. I know I don't use them. After reading this, perhaps you should become familiar with them. Here are some interesting facts to think about...      Read the article here.

Nearly 13 million U.S. Facebook users do not use, or are not aware of the site’s privacy controls, according to a new Consumer Reports investigation on Facebook and privacy, potentially exposing personal information beyond their network of Facebook friends. The report also revealed that a projected 4.8 million people have posted about where they planned to go on a certain day, a potential tip-off to burglars, while 4.7 million have “liked” a Facebook page about health conditions or treatments, details that insurers might use against them.
What Facebook knows about you:


  • 39.3 million identified a family member in a profile
  • 20.4 million included their birth date and year in their profile
  • 7.7 million “liked” a Facebook page pertaining to a religious affiliation
  • 4.6 million discussed their love life on their wall
  • 2.6 million discussed their recreational use of alcohol on their wall
  • 2.3 million “liked” a page regarding sexual orientation
Remember your prom? I do...sorta (it was a loooong time ago). I just read this about prom costs. My how times have changed. It's still a big deal but it also costs an arm and a leg!

Americans are spending more than ever on high school proms. A survey from Visa shows that the average American family with teenagers plans to spend $1,078 for each child on the prom, a 33.6% increase over the $807 spent last year. Those in the lower income brackets, less than $50,000, plan to spend even more: $1,307 per child. And those in the very lowest bracket, less than $20,000, plan to spend $1,200, which is more than 6% of their annual income. But the most staggering number came from those families earning between $20,000 and $30,000, who plan to spend an average of $2,635, which would represent almost 9% of annual income for those making $30,000. Those families are just above the federal poverty level, which is $23,050 for a family of four. So where is all that money going? Prom expenses vary widely, but the website offers these price ranges:


Prom tickets: Between $20 and $250, depending on location.

Pre-prom dinner: From $25 to $130 per person.

Hair, makeup and nails: $30 to $275.

Gown: Most prom dresses average between $100 and $400, but some families spend far more.

Photography: From $30 to $125 per person, depending on whether you use the official prom photographer or arrange for a private photographer.

Limousine: Limo rentals range from $200 to $500, but this cost can be split between group members.

John Tesh (our homie)  who you hear on Lite 97.5 Monday-Friday from 2pm-7pm is coming to our area. He'll be bringing his Big Band to the Majestic Theatre in Gettysburg on Friday, May 11th at 8:00pm and the show looks great! Check out this video. Here is the link to the Majestic Theatre

Friday Toy Memory:  Dressy Bessy and Dapper Dan. These were little dolls that you could put clothes on so you could learn the order of putting on your clothes (I guess that was the purpose?) Remember these guys?

VINTAGE Playskool DAPPER DAN & DRESSY BESSY 1970 Dolls - eBay (item...

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05/04/2012 6:43AM
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