JEH JEH LIVE - Jeh Jeh joined us live from the O'Reilly Auto Parts World of Wheels show at the BJCC Exhibition Halls. It runs tomorrow through Sunday with appearances by special guests legends of WWE, Skai Jackson, Stacey David, Daddy Dave, and more. For tickets or more information, visit worldofwheels.net/.
VALENTINE'S DAY SINGERS - The Steel City Four Quartet representing Voices Of The South Chorus sang for us this morning. They offer a Singing Valentines Program today through Sunday in the Birmingham Metro Area. Prices start at $50. For more information, call (205) 252-SING or visit www.voicesofthesouth.com.
NATIONAL CHAMP TRACK MEET - The City of Birmingham and the Birmingham CrossPlex will host the NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field National Championship on March 11th & 12th 2016. The National Championship will begin on the 11th with preliminary rounds and the finals being held on the 12th. Visit www.bhamfasttrack.com for event information and tickets. Admission is $25 for an All-Session General Admission for the Weekend ticket, $35 for an All-Session Reserved Seat at the Finish Line for the Weekend ticket, $15 for an Adult Single Day General Admission ticket, $20 for an Adult Single Day Reserved ticket, and $10 for a Youth & College Student Single Day ticket. Parking is $5.
RETIREMENT - Janice talked with Chris Hogan, Financial Expert and #1 Best-Selling Author with Ramsey Solution, about reasons people retire broke & tips for changing this trend. He says the four main obstacles stand between you and retirement are misunderstanding retirement, depending on social security, acting like sheep, and not having a plan. To overcome these obstacles he says you should know your income. This is your #1 wealth-building tool. Make a plan for your money. And budget every dollar. Chris says debt = deferred dreams. The average consumer sends 24 percent of their take-home pay to non-mortgage debt. Every dollar you send to debt, you're robbing from your retirement. Make a plan to eliminate and avoid future debt. Find ways to generate extra income by selling some stuff, getting an extra job, or considering downsizing your home or car.
OUR HOUSE - Cathy Borden from Home Depot showed us how we can save water in the bathroom by installing new faucets. Homeowners who invest in smart bathroom upgrades see a 73 percent return on average, according to Remodeling Magazine. This is a great opportunity to give one of the most used rooms in the house a new look. One of the most common types of bath faucets is the center-set faucet. These are available in a wide selection of styles and prices and are generally easy to install. Measure the distance between the tailpieces of the faucet that you are replacing. Faucets are 4 inches on center up to 12 inches on center, so be sure to purchase the faucet that will fit your opening. A WaterSense-certified faucet will help reduce water use. Faucets come in a variety of finishes like chrome, bronze and stainless steel. Choose one that matches pre-existing fixtures or select a contrasting tone for a bolder statement. A center-set faucet combines the spout and handles on a single base unit. Cathy also showed us how simple it easy to install a new faucet if you get one that fits your pre-existing spot. Simply follow the instructions that come with your new faucet.
PET OF THE WEEK - Kathy Wolf with the Greater Birmingham Humane Society introduced us to a pet today looking for a forever home! Her name is Taffy. For more information on today's pet or others up for adoption, call 205-942-1211 or visit gbhs.org. Also, the Greater Birmingham Humane Society is offering the chance to win two ground floor concert tickets to see Adele at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville on October 16 in exchange for a $10 donation! Those who wish to enter also get more entries with additional donations: $25 earns 4 entries, $50 earns 10 entries and $100 earns 25 chances to win. In addition to the free tickets, the lucky winner will also get the option to either: 1-travel to Nashville by private jet with limo service to whisk them to and from the concert OR 2-If they wish to drive, they will receive a gas card provided by McPherson Oil and an overnight stay at the Downtown Nashville Homewood Suites along with a fantastic dinner. And the best part? Entries go directly toward caring for one of the thousands of neglected, abused and homeless animals who find hope and help through the GBHS every year. The average cost to care for a homeless pet each day is $10 and with more than 18,000 animals taken in and cared for in 2015, the GBHS needs help now more than ever. To enter the contest, visit rallyup.com/gbhs-adele. To be eligible, donations must be made by March 1 at 5 p.m. The winner will be announced at 5:30 p.m. on the GBHS' social media pages!
SPRING BREAK TRAVEL - Spring Break is just around the corner and now is the time to start planning the family trip. Cecilia Pearson with Alabama Baby & Child magazine has a couple of family-friendly travel picks in Tennessee and Georgia - both just 2 to 2.5 hours away from Birmingham. Chattanooga is just a couple of hours from Birmingham and is filled with a wealth of activities the entire family can enjoy. They have launched a promotion called Spring Break Safari where all of the attractions families are encouraged to travel around the city visiting places like Ruby Falls, Rock City, the Aquarium and many others. For more information on how to Travel Around the City between March 12-April 10, visit www.chattanoogafun.com/spring. And for those who are seeking a different pace, there's Barnsley Resort in Georgia. It's in Adairsville. It is often thought of as a romantic destination but it has activities for the entire family! Visit www.barnsleyresort.com for more information.
DR. F - Dr. Wayne Fleisig, a Psychologist with Children's of Alabama, joined us to discuss what people should do if they are alone on Valentine's Day.
1-Use the day as an opportunity to make to some changes to improve your chances of good future relationships
2-Work on making your life full in other ways
3-Determine how you have "survived" past lonely times, and use these coping skills now
4-Use this day to show love in other ways
5-Do something fun
Tomorrow on Good Day Alabama, Jeh Jeh takes us out to the dirt track at the BJCC for all the fun of Arenacross! "Deadpool" hits theaters and our reviewer joins us with his take on the next superhero flick! We get you ready for this weekend's Mercedes Marathon! We double your laughter with double the comedians - The Midnight Swinger and Mike Gardener join us with the laughs! And the Savvy Shopper joins us with some great deals! Join us for this and much more tomorrow on Good Day!