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“I want to enter the contest but I don’t know how to record a video!”
Does this sound like you? Managing your family’s finances can be difficult, but recording a video highlighting your best money-saving tips won’t be. The Equifax Finance Blog wants to hear your best tips for managing your family’s money and we’ll give prizes for the best budgeting advice.
Are you a mother of three with grocery shopping advice?
Or a bachelor with tips on reducing utility bills?
How about a recently married couple with advice on creating a budget together?
If you have a great money-saving tip, the Equifax Finance Blog wants to hear it. The top five finalists win a one-year subscription to an Equifax credit-monitoring product and the grand prize winner will win a $1000 Discover gift card.
$1,000 could really help, couldn’t it?
How do you make a video?
Chances are, you can record a video with the device you’re looking at right now. Many smartphones, computers and tablets are equipped with video cameras. Uploading the video will be simple, too. YouTube is a free service with an easy registration process and helpful advice on uploading videos.
While you don’t need to be a film director, some attention to lighting and background is important. Try to find a well-lit and interesting room in your house—the kitchen usually works well. Take some time to plan out what you want to say. Bring props to illustrate your strategy and rehearse until you feel comfortable. Once you’re recording, remember to slow down and speak clearly.
You can record your budgeting tip by yourself or have a friend hold the camera for you. You can share personal examples and you can get a little creative with your story. How you decide to explain your tip is up to you. Submissions are judged on relevance, usefulness and quality most of all.
Just remember to keep the video between 30 seconds and 5 minutes in length, and don’t use copyrighted music, images, or mention specific products and brands. Read here for more information on rules and regulations of the contest.
Lights, camera, action, submit!
Remember to submit your video to the Equifax Family Money Matters Video Contest by Sunday October 7th. We’ll work our money-managing video magic to narrow down the best tips and you can vote on your favorites on Monday October 15.
Here are a few examples videos to get your budgeting brains going:
Everyone at the Equifax Finance Blog looks forward to watching your submissions and learning from your saving strategies.
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