Monthly Archives: September 2005

Fake Savings – Grocery Store Loyalty Cards

Almost everyone I talk to about grocery store loyalty cards say that they save them a bunch of money. So how do you resolve this with a widely quoted article by Katy McLaughlin of The Wall Street Journal that was … Continue reading

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Quoted In Budget Living Magazine

I just found out I was quoted in Budget Living Magazine in their October 2005 issue (page 70) for a story about saving money on groceries. The article title is Browse The Aisles and Bag $168 which gives shopping tips … Continue reading

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Call and Save

One of the easiest ways to save money is to simply call the company and ask for a better price. This is especially easy when it comes to services that are offering deep discounts to try and lure you away … Continue reading

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ING’s Response To Emigrant Direct

If you haven’t figured it our yet, the place to get the best interest rates on your savings is now over the Internet. There are a number of online banks that offer rates much higher than you are likely to … Continue reading

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The Downside Of Refinancing

The people affected by Hurricane Katrina will see first hand the downside of taking equity out of their homes in the coming year. Where many might have been able to break even had they left their equity alone, a good … Continue reading

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Myths About Gas

With gas prices hovering around $3 a gallon and expected to go higher in at least the short term, everyone has someone to blame (isn’t that the American way?) Fortune.com has a decent article putting some perspective into some of … Continue reading

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$5 A Gallon Gas From Rita?

With Hurricane Rita bearing down on the gulf coast, money.com is reporting that gas prices may spike to $5 a gallon. The near-term problem isn’t that there is a lack of oil being produced, but a lack of oil refining … Continue reading

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