Monthly Archives: September 2012

Replacement Society: Save Money By Keeping Things Longer

The sounds coming from our eighteen year old refrigerator have recently changed. There’s more moaning and banging now instead of the smooth hum that has always been there. I’ve taken this as the cue to begin the search for a … Continue reading

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Small Money Amounts Matter

I have always been one who believes that it’s important to get all the big personal finance issues in order before you start looking at the small stuff. If you are losing several hundred dollars a month paying too high … Continue reading

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Prevention and Honesty Are Always Less Expensive

This summer in our area has been a terrible one for rabies. At least three dogs have had to be put down because their owners didn’t get them a rabies shot and the dogs later came into contact with rabid … Continue reading

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Sit Less To Save Money

Sitting is the new smoking, it seems. While the medical establishment has long been trying to get people to become more active, various studies have been focusing on the negative effects of sitting too long rather than simply looking at … Continue reading

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Rafflecopter Cash Giveaway Project

The Rafflecopter Cash Giveaway Project is a free, ongoing, bi-monthly giveaway that is open to all personal finance and money bloggers. Each giveaway has a different personal finance theme. The goal of the giveaway is to encourage blog readers to … Continue reading

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Uses for Spare Napkins

If you’ve ever eaten at a fast food or casual restaurant, you’ve probably ended up with extra napkins. You know how it goes. You go to the dispenser and grab a few but don’t use them all. Or the dispenser … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Save Money On Homeschooling

More and more parents are deciding that homeschooling is the correct choice for their kids. Those that do decide to homeschool soon discover that it can be an expensive endeavor. It doesn’t have to be that way. There are a … Continue reading

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Some People Aren’t Cut Out For DIY

One of the best ways to save money is to Do It Yourself. Whether it’s home or car maintenance, repairs, cleaning, or crafting usable items out of trash, the more you can do yourself, the more money you can save. … Continue reading

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10 Great Reasons To Participate In Public Lands Day

September 29, 2012 is National Public Lands Day which celebrates the many unique and beautiful public lands across the US. There is a huge effort for volunteers to help improve the public lands around them through clean-up and improvement, and … Continue reading

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Know Your Faults and Plan Around Them

We all have our faults (real or perceived), blind spots, biases, prejudices, and things we’d rather die than do. These affect every area of our lives from the food we eat (“I’d rather die than eat broccoli!”) to the jobs … Continue reading

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Ten Things Seniors Need to Know About Purchasing Annuities But Don’t!

By Bob Hock If you walk into a meeting with any financial adviser, there’s a very good chance that the adviser will present an annuity for your nest egg. Annuities have turned into the Mr. Fix-It for all age groups. … Continue reading

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Try Before You Buy

Over the years, I’ve made many purchases that I wouldn’t have made if I’d just tired the item before I bought it. Sometimes the item hasn’t lived up to my expectations (video games that turn out not to be fun … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Avoid Getting A Cold This Flu Season

Flu season is just around the corner, and not only does getting sick feel terrible, it can cost you a lot of money. Cold medicine, lost wages and lack of productivity are just a few ways that getting sick can … Continue reading

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Giveaway Advertisers

As an advertiser, there’s a great opportunity to build your social media platforms, build your email lists or get sign ups for your site as part of the SavingAdvice Giveaway Project. This is a project where a number of personal … Continue reading

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Talent Isn’t Necessary To Succeed

I see many people give up on careers and activities that they love (or might love) because they don’t believe they have enough talent to succeed. Whether it’s acting, writing, designing, athletics, or even something more practical like computer programming … Continue reading

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12 Ways To Save Money Getting A Haircut

I think that most people have either a love-hate or hate-hate relationship with their hair. It’s certainly one of personal hygiene habit that most people take extremely seriously (and there are a lot of hair myths that cost us all … Continue reading

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Stacking Will Cost You Money

I stupidly volunteered to help a friend move this month. While I’m out of the heavy lifting business, I did offer to help her pack. In the process of getting her stuff together, we needed to excavate a coffee table. … Continue reading

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Debt Snowflake Giveaway

Most people who are trying to get their personal finances in order are well aware of the debt snowball. This is basically a way to pay down your debt in a quick and efficient way. What less people are aware … Continue reading

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Subscribe and Save? Or Not

A lot of websites now offer “Subscribe and Save” programs. If you agree to have an item delivered on a set schedule (such as every week, month, every other month, etc.), you are given a slight discount over the single … Continue reading

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12 Ways To Save Money When Going To A Bar

Going out on a regular basis with friends to the local bar can get expensive quite fast (see the beer calculator to just see how much). While there are some expenses that can’t be avoided when hitting the bar, there … Continue reading

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