Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Cheesecake Factory: How To Lose A Customer For Life

It’s pretty hard to lose me as a customer. I am usually quite forgiving and realize that everyone has their bad days and things can go wrong that are not the fault of the person I’m dealing with. I almost … Continue reading

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12 Ways To Save Money At Carnivals And Fairs

Fall and spring are big times for festivals, state fairs, and carnivals. Many people assume that these offerings are cheaper than visiting a major theme park. That’s not always the case. Most theme park admissions are all inclusive. You pay … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Save Money At Target

For a lot of people, Target is their go to place. It’s one of those stores that you visit when you’re looking to do most of your shopping in one place. They basically have it all including food, clothing, furniture, … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Prevent Adult Boredom

A couple of years ago, I wrote a piece about how to prevent kids from getting bored. The point was that when kids get bored, they get expensive. It’s tempting to give into the whining and take them to the … Continue reading

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Match Your Career To Your Personality

When I first started working, I pursued jobs that forced me to deal with the public. First I worked in a town inspection department where the public came in for building permits, home inspections, and to ask questions about zoning … Continue reading

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10 Alternatives To Paying For A Storage Unit

Does it ever seem like you have too much stuff and no room to store it? When that happens, buying or renting a storage unit might seem like your only option. However, paying for a storage unit can be expensive … Continue reading

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Why I Got Rid Of My Warehouse Club Membership

A membership to a warehouse club like Costco, BJ’s, or Sam’s is something that you have to evaluate carefully, both before you sign up and each year at renewal time. If you’re going to pay to shop somewhere, you need … Continue reading

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Don’t Be A Doormat

I recently wrote a piece about not being embarrassed to walk away from a bad deal. It’s better to deal with the embarrassment than to get stuck with something you hate. Deal making is a tricky business. You don’t want … Continue reading

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Preserve Your Independence

We all tend to take our independence for granted. We take for granted our ability to make decisions just for us, to spend our money how we want, to go where we want, and do what we want. We take … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Save Money On Your Cell Phone Bill

This is a guest post by Jason Price from OneMoneyDesign.com. Jason is a husband, dad, soccer fan and blogger on the journey to true financial freedom. He enjoys sharing tips and ideas about money, career and more. I can’t think … Continue reading

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Embarrassment Can Cost Money

I was talking to a friend about her recent home buying experience. Things were going well in the beginning, but as closing approached more and more issues came up. They decided they didn’t like certain aspects of the house as … Continue reading

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How A Good Credit Score Can Save You Money

By Bethy Hardeman for Credit Karma You’ve heard it before: You should improve your credit. But do you know just why you should focus on your credit health? It’s not just because you can qualify for credit cards with great … Continue reading

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Embrace Your Inner Financial Nerd

I used to be a huge nerd. I was the kid who actually liked school and homework. Somewhere along the line, though, I lost my inner nerd. I conformed in order to fit in during high school. I still studied, … Continue reading

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Saving Money: Small Amounts Matter Giveaway

Continuing with our small amounts are important series, we have a new giveaway. We changed things up a bit and will be giving one $25 prize, as well as five $5 prizes. One of the ways to enter is to … Continue reading

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Save Money And Time: Backup Your Computer Hard Drive

Yet another one of my friends had a computer hard drive fail recently. And, of course, she didn’t have her data backed up. A very expensive service (upwards of $1,000) was ultimately able to recover about sixty percent of her … Continue reading

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Ten Unusual Things That You Can Recycle

Most people are well aware of all the common household items that can be recycled – whether by sending them off on the local recycling day or by repurposing them. However, there are plenty of items that you may own … Continue reading

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Do You Need Long Term Disability Insurance?

Long-term disability insurance is one of those financial instruments that most people should have, yet few people do. It’s designed to pay you in the event that you become so injured or ill that you can no longer work. How … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Save Money At The Farmer’s Market

If you are looking for fresh food that’s locally grown, farmer’s markets are wonderful places to visit. They stock a wide range of goods from fresh, local produce to homemade sweets and breads to interesting craft products that will brighten … Continue reading

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Alternative Uses for Plastic Storage Containers

Over the years I’ve grown wary of using plastic containers for food storage and cooking. Concerns over BPA and other chemicals that leach from plastics have made me shift from plastic to glass or ceramic cookware for most of my … Continue reading

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