Author Archives: Wixx

How Frugality Helped Me Negotiate With A Car Salesman

On my last trip to a used car lot, I was able to get exactly what I wanted out of the transaction. The salesman, of course, tried to talk me into getting more car than I needed, and more importantly, … Continue reading

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It Never Hurts to Double Check

Recently my all-in-one printer/scanner/copier experienced a malfunction. During the initialization process, the print head moves around a bit, dancing a noisy little jig, and then the light on the scanner head illuminates, and the head moves out a few inches … Continue reading

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Leaky Toilet and Checking Utility Bills

I am sure that everyone who has ever tried to reduce their budget, whether it be to accommodate for a reduced income, or to help with debt reduction, has been told or read about cutting their utility bills. You may … Continue reading

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Businesses That Should Not Be Thriving

I have recently read a number of articles about the businesses which are being hit the hardest by the current downturn in US and well as the global economy. This got me thinking about the businesses that should be affected, … Continue reading

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Reasons Not To Coupon?

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The Importance of Identifying the Cause of the Problem

Regardless of whether you are looking to reduce spending for the purposes of debt reduction, or for saving, the first thing that must be done is to identify where you are spending money unwisely. If you are not ready to … Continue reading

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When Calling Customer Service Pays

I recently purchased a game that I wanted to check out. My intention was to sell off some of the pieces and end up with a limited number — like nine or ten out of fifty — to use to … Continue reading

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