Category Archives: Saving Money

Coffee Can Offset Cancer Risk for Those Who Consume 3 Alcoholic Drinks a Day

The liver is one of the body’s hardest working organs responsible for filtering out toxins that circulate in the bloodstream, as well as converting nutrients to usable biomolecules. Given its primary role in keeping the body healthy, cancers of the … Continue reading

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How Much Does the Average Wedding Cost? Over $30,000

If you search for “wedding television shows” on Wikipedia, there are 33 entries which range from “Bridezillas” to “Amazing Wedding Cakes,” along with several variations of “Say Yes to the Dress.” So, which came first? Were Americans so interested in … Continue reading

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The Single Best Way to Save Money Shopping Online

It amazes me the number of people who decide to pay more money for something they are purchasing online when all it takes is an extra five minutes to find a better deal. When you shop online and go through … Continue reading

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Teechip Is a Better Option than Teespring for Beginners: Day 3

In trying to get my first campaign together for the $10,000 in my spare time challenge, I ran across a mention of a newer T-shirt website which is similar to Teespring, but has some advantages for those just beginning to … Continue reading

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My Sister Is Correct, I’m Not Artistic: Day 2

When I established my Teespring budget to make money or quit at $1000, I made it more than I would have if I were in any way artistic. As my sister rightly pointed out when we created the making $10,000 … Continue reading

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What Stores Are Open and Closed for Presidents’ Day 2015?

Washington’s Birthday (commonly known as Presidents’ Day) is the third of 10 federal holidays in the US. It’s celebrated each year on the third Monday in February. In 2015, it will be celebrated on February 16. Those who work for … Continue reading

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3 Ways to Save On Your Vices in 2015

While eliminating our vices altogether would certainly benefit our budgets, for many of us the downsides of giving up things we love (or are simply addicted to) outweigh the benefits of bidding them farewell. There are certain things that are … Continue reading

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Is It Possible to Buy a Car with a Credit Card?

For those who love their cash-back, airline miles or other reward credit cards, the question, “Can I buy a car with a credit card?” has likely crossed their mind at some point. It makes sense. A car is a large … Continue reading

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Can I Use the Costco Pharmacy Without a Membership?

When you look at places to buy prescription drugs to get the best price, Costco warehouses are usually near the top of the list. The problem is, there is a $55 membership fee in order to become a member of … Continue reading

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The Pirate Bay Free File Sharing Site Is Back, But Without Former Staff

The Pirate Bay (TPB) is an infamous (depending on your perspective) website where visitors can download, search and contribute torrent files and magnet links to its server; users interact with the website much as they would interact with a browser … Continue reading

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How to Buy “Cheap” Super Bowl Tickets 2015?

If you are looking to buy Super Bowl 49 tickets for the game between the Seattle Seahawks and the New England Patriots on February 1, 2015, in Arizona, trying to buy cheap tickets is a relative term. With the face … Continue reading

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When Is the Last Day to Sign up for Health Insurance 2015?

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), known simply as the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “ObamaCare” was signed into law on Mar. 23, 2010, and represents the “most significant regulatory overhaul” of the U.S. healthcare system since the … Continue reading

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Tips to Get the Best Car Insurance Quote

Are you thinking about getting new car insurance? Before you do, it will be well worth your time to find out how you can get the best quote. Any insurance company can give you car insurance quotes, but in order … Continue reading

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Unmanned Drones May Have a Major Impact on US Food Supply and Lower Prices

We are all quite accustomed to hearing about drones in the context of military and police activities. Drones or technically unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are a type of aircraft without a human pilot and have indeed been traditionally deployed for … Continue reading

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California DMV Reconsiders Commercial License Plates for Uber, Lyft and Sidecar

Uber is an app-based taxi company founded in 2009, which operates in over 200 cities and 53 countries worldwide (and counting). Use of the company’s app allows people to send ride requests, which the company then forwards to its drivers. … Continue reading

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How to Use Any Credit Card to Buy Stuff at Costco

One of the restrictions which frustrates a lot of Costco members is the fact Costco doesn’t allow members to use just any credit card when shopping at their warehouses. The choices are limited to cash, a check, a debit card, … Continue reading

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T-Mobile and Virgin Offer Consumers New Prepaid Cell Phone Plans

It’s been a good start of the year for anyone interested in cutting their cellphone bills with a prepaid plan. There are now two new prepaid services being offered to consumers from T-Mobile and Sprint’s Virgin. According to eBay, there … Continue reading

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Gas Price Fall Is Helping Put Money into the Pockets of the Working Poor

While Wall Street may not take kindly to the falling price of oil and the effects it has on the stock market, falling gas prices have been a bonanza for working families across the US. This is the same segment … Continue reading

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Qualcomm, Virgin Galactic and SpaceX All See Satellite Internet as the Future

Elon Musk, billionaire CEO and founder of Tesla Motors, SpaceX, SolarCity, Hyperloop and a member of the so-called “PayPal Mafia” — co-founders of the online payment system who have continued to find success after selling the company to eBay — … Continue reading

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Over 100 National Parks Waive Entrance Fees on Martin Luther King Jr. Day 2015

Each year, the National Parks Service announces days where the public can gain free access to all areas which are part of the national parks system. The first of these free entrance days in 2015 is Monday, January 19 to … Continue reading

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