Category Archives: Saving Money

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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Costco Gas Hours

If you’re looking for inexpensive gas that’s still high quality, one of the best choices out there is Costco gas. Costco gas stations have a blend which is considered top tier with prices that are often less expensive than even … Continue reading

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SpaceX Has Successful Falcon 9 Launch, but Boosters Fail to Land on Barge

Space Exploration Technologies Corporation, or SpaceX as it is commonly known, is a “space transport services company” founded in 2002 by former PayPal entrepreneur and current Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk. In founding the company, Musk hoped to reduce the … Continue reading

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Is It Possible to Buy Alcohol at Costco without a Membership?

This is a question that comes up from time to time when talking about Costco. There has been more than one occasion when people have asked me, “Can I buy alcohol at Costco without a membership?” The answer to this … Continue reading

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30 Day Create a Money Saving Habit Challenge

When it comes to New Year’s resolutions and wanting to save more money, many people fail to take the first important step to making sure the resolution is accomplished. They don’t take the time to form a habit of saving … Continue reading

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How to Save $100 in One Month with Quarters

Many people are looking for ways to increase their savings or create an emergency fund as part of their New Year’s resolutions. The 52 week money saving challenge (along with all of its variations or even the 365 day penny … Continue reading

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