Category Archives: Saving Money

Insurance Companies Save Money with Free Blood Pressure-Monitoring Kits

There may be a day when insurance companies pay for people to have their own home blood pressure monitoring kits, something they rarely do now. The reason this may change? A new decision-analytic model study published in Hypertension: Journal of … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day Gifts That Will Save Mom Money

May has arrived which means that Mother’s Day is almost upon us. If you’re the type who constantly struggles about what to buy your mom, why not try something a bit different this year? Here are a few different gifts … Continue reading

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Tesla Looks to Change Your Home Energy Use with Powerwall Batteries

Tesla has just become much more than an electric car company. Tesla’s CEO announced late last week that the company is launching a new venture that he hopes will put the Tesla brand in every home and business in the … Continue reading

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Why Oil Prices May Fall as Low as $20 a Barrel

If you didn’t think oil prices could go any lower, now is a good time to think again. Oil from U.S. shale (an unconventional method of producing oil from rock fragments through pyrolysis, hydrogenation or thermal dissolution), has driven crude … Continue reading

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Saturday May 2 Is Free Comic Book Day 2015

If you love comic books, then you know what the first Saturday in May brings each year — free comic books. Free Comic Book Day is the brainchild of comic book publishers and creators who have formed relationships with comic … Continue reading

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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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