Category Archives: Saving Money

Back to School Savings in September

Back to school shopping is traditionally a big event, but more families are saying, “Meh,” to it. According to a Deloitte study, 38 percent of K-12 parents say they don’t care so much about back-to-school shopping because they get what … Continue reading

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Reasons to Use Costco Checks

Most people don’t realize they can get cheap checks by using a check printing service outside of the bank. Costco checks are known for being affordable and easy to order. They save you money while giving you more design options that … Continue reading

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Verizon FiOS Promotion Codes Don’t Exist – Here’s How to Get the Best Deals

Verizon is always offering some sort of deal on FiOS service, but you don’t need promotion codes to get them. You can save on bundles or get introductory rates if you’re new to FiOS. Sites like and can … Continue reading

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Senior Citizen Discounts That Help You Stay Young

It’s coming! Senior Citizens Day is August 21, 2015. It’s a day when we recognize the older citizens of our community. This is important because they helped build the society we live in today. Many of them fought in wars, built … Continue reading

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National Simplify Your Life Week 2015

The first week of August has been designated as Simplify Your Life Week! This oddball holiday is just gaining traction. It’s why you haven’t heard of it and neither had I until this morning. Basically, it’s a period of time … Continue reading

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10 Cheap Alternative Housing Options

Many people believe that housing consists of buying a house or renting an apartment. But here are a few alternative housing options other people have readily embraced. Sometimes you gotta be weird in order to get ahead! Become a Landlord … Continue reading

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10 Universal (and Frugal) Household Products to Own

This list covers the 10 household products everyone should have on hand. They are cheap. They are versatile. They are useful. They are the must-have’s: 1. Hydrogen Peroxide Many people have a bottle of hydrogen peroxide in their medicine cabinet … Continue reading

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10 Money Saving Efforts That Actually Lead to Increased Spending

You want to save money but you enjoy spending money. The solution? Buy stuff that will save you money! It actually can work. But most of the time… it does not. The following post calls out some of the ways … Continue reading

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10 Daily Purchases That Hurt Your Budget as Much as Morning Coffee

You’ve probably heard people talk about how buying a daily cup of coffee can drastically hurt your finances. Some refer to this as the latte effect. A daily cup of coffee would cost you anywhere between $15 and $25 a week. … Continue reading

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Drawbacks of Tiny House Living

Buying a tiny may be financially wise. A tiny house usually results in tiny house payments – or even no payments at all. But what about the drawbacks? According to CNN Money, the average house size in America is growing rapidly. … Continue reading

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18 FREE Redbox Movie or Video Game Rental Codes – July 30th, 2015

This post gives the many, many ways to get free Redbox rentals. There are so many ways in fact, light movie watchers never could go all year without paying for a rental. Talk about another great way to save on … Continue reading

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Coinstar Fees (and How to Avoid Them)

What is Coinstar? Many banks nowadays don’t accept coins. Many other banks will accept coins but they take a fee for sorting them. It’s a bummer but hey, at least some banks still offer good interest rates. But even as … Continue reading

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The Highest Yielding Savings Account in America…

According to, this is the highest yielding savings account available in the United States at 1.25% APY. It’s also a no fee and no minimum savings account. Basically, if you’re in search of the highest-yielding savings account available, you … Continue reading

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Detailed American Express Savings Account Review

That’s right – American Express offers more than just credit cards. They also offer a way to save money – by way of an actual savings account. This was news to me as well until recently. I want to start … Continue reading

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Roth Conversion Ladder: Explained

The Roth conversion ladder is a powerful way you can pull funds from your Roth IRA or 401(k) without paying taxes. Normally, these types of withdrawals come with at least a 10% tax penalty. Fortunately, there is a way to … Continue reading

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10 Creative Ways to Save on Movie Tickets This Summer

Almost everyone enjoys watching a movie on the big screen (and you can even learn some great money lessons at the movie theater). However, very few people are okay paying so much money for a single ticket. Movie ticket prices … Continue reading

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10 Simple Ways to Save Money on a Road Trip

Road trips can be a wonderful way to spend some time out on the open road, taking in the scenery as you enjoy a vacation or day trip. Taking a road trip as a vacation is a common pastime for … Continue reading

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Can You Get Better Deals at Costco or Walmart?

Walmart and Costco are both known for deals. Walmart has everyday low prices, and Costco’s prices are low when you factor in that you are buying in bulk, and therefore are getting a lower unit price. Which place will give … Continue reading

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