Category Archives: Saving Money

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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H&R Block Offers Free Deluxe Tax Software to Dissatisfied TurboTax Deluxe Owners

It seems that there are a lot of longtime TurboTax customers who aren’t thrilled with some of the changes Intuit has made to the 2014 edition of their tax software. The drama is taking place on Amazon Reviews, where the … Continue reading

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Save Nearly $500 with the 30 Day Money Challenge

One of the main issues some people have with the 52 week money challenge is the length of time it takes to save the money. That challenge is a year long commitment, and there are some who would rather focus … Continue reading

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Credit Karma Now Offers Two Free Credit Reports

Credit Karma has been on a spree of offering new financial tools for its members at no cost. The company, which is best known for allowing consumers to get their credit score for free without also having to hand over … Continue reading

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Is Costco Worth It?

There are a lot of people who ask the question, “Is a Costco membership is worth the price?” As you might expect, the answer depends tremendously on your particular situation and how you spend your money. For some people, it’s … Continue reading

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Gas Prices Keep Falling Which Means Significant Consumer Savings

It’s great news for consumers. Falling gas prices mean a lot more money in their bank account compared to if the prices maintained the same level as they were a year ago. In fact, AAA is predicting that the fall … Continue reading

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How to Create a Better 52 Week Money Saving Challenge

There are a lot of people who consider taking the 52 week money saving challenge as part of their desire to better their finances. It’s a great way to encourage yourself to save money, and it’s a worthwhile endeavor. There … Continue reading

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The 52 Week Cheap Gas Challenge

One of the biggest problems many people face with the 52 week money challenge (or any of the many alternative versions) is trying to figure out a way to create extra money within their budget to put toward the challenge. … Continue reading

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10 Great Alternatives to the Classic 52 Week Money Challenge

It’s that time of year when people are looking to better their finances as part of their New Year’s resolutions, and many decide one way to do this is through the 52 week money challenge. The challenge is a simple … Continue reading

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The 365 Day Money Challenge 2015

The 52 week money challenge has become a popular method for saving money over the past couple of years, but it’s not the only way to increase one’s savings. For some people, the weekly method simply doesn’t meet their savings … Continue reading

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The 52 Week Money Challenge Is About Much More Than Saving $1378

It’s the beginning of a New Year, and one place many people focus on improving is their finances. A popular challenge over the last two years has been the 52 week money challenge. The concept is pretty simple. Each week … Continue reading

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