Category Archives: Saving Money

Use Labor Day Sales to Stock up on Office and School Supplies

Many people want to know what good deals are available during Labor Day sales. The first, and most important, thing to remember when doing any type of sale shopping is that if you weren’t going to buy it to use … Continue reading

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Government Says Cars That Talk with Each Other Will Save Thousands of Lives

On Monday, the Obama administration began drafting rules to ensure that the cars and trucks of the future are fitted with technology that allow them to communicate, warning each other of danger in order to avoid collisions. The move was … Continue reading

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How Much Does Credit Karma Spend Giving You Free Credit Scores and Reports?

One of the most interesting tidbits which came with the announcement that Credit Karma will now be offering free credit reports from TransUnion (see how their offer compares to AnnualCreditReport) along with free credit scores was the amount they spend … Continue reading

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Hotels vs Timeshares: Why Hotels Are the Cheaper Option

One of the main selling points that timeshare representatives emphasize is the fact that timeshares are less expensive than hotels. This is not exactly true. Timeshare representatives are salespeople, and that’s exactly what they’re trying to do – sell you … Continue reading

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Is Target Open Today?

Is Target open today? Yes, it is. (see full list and qualifiers below) Although most of us know Target is open on weekdays and weekends, it’s not always easy to know if the store is open on specific holidays. In … Continue reading

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FICO to Change Their Scoring System Which Could Help Millions Save Billions

Credit scores are an important factor when determining how much consumers pay in interest for such things as car loans and mortgages, along with a host of other areas it can affect a consumer’s personal finances. Since credit scores can … Continue reading

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How You Helped a Russian Hacking Ring Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords

This week Hold Security shared disturbing news that a small circuit of Russian hackers has collected over a billion usernames, passwords and other information which can be used to steal identities, and commit theft. The company, based in Milwaukee, is … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money at Panera Bread

Panera Bread is a popular fast food establishment enjoyed by many people across the country. With a wide array of soups, salads, sandwiches, and pastries, it’s no wonder they have a large customer base. While it may be a fan … Continue reading

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Average National Gas Price Sinks to $3.50 According to AAA

More good news for motorists trying to save money. Only a few days into August, and the trend of declining gas prices, which began in July (30 of the 31 days in July saw a decrease in gas prices), has … Continue reading

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How to Become a Coupon Expert

Everyone has experienced the chaos of grocery shopping, and an equal number of people have experienced the checkout lane cringe that occurs when the total amount owed is given by the clerk. Interestingly, many people know there are ways to … Continue reading

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Great Amazon Coins Deal for Amazon Fire Phone and Other Android Devices

For anyone who owns a Amazon Android device such as anĀ Amazon Fire Phone, Kindle or Fire TV, there is currently a great deal going on for new app or in-app purchases. In addition, any Android device with the Amazon Appstore … Continue reading

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President Obama Signs Bill Making It Legal to Unlock Cell Phones

Good news for consumers. Last month both the Senate and House of Representatives passed a bill which allows customers to unlock their cellphone so it isn’t tethered to a specific service provider. President Obama has now signed the legislation turning … Continue reading

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The Tesla Model 3: Lighting up the Future of the Electric Car Industry for Only $35,000

Until now electric cars (otherwise known as EV’s) have been referred to as the folly of wealthy, suburban, environmentalists who like the idea of being green as much as they like actually helping to save the environment. Vehicles like the … Continue reading

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Comcast Viral Customer Service Cancellation Fail Takeaway: You Can Lower Your Bill

If you haven’t seen the cringe-worthy Comcast customer service call of a man trying to cancel his service, you should (see below). While this is something nobody should ever have to suffer through, there is a good takeaway from it … Continue reading

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July 11: Krispy Kreme Anniversary, 7-11 Day and Chick-Fil-A Cow Appreciation Day Deals

It’s not often you have great deals going on at different retail outlets to celebrate different events, but for those who like to get a good deal, July 11, 2014, is one of the better days to find one. There … Continue reading

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Bill Gates Wants to Give Remote Control Micro Chip Birth Control to Women

Women might be saying goodbye to taking a daily pill (or other birth control methods available today) in the the coming years. The future of birth control may come in the form of a microchip, at least if the Bill … Continue reading

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Credit Karma Warns Shoppers Who Get Store Credit Cards for a Discount

It wasn’t that long ago when retail stores would offer you a freebie to open up a credit card account. While this still happens, there has been a shift to retail outlets offering an immediate percentage discount off of a … Continue reading

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Steps to Avoid T-Mobile Third-Party Cramming Scams

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) complaint alleging T-Mobile tacitly let their customers get scammed out of hundreds of millions of dollars while the company profited in the process should be a wake-up call to all. T-Mobile likely isn’t the only … Continue reading

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The Best Deals Available at 4th of July Sales 2014

Independence day is a federal holiday, and a time when many families get together to celebrate the founding of our nation. It’s also a time when retail stores have big sales to mark the event. The question is, what are … Continue reading

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How to Save Money on Fireworks

What would the Fourth of July be without fireworks? The best financial move you can do is opt out of buying your own and go to watch a public display. It’s a lot less expensive, and there’s much less likelihood … Continue reading

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