Category Archives: Saving Money

High Beef Prices? Tips on Ways to Save Money

Beef prices have reached the highest level since 1987, and currently have an average price of $5.28 a pound. Even worse, it doesn’t appear that these prices are going to fall anytime soon. Smaller than normal cattle herds brought on … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money on Easter

Like most holidays, preparing for Easter can put a dent into your budget if you aren’t careful. If you have children, you probably know that buying new clothes, gifts, or other Easter accessories adds up very quickly, and can cause … Continue reading

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Beef Prices Spike to 27 Year High: Expensive Grilling Season

It’s going to be an expensive grilling season. Beef prices have risen to their highest level in more than 27 years, and it doesn’t appear that there is going to be much relief in the near future. The rising prices … Continue reading

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Free National Parks Apps for Your Next Trip

I love our national parks. They are one of the best outdoor entertainment values around. I save over $1000 a year by simply buying a national parks pass. There are also plenty of other ways to save money when you … Continue reading

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11 Ways to Save Money at Trader Joe’s

A lot of people prefer using Trader Joe’s over wholesale stores like Costco, traditional supermarkets, or other specialty stores like Whole Foods. For anyone who isn’t familiar with Trader Joe’s, this video does a good job of giving a humorous … Continue reading

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Credit Sesame to Offer Free Identity Theft Protection

Credit Sesame is planning to launch a no cost identity theft protection service later this month. Best known for offering free credit scores, this is a move that makes sense with the increasing competition in the free credit score market. … Continue reading

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Walmart Is Going Organic with Wild Oats

If there were ever a sure sign that organic foods are here to stay, it’s the announcement from Walmart that it will be expanding its organic grocery category by adding organic food produced by company Wild Oats Marketplace. Walmart has … Continue reading

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The Cost of Prom: Ways to Save Money on a Prom Dress

As any family knows, the prom can be expensive. Although those going to the prom are spending less this year than last, according to a survey released by Visa, they’re still spending nearly $1000 for a single night out. The … Continue reading

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Free Ice Cream Cones from Ben & Jerry’s Today

Here’s a wonderfully tasty reminder: free ice-cream! If you’re out and about today, you might want to stop by your local Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream shop today to pick up a free ice-cream cone. Today is the 36th anniversary of … Continue reading

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12 Ways to Save Money at Smashburger

Smashburger is a great casual dining place for anyone who has a true appreciation of burgers. Many people don’t think of saving money when it comes to casual dining, but much like Chipotle and Jamba Juice, there are more than … Continue reading

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Will Discover Make Credit Karma Obsolete?

There is once again a change taking place in the world of free credit scores. When Credit Karma first appeared, it was the one bringing a change in this same business. Their entry altered the way many people obtained their … Continue reading

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Gas Prices Continue to Climb toward $4 a Gallon: Ways to Save Money

The price of gasoline continues to rise, reaching an average of $3.61 a gallon this week, up almost 5 cents from last week according to the most recent gas survey from Lundberg Survey Inc. This is the highest that gas … Continue reading

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Spring Gas Prices Rising toward $4 a Gallon: Steps to Save Money

Spring is in the air, but that also brings about the unwelcome news that gasoline prices are making their annual Spring climb toward the $4.00 a gallon mark. While this is happening all over the country, those in California are … Continue reading

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What’s the Best Font to Use to Save Money on Printer Ink?

Not all fonts are created equal, and chances are that you’re wasting money every time you print a sheet of paper simply by using the default font on the document. In fact, a Pittsburgh teenager named Survir Michandani, doing a … Continue reading

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McDonald’s to Offer Free Morning Coffee March 31 – April 13

If you’re looking to save money on your morning cup-of-Joe, McDonald’s will lend a helping hand from March 31 through April 13 when the company will be handing out free cups of coffee as part of their first-ever national Free … Continue reading

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H&R Block Get Your Billion Dollars Back Tax Scam

You’ve probably seen the commercials. H&R Block has been running advertisements this year telling everyone that they can get to listen that American taxpayers are giving $1 billion to the IRS that’s really their money — and all because they’re … Continue reading

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Do E-Cigs Save Money Over Cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes, commonly referred to as e-cigs, have become more common over the past decade. You might have seen someone smoking one in public or even in an enclosed space, such as a restaurant or bar. These devices are battery … Continue reading

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Is Credit Sesame a Scam or Legit?

Your credit score is important for a variety of reasons. This score can have a huge impact on how much you’ll end up paying in interest on loans, sometimes with a difference of tens of thousands of dollar, depending on … Continue reading

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Successful People Don’t Whine

I’m always amazed when, in real life conversations or article comment trails about money related topics, someone inevitably says, “That [insert behavior that is not the norm] will never work for me. It simply cannot be done.” Either that or … Continue reading

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Things to Do in Addition to the Daylight Savings Time Switch

The second Sunday of March at 2:00 AM is fast approaching, and it’s that time when we “spring forward” an hour as part of Daylight Savings Time. As part of this semi-annual routine, it’s also a good time to do … Continue reading

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