Category Archives: Shopping

The Chase Black Card is Palladium

The tale of the Black Card dates back to the 1980′s when a rumor began to circulate that American Express offered an exclusive credit card, which happened to be black in color, to wealthy celebrities and the social elite. The … Continue reading

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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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Why It Makes Little Sense to Buy $1500 Google Glass

Google has announced that for one day only, Tuesday, April 15, you may have an opportunity to buy Google Glass for $1500, when they will make a limited number of them available for sale. This may seem like a great … 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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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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Reasons to Avoid “Sign and Drive” Auto Sales Deals

If you’re in the market to buy a new car, you may be swayed by the “sign and drive” leases that many car dealerships offer. It’s tempting to show up to a car dealership and drive away in a car … Continue reading

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Is Amazon Going to Change the Way We Grocery Shop with Dash?

If you’re one of those people who absolutely hates going to the grocery store, Amazon has a new gadget for you. Even if you don’t hate it, but just are looking for a way to make more time in you … Continue reading

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Are Penny Auctions Legitimate? 10 Reasons to Stay Away

A penny auction is an auction where the participants pay a non-refundable fee to place small bids on certain items. Each bid gradually increases the price of an item by a certain amount – in this case, by $0.01 – … Continue reading

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Starbucks Evenings: Bring on the Booze

Does Starbucks (SBUX) want to be your local bar? Not exactly, but they sure would love to be your destination for beer and wine… Your local Starbucks may soon offer you something even stronger than a shot of caffeine. According … Continue reading

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Ever Buy a Computer? DRAM Manufacturers May Owe You $10 – $1000

It’s time to take out your old credit card bills to calculate the number of electronic device purchases you’ve made in the past. Doing so may earn you anywhere from $10 to $1000. If you bought any type of electronic … 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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Hate Football? Great Alternate Super Bowl Sunday Activities

The vast majority of people are going to be glued to their TV Sunday watching the game hoping that their team will win while playing football squares (or some other Super Bowl themed game). With so many people focused on … Continue reading

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10 Tips to Save Money on a Super Bowl Party

It’s that time of year when millions of people start to talk about the Super Bowl. Aside from the game itself, Super Bowl parties are pretty big events. If you’re trying to keep to a budget this year and not … Continue reading

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Is 49ers Coach Jim Harbaugh Buying $8 Pants Too Frugal?

Football and playoff games aren’t usually a topic that come up on a personal finance website, but I came across a radio interview where fans and 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh’s wife take exception to his current fashion style. In particular, … Continue reading

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Why Teens Fail at Finances

A lot of people are guilty of making financial mistakes, but teenagers are often guilty of making mistakes with money because they don’t know any better. While many adults are guilty of making similar financial mistakes, most adults quickly learn … Continue reading

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Neiman Marcus Credit Card Information Stolen: Steps to Take to Protect Yourself

It appears that Target wasn’t the only retailer to suffer a credit card breach during the holiday shopping season. It’s being reported that the upscale retailer Neiman Marcus has had an unknown number of customer credit and debit cards exposed … Continue reading

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Preparing for the 52 Week Save Money Challenge

Most people who decide to take on the 52 Week Money Challenge see that they only need to save $1 the first week, $2 the second week, $3 the third week and $4 the fourth week for a total of … Continue reading

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Why I Have Never Bought My Nieces a Christmas Present

Some people think I’m the worst uncle in the world (fortunately, there are others that disagree). My nieces are six and eight this year and I have never purchased a Christmas present for them. A lot of people think I’m … Continue reading

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