Category Archives: Shopping

10 Ways To Save Money On Ski Equipment

Do you enjoy skiing? Maybe it’s one of your favorite pastimes or maybe it’s something you only indulge in occasionally. Or maybe you’ve always wanted to learn how to ski but were worried about how expensive equipment and lessons could … Continue reading

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Don’t Chase The Cult Of The New

On one of the board gaming forums I frequent the term, “Cult of the new” is frequently tossed about by posters. What they’re referring to are all the new games that come out each year. They’re new, hot, and hyped … Continue reading

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Why Did You Shop Black Friday?

While it’s estimated that some 147 million people will participate in Black Friday, this is not the only choice that people had on how to celebrate. The day after Thanksgiving is also Buy Nothing Day, the biggest no spend day … Continue reading

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When Your Needs Become Wants

One of the keys to financial success is learning how to separate wants from needs. It sounds easy. A refrigerator is a need. A car (in most cases) is a need. Housing is a need. Utility usage is a need. … Continue reading

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New, Crisp Bills Save Money

Do you want to know a really simple way to save money? The next time you go to the bank, any money you take out, make sure to ask for brand new bills. That’s it. Once you have the new … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Avoid Black Friday

With Black Friday just around the corner, you might be wondering if you should take a peak at the advertisements and possibly wade into the crowds to try to score a great deal. Don’t! Seriously, it isn’t worth it. You’re … Continue reading

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Free Turkey: 12 Ways To Get One For Thanksgiving

I recently received an email asking me if I could give some pointers on how to get a free turkey for Thanksgiving since I’d managed to buy and cook a full Thanksgiving meal for six people for under one dollar … Continue reading

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When The Manufacturer Won’t Honor The Warranty: How to Get Service

You’d think that if a manufacturer offers a warranty, getting service or a replacement under that warranty would be easy. You’d think that al you’d have to do is call the manufacturer, provide proof of purchase, and get your problem … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Prevent and Reduce Food Waste

Everyone would like to save money on food if it means they can still get the same quality for a better price. One are where most people can save on their food bill is to reduce the amount of food … Continue reading

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Spend Money Where It Matters Most

One problem people have when it comes to money is prioritizing. They either don’t have the ability to sort out what matters most, or they simply can’t decide what’s most important. It’s a skill people need to master because achieving … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Save Money At Target

For a lot of people, Target is their go to place. It’s one of those stores that you visit when you’re looking to do most of your shopping in one place. They basically have it all including food, clothing, furniture, … Continue reading

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Why I Got Rid Of My Warehouse Club Membership

A membership to a warehouse club like Costco, BJ’s, or Sam’s is something that you have to evaluate carefully, both before you sign up and each year at renewal time. If you’re going to pay to shop somewhere, you need … Continue reading

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Embarrassment Can Cost Money

I was talking to a friend about her recent home buying experience. Things were going well in the beginning, but as closing approached more and more issues came up. They decided they didn’t like certain aspects of the house as … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Save Money At The Farmer’s Market

If you are looking for fresh food that’s locally grown, farmer’s markets are wonderful places to visit. They stock a wide range of goods from fresh, local produce to homemade sweets and breads to interesting craft products that will brighten … Continue reading

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10 Great Ways To Save Money On Halloween Costumes

It’s that time of the year again with Halloween less than a month away. That means that you will soon need to decide on a costume, and the more time you take to prepare, the better chance you have of … Continue reading

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25 Ways to Save Money at Amazon.com

It’s no secret that I love Amazon. Living in the sticks, it is often the most efficient way for me to shop. I don’t have to get in the car, waste a lot of time, and use a lot of … Continue reading

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Replacement Society: Save Money By Keeping Things Longer

The sounds coming from our eighteen year old refrigerator have recently changed. There’s more moaning and banging now instead of the smooth hum that has always been there. I’ve taken this as the cue to begin the search for a … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Save Money On Homeschooling

More and more parents are deciding that homeschooling is the correct choice for their kids. Those that do decide to homeschool soon discover that it can be an expensive endeavor. It doesn’t have to be that way. There are a … Continue reading

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Try Before You Buy

Over the years, I’ve made many purchases that I wouldn’t have made if I’d just tired the item before I bought it. Sometimes the item hasn’t lived up to my expectations (video games that turn out not to be fun … Continue reading

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Subscribe and Save? Or Not

A lot of websites now offer “Subscribe and Save” programs. If you agree to have an item delivered on a set schedule (such as every week, month, every other month, etc.), you are given a slight discount over the single … Continue reading

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