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How to Save Money on Things That Are Rarely Discounted

There are always those items and services that you purchase on a regular basis that rarely (if ever) go on sale. A few that come to mind are: gas, utility bills, doctor visits, Chipotle burritos and Apple products. This got me pondering: are there still ways that we can save money on these things? Here’s a few suggestions …

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Nest Thermostat Review – Can It Really Save You Money?

In 2011, I first heard of this neat gadget that would help my family save money on our heat and cooling bills. It promised to save my family about 30% on our monthly energy usage through auto-scheduling, auto-away and through learning your family’s tendencies. As soon as I saw the 30% savings, I immediately started …

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Where to Get Free Conference Calling

A few weeks ago, I needed to set up a conference call with a couple other folks. I was aware of GoToMeeting and other conference calling services – but wanted something that was free and easy to use. Also, since people would be calling in via their telephones (and not through video / or their computers), …

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How the Road to Debt Freedom is Filled With Boring Decisions

In 2007, after reading Dave Ramsey’s Total Money Makeover, my wife and I decided to start putting our family on the road to freedom from debt. We want to live an extra-ordinary life. We wanted to live like no one else, so we could later live like no one else. Que the radio show intro! …

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7 Ways to Save Money Through Your Employer

This post originally appeared on Three Thrifty Guys in 2010. Thought it was worth republishing again in 2015, in case you missed it. One of your best ally’s in saving more money could be right next door to your cubicle: your employer. While every company is different, a majority of employers offer various perks to …

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Try These Tips to Save an Extra 10% or More on Purchases

If you’ve ever seen an episode of Pawn Stars, you can learn a lot about how the owner of the pawn shop (Rick Harrison) negotiates with folks who are wanting to sell him stuff. One of his most used tactic is to find something wrong with the item. This could be anywhere from “it will …

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When Does It Makes Sense to Stop Paying Off Debt?

Throughout the last five years our family has aggressively sought to pay off all our debt. Currently all we have left is our home mortgage, and we have hope that the finish line is soon approaching. However, we have to take a pause (or slow down) on our road to financial freedom. You see we …

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Comparison of Ooma vs Land Lines

In 2012 I made the decision to ditch my traditional land line services and opted to go with the Ooma home phone service. After having some previous bad experiences with another VOIP provider we were “once bitten, twice shy.” I laid out for our family all the cost benefits analysis of staying with Qwest, switching …

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