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Ting Revisted – One Year Review

Reviewing is a key component to success. I constantly encourage my ninth grade Algebra students to review their work. Coaches are always reviewing game film to learn from the previous game. I would submit to you that reviewing financial decisions is an important aspect of living wisely in the area of finances. When I make …

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Financial Moves That Will Give You Peace of Mind

Over the past month or so, we’ve incurred some larger expenses related to unexpected car repairs and other miscellaneous things. But, I really wasn’t overly concerned and managed to keep my peace through it all. None of these expenses caused us to stress over being able to pay the bills or caused us great worry. The …

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How Long Should You Keep a Car?

I’ve come to a fork in the road with my beat-up, 210,000 mile, 2004 Saturn Ion. I wrote about her awhile back, when I duct-taped the passenger-side door (I’ve had to tape ‘er several times since then – and the door is still hanging on!). The issue: how long should I keep driving it? Here’s my default, thrifty …

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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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6 Useful Items Under $10 that Can Save You Money

Saw this thread up on Reddit the other day – and thought it was a great topic. Sometimes we think the most useful things cost a lot of money. However, as you will see in the discussion, there are lot of helpful items that you can pickup for under $10 that can actually help you to …

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Swappa Review – Buy and Sell Used Phones and Tablets

Several months ago, my wife’s iPhone slipped from her hands and hit the floor, screen-side down. You might say this affected the phone’s resale value. My wife was a trooper though. She used that phone for two more months, delicately placing it against her ear every time she answered a call and deliberately moving her …

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Try This Tip to Get the Edge On a House Offer

I’m a big fan of negotiating to get a better deal and to save more money. I know it’s not often easy in our society or comfortable – but it can be worth the effort. Like they always say, “it doesn’t hurt to ask“. One of the biggest – and overlooked tactic in negotiating for …

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Comparison Between Ooma Premier and Basic Services

A year and a half ago, I needed to do a three-way conference call between fellow TTG writer Aaron and Laurie (from TheFrugalFarmer.net), but my Ooma basic service didn’t provide that functionality. It turned out the three-way calling feature was a part of the  Ooma Premier service offering. So I made the switch! Changing over to the Premier …

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How to Get the Most Savings When Shopping at Amazon

Thought we would shake things up a little bit and offer you a video of more ways that you can save money when you are shopping at Amazon. To highlight a few that are covered in the video: Utilize Prime If you are a regular shopper at Amazon, you may want to sign-up for the …

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