Tag: purchases

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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Purchases We Make Our Great Grandparents Would Shake Their Heads At

Recently, my friend Dave and I were visiting a burrito establishment for their BOGO offer and discussing life and money-matters. The subject soon turned to “things we purchase today that our grandparents would shake their heads at”. Knowing the generation that came before us has endured quite a bit by way of the Great Depression …

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9 Things to Buy at the Thrift Store

One of my favorite things to do is to stroll into a local Goodwill store and just browse around for awhile. It’s like going on a treasure hunt every time – you never know what you might find! Most thrift stores offer thousands of items. Many of these items could take the place of what …

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5 Ways to Save by Cozying Up to Brands You Use

In an effort to save more money with the products and services we use on a regular basis, I’ve thought a good way to do this is to get “cozy” with them. And, I don’t mean anything kinky here. Most brands today are looking to get closer to their customers. They want to know what …

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My Worst Purchase This Year

For years I’ve been looking for a magical solution to painful and annoying flossing. So when I saw it sitting pretty next to the George Foreman Grill and the Vitamix Turboblend at Costco, I had to have it. “If I get it, I’ll floss every day and won’t get bleeding gums the next time I …

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Save More Through Subscription-based Purchasing

I’d been looking at more unique ways to save money with online purchases lately when I stumbled upon an interesting concept that Amazon has been promoting: subscription-based purchases. Turns out, this is nothing really new and something that Amazon’s been doing for awhile. 

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When its Best to Use a Credit Card vs a Debit Card

Have you ever considered when might be a good time to pay with credit vs with a debit card? While not big proponents of using credit cards – especially when you are just starting out or have poor money management skills – there are times when it makes sense to use credit vs paying with …

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7 Products With Unbelievable Warranties

It’s one thing to buy a product at a deep discount – only to have it crap out on you in a few months, and yet another to pay a premium price for it – and have it last you a lifetime. Trying to figure out when to pay the premium price vs. just going with a …

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