Tag: save money

My Attempts at Spring Cleaning Our Finances and a Challenge

Here in Minnesota, the spring season brings us green grass and all-out cleaning. Everything from the windows and automobiles, to the porch and our personal finances. Yup, even the finances. While we’re cleaning up everything else – why not our bills and other money matters? With the budget tightening around the house (due to my wife leaving a …

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Our Favorite Thrifty Things of 2015 + Ooma Telo Giveaway

Taking a play out of Oprah’s playbook – we have decided to do another “Favorite Things” post – but with a little twist. All of the items listed are some of our favorite thrifty things from 2015 that (one way or another) help to save more money. Along with our list, we are giving away one …

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How to Save Money at Best Buy

Best Buy has stood the test of time in the world of electronics and has outlasted many competitors, including Circuit City and Radio Shack. Today, Best Buy is known for having a huge selection of all kinds of electronics and gadgets. Although the prices tend to be reasonable, they are often not as low as …

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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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How to Score Discounts With Customer Loyalty

I’ve written before about using customer loyalty to your advantage. Often, we see “newbie” customers getting rewarded when they sign up for a service or purchase a product. This kinda irks me. I realize that companies need to continually add new users/purchasers to their roster. It’s just part of the market economy and (if they …

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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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Why Qdoba is Better Than Chipotle

I remember when the first Chipotle opened up in my neighborhood. It was quite a novelty. Burritos so large you could stand them up on end. The restaurants were unique and you could make your burrito however you liked. For years, I was a Chipotle-frequenter.

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Don’t Forget Your Birthday Bonuses

Since it only comes around just once a year, don’t forget to take full advantage of all the gifts and birthday bonuses that you might receive from your favorite restaurants and businesses. Having recently celebrated a birthday, I wanted to run down some of the benefits that I received from turning another year older.

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6 Weird Ways to Earn or Save Money

I came to a conclusion while being shamelessly dressed liked a cow to get a free meal at Chick-Fil-A recently: sometimes you have to be creative to make or save a buck. Am I right? I began reflecting on the interesting, weird and bizarre things I have done all in the name of earning or …

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