Author: Mark

Helped to start Three Thrifty Guys with friends Aaron and Charlie. Lives debt-free (except the house) and is one of the thriftiest guys Aaron knows.

Great bargain websites

Here are a couple good sites for bargains that I ran across by accident. Since discovering them I check them frequently, and have come across some really great deals. SmartBargains is a site owned by a group of online retailers that offers name-brand products at extremely low prices. SmartBargains offers up to 70% off most products. …

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10 smart money-saving tips for 2010

Here is a great sight I found that gives you 10 smart saving tips for 2010 at Bankrate.com. This site also has several other helpful tools for investing,mortages, retirement,credit cards,different calculators and many other useful tools. Check it out and let me know what you think of Bankrate.com

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Track your credit with Quizzle

Enter your information on this free website Quizzle (which is owned by the same parent company as Quicken Loans) and every six months you’ll receive your credit score and credit report from Experian, which is one of the biggest credit reporting bureaus. Want to check your credit score more often? You can, but you have …

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Cooling and heating tips

Cooling and heating your home is a major expense.  Significant savings can be achieved by actions requiring little or no investment, as well as some major investments.  Noted below are some links on ways to save, while keeping your home at a comfortable temperature.  If interested, visit michaelbluejay.com for an easy way to calculate the cost …

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Unclaimed or missing money

Check to see if you or a relative has unclaimed property in one or more states where you have had a residence.  These assets consist of forgotten bank deposits and stock, un-cashed payroll checks, and valuables in safe deposit boxes. They also include items such as real estate and state income tax refunds that have …

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Shopping for a digital camera

Shopping for a digital camera can be difficult because there are so many different kinds and options available. Here is a good article I read in PCWorld’s magazine: How to Buy a Digital Camera. If you still have questions or are unsure, here is a good link to use called Measy. This is a quiz-based …

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Evite the best way to send invitations

Creating and sending invitations with Evite is a simple 3-step process.  First, you choose a design.  More than 100 designs are available, but you can limit your options by looking at  designs for certain types of parties.  Once you choose a design, you have to enter the details about the party and add a message to …

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Use Mint.com to manage your finances

Manage your finances using Mint. This is a free finance program from the makers of Quicken and Turbo Tax that automatically syncs with your bank accounts, track spending and provides detailed graphs that show where your money comes from, where it’s going and how you can save more money. If you are worried about security or …

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Dining deals found on the internet

Many national restaurant chains offer discounts through their web sites.  By signing up at their web sites, you may be able to receive special promotions and coupons. Discounts and coupons for local restaurants can also be found on the Internet.  Just do some searches and you are sure to find some savings. Internet sites like …

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Buy on sale

Try to always buy on sale. Paying regular price for most items is just not necessary, if you plan ahead and watch for sales and specials at all of your local stores. Check your weekly newspaper fliers for announced sales and specials, and look for the store’s sales flier and unannounced sales while in the …

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