Author: Jessie

Zirtue Review – A Peer-to-Peer Lending App

The Federal Reserve estimates that Americans lend $184 billion dollars to friends and family members each year.  As you likely know, these loans can be awkward for both the borrower and lender when it comes time for repayment.  I’ve been the embarrassed borrower who completely forgot to repay someone, and I’ve been the lender who …

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How to Keep Visiting Family From Busting Your Food Budget

If your house is like mine you have family visit and it looks like a barren, tornado-ravaged wasteland all rolled in to one. I love my family, I really do, but when they come to town it always feels like they eat us out of house and home. Instead of the normal and somewhat frugal …

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Get a Telloween treat, $5 any plan

We’ve had a good partnership with Tello for almost three years now, and they are offering a spooktacular deal today through November 1.  New customers can get any phone plan for $5 for the first month of service. After that, the regular cost of the plan applies or you can upgrade/downgrade your plan free of …

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7 Customer Loyalty Programs to Earn Rewards

We’ve written before about using customer loyalty to your advantage to score savings on services like Netflix and DIRECTV. Service companies like these will frequently give long-term customers a discount to retain their business. Many retailers and restaurants also offer rewards programs for repeat business.  These tend to be programs you sign up for upfront, …

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3 Tips to Find the Best Deal on Holiday Flights

With the holidays quickly approaching, I thought it would be a great time to share information on finding the best deals for travel.  Over the years, our family has spread across multiple states. I’m always looking for the cheapest way to travel so that we can fit in the most visits possible within our budget. …

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