Category: Save Money

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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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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How to Save Money On Keurig Coffee

Several Christmas’s ago, my in-laws got our family this neat coffee machine. I’d never heard of it before, but from the look of it, it was a single cup coffee maker. It was called a Keurig Coffee machine. It was such a sweet design, and promised to satisfy my addiction to caffeine one cup at …

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Saving Money With Home Warranty Services – True or False?

The following is a collaborative post – written by Mike Jones. It’s the financial sucker punch that lifelong renters turned homeowners never see coming – maintenance. Especially in preowned homes, these expenses can empty your checking account in a flash. Don’t believe us? Just look at what re-wiring your house can cost you. If you …

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Turning Down the Upsell

I bought my very first laptop during the summer of 2000. There are cell phones today that have better specs than that laptop, but back then, it was a top-of-the-line machine. Another way to say this: I paid way more than anyone should ever pay for a laptop with a 20GB hard drive. It was …

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Twigby vs Ting

With nearly 140 MVNO (Mobile Virtual Network Operators) in the USA alone and some 1,300 worldwide, there are a lot of competitors out there hoping to be your (lower-cost) cell phone provider. We’ve detailed some of the intriguing things about MVNOs and their popularity – especially among the thrifty crowds. We love them. Aaron is …

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How We Spent 25% Less Through Group Buying

There are several benefits of being a part of a homeowner association. Some include: getting to meet a lot of different people, being a part of the governing board to determine the direction of the community and the ability to exercise collective buying power to save more money. Charlie has written about how “loving your neighbor” can help …

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6 Ways We’re Looking to Cut Expenses in 2019

As we move into another year, I take a look back at how 2018 went and ways I can improve for the new one. Where did we spend too much? Where can we cut back? Do we really need this or that expense? And, can we do better overall? While a main focus of mine …

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6 Things You Don’t Need to Upgrade

It seems we’re in a time where everything is in constant change and improvement. It’s not “good” just to sit idle. We’re bombarded with the constant upgrade packages and the latest and newest this or that. If you’re in a job more than three to five years now, you’re viewed as a slug (who’s not …

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