Category: Saving

How to Save Money on Lawn Care (Do it Yourself Tips)

In a bad economy it’s always hard to save money on lawn care, and at the same time you don’t want your lawn to look like a jungle. If you live a suburban lifestyle as well you don’t want your lawn to be the talk of the neighborhood. Since going from being raised on a …

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How to Make Swiffer Wet Jet Refill

About six years ago I was sick of paying $4.99 for the Swiffer Wet Jet Refills and wanted a cheaper solution. I could have gone with the classical mop and bucket route, but I liked the design and functionality of the Swiffer Wet Jets. So I started playing around with refill bottles and started looking …

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Ooma Phone Review 2018 – Six Years Later

Six years ago I switched from Vonage to Ooma home phone service in an attempt to save money on our monthly phone bills. In February 2012, I determined that I’d had enough of the $35.75/month (after all the taxes and fees) I was paying with Vonage. At the time I’d had a couple of friends that …

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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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6 Tips To Stay On Track With New Years Resolutions

Earlier this week I heard on the radio that 50% of people will have given up on their New Years Resolution in 3 weeks. It’s hard to believe that we start out the fresh New Year with great intentions, but fail to follow through. A lot of times we really need to follow through on some …

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Can You Pay for Private Education with 529 Plans? YES!

Last week the House passed the new tax bill, and in it, they signed into law that you can now pay for private schooling with your 529 plan. Doesn’t sound like a big deal, and I really haven’t heard much about it. For a few of the articles it is made to sound like the …

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Money Hiding Spots From The Great Depression

After the Great Depression, it was hard for lots of people to regain trust in the banks and the entire banking system. Most banks during the depression were over leveraged and had almost 99% of people’s money lent out in car, consumer, and home loans. As a result, when people started losing trust in the …

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Is This Offer Too Good to Pass Up?

Last week, I got this email from Smashburger (they have excellent burgers and are one of the few casual food joints that I eat at anymore). Never one to pass up what seems to be an interesting deal, I checked out their offer: With the Holiday Smash Pass, you’ll be able to treat yourself to …

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13 Thrifty Christmas Gift Ideas for Men in 2017

As Christmas season soon approaches many people are wondering “what should I get my dad, husband, uncle, or grandpa?” Buying gifts for men is always a difficult one, because we rarely give you ideas, and sometimes just expect ya to know. Or grunt as our spouses rattle off ideas that may interest us. This season …

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How Can I Lower My Xfinity Cable Bill?

Thought we would republish this post from several years ago, as it still has good information about how to lower your cable bill with Xfinity (formerly Comcast). Hope it helps! A couple weeks ago we got a notice in the mail that our Comcast (Xfinity) cable bill was going up by about $50. Apparently they …

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