Category: Tips and Tricks

Does it Matter Which Furnace Filter I Buy?

This is a question that has been bugging me for some time: does it even matter what type of furnace filters I purchase (can’t I just get the cheapest?) I posed the question to our good friend, Jessie, who worked as an HVAC professional and offered her expert take on the subject. Hope it helps! …

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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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This is a Quick Way to Save More Money on Travel

After planning for a somewhat impromptu trip over the holiday last week, I learned a handy tip to save more on travel related expenses like rental cars, hotels and even airline tickets that I’d like to share with you. I’ve told you before about ways to save on hotel stays. And it seems that hotels …

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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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The Process of Selling My Car

This past month I stocked up on greasy hair gel, white strips for my teeth, and ironed my only suit. It was time to sell my used car! I had gone through the process before, but I was extremely lucky. This time around, I had to develop a plan and discipline myself to stick with …

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How I Quickly Settled an Unresolved Consumer Complaint

A few weeks back, my wife went down to attend a family member’s wedding. She rented a vehicle from a company that we’ll affectionately refer to as “Not-Thrifty Rental” for the duration of this post (or NTR for short).   After the trip was over and I was going through some of the expenses, I …

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