Tag: purchases

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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Why We Purchased a Business

I’ve been thinking about writing this post for some time now after my wife and I purchased a business this spring. I’ve been holding on sharing too much as my wife and I are have worked through the details and (to be honest) been a little overwhelmed in taking on this “living” entity. There’s a …

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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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The Shame in Using Cash

“That’ll be $32.45 please.” My wife grabbed her wallet and took out the cash we had for the trip. Thumbing through some of the bills, she counted them to herself and then searched for some coins. The line was getting longer now and the gentleman behind us tried to entertain himself by looking away at …

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How to Save Money on Things That Are Rarely Discounted

There are always those items and services that you purchase on a regular basis that rarely (if ever) go on sale. A few that come to mind are: gas, utility bills, doctor visits, Chipotle burritos and Apple products. This got me pondering: are there still ways that we can save money on these things? Here’s a few suggestions …

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Purchases We Make Our Great Grandparents Would Shake Their Heads At

Recently, my friend Dave and I were visiting a burrito establishment for their BOGO offer and discussing life and money-matters. The subject soon turned to “things we purchase today that our grandparents would shake their heads at”. Knowing the generation that came before us has endured quite a bit by way of the Great Depression …

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9 Things to Buy at the Thrift Store

One of my favorite things to do is to stroll into a local Goodwill store and just browse around for awhile. It’s like going on a treasure hunt every time – you never know what you might find! Most thrift stores offer thousands of items. Many of these items could take the place of what …

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5 Ways to Save by Cozying Up to Brands You Use

In an effort to save more money with the products and services we use on a regular basis, I’ve thought a good way to do this is to get “cozy” with them. And, I don’t mean anything kinky here. Most brands today are looking to get closer to their customers. They want to know what …

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