Ideas for Saving Money

A Cheapskate’s Guide to Landing the Best Deal on Ebay

February 23, 2011

1. Set Your Buying Goals Decide exactly what you want to buy. Then, decide if there are any variations of the product that you’re willing to buy as a second choice. Why is this necessary? Because to get the best value on Ebay, you need to buy what you want. Sounds obvious, right? But think […]

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Why I Decided the Amazon Kindle Is Awesome – Episode 1

February 3, 2011

Amazon has been advertising for some time that their Amazon Kindle e-book reader is their top-selling product. Which is saying a lot, considering Amazon is the most popular shopping site on the Internet today. (According to Alexa.com, Amazon currently ranks as the 15th most popular Website in the world.) My family has not gotten a […]

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Save Money by Filing Your 2010 Tax Return Early

January 23, 2011
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To Save the Most Money — File Your Tax Return As Early As Possible The sooner you file your taxes, the sooner you’ll get that refund check. And that means you can pay down other debt with that money, which can mean BIG SAVINGS in interest you won’t have to pay. Say you have one […]

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10 Ways to Save Money – and Protect the Environment – by Recycling

January 6, 2011
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Recycling can be thought of in a couple of ways: 1. Reusing items that would normally be thrown away after their intended use, and 2. Turning in items to a recycling facility that can use the materials used in the item to create another item. The first type of recycling–where you are reusing an item […]

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Reasons to Save Your Gift Cards – Not Spend Them

December 31, 2010
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If you’re one of the millions of Americans who’s received a gift card from Santa this year, it may be prudent to exercise patience when it comes to cashing in on the booty. It’s true that there are a lot of good deals to be had at retailers. For the most part, retailers are trying […]

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5 Ways to Save Money on Amazon

November 27, 2010
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1. Sign up for Amazon Prime to save money on shipping. Amazon usually offers at least one month free trial. When you subscribe to Amazon Prime, you get free 2-day shipping on any order you make, regardless of the dollar value of the order. (Amazon’s free Super Saver shipping option requires a minimum $25 order.) […]

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Black Friday – Where does it get its name?

November 13, 2010

Since the term “Black Friday” first appeared in 1966,  holiday shoppers have been coming out in droves to get a jump on their Christmas shopping. Because so many people get the day after Thanksgiving off from their jobs, they have even more time to shop, which has made this day even crazier. The exact origin […]

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3 Ways to Get Free Shipping from Amazon

November 9, 2010
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There are a few different ways to get free shipping from Amazon: 1. Purchase at least $25 of items sold from Amazon (items not shipped and sold from Amazon are not eligible) and select Super Saver shipping when you check out. Your shipping will be free! 2. Sign up for a free Amazon Prime trial. […]

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