Renting Out a Room When the economy is bad – and even when it’s not – it seems like the bills can get out of hand even before we realize what’s happening. So a creative family must devise ways to get those bills paid. There are different ways of doing this, of course. Here, the […]

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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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Amazon.com offers a their Amazon Prime membership to help frequent shoppers save money on fast (2-day) shipping. Once they’ve signed up for Prime, shoppers receive free 2-day shipping on all eligible items on Amazon.com. This free fast shipping on Amazon is particularly nice to have when the time nears for a gift-giving occasion such as […]

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While perusing a few of my favorite blogs this morning, I found a great post on copyblogger.com entitled The Idealist’s Guide to Raking in Tons of Cash. In a nutshell, the point author Sonia Simone–co-founder and CMO of Copyblogger media– makes is this: that businesses should prioritize making the world a better place – not […]

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As I’ve mentioned before in previous posts, I have decided that the Amazon e-book reader–called the Kindle–is pretty awesome. And as Amazon’s top-selling product, it seems that the more book lovers and reading enthusiasts hear about the Kindle, the more they’re eager to try it out for themselves. The following are a few of the […]

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Most, if not all, Target stores now have a cafe or other similar area–usually right next to an in-store Starbucks coffee shop–just as you enter their stores. These cafes offer customers items such as hot dogs, popcorn, nachos, cookies, brownies, soft pretzels, sodas, Icee frozen beverages, chicken strips, and maybe even Pizza Hut brand personal […]

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When I first heard about this on the news yesterday, I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. Apparently, Wisconsin Democrats fled the state house to avoid a quorum being reached; in other words, the democrats wanted to make sure that the number of lawmakers in attendance at the state house was not high enough for […]

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The Cell Phone Upgrade Phenomena Each of the major cell phone plans will let it’s customers upgrade to a new cell phone every year or two. This upgrade is offered at a discounted price–sometimes even for free. (My personal experience with this is with Verizon and Sprint.) This upgrade policy makes good business sense for […]

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