Ways to Save Money

These articles outline ways to save money that I have used. Some are quick tips others are longer term things you can do to save money, but they all will help you save money!

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How Cars Affect your Financial Freedom

How your car dramatically affects your financial freedom...

I had a revelation about cars that has caused me to not really care what mine looks like. It’s not that I don’t want a really fast car, it is just that there is something I want a bit more: financial freedom.

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How to Use Your Emergency Fund to Save on Insurance Premiums

use e fund to save on insurance

Your emergency savings is set aside to be used for nothing but emergencies. Right? Right! But that very fund can also be used to help save on insurance premiums.

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How to Get a Discount on Almost Anything

How you can get a discount on almost anything...

If you’re like me, you love saving money or getting a discount on the things you buy. I don’t know why, but it just feels better when I didn’t pay full price for something. Here are a few quick tips on getting a discount on just about anything.

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Are Extended Warranties Worth It?


Financial guru Dave Ramsey states unequivocally that extended warranties are ripoffs. As a Ramsey follower, I agree. I regularly smile and say “no thank you” when Best Buy or Wal-Mart asks, “Would you like a warranty with that product?”

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How to actually save money on groceries without couponing

how to ACTUALLY save money on groceries WITHOUT using coupons

For being the money-saving addict that I am, I have found myself to be not very good at saving money when it comes to the grocery store. My two primary tricks I use are subscribe and save and buying used gift cards to shave off my grocery bill. I always used the excuse that since […]

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How to File Your State Income Tax Online for Free

5 free ways to file your STATE taxes for FREE. It is pretty easy to find a free FEDERAL option, but filing state taxes for free can be tough to find.

It isn’t too difficult to find a place to file your federal tax return for free, but finding a service to file your state return for free is another story. Here’s what I found . . . .

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Did you know there are Tax Deductions for Volunteer Work?

Did you know that there are tax deductions for volunteer work?

You can deduct your expenses related to volunteer work. One year when filing my taxes, I used Taxcut rather than one of the free tools I mentioned to get free state tax filing. I should have taken my own advice . . . .

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15 ways to have a Fun and Cheap Family Night

Need some ideas for a cheap and fun family night? The kids will actually enjoy these too!

When is the best day to have a family fun night? I believe that it is always a good day to gather the family. For me, being with family can build lasting memories and time honored traditions. And, there is no better way to enjoy time with loved ones than by having a fun family […]

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9 Ways to Get Healthier and Save Money at the Same Time

9 simple things you can do to get healthier and save money at the same time!

Though the connection isn’t usually made, there are ways to get healthier and save money at the same time. This is the opposite of what most people think happens. It’s usually thought that you actually have to spend more money in order to improve your health . . . .

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How to Buy Gift Cards for Less

Gift Card

Where do you find discounted cards? Although specific bargain cards are sometimes offered through original vendors (especially at holiday time), from reward credit card companies (by cashing in credit card reward points for gift cards instead of cash), and via membership in some warehouse clubs, nearly any gift card can be found second hand.

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15 Healthy Slow Cooker Meals for under $10

15 healthy slow cooker meals you can make for under $10

Fall is the perfect time to break out the slow cooker.  I love that my family and I can still have healthy, home cooked meals for dinner, without the fuss and cleanup of actually preparing a huge meal every night.  Slow cookers are the perfect tool for a busy family and can help you save […]

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How to Give a Cell Phone As A Gift: 8 Important Tips

How to give a cell phone as a gift

Thinking about getting that fancy new cell phone for your someone special this Christmas? Great idea! But before you head to your local cell phone store, there are a handful of important tips you should know so that you don’t spoil the surprise or hit a roadblock.

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10 Must-Have Tools to be a Black Friday shopping Ninja

These are 10 must-have tools (and tips) for your black friday shopping!

Black Friday. You either love it, or you hate it. Many people cannot wait for the busiest shopping day of the holiday season to arrive. The deals are unbelievable and there is so much money to be saved as you shop your Christmas List. But, it comes with a price. I have witnessed, over crowded […]

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Why I will never ride in a taxi again – Lyft Review

So I tried out a new service called LYFT that literally costs me half of what my cab ride cost me -

Last weekend I was away at a conference and I found myself at the airport needing to get to my hotel which was about 20 miles away. So naturally, I did what everyone does in that situation (if you are not renting a car) – I called a cab. 30 minutes later I was at […]

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