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Saving Money Blogs – Save Early

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The Motley Fool site has an interesting article that covers two topics you may be interested in.  First it includes a graph based upon Census Bureau earnings data that shows median income of by gender and various age groups so you can see where you stand.  Secondly, it has a… Read more »

Apps and Websites to Save You Money

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One of the Financial Guide To Life’s basic financial principles is to “avoid paying full price”.  One of my recurring themes will be providing you websites and apps to save you money.  There are so many ways to save money with web shopping.  One of these days, I’ll pull them… Read more »

New Year’s Resolution 2 – How to save money by paying yourself first using auto-pay

There are two types of “saving money”:  saving towards a goal which we will discuss here and avoid paying full price which we will discuss as resolution 4.  You will never have a shortage of goals to save for whether short-term like a wedding or vacation or long-term like retirement. … Read more »

Telephone Savings

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We haven’t yet seen simple versions of that cool Dick Tracy watch phone or the Jetson’s TV phone, but the humble telephone has changed dramatically over the past few decades with the breakup of the telephone monopoly, mobile phones, smartphones, internet calling, and VOIP phones.  T-Mobile and Sprint has injected… Read more »

Have Fun on a Budget

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There are plenty of ways to avoid paying full price on entertainment, especially in big cities.  It’s not hard to find local theater, concerts, and sports that are inexpensive – think local little theaters, colleges, high schools, and minor league sports.  As always, big cities offer more options, but that doesn’t… Read more »

How to Get Clothes for Less Than Full Price

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I’m going to devote the next series of blog posts to getting certain types of items for less than full price.  Let’s start with something that is great for gifts, growing families, or ourselves.  Clothes are an example where it’s possible to get nice discounts even on high end items. … Read more »

Save Money With Coupons – the Right Way

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Images of couponers can range from penny-pinching to extreme hoarders, but in reality, sensible couponing is one of the easiest ways to avoid paying full price.  Your goal is not to see how low you can get your grocery cost or how many boxes or cans you stock in your… Read more »

Spending strategies to avoid paying full price

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While our frugal mind-set reminds us of the basic rule “avoid paying full price”, we need strategies to make it happen.  Thankfully, there are plenty of them for nearly any occasion.  Always look for savings opportunities and cheaper alternatives to full price products and services.  Here is a summary of… Read more »

Save money by not paying full price

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One of the key goals of this blog will be to help you save money by spending wisely.  Spending wisely starts with the basic rule, “Avoid paying full price.”  Following this rule makes nearly any other financial situation easier.  The more money you save when spending, the more you have… Read more »