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5 Alternatives to Gym Membership

One of the ways I’ve wasted money is with gym memberships. I’ve belonged to about half a dozen different gyms over the years and it all ended the same way. I’d go for a month or two and then gradually stop. Meanwhile, the monthly fee would be drafted from my account until the required period […]

Should You Buy Insurance for Your Rental Car?

Traveling this summer? If you’re getting a rental car, learn how you can decide if you need to pick up insurance coverage from them.  One of my pet peeves when traveling is the hard sell for insurance products at the rental car counter sometimes. Often my negative response is countered with the reasons I should buy it; […]

Buy Your Vacation from a Daily Deal Site

Daily deal websites have come a long way since Groupon introduced the concept in late 2008. Many of us buy them regularly to stretch our budgets with 50% off or more on entertainment, products, restaurants, and services. Some even overspend due to the lure of the deal! While I have had good luck getting refunds […]

Let’s All Go to the Movies…Cheaply!

Have you cut back on going to the movies because of the ticket prices? I don’t blame you for not wanting to pay anywhere between $8-13 just for a regular evening show. You don’t have to give up seeing new releases to save money. Here are some ways to see that movie for less. Screenings […]

Home Remedies Already in Your Kitchen

  Got a cold or a headache? You most likely have relief in your kitchen. Home remedies can fight these illnesses and others for many of us. Why and When to Use Home Remedies There are many reasons to want to try something at home versus a pharmaceutical solution for a medical concern. Natural medications […]

4 Tips for A Successful Interview

  Do you know what it takes to ace the next big interview? Whether it’s for a college admission, award or the next job these tips will help you make the most of the opportunity. Do Your Research The first step to success is doing your homework. Study the company website and know the mission, […]

10 Kitchen Appliances You May Never Use

Wouldn’t it be great to have a specific machine or gadget for every task in the kitchen? When you’re improvising this may seem like the ideal, but it is really not. There are a couple of kitchen electronics we use every day (coffee maker and toaster) while the rest are used occasionally. Our condo has […]

Hidden School Costs to Budget For

Public school is “…maintained at public expense for the education of the children of a community or district and that constitutes a part of a system of free public education commonly including primary and secondary schools” according to the dictionary. That sounds great, but if the schools are free why are parents paying so many […]