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Ken Payne
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Groceries are a large part of most household budgets. As of April 2024, the average American household spends $475.25 on groceries per month. This can vary significantly based on your location, and eating habits. With some planning and smart shopping, you can cut down your grocery bill...
Ken Payne
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There is one thing in life we can never get back and that is time. But since money doesn't naturally appear without some effort (usually), we sometimes trade time for money in order to save money. For instance I change the oil myself on my vehicles, rather than paying a premium to have...
Vanessa Wilson
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Frequently attributed to Benjamin Franklin, this is one of my favorite bits of wisdom. One reason I like it so much is that it puts earnings and savings on an equal footing. Earning a lot of money is something to be proud of, and when presented with the opportunity most people don’t mind being...
Vanessa Wilson
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Before we know it, the cold weather (and all the white stuff that goes with it) will be upon us, and I'm already working on getting ready. That includes the old winter beater. Yesterday I flushed the radiator, replaced a thermostat that was stuck open, and re-filled the cooling system. About a...
Ken Payne
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I live in the boonies. This has many advantages for someone like me, but great cell service isn't one of them. The only carrier with decent coverage no matter where I go in this area is Verizon. So I've been paying Verizon's outrageous rates for a while. I must say their customer service...
Ken Payne
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I recently filled another eyeglass prescription online at Zenni optical ( www.zennioptical.com ) and once again I'm very happy I did. Every now and then I'll hear someone I know comment about paying hundreds of dollars on eye glasses and it stuns me. This latest order included 3 pairs of...
Ken Payne
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Has this ever happened to you... You go online looking for a deal on a product, a hotel room, an air flight or whatever. You get so wrapped up trying to find the best deal and end up spending hours fretting over a difference of $10 or $20. How much of your time have you wasted? Sure, you may...
Ken Payne
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On Tuesday, March 15th, Dairy Queen is giving away free ice cream cones to celebrate the arrival of spring! https://www.facebook.com/dairyqueen/photos/pb.15508591668.-2207520000.1457623628./10153370346276669/?type=3&theater
Ken Payne
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Amazon has introduced a new feature for Prime members. You will 2% cash back on items you purchase with a debit card versus other payment methods. There are some caveats to this. First, you must link your bank account to Amazon, and for fraud protection, they'll need a copy of your driver's...
Ken Payne
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Pharmaceutical company Mylan has taken a great deal of heat this year for an over 400% price increase in the price of their EpiPen product. This potentially life-saving medication for allergic reactions sells for $600+ in the USA. Mylan's CEO has defended the price increases due to spending for...
Ken Payne
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I have to admit, Amazon's Prime membership often dissuades me from looking elsewhere. After all, why spend 30 minutes searching the Internet to save a couple of bucks when I can buy at Amazon with what is usually a very good price and have it at my doorstep in two days? I've been an Amazon...
Ken Payne
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One area many people spend too much money on is Internet access. The thinking is faster is better, right? Not always. Unless you're in the habit of downloading huge files like Bluerays, 4K videos and the like, speeds over about 15-20 Mbps are usually overkill. The typical person uses their...
Vanessa Wilson
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As consumers, we’ve become conditioned to expect certain things, such as the largest bottle of apple juice to come with the lowest cost per ounce, or Black Friday to come with the best prices. We took a look at this in a more in-depth article last season and found out that Black Friday may not...
Vanessa Wilson
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The city I live in has five or six, and whenever I’m close to one of my favorites (I have 3) I make it a point to stop in. My last trip out, I bought a beautiful handbag for $55. If it’s authentic Gucci, and I have no reason to think it isn’t, it was a great deal. If it isn’t Gucci, it’s still a...
Ken Payne
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I bet most of us could use an extra $700 per year, especially if we didn't have to work for it! With a few simple changes you can save this amount or more, without any major impact to your lifestyle. Tip #1 - Turn down the brightness on your HDTV. TVs are shipped from the manufacturer with...
Vanessa Wilson
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There’s been a bit of discussion lately over the size of a typical grocery store receipt. The late-night comedians have had a heck of a time with it, and most of the criticism is probably well-deserved. After all, when a single item generates a receipt as long as your arm, someone is bound to...
Vanessa Wilson
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Our home was built in the late 1990’s, and like many older homes, it was equipped with an analog thermostat to control the AC and furnace. Ours required me to slide the adjuster all the way up to 90 degrees before the furnace would turn on. When it got too hot in the room I had to slide it back...
Vanessa Wilson
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Veterans Day is right around the corner, and we’ve come up with a pretty sizeable list of discounts, freebies and deals to help you save while celebrating our nation’s heroes. If you have a favorite place to celebrate that isn’t listed here, give them a call. Not all companies advertise their...
Vanessa Wilson
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“All the bills are paid, I’ve got it made in the shade, and all I need is a beautiful girl.” -David Lee Roth No disrespect to David Lee Roth (or Van Halen), but before finding that girl he may want to invest in his retirement, put aside some money for emergencies, and start a college fund for...
Vanessa Wilson
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The internet is the most convenient way to shop for just about anything, but it can’t offer us the chance to really examine the item up close, try it on (if it’s an item of clothing), and critique the quality of workmanship and the materials used. To do anything of those things, we still have to...
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