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These articles range from saving money eating out, travel, doing your taxes, using (or not) your car, your bank, and many other topics. Learn something new and tell your friends about all the great money saving resources here.
Silicon Valley Blogger presents Don’t Let Costly Auto Repair Estimates Get You Down posted at The Digerati Life, saying, “How you can control your spending on car maintenance.”
Donna Freedman presents Do you scrape burned toast? posted at Surviving and Thriving, saying, “The waste of food in this country is staggering. It reflects poor stewardship of resources, an increasing separation from the production of food we eat, and an inability to comprehend just how blessed we are.”
CPF presents 3 Budgeting Ideas That Changed My Life posted at Christian Personal Finance, saying, “Check out these principles that can change your life if applied.”
Craig Ford presents The Best TurboTax Discounts | Save 35% Off posted at Money Help For Christians, saying, “The results after scouring the web for TurboTax discounts.” i am eligible for about half of these discounts…BIG SAVINGS!
Tom @ Canadian Finance Blog presents Financial Fast: Week Four posted at The Canadian Finance Blog, saying, “While trying a financial fast to save money and reduce spending, we encountered some unforeseen obstacles, but learned some important lessons as well.”
Jim Yih presents The Latte Factor posted at Retire Happy Blog, saying, “The Latte Factor is those small, day-to-day purchases that, when eliminated, can actually provide you with a significant, and somewhat surprising, sum of money.”
Michael Pruser presents Eating Healthy is Becoming More Expensive Every Day posted at The Dough Roller, saying, “No wonder why America has trouble with weight … have you seen the cost of healthy food lately?”
Michael presents Is Frugality Still Here? posted at Consumerism Commentary, saying, “Even though we talk about the term often, has frugality left economics for good?”
Dave@50plusfinance presents The Best Time of Year to Buy Things and Go on Vacations posted at 50 Plus Finance, saying, “It’s always time to save some money. Knowing which products to buy at right time of year will lead to more money in your pocket.”
Kristia presents My Menu/Grocery List Clipboard posted at Family Balance Sheet, saying, “This clipboard saves me time and money.”
Money Beagle presents Saving The Day (And Some Money) At Work posted at Money Beagle. Clever thinking and a bit of elbow grease led to big savings!
RE Ausetkmt presents Remember Earth is Our Ship ? Not Our Dumpster posted at Reality Ausetkmt – Recycled Frockery, saying, “We’re talking about Earthships again. this time we’re showing you both the high end; and the low end. the designer and architect Mike Reynolds committed his skills toward green relief. his chosen project was to begin to build sustainable housing in Haiti. of course they’re earthships.”
Stephan Marks presents How to Make Money with Paid Surveys posted at Promo Code Center. A balanced approach to a tricky topic!!
Paul Foley presents Eating out on a budget: Restaurant.com posted at Life and Times Living with In-Laws, saying, “Walking through the math of Restraunt.com certificates to get the best possible deal”
FMF presents The Cost of Being Overweight posted at Free Money Finance, saying, “Save money by losing weight.”
MoneyNing presents 6 Ways to Avoid the Temptation to Eat Out posted at Money Ning, saying, “Do you always want to eat out? Here’s how to avoid always spending too much on food.”
Arjun Rudra presents How To Adapt Your Investing Approach To Changing Market Cycles With Eden Rahim, Portfolio Manager at Jov Investment Inc. posted at Investing Thesis, saying, “Highlighting the importance of adapting your investing approach to changing market cycles with Eden Rahim, Portfolio Manager at Jov Investment Inc.” A sophisticated investing article filled with fascinating data.
Saymour Hodge presents How To Be Frugal: Frugal Car Shopping Tips posted at All Things Frugal, saying, “Shopping for a car can be an anxiety-inducing experience. It’s a major expense and a purchase most people usually only make once every handful of years. The goal in shopping for a car is to walk away feeling good about your purchase. Follow these tips to achieve that goal”
Jeff Rose, CFP presents Why Wielding a Credit Card is the Best way to Approach Credit Restoration posted at Jeff Rose, saying, “For those people looking to rebuild their credit standing, the answer is, perhaps surprisingly, use of a credit card.”
N.W. Journey presents Understanding Your Financial Values posted at Networth Journey, saying, “Your financial values affect how you spend your money.”
Jeri Ford presents 27 Websites to Visit Before You Book Your Next Vacation posted at Help Me Travel Cheap, saying, “Save money on vacation with these websites.”
Miranda presents Why I Don’t Shop Much at Club Stores posted at Coupon Shoebox Tips, saying, “Club stores may be a foundation of frugal living, but for a small family like mine, they aren’t worth the membership fee.”
Rhiana presents Why Be Frugal? posted at A Frugal Life, saying, “Why Be Frugal? -Inspired by a Seth Godin blog post on What is School for? I decided to post on why you might want to live a more frugal lifestyle. The question comes up as I think of a lot of people I know who SHOULD be a bit more frugal, but aren’t”
Kyle James presents 6 Easy Ways To Save $500 Per Month posted at Kyle. Give them a try!
Niki presents Why we are a one car family posted at Debt Free by Thirty.
FIRE Getters presents Car Pool, Ride Share, Hitch Hike your way to Fun & Dollars! posted at FIRE Finance, saying, “There are days when we wished someone else was at the wheels so that we could relax for a while. Bad boss, uncooperative colleague, difficult deadlines, too many meetings – often build up a lot of stress. Imagine how risky it is if we had to drive on such a day when our nerves were already strained. To add insult to injury we could end up being late for dinner, courtesy bumper to bumper traffic. Sounds familiar?”
liverealnow presents Medical Costs and Choices posted at Live Real, Now, saying, “Medical costs can be insane. Is it worth it to automatically pay for the best doctor for every procedure?”
Craig/FFB presents The 8 Least-Evil Banks as Determined by CNNMoney posted at Free From Broke, saying, “The banks listed here can help you save on dreaded bank fees which most banks are increasing.”
Mr. Cents presents Pocket Change posted at Personal Cents.
MoneyThinking presents So, Today, I Went to the Store? posted at Money Thinking.
Dana J. presents Start Saving For Your Summer Vacation Now! | Not Made Of Money posted at Not Made Of Money, saying, “Start saving money now for that summer vacation so you can enjoy it debt free.”
Ken presents Where to Find Tax Help and Free Tax Preparation Service | Spruce Up Your Finances posted at Spruce Up Your Finances, saying, “Even with the free online tax filing, there are still a number of people who just don’t want to do the taxes themselves. Shows the list of IRS programs that offer free “person-to-person” tax preparation service.”
Tim Chen presents Continental 50,000 Mile Credit Card Sign Up Bonus (United Too!) posted at NerdWallet Blog – Credit Card Watch, saying, “Continental and United are merging their mile programs at the end of 2011, as part of their recent merger, so users of both mile programs should take note of this huge sign up bonus offer.”
Grace presents Frugality: Temporary, Tenuous, and Not Really Our Style posted at GRACEful Retirement.
Fanny Seto presents Free 2011 Hello Kitty Calendar posted at Living Richly on a Budget, saying, “This is a free, printable Hello Kitty calendar for 2011.”
Barbara Friedberg Personal Finance has 25 ideas for recreation that can save you big bucks in; 25 CHEAP IDEAS FOR FUN. Add to the list and pass it on!
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