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Control Expenses

An Extreme Couponing Tactic Not Often Discussed

Extreme couponing is not just about the coupons, it’s about the asking price too.  One of the basic principals of extreme couponing to save money is to look for sales – places you can buy what you need or what at a significant discount, than apply discount coupons to the sale price to reduce your […]

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How to Save Money In a Home Office

Working from home comes with many financial advantages including: Save money on meals out – eat at home Save money on coffee out – brew at home Save on gas, car maintenance, parking or transit passes Save on car insurance – check for discounts if you are driving leisure only Tax deductions – check this carefully as […]

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How to Save Money on Groceries: Store Brands

The big 12 food & packaged goods companies spend massive amounts of money to build brand loyalty, but let me let you in on a secret.  Store brand and no name brand is exactly the same product, usually at a good discount off name brand. I’m a food industry insider in some ways, so let […]

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Gift Card Exchanges: How to Create Your Own Sale Anytime

Smart shoppers in the know look for ways to save on their purchases.  Watching for sales, and using coupons are well known, but what about looking for discounted gift cards?  If you plan to shop at any chain store that issues gift cards, there is an easy way to get an extra discount on your […]

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Reducing Expenses: Homeowner Insurance

Earning extra money is great, but it is true that a penny saved is a penny earned – in fact an after tax penny saved is better than a pre-tax penny earned. Every year you buy homeowner insurance, or renters insurance (or you sure should be buying insurance as part of your financial plan). When […]

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Tips To Pay Off Your Credit Card Debt As Quickly As Possible

We welcome a guest post on personal finance today from Jeff Weber. If you are like millions of Americans, more than likely you have a stack of credit card bills reaching into the thousands of dollars. No matter what your reason for the unpaid bills, these debts can play havoc on your life causing you […]

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How to Effectively Minimize Interest Costs

Earning more money is harder than saving money, especially when there are simple ways to reduce your cost of living without hurting your standard of living.  One of the best ways to reduce your cost of living is to reduce the interest you pay. For a person in debt, there are two possible ways to […]

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Save Money On Renovation

Real Estate has been my main passive income strategy for many years, specifically I’ve followed a Buy – Renovate – Hold – Refinance strategy. Here are a few ways to save time and money on renovation projects but I want to highlight a particularly good one that Home Depot shoppers might not think of. Shop […]

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10 Tips to Reduce Office Costs & Increase Income

This is a guest post by James Adams, a writer at Cartridge Save who independently reviews the full range of Lexmark supplies for businesses and consumers.  There is some good out of the box ideas in this article so read on. Give Up Your Office Space: Obviously, this solution will not work for every business, but it’s […]

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Cutting Expenses: Movies

Mostly this blog is about making money online but it is easier to save a dollar than to make a dollar in your personal budget. John over at Passive Family Income has been blogging regularly about reducing family expenses so he can invest in CDs. He has some good ideas too like checking for recurring […]

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Eliminate Passive Expenses Caused by Your Family

Filling your bank account with passive income streams is great, but what is the point if your bank account is bleeding from pointless passive expenses? Some of the ugliest drains on the bank account come from gambling addictions, infidelity, and excessive shopping. These three destructive activities each often include a significant online component. Online gambling […]

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