Amy Dacyczyn allowed her creative juices to flow when it came to frugal living. She began a newsletter, called The Tightwad Gazette, in 1990 and ran it until late December 1996. Her name became synonymous with frugality, cheap living, and being a tightwad, and her books have lived on (and probably will continue to do [...]

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We have covered the Amazon Visa credit card $30 Sign Up Bonus before. I just noticed an alternative, the Amazon Store card with its own sign up bonus. The bonus is our Free Money Friday offer this week. How to Get Your $10 Sign Up Bonus Open a new Amazon Store card. A $10 Amazon.com [...]

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In life, there are few do-overs. Most of the time when you mess something up, it is what it is and you have to move on. But sometimes – and these times are wonderful – there is a way to sort of erase the bad that happened because of a mistake you knowingly or unknowingly [...]

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Adrienne mentioned in How to Get Rid of Cable and Still Watch TV that they picked up a subscription to Netflix. Meanwhile I’ve heard from countless friends that their new favorite shows are House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. However, since they are Netflix original series you can’t watch them without a [...]

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Investing in mutual funds can be a challenge when you take into account the fees that are associated with them. As time has passed, some mutual funds have become very sneaky in how they charge you fees. I say sneaky for two reasons: First, they will claim that the fund doesn’t charge a fee when [...]

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Saving money on food is a tough task since it’s a huge part of each day. While you may have reduced going out to eat at restaurants or stopped or limited fast food to save money, there is still the grocery bill to battle. Grocery bills can add up fast and be quite large, but [...]

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The Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card is currently offering a 40,000 bonus mile sign up bonus. The bonus is our Free Money Friday offer this week! How to Get Your Sign Up Bonus Open a new Capital One Venture Rewards Credit Card. Spend $3,000 on purchases within the first 3 months. Earn 40,000 bonus [...]

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With the volatility of the stock market and low interest rates, many investors are looking for ways to earn a decent return on their money and also keep their principal safe. While it is common knowledge that you cannot earn a high return unless you take on a higher risk, you can still earn a [...]

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Summer is here and for many, that means getting away for a week and going on vacation. But let’s face it, vacations can cost a lot of money. What if you are living on a budget and don’t want to hand over all of your hard earned money just to get away? You could save [...]

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You’ve probably heard it said a million times before that your student loans cannot be discharged in bankruptcy. Everyone is basically stuck with them no matter what happens later in your life (which is ample motivation to pay them off as quickly as possible). In fact, I paid off my student loans just five years [...]

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