I just finished reading Cut Your Grocery Bill in Half with America’s Cheapest Family. It was an impromptu read that I found while browsing the electronic book list for our library. I didn’t expect much from the book, but I actually enjoyed it. I hate grocery shopping, and I’m always looking for ways to spend […]

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7 Back To School Savings Tips

Posted by Jill on August 1, 2011

I can’t believe that July is over! I keep telling people I “just” moved back to Texas, but it’s actually been over two months. I had big plans for this summer, and I’m sad to say that lots of them just didn’t get done. As we enter fall, I’m going to try to be better […]

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5 Free Resources for Start-Up Businesses

Posted by Amanda on July 27, 2011

Do you have a business idea that’s been nagging you for the last few years? According to the US Census Bureau, over 590,000 new start-up companies open their doors in the US each year. One of these could be yours. Small companies and businesses take a lot of time and energy. You have to be passionate, diligent, […]

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I know that by now you’re all familiar with my move to Texas. But I’m not 100% sure that I mentioned that I’ve actually moved back in with my parents. Since my parents moved houses while I was in college, it’s not exactly the room that I grew up in – but it’s pretty close! Making […]

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Companies That Pay You to Reuse Items You Already Own

Posted by Amanda on July 11, 2011

I am an environmental investigator, and environmental studies was one of my majors in college. Needless to say, environmental issues and living a more sustainable life are important to me. Regardless of whether or not you feel the same, there are many manufacturer and retail environmental programs out there that will save you money—something I’m […]

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Have you watched TLC’s new Extreme Couponing show? It’s quite the circus ride through coupons, sales ads, excel sheets, grocery shopping, and the cash register. Even more so than that, there are allegations of coupon fraud by show participants. That’s right—people have been taped committing coupon fraud and this has been aired on television. At […]

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10 Ways to Maximize Craigslist Revenue

Posted by Jill on June 14, 2011

When I decided to move to Texas, I also decided to sell all of my furniture and just ship my belongings home. Most of my furniture was from either IKEA or Overstock – it was one of the ways I saved money when I first started working and had to set up a brand new […]

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Filling My Mailbox with Rebate Checks

Posted by Amanda on June 1, 2011

My husband believes that mail is dead and should be discontinued. We have this argument every so often—I’m sure you know which side of the fence I’m on! Sure junk mail can be a drag (though sometimes junk mail is quite lucrative), and perhaps the US Post Office is not always reliable, but why get […]

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What Do I Need to Know About Having a Garage Sale?

Posted by Madison on May 17, 2011

I’m taking part in a garage sale this week. However, I don’t really know what I’m doing. I’ve never participated in a garage sale before. Partially, because I have trouble parting with stuff, but also because I’ve never had enough stuff to sell to fill an entire garage. In the past, I’ve opted to sell […]

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Cheap Movie Deals from Groupon, Redbox, and Amazon

Posted by Madison on February 28, 2011

Since the holidays, I’ve been a big fan of cheap new movies. My Google TV eliminates the need to actually go to the movie store, which makes watching movies much more appealing. Of course, now I’m on the lookout for ways to rent the movies inexpensively. If you are a movie buff, there are some […]

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