Penny Auctions: A Great Deal or a Scam?

Posted by Amanda on November 10, 2010

Are penny auctions scams? When electronics can be so expensive, even if you aren’t spending $25,000 on a projection TV, you’ll still want to find a way to save money on your purchases. And if you are the type of consumer who hunts after the latest technology as soon as it comes out on the […]

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10 Lessons from the Downsized TV Show

Posted by Madison on November 8, 2010

I caught the first episode of the new Downsized show on WE TV on Saturday night. The Downsized show was about a family, the Bruces, who were struggling to make ends meet. Their home was foreclosed on, as was their investment condo, and they went through their savings and 401k, when the Downsized show catches […]

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Frugal Holiday Traditions to Introduce in Your Family

Posted by Amanda on November 1, 2010

Paul and I are newlyweds, and it has occurred to us that we don’t have any family holiday traditions together. We each have our own individual family traditions, but no traditions that help to define us as a family and household. While traditions are often born from a whim, I have been thinking of some […]

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9 More Free Web Services

Posted by Amanda on October 25, 2010

Are you paying for Sudoku puzzles or sheet music? Do you have extra time at work and want to spend it on the internet without spending a dime? I am on a crusade to bring you more free web services that will save you money and provide free entertainment. Check below and see if you […]

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6 Ways to Change the Impact of Food on your Budget

Posted by Jill on October 6, 2010

A friend sent me an email that said, “I use and see that food is a big portion of my monthly spending. How do I fix it?” He proceeded to list six ways that food affects his budget. While food does have a rather large impact on almost any budget, it doesn’t have to […]

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7 Frugal Moving Tips

Posted by Jill on September 29, 2010

I just moved into a new, much smaller apartment and learned some major lessons about what (not) to do! My move was extra hectic thanks to three trips in the three weeks leading up to the big move…including one that ended less than 72 hours before my movers arrived! I’m passing some of my hardest-learned […]

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Prepare for the Holidays…Today

Posted by Jill on September 22, 2010

If you get paid twice per month, there are only 7 paydays left until Christmas! Last year, we shared some ways to prepare for holiday spending. This year, I’m hoping to get started (and finished) even earlier. Here are 5 things I’m doing to smooth out holiday spending and usher in December with low stress […]

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Carsharing Using Zipcar Rental

Posted by Jill on September 21, 2010

I attended college in Washington, DC and got through four years without ever owning or even using a car.  But when I decided to stay in the area after graduation, I realized I might occasionally need a set of wheels. I planned to use public transportation for getting to and from work, but I knew there […]

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Free Amazon Prime for Parents

Posted by Kate on September 17, 2010

This week’s Free Money Friday offer is a special one for all of the Moms, Dads and caregivers out there! Amazon is offering a new program called “Amazon Mom” that offers some great money saving benefits! How to Become an Amazon Mom Member Sign up at Amazon Mom and tell them whether you are a […]

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How Far Would You Go to Save Money?

Posted by Jill on August 30, 2010

A year ago, I moved into a new apartment building. It’s a luxury building, and I was the very first tenant to occupy the 600 square foot space with granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. At the time, the brand new building was offering 2 months free rent, bringing the pro-rated monthly total to just […]

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