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Exploring All of the Free Wonders of Your Local Library

June 1, 2011 | 3

Everyone knows that the library is the number one place to enjoy books for free. But did you know that your local library has numerous other free things for you to enjoy? The local library is a source of education and entertainment that shouldn’t be discounted, especially during the summer months when you are looking for free things to do with the kids!

Each library system is different. Some have more funding than others and can offer more programs. Therefore you will have to check with your own library to see specifically what programs they offer. Some of the free things that many libraries around the nation offer include:

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Artists Don't Have to Starve!

May 13, 2011 | 2

The myth of the "starving artist" strikes fear in the heart of nearly anyone who has a longing to dive into a creative career. Many people elect not to take a risk on working in the arts because they are worried that they will never succeed financially. However, if you look around you then you will see that there are quite a few working artists who are making a solid living today. These people choose to push past the fear and pay heed to their need to create. The ones that succeed in making a life this way are sometimes those who just get lucky but more often than not they are the people who make smart, practical decisions that help them to balance their finances as they pursue a career in the arts. The ten tips in this article can help you save money as a working artist so that you can enjoy your career without being that proverbial starving artist that lurks in the back of your mind. Read More

Drugs Are Expensive: Use Coupons to Reduce Prescription Costs

May 13, 2011 |

I am in a tight situation when it comes to taking care of my ongoing asthma problems. The only medications that have ever helped (and believe me, I've tried a lot of them) are Advair for daily use and Ventolin for emergencies. Now it's certainly a good thing that I have found medications that work, so what is the problem? The problem is that these are both brand name medications that do not have generic alternatives. My health insurance doesn't cover non-generic medications, which means that it can cost more than $350 per month just to fill these two prescriptions. There has been more than one time when I've chosen to suffer through breathing problems because I simply couldn't afford that investment in my health. I wish I had known years ago that there are coupons available to make prescription medications like these affordable! A drug that costs $300+ can cost as little as $25 or less with the right coupon. Read More

Facebook Leaps Into Coupons - Pros and Cons of Diving in with Them

May 9, 2011 | 1

Facebook recently announced the decision to leap into the group coupon business. They have launched a Groupon-style deals service in five major cities with plans for expansion assuming that the service is well-received. As someone who surely uses Facebook you may be thinking that this is a great way to get good deals. However, there are drawbacks to using the new Facebook coupons and you should consider them before you jump on the bandwagon. Read More

Help! Our 6 Figure Incomes Aren't Enough.

May 6, 2011 |

Is a six figure income ever enough?

Sometimes it seems that no matter how much money you have, it's never quite enough. You always think that if you just had a little bit more then you would be able to get out of debt --then you get that little bit more and somehow you wind up spending it, too. It is unfortunately common for a two-income family to be earning $200,000 or more (with each parent earning a six figure income) and yet to still be struggling with debt. This article explains where the money goes and how to make realistic changes to help you live within your budget. Read More

IntoNow: Saving Money with Social TV

May 5, 2011 | 1

Imagine that you are watching a hot new television show and find yourself falling in love with it (The Voice, perhaps?!) As a consumer from the digital age you want to immediately Tweet about it so your social contacts can check it out, too. A new app called IntoNow makes it simple to share this information by pointing your phone at the TV where it can collect the information for you and provide you with an easy social sharing option. And the app has been improved to assist you in saving money while watching TV, too!

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