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About Linsay Thomas

Linsay Thomas

Linsay Thomas

Linsay Thomas is a seasoned writer and editor who has written numerous articles about topics such as saving money, healthcare, law, pets and education. She hails from California, where she lives with her husband, two children and a menagerie of pets. When she's not writing, she enjoys sports, breeding chocolate Labs and visiting the beach.

Posts By Linsay Thomas

Get Ready for Presidents' Day Sales

February 10, 2015 |

Other than the day off from work or school, what does President’s Day mean? Great sales, of course! And we don’t mean just on cars. Although you probably won’t find rock-bottom deals like you did on Black Friday, there are many reasons why you should take the day to do some shopping at your favorite stores. Whether you shop in store or online, you’re sure to find some great sales on the things you want or need. Read More

Why the Super Bowl is a Great Excuse to Buy a New TV

January 23, 2015 |

Think Black Friday is the best time to buy a TV? Think again! While there are deals to be had the day after Thanksgiving, you will likely regret the purchase a few months later because, as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. The Black Friday sales typically feature low-grade TVs for under $100. If all you’re looking for is a basic TV, then this might be perfect for you. But if you value picture quality and name brands, you should wait until late January – right before the Super Bowl.

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Keep on Spending: After-Christmas Deals

January 5, 2015 |

Christmas is over, which means the spending sprees are over, right? Wrong! Retailers don't want the momentum of holiday shopping to end on December 24, so they need to come up with bigger and better sales to keep you coming back for more. So bust out that credit card and see what you should be buying after the first of the year.

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New Year, More Money - Saving Tips for 2015

January 2, 2015 |

Happy New Year! What are your resolutions for 2015? If you are like many Americans, you are probably struggling with debt. If so, why not make 2015 the year you not only get out of debt, but put a little in your savings account as well? Let’s be honest: saving money is not easy, especially with the cost of living continually rising and salaries staying the same. However, with these tips, you can save a little extra money to pay down debt and perhaps prepare for retirement.

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Should You Kick the Cable TV Habit?

December 8, 2014 |

The number of cable TV subscribers has rapidly decreased in the past year. According to MoffettNathanson Research, an industry analysis group, nearly one million households pulled the plug on their cable TV subscription in 2013. Why? The prices just keep going up higher and higher every year. A middle of the road package costs an average of $62 a month.

Are there any cheaper alternatives, and if so, are they worth the lower cost? Read on to learn about your options and determine if they are viable for you based on your TV habits.

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What to Buy/What Not to Buy in December

December 2, 2014 |

With Christmas just around the corner, shopping is on everyone’s mind. With so many sales and special deals, you’re likely to believe that now’s the best time to buy just about anything. While the holiday spirit may be encouraging you to spend a little more, it’s actually a good time to take a few moments to review your shopping habits. While stores are offering excellent buys on a variety of items, it’s a good idea to wait until after the first of the year for some items. Read on for a handy guide on what to buy and what not to buy in December.

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Luxury vs. Inexpensive Brands - Are You Really Getting What You Pay For?

November 18, 2014 |

Most of us have heard the expression “You get what you pay for.” But is this really true? Do you really have to spend insane amounts of money to get quality products? The truth is that, in most cases, what you are paying for is perceived luxury, and therefore you are not necessarily getting better quality items. Find out how to get more value for your hard-earned buck.

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What to Expect for Black Friday - A Preview

November 14, 2014 |

The holidays are upon us, which means one thing: Black Friday. It seems as though the deals get better and better every year. Should you spend the day after Thanksgiving relaxing after eating such a large meal, or should you be camped out in front of your favorite store avoiding being trampled on by thousands of other shoppers? Read on for some early predictions for Black Friday 2014.

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Reasons Why Women Need to Start Saving Money Now

November 7, 2014 |

Some married women stay at home to care for their young children while their husband works. Others live paycheck to paycheck, splurging on the latest fashions and evenings out with friends. While these lifestyle choices may work for a little while, it helps to be prepared for when the unexpected happens.
It can be hard to self-motivate and start saving money right away. Retirement may seem like light years away for a 20-something, but that is not the only reason to save up. Read on to learn about other life events that require a huge chunk of change and how easy it is for you to save up for them – even with your current budget.

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Are You Spending Too Much on Technology?

October 31, 2014 |

Just a few decades ago, there were no smartphones, digital cable or social media. However, the 21st century has brought us many digital amenities – which means we are spending more money. The average person spends $166 a month on Internet, cellphone plans and cable TV. This number does not even cover song downloads or new technological gadgets.

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Avoid Overspending When Shopping Online

October 27, 2014 |

With many stores enticing shoppers by offering online-only deals, it is easy to get hooked. Shopping online is much easier and less stressful than having to drive to the stores, pick through all the clothes and then wait in line at the checkout. When you shop at home, all that is required is a credit card and a few clicks of the mouse. This convenience, however, can lead to remorse when the credit card bill arrives.

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