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10 Times Earth Was On Fleek

April 21, 2015 |

If the earth had a theme song, I have a feeling it would be “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled. Because the earth wins at everything. The Grand Canyon? The earth just made that happen like it was ... Read More

Why BOGO is the Best

September 23, 2014 |

What four letters stir wonder and excitement in the hearts of shoppers near and far? BOGO. Just seeing that one little acronym is enough to send some of us into a frenzy. But what's so great about a BOGO, anyway? And is it really better than just a regular sale? Read More

6 Ways to Identify a Coupon-Friendly Cashier

September 4, 2014 |

Have you ever gone to a store with a pile of coupons only to have the store reject them? Well, the truth of the matter is that it is not always the store that rejects them. Who you get for a cashier is a very important part of the equation. Knowing who to go to can end up saving you a load of cash on your order. Check out these helpful tips for finding the right cashier. Read More

Don’t Get Shocked by your Electric Bill

July 25, 2014 |

Some household appliances and gadgets use electricity even when they are not on. Last month we talked about six ways to save money on your water bill. Another bill that comes rolling in every month is your electricity bill. Being aware of your energy consumption can save you money all through the year. Here are some tips to help you out. Read More

Part 2: Getting the Best Deals at the Outlet Mall

July 1, 2014 |

Chances are, if you are a shopping maven, you already know about outlet malls. You are probably even a regular! Finding deals is not too challenging, since merchandise is promoted at a discount. However, do you know how to get the ultimate best prices? Read through to find out how to get even more for your money during your next outlet shopping excursion. Read More

Part 1: Are Outlet Malls a Scam?

June 30, 2014 |

It has recently come to light that, as outlet shoppers, we have been fooled. Many stores are offering merchandise at low prices, but without telling you the real story. A significant number of outlet stores are actually selling lower quality merchandise without alerting the customer. According to SmartMoney, 82% of merchandise is made to be sold at the outlets. Some items have never even been in a retail location. Companies can also create private label brands, sell them at the outlet, and advertise artificial pricing, which is ultimately misleading. How do you avoid falling into this trap? Follow these steps for the best defense. Read More

How Trash Can Save Cash: Repurposing to Reduce Spending

June 2, 2014 |

Stop! Step away from the trash bin. Before you dump something old, busted or empty, take a moment to consider how it might be used in a way that it was not originally intended for. Years ago, our parents and grandparents were masters of reusing old things to save money. And it worked! Reusing and recycling is about so much more than helping the environment. With a bit of creativity, you can rethink your trash and save your cash. Read More

Live (Green) Like a Celebrity

April 22, 2014 |

Most celebrities are known for their extravagance, but many have made strides in living leaner, "greener" lives by choosing to be more environmentally-friendly. We can learn a lot from them because being greener often means cheaper too! Here are a few of Hollywood's environmental all-stars and tips on how we can live green like them. Read More

Checkout Math: Why It Pays to Know About Percentages

April 17, 2014 |

Coupons, discounts and sale prices, oh my! It can be easy to just stand back and let the registers do the work, but it really is important to know what that discount is doing for your wallet. Because, when it comes to saving money, being aware of just how much that percentage-off is saving you is a matter of dollars and sense.  Read More

Men vs. Women: Who’s Looking for Deals Online?

April 4, 2014 |

Online shopping is done behind closed doors in the privacy of one’s home (maybe even in pajamas). Perhaps your online shopping style is to browse the same handful of websites or to only buy certain categories of products online, like electronics or book. Someone else’s online shopping habits could be totally different. A recent infographic from Paymentsense gave us the following insights into the world of online shopping habits, a world where you cannot see who is browsing the same sales rack as you. Read More

Ending Slavery by Being a Smarter Shopper

February 27, 2014 |

Many people think “slavery” ended after the Civil War, but, tragically, it’s more prevalent now than at any other point in human history. According to Relevant magazine there are nearly 30 million slaves worldwide, a number that's growing because our buying habits are increasing the demand for cheap labor. There are more than 13 million child slaves, who are often sold by their impoverished parents, working in fields, brothels, private homes, mines, and restaurants overseas and even right here in America. February 27 is Shine a Light on Slavery Day, something you can do with every dollar you spend. Freedom fighters around the world will be drawing a red "x" on their hands to signify their quest to end modern-day slavery. But even after that red "x" washes away, consider these ways to be an abolitionist with your purse strings.

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