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Don't Miss These Tax Day Freebies!

April 14, 2015 |

April 15 is tomorrow, which means you have (hopefully) filed your taxes. You may be smarting from the amount of money you handed over to Uncle Sam, but maybe we can turn your frown upside down with some of these ... Read More

Five Ways to Download Music - For FREE!

October 2, 2014 |

Music. It gets the blood pumping, feet dancing and heart singing. As a group fitness instructor, I am always striving to keep my music contemporary fresh and fun. That means that I need to be constantly buying new music. But, at over a dollar per song, that can quickly add up to a hefty bill.

Recently I found some great sources for fun (and FREE!) music that you can download to your mobile device or laptop. Here are some of my favorites! Read More

Mark Your Calendar With These September Freebies

September 1, 2014 |

September is the “sweet spot” between summer vacations and the the holiday hustle. Now that Labor Day has come and gone, we've got just a little over a month before the frenzy begins again. But don't panic: there are plenty of opportunities this month to put your wallet away. Here are a few tasty and fun freebies that will help you ease into fall. Read More

Forget Tuition: 3 Ways to Get a Free Education

August 29, 2014 |

For 2013-2014, the average cost of an in-state public college is $22,826 per year. For a private school, the cost nearly doubles at $44,750 per year. Add on living expenses, textbooks, and housing and you're paying more than most people make annually. While there are government and private funding resources, you don't want to go into debt either. Luckily, there are now a host of great educational opportunities for free! Read More

Buy, Swap or Borrow: Money-Saving Tips for Book Lovers

August 27, 2014 |

Confession: I love books. The paper kind, with covers and spines you can touch and pages that you can turn. Yes, e-books may be the cheaper, paper-free wave of the future, (or the present, for that matter) but it will be quite some time before I'll hang up my paper habit. So, what's a book-lover to do? Read More

5 Free Apps to Stop Back-to-School Stress

August 26, 2014 |

Every year summer comes to a crashing halt when the school year begins. The lazy summer mornings turn into school morning routines, and timing is everything. This year, try some tested tricks to get your kids moving, and even a couple for the parents too. After all, who couldn’t use some free help in the morning? Read More

How to Move Without Spending a Fortune

August 20, 2014 |

The summer is the most popular moving season of the year. That also means that prices for moving services, like rental trucks and packing materials, go way up. Instead of going along with all of the extra costs, learn how you can save. Follow along to find out how you can move on a budget. Read More

Shaaaark! 8 Freebies for Your Shark Week Party

August 11, 2014 |

The annual fin frenzy is about to begin. For 27 years the Discovery Channel has been going to great depths to uncover the world of sharks. Shark Week has become a cultural phenomenon and one that deserves a party. And ... Read More

From Chocolate to Eyeglasses: Your Guide to Assorted Freebies

July 24, 2014 |

Like paying full price for your groceries and everyday items? Then you might not find this article too interesting. However, if you enjoy getting stuff for free, then read on and see how easy it is to get food, coffee, beauty products and much more – free of charge.

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Summer Reading: Free and Cheap Ways to Get Books

July 7, 2014 |

School’s out and you know what that means – summer reading time! Even if you don’t have kids, summer is a great time to bring some books to the beach and enjoy the outdoors.

But at around $10 a pop, a bookworm can easily spend over $100 on books in the summer. Personally, I’d rather use that money at the farmer’s market or for a great summer concert. Here are some ideas to cut your book spending down so that you can use your summer cash in other ways! Read More

5 Secrets to Winning Giveaways and Contests

June 16, 2014 | 1

I win a lot of contests. I've won everything from thousands of dollars in free dental services and electronics to gift certificates and designer pillows. Some people call me lucky, but the truth is I've just figured out how to increase my odds. If you want to send some luck your way check out these five secrets to winning giveaways and contests. Read More