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Part 2: Cracking the Markdown Code

September 10, 2014 |

Did you score any great back-to-school deals? If you enjoyed those, here’s a second list of more retailers who have a secret price coding system. I've included some wholesale retailers and how to read their complicated price tags, so study up before your next shopping trip!

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Saving Money (and Time) With Google Shopping Express

August 12, 2014 |

One of my favorite ways to kill some time is wandering the aisles of Target and Costco. But when I’m trying to cut back on my spending, that activity can be pretty dangerous because it often leads to unneeded purchases (like that clearance fondue pot that ended up in my cart because it was such a great deal). My solution: Google Shopping Express (GSX). Read More

Saving Money (And Time) With Task Rabbit

August 4, 2014 |

Benjamin Franklin sure knew what he was talking about when he said “time is money.” And today that is even more true as we hustle to get from one activity to the next. TaskRabbit has taken this idea to the next level by providing a forum where a person (called a TaskPoster) can post a job that she needs done and have it done at a price she picks. Read More

How I Scored Free Money with Amex Offers

June 3, 2014 |

Free money. Who doesn’t want it? With Amex Offers (previously called Amex Sync) that is exactly what you can get. If you have an American Express card (or two), you need to get your cards signed up so that you can be on your way to getting money back when you shop! Read More

Save and Sparkle With DIY Cleaning Supplies

March 24, 2014 |

Spring is finally here, the season when many of us spend lots of time – and money – cleaning our homes. Why spend more on cleaning supplies than you should? All you really need are a few basic household products to help you stay “green” and keep your budget lean while you clean! Read More

The Least Awkward Ways to Ask for a Discount

February 28, 2014 |

There are plenty of sophisticated money-saving methods. These are not those. Turns out saving money doesn't always require pulling out your Fiskars, memorizing coupon policies and working the system. Sometimes all it takes is asking. Here are five ways to do that in the least awkward way possible. Read More

Using Credit Cards to Buy Time on Holiday Debt

December 27, 2013 |

Holidays are great. The music, the lights, the food, the drinks... And don’t forget shopping, either. Holidays put us in a special state of mind. With all the coupons, discounts, and plethora of the best deals ever, who can resist? Yep, holidays are great. But there is one not such a great thing about them; they are bound to come to the end one day.

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How to Simplify Shopping and Errands

August 2, 2012 |

How many times have you come home from Target, the grocery store or the mall only to realize you forgot to buy something important? Now instead of crossing something off your to-do list, you're simply adding another thing back on. In honor of National Simplify Your Life Week-- seven glorious days devoted to clearing clutter from life-- we're getting professional help to make shopping and errands run more smoothly.

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How I Save $75 a Month By Giving Up Cable TV

January 4, 2012 | 3

I grew up in a family that ate dinner every night in front of the TV. I've seen every episode of Cheers, MASH, Seinfeld, Full House, Who's the Boss and probably dozens of other shows. I even majored in broadcast journalism in college. The TV has been my babysitter, my livelihood and my comforter. So for those who say they could never give up cable, I disagree. If I can do it, anyone can. Read More

Clear Your Clutter: Change Your Life in 5 Minutes a Day

August 15, 2011 | 1

Roughly one in four people say they feel disorganized at work. And if we used the correct organizational tools we could improve our time management by 38 percent, according to Mobile Technology Products. There's no denying that clutter costs us big-- not only in lost productivity, but also by impacting our budgets. Don't worry-- there is good news hiding under those massive piles of papers. Experts say you can completely clear your clutter in just five minutes a day.

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