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  • 1. Tons of Ways to Save Money
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    Terms of Use: Transportation Airline Fares Car Rental New Cars Used Cars Auto Leasing Gasoline Car Repairs Insurance Auto Insurance Homeowner/Renter Insurance Life Insurance Banking/Credit Checking Savings and Investment Products Credit Cards Auto Loans First Mortgage Loans Mortgage Refinancing Home Equity Loans Housing Home Purchase Renting a Place to Live Home Improvement Major Appliances Utilities Electricity Home Heating Telephone Service Other Food Purchased at Markets Prescription Drugs   More...
  • 2. Quick Cost Cutting: Car Rentals
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    Terms of Use: For quick cost cutting on your next car rental , try this: Go off-site. Renting from airport car rental facilities is often more expensive. Check out nonairport locations to see if you can save on rental rates. Go on-line. Check out rental rates on sites such as Expedia, Orbitz, Travelocity, BookingBuddy, CarRentals.com, and Vroom Vroom Vroom for the lowest rates by city or airport location . Be sure to compare all-in costs including taxes and fees . You can also go direc  More...
  • 3. Quick Cost Cutting: Car Expenses
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    Terms of Use: For quick cost cutting on your car expenses, try this : Change your oil less frequently. A survey by AAA found that 95 percent of drivers had oil changes more often than necessary. Heavily used cars like taxis need an oil change every 3,000 miles, but if you have normal usage, you can expect to need an oil change every 7,500 miles. Comparison shop for auto repairs. It's a good idea to get 3 estimates and let each company know that you are shopping around for the best deal o  More...
  • 4. Saving money when buying food
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    Terms of Use: You can save money on your food bill by planning before you go to the store. Planning includes keeping in mind your family's needs. The basic needs to remember are: What does my family like? How many of us will be eating? What do the kids or older people need? Is it too hard to make? How much money do I have for food? Will we be eating away from home, so that I should buy less food? Will friends and relatives come over for meals? Another important part of food shopping is p  More...
  • 5. Saving money on car repairs
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    Terms of Use: How to Choose a Repair Shop What should I look for when choosing a repair shop? Ask for recommendations from friends, family, and other people you trust. Look for an auto repair shop before you need one to avoid being rushed into a last-minute decision. Shop around by telephone for the best deal, and compare warranty policies on repairs. Ask to see current licenses if state or local law requires repair shops to be licensed or registered. Also, your state Attorney General's offi  More...
  • 6. Quick Cost Cutting: Food Expenses
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    Terms of Use: For quick cost cutting on your food expenses, try this : If you buy lunch each day, try brown-bagging it instead. If you brought the same items you purchased at the deli or restaurant, you could likely save at least half the cost. If you are hooked on a daily latte, you could cut your cost in half by ordering a misto (brewed coffee with steamed milk, as opposed to espresso with steamed milk). Of course, skipping the coffee shop and brewing your own is cheaper yet. If you wan  More...
  • 7. Saving money on energy costs
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    Terms of Use: NO COST TIPS Eliminate Wasted Energy Turn off appliances, lights, and equipment when not in use. You can also save by unplugging electronic devices and chargers when they are not in use. Don't forget to turn computers and printers off at the power strip. Turn Up Your Thermostat During warm weather months, set your thermostat to 78 degrees or higher when you are home, and 85 degrees or off when you are away. Using ceiling or room fans allows you to set the thermostat higher beca  More...
  • 8. Quick Cost Cutting: Cable or Satellite TV
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    Terms of Use: For quick cost cutting on your cable or satellite TV expenses, try this : Shop around. Whether you are considering switching from cable to satellite or vice versa, there are lots of deals available. Find out about special offers. Be sure to contact your present provider to see whether they are willing to extend their promotion to existing customers. Ask for a price break. Call your existing company and see whether there are ways to reduce your bill. Check out discounts for   More...
  • 9. Quick Cost Cutting: Property Taxes
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    Terms of Use: For quick cost cutting on your property taxes, try this : Contact your local assessor's office and find out what property taxes your neighbors are paying. If your house is comparable but your tax bill is higher, you may want to challenge it. Act quickly after you receive your assessment if you decide to challenge it. On your property tax statement, be sure to read the description of your home. An overstatement of your square footage or the number of bathrooms, for example, cou  More...
  • 10. Quick Cost Cutting: Cell Phones
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    Terms of Use: For quick cost cutting on your cell phone bills, try this: Check your minutes. If you're paying for more minutes than you typically use, you're paying too much. Of course, going over your allotted minutes can cost a lot. Monitor your minutes for a couple of months, then make sure you pay for what you need. You can always check your minutes online or with your phone between during the month, too. Forget about the extras. Is it really necessary to pay for special ringtones,   More...
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