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  • 1. Tons of Ways to Save Money Views: 118
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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 F  More...
  • 2. Saving money when traveling Views: 46
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    Terms of Use: Car travel tips: Use a map and highlight the routes you want to take before you start. Judge distances and driving times beforehand so you can avoid cities during high traffic peaks. Ask tourist offices for specific maps, scenic route suggestions, and current traffic delay information. Use small grocery bags with handles to hang in your car for your garbage. Freeze your small containers of juice or water to serve as additional freezer packs in your cooler. Helps to keep these d  More...
  • 3. Quick cost cutting: gasoline Views: 46
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    Terms of Use: With gasoline prices rising fast and furiously, there has never been a better time to tune up your car and practice energy wise driving techniques. Below is a list of tips that will not only improve your car's gas mileage, but also improve your car's overall performance and safety while reducing wear and tear on your car's engine. Driving Tips The first place to start is to drive smart. By simply practicing efficient driving techniques you can improve your car's fuel economy by mor  More...
  • 4. Quick Cost Cutting: Car Expenses Views: 38
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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...
  • 5. Quick Cost Cutting: Property Taxes Views: 36
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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...
  • 6. Quick Cost Cutting: Homeowners Insurance Views: 35
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    Terms of Use Things to consider when looking to cut costs on your homeowners insurance: Deductible The first place to start is to consider your deductible. You can save up to 25 percent by simply bumping up the deductible on your homeowners policy from $500 to $1,000. Usually, you won't file a claim unless there's a large damage, so anything less than $1,000 wouldn't be turned over to your insurance anyway. Multiple Policy Discount If you combine your homeowners policy with at  More...
  • 7. Quick Cost Cutting: Cell Phones Views: 35
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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...
  • 8. Quick Cost Cutting: Cable or Satellite TV Views: 34
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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. Saving money when moving Views: 32
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    Terms of Use Whether moving across town or across the country, moving is often more expensive than most people realize. Here are some money-saving tips: Map out a budget before you pack a single box. Decide whether you'll haul things yourself or to hire a moving company. Depending on when and where you'll be moving (in addition to how much you'll be moving), hiring a moving company can cost anywhere between $800 to $4000. If you decide to hire a moving company, be sure t  More...
  • 10. How can I set and manage a family budget? Views: 30
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    Terms of Use This article is from a series of articles about giving your children the life-skills necessary to effectively manage their money. To go to the table of contents, click here. Set and manage a family budget Budgets: The Heart of a Financial Plan Budgets -written lists of income and expenses- let both adults and kids establish priorities and control spending, and these habits will ultimately result in saving money. Involve your kids in the creation and management of your budget. Most  More...
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