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  • 1. Tons of Ways to Save Money Views: 74
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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. Quick Cost Cutting: Car Expenses Views: 68
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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...
  • 3. Quick cost cutting: gasoline Views: 56
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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. Saving money when buying food Views: 56
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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 when traveling Views: 52
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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...
  • 6. How do I save for a vacation? Views: 51
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    Terms of Use Here are some ideas to help you create a savings plan. Whether you want to go on a dream vacation or save money for any big expenditure, try following these steps. Check out the simple budget worksheet in the Related Content section for help. Step One Of course, you won't be able to dip your toes in the water until you first set your sites on how much your piece of paradise will cost. Tally up your transportation, hotel, dining and entertainment cost estimates, and then divi  More...
  • 7. Quick Cost Cutting: Food Expenses Views: 50
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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...
  • 8. Saving money on energy costs Views: 48
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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...
  • 9. Quick Cost Cutting: Cable or Satellite TV Views: 47
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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...
  • 10. Tips for buying affordable, healthy foods Views: 47
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    Terms of Use: BREADS AND GRAINS Look for bargains on day-old bread and bakery products. Buy regular rice, oatmeal, and grits instead of the instant and flavored types. Try whole-grain bread and brown rice to add nutrients and variety to family meals. VEGETABLES AND SALADS Look for large bags of frozen vegetables. They may be bargains and you can cook just the amount you need, close the bag tightly, and put the rest back in the freezer. Foods at salad bars can be costly. Some food items—   More...
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