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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 F  More...
  • 2. Saving money when traveling
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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. 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...
  • 4. What is ChexSystems?
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    Terms of Use: Chex Systems, Inc. is a consumer-reporting agency governed by the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and other laws. The Federal Trade Commission enforces the FCRA. When you apply for a checking account at a financial institution, there's a good chance that your name will be run through ChexSystems to see whether you are a check bouncer (writing checks on your account when there is not enough money in it to cover the amount of those checks) or have cheated the financial institution i  More...
  • 5. 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...
  • 6. 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...
  • 7. Quick Cost Cutting: Extended Warranties
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    Terms of Use With the current economy, many consumers are concerned about costly repairs, especially when purchasing a big-ticket item such as a flat screen television, appliances or other electronics. Sales of extended warranties on computers, for example, are on the rise, according to the Service Contract Industry Council, a trade association. Extended warranties usually cost between 5 and 20 percent of the purchase price of the product, but most experts agree they are not worth the cost.   More...
  • 8. Saving money when moving
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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...
  • 9. How can I set and manage a family budget?
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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...
  • 10. Quick cost cutting: gasoline
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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...
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