Buying a Laptop: Thank Goodness Its No Longer 1999

Tweet This is a guest post by Dave at, thanks to the folks from HP. I’ve been an ardent computer user since the early 90s.  This is actually quite a big deal, considering I was in middle school or so at the time.  I still remember my first computer, an Intel DX4 100 Mhz […]

Five Ways to Save Money While You’re On the Road

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Tweet   So, I’m making a cross country move using only my car because I wanted to avoid paying for a moving truck. With all of my belongings stashed away in the trunk and the back seat, I set off on what could easily become a three day drive. Limited on both time and money, […]

Extreme Couponing Creates Extreme Mess For Bargain Hunters

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Tweet During what has been said to be one of the worst economic crises to hit America, those affected by downsizing and layoffs have resorted to drastic measures to put food on the table and keep on top of their mortgage payments.  This required tightening of the belt leaves little room for error. One mistake […]

Save Thousands of Dollars with the Entertainment Book

Tweet If you’re looking for a great way to save thousands of dollars on entertainment, local attractions, and dining, you may want to look into buying an Entertainment Book. Available for nearly every major city in the United States, the savings book contains over $12,700 in discounts and buy one get one free offers. You […]

Five No-Cost Ways to Spend Your Birthday

Tweet With my birthday fast approaching, I thought it would be fitting to write about a topic that is near and dear to my heart.  That’s right, I’m talking about freebies and there sure are a lot of them available nowadays.  In the past, I wrote about how to get free stuff on your birthday […]

Expenses You Are Paying Too Much For

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Tweet We all want to save money. That’s a fact. In the midst of planning for retirement, paying bills and other expenses, and hoping to have a little left over for some fun, even the most anal retentive budgeters cannot perfectly master the art of financial management. And the truth is, it’s tough. As the […]

Extreme Couponing Doing More Harm Than Good

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Tweet As a soon-to-be published author of a personal finance book, I never thought I would catch myself saying that I think that bargain shopping has become a borderline obsession for many people. I say this as the Swiffer Duster promotion on Facebook locks up within seconds of being announced and entire shelves of Nivea […]

Get a National Park and Federal Recreational Lands Pass and Save Money


Tweet Do you love national parks but hate the idea of paying expensive fees to gain entrance into them? Does your vacation itinerary involve multiple states and camping sites? If you answered “Yes!” to these questions, the America the Beautiful Annual National Park and Federal Recreational Lands Pass may be the right option for you. […]

Five Simple Ways to Save on Gas

Tweet The price of gas is enough to send people into a frenzy. The average American cannot afford to keep up with the fluctuation if they are relying on a fixed income. Those that are gainfully employed rely on their vehicles to get them to work. Those that are unemployed or underemployed often have just […]

The Thrift Store Junkie Strikes Again

Tweet “I’m cutting you a deal,” she said.  “Those books are really old.  I should be charging you more for them.” With twenty dollar bill in clenched fist, I steady myself and prepare to wage war. “You always do this to me!” I reply.  “You can’t change the prices once I come to the counter.” […]