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Lynnette

Always on the lookout for a good bargain, I consider myself a frugal person -- but not cheap. And not afraid to spend money on the things that matter. I like to share good deals with others when I find them. One of my favorite ways to save money is to reuse items in ways other than their intended purpose -- so I write a lot about outside-the-box ideas that most people wouldn't think of! When I'm not saving money or looking for good deals, you'll find me at the corner of Good News & Fun Times as publisher of The Fun Times Guide (32 fun & helpful websites).

See the best day to do everything - from shopping & buying things to selling & starting things. Before you tackle a big activity, start here to see the best day of the week to do it.

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I've bought & sold several items at consignment shops. I'm not fond of buying or selling at clothing consignment stores. But furniture consignment stores ROCK!

After researching personalized koozies for my company, you might call me an expert on all types of koozies - including clever koozies and custom koozies with logos!

When you buy electronics, appliances & housewares, should you buy the extended warranty or not? We've got the facts, plus some personal experience to share.

Online reviews are super helpful when you're making a purchase, choosing a vacation destination, or buying a new car. Use this list of the best review sites before you buy!

Have you saved money yet by using reusable shopping bags? If not, you should be! Reusable bags are better for the environment, easy to find, and come in all shapes and sizes.

Having lots of loyalty cards gets messy! Here's how to keep track of every rewards card you have, while only carrying ONE thing everywhere you go. It's FREE & works for me!

Need extra cash? Like you, I've been a college student and I know just how tight money can get. Here's how to make money in college without sacrificing your grades!

Yes, it DOES matter whether you use someone's post office box or their physical street address when sending something through the mail. Take it from me - I learned the hard way.