When you buy electronics, appliances, and other household items, should you buy the optional extended warranty (like a Master Protection Agreement from Sears)… or not? We’ve got the facts, plus some personal experience that might help you decide. See how Sears handles the preventive maintenance check (or cleaning) on their digital cameras. Find out when it makes sense to buy the service warranty — and when it doesn’t!
How many online reviews do you typically read before making a purchase? If you’re like me, you probably do a lot of research. Here are the best review sites I’ve used and what they offer consumers.
Worried about your old gift cards becoming obsolete before you use them? I’m guilty of holding onto them longer than I should, and some of the retailers have gone out of business now. Here’s everything you need to know before you buy gift cards. Online gift card exchange is also gaining popularity — here’s how to do it.
Interested in ways to save money bulk shopping, but not sure if it’s going to be cost effective for you? I had that very same fear. But I’ve learned how to save money buying in bulk with a friend and splitting the purchases — and the fees! Here are my best tips to help you buy bulk items with friends, family, or neighbors. I’ll also explain how to set up a bulk buying co-op. Let’s get started today!
I love to save money. I also really love apps that make you money. Here are my picks for the best money making apps, some tips for using them, and ways to download them. Grab your smartphone and start using these money making apps.
Do you love freebies? (Me too!) There are lots of absolutely FREE offers on popular name-brand items that I use every day. These are among the few ‘legit’ freebies available on the Internet today and the best ways to collect your free things!
We chose not to renew our Sam’s Club membership. But in a strange twist of fate, we found ourselves dues-paying members of Costco for the first time ever. Which is better — Sam’s or Costco? Here’s our review. Plus secret hacks for shopping at Costco, my new favorite store!
If you want to sell vintage jewelry and get the most money for it you need to get the jewelry appraised, know how to market the jewelry, and select the best way to sell it!
Hit the thrift stores, ditch excessive gift wrapping, make your own holiday cards, and host a potluck party – all great you can enjoy Christmas on a budget this year!
Furniture recycling isn’t a new concept but “furniture upcycling” is. Interested in saving money like me by buying recycled furniture? Start upcycling!
It’s easy to rent stuff you don’t always use – everything from your backyard, to your garden, clothing, cars, garages, and more. Here’s how and why to do it
A prepaid credit card is a safer way to shop, travel oversees & teach your teens about finances. Plus you can save a lot of money using prepaid credit cards
Spending too much money on items you use everyday? Consider online shopping, buy generics, plus 3 more savvy tips on how to save money on household items.
Smartphones may be expensive, but they can definitely pay for themselves if you download these money saving phone apps. 7 easy ways to start saving today!
If you buy groceries online you’ll save a lot of hassle, find items that aren’t in stores, get exactly what you need & save the planet all at the same time!
Airline pricing glitches occur several times a year. Here’s how you can be one of the lucky ones and find a really great deal on cheap airline tickets!
Here are some great tips for planning your own FREE clothes swap party, plus fun ideas to make your clothing swap party lots of fun… and unique!
Online bartering is VERY popular right now! Here’s what you need to know when it comes to exchanging goods or services with others who want to trade things online.
Were you thinking about purchasing that new CD player you saw over the holidays? You might want to think about that first, CDs are now on a list of things that will become obsolete products soon.
Check out these websites that you can visit before you go to the grocery store! They’ll help you save money.
Best information for bartering “newbies”. Two popular personal barter websites explained and business trade websites reviewed. What you need to know about barter and trade sites and how the barter system works online.
CostHelper tells you how much you should pay for what. The site consists of a database of hundreds of items, where you can investigate how much others are paying and find similar deals.
GoodSearch.com is a website that enables you to give monetary donations to charity WITHOUT taking any money out of your own pocket.
Normally, it’s up to you to watch prices in the stores and sales fliers, to see if an item you’ve purchased has recently gone on sale. But Price Protectr keeps track of your purchases and makes it a cinch to get your money back. The best part: This service is free!
Goodwill Industries has taken charitable shopping to a whole new level with ShopGoodwill.com — an Internet Auction site that benefits Goodwill charities.