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How to Get Prescription Eyewear on the Cheap

When I first had to get glasses in my early 20’s, I thought that I was going to be such a nerd from then on because wearing glasses wasn’t “cool.” Having worn them for 14 years now, I know that is a complete fallacy. Don’t get me wrong, my first pair of glasses were the basic wire frame, and fairly boring, and cost me over $500! I cherished those things like gold. As time went on though, …

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Do You Really Save Money with High-Efficiency Appliances?

I have been plagued with more trouble with appliances in my home than I think most people have in a lifetime, and I’ve only been a homeowner for just shy of 4 years. In that time, I’ve had a lemon of a dishwasher that’s had to be repaired multiple times. I’ve had three clothes washers with various issues and problems, and I’ve replaced the heating element in my clothes dryer. With all these issues, I’ve …

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7 Quick and Easy Ways to Save Money on Car Repairs

Most of us operate a vehicle on a daily basis, driving from home to work and back again, along with running errands.  We usually don’t take much time to think about the maintenance that is involved.  As long as the vehicle starts and has fuel, then we’re good, right? We only seem to take note when something starts to sound funny, or our vehicle shows us the warning icons.  When this happens, it is usually …

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4 of the Best Ways to Save on Gas Regularly

Let’s face it, I drive A LOT! If it were up to me, I wouldn’t even own a car. But because of where I live, even though it happens to be downtown in the Capital City of the state, our public transportation system is still antiquated and the city is widely spread out, which requires a car to get around about anywhere. Therefore, I end up filling up my tank at least once a week, …

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How to Say “No” When You Work From Home

Last July, I was able to leave my full-time job to turn my side hustle into my main source of income. Grayson did the same thing with his business in November of last year. Since then, I have enjoyed a lot of success in building my freelance business, but like with any kind of business, I have also experienced some lows, made some mistakes, and learned some things along the way. One thing I learned …

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7 Simple Ways to Save Money on Your Utility Bills

Everyone wants to save more money. This is especially true with utility bills. Did you know that you can save hundreds of dollars on your utility bills every year by making simple changes in your home? Heck, if you’re a heavy power user, you might even be able to save that much each month. What amounts to a few dollars here and there can save you a bundle over the course of 12 months. Here …

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How to Get an Amazing Cell Phone Provider for the Best Price

I had been stuck in the cycle of searching for the best cell phone provider for the best price for so many years now that I was exhausted! I have been with pretty much every carrier under the sun that is in North America since the advent of cell phones. I have been with the Big 4 (AT&T, Verizon, Sprint and T-Mobile) as well as some of the smaller competitors such as Virgin Mobile, Boost, …

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Is Your Smoking Habit Burning Up Your Budget?

Everyone has at least one vice or bad habit they would like to rid themselves of. I’ll admit one of mine is for cute shoes, and another big one for me is going out to eat. Thankfully, I’ve been doing better at battling my bad habits lately. For some, the vice is more serious. Smoking is a habit that can be hard to break. We all know smoking is bad for your health thanks to …

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How to Get the Best Amazon Prime Day Deals Before They’re Gone

Tomorrow is Amazon’s second annual Prime Day. This is an exclusive sale just for Amazon Prime members, which I am one. They started this last year to be like a Christmas in July. From a sales perspective, it was great for Amazon. From a consumer prospective, it was highly hit or miss. Being a Prime member, I decided to jump onto Amazon to see what all the hullabaloo was about. Amazon did have some good …

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5 Free Apps that Actually Save You Money on Household Necessities

Whether we like it or not, we have to regularly purchase things like toilet paper and soap. These regular household necessities can really add up and pinch your wallet. Since I have been living on a budget for years, these are the things that I have made a conscious effort to cut down costs on because it’s fairly easy to do. I have tried the couponing thing a few times before, but I can tell …