How to Save Gas Money from the Geeks at GasBuddy

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I have recently become startlingly aware of the price of gas. Back in July, I pulled a Beverly Hillbillies maneuver and packed my two kids, husband, and sixty pounds of canine anxiety into a big SUV and moved from North…

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Five Great (Bargain) Finds

Steam Punk Bling Who says handmade and unique has to be expensive? I bought a pair of these earrings and love them. I’ll be going back for more of this artist’s creations. They turn humble hardware – washers, in this case – into a…

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Better Last-Minute Shopping

I am pretty much done when it comes to Christmas shopping. But there is always a last minute item or two that escaped my advance-planning-and-take-advantage-of-free-shipping-and-online-sales campaign. It’s inevitable. I will probably think of it today since yesterday was free shipping…

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Grocery Shopping from My Desk

I’ve been trying to find time all week to go to Costco but haven’t managed it. So I thought this might be a good time to try out Alice.com. This grocery shopping site launched earlier this year, offers free shipping…

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Digital Ignorance is Expensive

I rent a PO Box from a UPS Store near my office. I was in there recently picking up packages, waiting in line behind a woman who wanted two things: A resized printout of a photo someone had emailed her…

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The Price of Zombie Eyes

I recently had an argument with my husband over the price of Zombie-white contact lenses for use in a Halloween costume. (We love Halloween and take the costume bit rather seriously.) It was a stupid argument, admittedly. He thought something…

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On the Scent of a Bargain

I recently placed an order for some lotions at Beauty.com. At the end of the checkout process, I was asked to choose three free samples. I picked mostly perfumes because those tiny sample perfume bottles are so handy for traveling….

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Be the Inventor

Have you ever had a brilliant idea for a product? I’ve had many over the years. Some of them seemed life changing at the moment of inspiration. But I can’t remember a single one of them now. The ideas come…

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Price Haggling at Online Stores

I stumbled onto this purse at eBags.com that I like while I was looking for something else. I don’t really need this bag. But it is awfully sweet. I sure would like to have it. And if it wasn’t so expensive,…

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Paying for College

My kids are only just beginning to brush up against the teen years but I’m already worried about how we are going to pay for college. I recently spoke to Grant Baldwin, the author of Brokepiggy.com, a site full of…

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