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Amazon Prime and 7 Other Ways to Use Amazon

by Ryan Guina December 12, 2013

I have been using Amazon.com for well over a decade now, which is a long time in the Internet world. I first started using Amazon when I was serving in the military and stationed overseas. Amazon made it easy for me to send gifts to loved ones back home, as well as order things for […]

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How Much Should You Save for Retirement Each Month?

by Kevin Mulligan June 12, 2013

It seems like such a daunting task. The mountain climb to the summit of retirement is quite the hike with many obstacles that can send you tumbling down the trail. Knowing you might need to save $1 million, $5 million or maybe even more than that when you factor in inflation can make retirement saving […]

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10 Apps for Saving Money on Groceries

by Kevin Mulligan May 29, 2013

Gone are the days of needing to carry around a pen and paper to track your grocery store list. Thanks to smartphones we can now build our lists throughout the week as we remember something we need to buy, drop it into an app, and have it set as a reminder when we go to […]

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How Single-Item Shopping Trips Can Bust Your Budget

by Kevin Mercadante May 28, 2013

Keeping your spending under control isn’t always about the size of your expenses. It’s often about personal habits. One of those habits that can have a disproportionate effect on your budget are single-item shopping trips. Without you ever even noticing, these trips could be undermining the best planned budget that you can come up with. If […]

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How to Get Free Medication Prescriptions

by Miranda Marquit May 24, 2013

Healthcare costs are among the biggest challenges facing many households today, and healthcare spending continues to rise. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in 2011, spending on healthcare amounted to between 6.8% and 8.1% of income, depending on which income quintile a “consumer unit” fell into. It’s clear that healthcare costs are taking an […]

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Goodbye Plastic Jungle

by Ryan Guina May 23, 2013

My inbox greeted me with some sad news this past week as I learned that Plastic Jungle was no longer buying and selling gift cards. I’ve been using Plastic Jungle for buying discounted gift cards for several years now, and it’s disappointing to learn they will no longer be offering this service. The site is […]

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Frugal Tip: Replace Your Rented Cable Modem with Your Own

by Ryan Guina May 21, 2013

When my wife and I moved to our current home we got a sweetheart deal on our Internet service for the first two years we lived here ($25 a month, plus a free cable modem for two years). Unfortunately, our two year intro period recently ended, leaving me with a higher monthly service fee, and […]

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