Don’t Fall for These Retailer Tricks – Or It’ll Cost You

Every time I leave a supermarket, convenience store, or pharmacy, I buy a candy bar. I did that for many years, and I paid for it in lost money and gained weight. Impulse buys. Those items are placed by the register to tempt your impulsive tendencies. In fact, the average consumer spends over $5,400 every year on random impulse purchases. What could you do with an extra $5,400? Resist these retailer...

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Posted in: Education, Food and Grocery, Life Hacks, Money, Personal Finance, Saving Money

Free Summer Events for Kids or the Whole Family

The term, “nothing is free,” takes on whole new dimensions of meaning when you have children and/or young relatives to entertain during a hot summer. It can cost over $470 per child to pay for events and outings like concerts, movies, amusement parks, and restaurants for the entire summer. Well over 31% of parents have lied about a child’s age to get out of paying full price for an event or...

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Posted in: Family, Giveaways, Saving Money

Your Guide For Free and Discount Summer Food Offers

I love to cook. One of my specialties is cooking bacon-wrapped meatloaf. No, not the healthiest meal, but sometimes you have to indulge yourself, you know. I am also trying to perfect the art of chicken cordon bleu, to mixed results if you ask my family. Now that we are in the dead of summer, I have been firing the grill since late June, but it all feels like a chore now. Whether it’s right or wrong...

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Can You Really Save Money With a Prepaid Legal Plan?

Most people, if asked, would probably say that they hope never to need the services of an attorney.  In fact, there are many routine life events in which you may need to hire an attorney. Some states require attorneys to handle real estate closings, for example. Most people will need a will at some point in their lives. You may hire an attorney to help start a business, negotiate a lease, or prepare...

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Posted in: Legal, Money, Saving Money, saving money
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