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How Much Money Can You Save By NOT Eating Out?
Redeeming Riches once ran a truly good series, 10 Money-Saving Tips to Help You Stash $10,000!, which includes tips in each post on how to accumulate such a pile of cash, one expense at a time. The initial post in the series took aim at cutting back on going out to eat as the first tip in the quest. Continue Reading
Why and How to Save Money
When you save money you're on the right path, on a number of fronts. It allows you to achieve important goals. For example, build a house in five years, buy a car, pay for your children's education or buy shares in some companies. Savings also allow you to deal with the unexpected. It offers secu Continue Reading
A while back I wrote an article challenging readers to consider getting rid of their car if they really needed to save money (How Much Can You Save by NOT Owning a Car?). The article was admittedly extreme, at least as far as American cultural preferences go, but the point was well made nonetheless. Continue Reading
Overcoming Grocery Store Tricks and Traps
I was flattered when Kevin responded to my query in a recent post about sharing some of the secrets used by the retail food stores to relieve us of some of our cash. In the real world, it actually does happen. Think of it as grocery store tricks and traps - they use them all the time, and they're so Continue Reading
Steps to Help You Cut The Cable TV Cord
The trend is growing to cut the cable TV cord with American families. An estimated 3.74 million (3.7%) US TV subscribers cut their TV subscriptions between 2008 and 2012, to rely solely on Netflix, Over the Air, Online and other services to replace their cable television service. 1.08 million (1.1% Continue Reading
Quick Tips to Save Money on Groceries
This is going to short and to the point. If you’ve read my earlier post on using coupons, some of it may sound familiar, but some of the suggestions are so simple they’re worth repeating. And they'll help you save money on groceries. First and Easiest Danielle Wagasky knows from firsthand ex Continue Reading
7 Ways to Better Couponing
Five years ago a show surfaced on TLC called “EXTREME COUPONING” that purported to show how average people could save enormously in their grocery shopping by using manufacturer’s and store coupons. Viewers watched in suspense as the shoppers piled their purchases on the belt, then waited in b Continue Reading
Save Money By Taking Better Care of Yourself
In Is Now A Good Time To Go On A Diet?, we talked about using a diet as a way to save some money. As most of us understand, typical diet plans are expensive, requiring membership in the diet program, the purchase of healthier but more expensive foods, or even the purchase of food and meals directly Continue Reading
Why Bundling Services Might be a Bad Deal
Companies are always trying to get us to take their bundle plans, neat packages that promise a veritable one-stop shopping trip for all of our communication needs. Cable TV, internet, land lines, cell phones - they’ll load them all into a pretty little bundle for us and provide a nice discount for Continue Reading
How Frugality Becomes Counterproductive
One year ago — just about to the day — I took my first stab at this topic in Why Earning More Money is More Important than Frugality. It was one of the most popular posts I’ve done in the five years that I’ve had this site up and running. It seemed for a while that I’d covered the topic as Continue Reading