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How to Easily Get $99 Back from Amazon from Late Prime Shipments (Which Always Happen!)

July 31, 2016

I saw a blurb on Twitter a while back about getting a free month of Amazon Prime every time a Prime shipment was late based on their Terms and Conditions. I was a bit skeptical, but after trying it out with a few of my late orders and getting immediate relief, it’s true!  You can, […]

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2 Ways I’m Saving TONS on My Healthcare Expenses This Year

February 10, 2016

For many years, I wasn’t paying too much attention to our healthcare expenses.  In the good ole’ days before Obamacare starting causing premiums to skyrocket, I used to just have an HMO which covered virtually everything 100% with reasonable premiums.  Over the past few years though, I started to see premiums skyrocket (43% increase one […]

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The Best Gadget I’ve Bought in Years – And It Saves Me Money!

November 6, 2013

By now you’ve probably heard about the Nest Thermostat. I already had a programmable thermostat so I was hesitant to spend money again on what I viewed as just a “slightly smarter” smart thermostat. But now that I’ve installed it (5 minute job, no exaggeration) and have a few months of utility bills to contrast […]

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Gas Prices Drop Big-Time – How to Lock in These Prices as a Routine Consumer

October 7, 2013

Over the past 2 weeks, we’ve seen gasoline prices in the US dip more than we’ve seen in over a year with a precipitous 14 cent drop according to a Lundberg survey out this weekend. On average, drivers paid $3.38 per gallon which is the lowest since 2012. There are always several factors at play […]

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Saving Money on Ski Outings and Equipment – Real-Life Experience

February 3, 2013

I was not a skier as a kid. It was way to expensive, so it’s not something my parents ever even contemplated. However, when I met my wife, her family was full of avid skiers and she enjoyed it, so I took it up. I’ve never had a formal lesson but I’m good enough to […]

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How I Negotiated 10% Off My Purchase When No Sale Was Being Offered

January 20, 2013

Have you ever seen a deal at a store that you passed on only to wish you took them up on it later?  At various times throughout the years, I’ve seen Home Depot, Lowes, and other big box retailers offering 10% off your purchase if you open a store credit card. Historically, I’ve always passed […]

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