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10 Ways to Cut the Cost of Self Storage

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Americans buy – and keep – a lot of stuff. That’s made self-storage a $24 billion industry, according to its major trade group, the Self Storage Association. According to the SSA, 84 percent of all U.S. counties have at least one self-storage facility. It’s been one of the fastest-growing sectors of the commercial real-estate industry for the past 35 years, ... Read More »

    To Coupon, or Not to Coupon. My Wallet Wants to Know.

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    To coupon, or not to coupon. They try to suck me in with all their buzz words. Double and triple coupons, points towards free gas, 2/$5 and 10/$10. It’s hard not to get lured in by the coupon pushers who want you to subscribe to their clipping service, or the desperate newspaper salesman trying to guarantee you will save more ... Read More »

      How to Save Easy Money While Doing The Dreaded Cleaning

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      Cleaning. It’s something we all have to face at some point. Why is it that a bottle of generic cleaner that contains who knows what tends to eat up so much of my grocery budget? I am a self-proclaimed neat freak. Ask anyone who has visited my home and they will concur. I can’t help it. I just think more ... Read More »

        Three Ways I Made $3,200 in Less Than 10 Minutes. You Can Too.

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        I write about debt issues all the time. I’ve done it for decades. Truly the best way to deal with digging yourself out of a financial hole is to adjust the balance of your money coming in and your dollars going out. It is a fact of life that every dollar saved in expenses is a dollar you don’t have ... Read More »

          Saving Easy Money As a College Student

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          Heading off to college for the first time or just another semester is a prime time to either unload your wallet or engage in some deep debt acquisition. But before you just spend, spend, spend there are some really simple and easy money saving tips that case ease the pain up to 35%. It can take you a few minutes ... Read More »

            Inexpensive Wines and Student Loans – Ask Steve – Episode 1

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            This week on Ask Steve I answer reader and viewer questions on how to find an inexpensive wine and what to do about student loans if you are unemployed. In the first question my team and I tasted ten of the least expensive wines in an attempt to find some good deals for little money. Surprisingly, there were some quite ... Read More »

              How Apps and Smartphones Can Save You Money 

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              Apart from its basic functions, mobile devices have opened new windows of possibility when it comes to managing our finances. These powerful tools when used smartly can save you money and get you out of debt. In this post, we are going to talk about money-saving apps and ways to cut down your mobile expenses  Finding the Right Smartphone Saves ... Read More »

                Odds Are You Are Going to Retire Hungry and Poor

                If your 75 year old self could talk to you today about making retirement saving a priority, what advice do you think you'd hear?

                Americans can be in as much current day denial as they want to about their future and what retirement will look like but recent studies show a significant number of people are not at all confident they will be able to retire with adequate income and savings. According to the Employee Benefit Research institute, 49 percent of workers surveyed said ... Read More »

                  How to Make a Cheap Chuck Roast Taste Like Prime Rib – Love It!

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                  I wanted to share with you one of my favorite easy, inexpensive, and tasty ways to take a cheap chuck roast and make it taste like a million bucks that is always a treat and a hit. So let me tell you all about my new Rival RO180 18-Quart Roaster Oven. For those that have followed this site for a ... Read More »

                    Buying Scratch and Dent Appliances to Save Money

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                    I’m looking to replace some appliances in my kitchen. Mine are old and on their last legs. The trouble is that I really can’t afford new appliances and I don’t want to put them on my credit card. I’ve heard that you can get great deals on ‘scratch and dent’ appliances. But, I don’t know where to look for them ... Read More »

                      I’m Tired of Paying Out the Butt for Razor Blades. How About You?

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                      I just got back from the drug store. I needed some razor blades. But $27 for eight razor blades. I’m sick of it. I’m not going to pay “the man” that kind of coin any more. It’s highway robbery. Seriously, if you were driving down a highway and a guy in a mask pulled you over at random and took ... Read More »

                        What to Do When You Don’t Have Enough Money for Food

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                        Dear Dollar Stretcher, I only have a little money to spend on food this month, about $80 for a family of 4. What kind of meal suggestions can you give? Red Feeding a family of four on $80 is a challenge. But, for many families, it’s a reality. And, although it is hard, it is not impossible. Begin by checking ... Read More »

                          How to Save on College Textbooks

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                          Anyone going through college or helping to pay for someone in college knows that the costs keep skyrocketing. It’s getting harder and harder for most people to get through college without taking on massive student loan debt. So anytime we find something that could help us reduce those costs we want to learn more about it. Recently, I had a ... Read More »

                            Free Cheap Meals Recipes Cookbook

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                            Back in 2001 at the non-profit organization Myvesta.org we held a contest and solicited the best cheap meals from people all cross the country. The resulting entries were combined into the Cheapmeals.com Cookbook. You can download a free copy of this cookbook below. The Cheap Meals Cookbook is divided into: Appetizers Soups & Salads Entrees Desserts Kitchen Tips & Tricks ... Read More »

                              A Little Difference With Compound Interest

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                              Sometimes the difference between success and failure is very small. Occasionally you’ll see a race (NASCAR, horse or foot) that will be decided by just an inch or two. Such a tiny amount determines winners and losers. What’s also striking is how much difference that can make in the future. Our stock car winner will take home a bigger prize ... Read More »

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