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Save money on recurring bills with Trim

A few days ago, I tweeted about a new free service called Trim which helps you identify recurring bills and flags them for possible cancellation. The service is definitely in my strike zone for helpful tools to help you save money. I finally registered yesterday and gave it a shot. One of the main reasons […]

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Reader alert – parking garage rip offs

It is common knowledge that unless you can avoid it, or don’t have to pay for it, a parking garage might as well be a total money suck on your wallet. Parking at sporting events can run $50 or more, and here in DC, parking spots can easily run in the hundreds of dollars a […]

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How to save money with card linked offers

Traditional paper-based coupons are still a dominant force in how to save money on grocery shopping, clothes, and other everyday items. But, let’s be honest, managing these coupons is a pain – the newspaper cutting, sorting, and managing can be a bit of a chore. And, not always worth the effort. Fortunately, there are increasingly […]

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No tip restaurants – my experience

Last night, we at a restaurant in DC that has decided to be tip free – and it was a great experience food wise. If you have been following the news as of late, several prominent owners / chefs have been testing out a no-tipping policy at their restaurants. I like the concept in theory […]

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How to save time on tax filing

Given that we are one week into January, it’s time to start planning for tax filing season. It’s never a fun time of the year, but it doesn’t have to be entirely painful. Here’s what you can do now to help prepare for the big day, Monday, April 18, which can help ensure it is […]