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How To Make Vacations More Affordable

I have discussed many times the benefits of using point-earning credit cards as frequently as possible as long as you use them wisely.  The following testament (edited for brevity) is from my friend on the west coast that explains why using airline credit cards can pay off handsomely.  A disclaimer, everyone’s experience trying to cash […]

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How To Get Free Financial Advice From the U.S. Government

While that headline might sound like a bit of an oxymoron in the wake of unprecedented Federal debt levels, the USG has been trying to stimulate your wallet long before enacting the Economic Stimulus package. You might not have realized the wealth of information that is available for consumers that can help you save money, […]

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Use rewards programs to help save you money

A reader sent me this article a few days ago from Lifehacker about the “cost” of rewards programs.  I tout their usage quite a bit because I believe you are already paying for them as part of your purchase. Participating in loyalty programs can also be fun, easy, and in effect, help trim your cost for buying […]

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How To Get Referral Bonuses

The next time you are poring through your rewards and loyalty programs’ websites (I do quite often as you might tell), look for a section on the site for referring your friends and you might be able to earn a bonus.  For example, on Amtrak’s Guest Rewards page, you can refer a friend to their […]

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How To Get Athletic Wear For Less

The next time you are in the market for buying running shoes, shirts, socks, etc., look for an upcoming road race.  Before large 10 miler or marathon races, race sponsors will have a day or two of festivals where racers pick up their race packets and can get big discounts on clothes.  The great news […]