Monthly Archives: December 2012

Unplug It

Unplug It

Many electronics and appliances such as DVD players, TVs, computers, and kitchen appliances continue to use small amounts of power (“vampire power”) even when they are turned off. In fact, Energy Star estimates that 75% of the electricity in the average home is consumed while the products are turned off. • If left plugged in, aRead article

101 Ways To Save Money And Live Better

101 Ways To Save Money And Live Better

In the article “101 Ways To Save Money And Live Better,” Dennis Volz provides ideas on saving money to help you change your thinking and habits about how you spend your money. Enjoy reading the article “101 Ways To Save Money And Live Better” by Dennis Volz.

Save on Eye Glasses and Contacts

Save on Eye Glasses and Contacts

Two thirds of adults need eye glasses or contact lenses, but there is no need to spend $200 or more for a pair of glasses. Insurance and shopping at discount retailers can help cut costs. But if you’re not careful, you could sacrifice lens quality and safety for a few bucks. Here are a fewRead article

Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates

Take Advantage of Low Interest Rates

Interest rates are at historic lows. If your home or car loan is older than a year, chances are that you could save lots of money by refinancing. If you have tried to refinance, but didn’t qualify, try again. There are new government programs now that may work for you. Lower Your Rate Refinancing aRead article

$25 Food for $10 at Restaurants.com

$25 Food for $10 at Restaurants.com

Here’s a great deal for eating out: at Restaurant.com, you can get a $25 gift certificate for only $10 and it’s good at over 18,000 restaurants nationwide. You can find restaurants close to you and see detailed information about each restaurant, including menus, wine lists, photos, and the average price per meal. Each restaurant hasRead article

Extended Warranties

Extended Warranties

Should you buy an extended warranty? Extended warranties are not a good deal and especially not for new cars. Dave Ramsey says that 75-85% of the cost of an extended warranty of a product goes to advertising, commissions, and profit. Therefore, if you pay $100 for a warranty on a product, perhaps only $15 actuallyRead article