Frugal Living Tips For Good Personal Finances

The following article is a neighbor post.

Most of us could do with a little bit of extra money in our pocket at the end of every month. Now that many of our budgets are particularly squeezed, trying to make savings, particularly when you’re also repaying your unsecured debts, is often easier said than done, and often requires a reassessment of the way we manage our finances.
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9 Tips to Save Money at the Movies

Cut Your Spending In Half!

Humble Timothy and I love going to our local Humbleville Cinema for a movie every now and again.  It’s nice to just get away from my Mayoral duties and get lost in a good movie!

The only problem with our love of going to the movies is the price.  I’m not going to tell you to skip the movies all together.  How is that helpful?  I do, however; have a handful of tips that will help you save money at the movies!
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Travel Tips: Road Trip Planner

On The Open Road

Don't Forget Your Driving Tunes

Road trips is my favorite way to travel, great time with friends and family, sight seeing, and saving money on airfare!

I’ve been on lots of road trips so I figured I could share my personal road trip checklist with you.  It will make planning your road trip exciting rather than a huge headache!
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A Comparison of Priceline, Travelocity, Hotwire, & Expedia

Which travel site is cheapest?

We’ve all seen the commercials for these sites:  The catchy jingles spelling out H-O-T-W-I-R-E, Travelocity’s traveling gnome, and of course, the Priceline Negotiator.

These sites will try anything to convince you that they’re the best, but have you ever thought to analyze them against each other?
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Embracing The “Buy One Get One Free”

This promotion is simple and effective. The customer pays for one item and gets a second one for free, basically getting 2 for the price of 1.

Great deal right?  Who doesn’t love getting something for free!

Obviously this promotion is great for saving money, but there are ways to maximize the benefits of “Buy One Get One Free” promotions.
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Generic vs. Name Brand

Are name brands worth the price?

The shopper’s eternal struggle between brand recognition and cost.  Is it more important to purchase the product a celebrity endorses it on a commercial or the generic counterpart that’s $2.00 cheaper?

Is a name brand spaghetti sauce better than a generic?  What makes one brand of cling wrap better than the next?  Does name brand wrap hold more securely?  Have you ever bothered to find out?
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Netflix: Ridding You of Your Cable Bill

The High Cost of Cable

Cable television.  Over 60% of the 105 million households in America subscribe to cable television services, that’s not even including cable alternatives like satellite television.  That’s more than 63,000,000 cable bills distributed to American citizens each month!

The average cost of cable in America is roughly $70.00 a month, but some households have seen theirs reach well into the upper $200′s a month!

Now we, the humble citizens of Humbleville, like relaxing as much as the next town, but it just seems like there has to be a cheaper way to watch television!
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