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Let me start by introducing myself. My name is Jessica Hunter and people say I'm a real "deal guru," so I'll be sharing all of my savings secrets with you. If you want to find a deal, I know where to find it. If you want to know if a savings coupon exists, I know where to look. I'm literally your one-stop, go-to person for all of your savings advice.

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Simple, Non-Obvious Ways to Conserve Energy

To conserve energy is to conserve money, and most savvy consumers are already aware of the conventional ways to do that. But some savings aren't as obvious as turning the thermostat up in the winter or down in the summer, or tightening up your weather-stripping.

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How to Avoid Telemarketing Scams

Telemarketing scams represent an interesting species of fraud. The technology isn't exactly new (telephony's been in wide use for a century now), and yet people keep falling for these schemes. Why?

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Good Reasons to Buy Things With a Credit Card

Nowadays, it's often easier to pay for a purchase with a debit or credit card than with cash. In fact, some of us rarely even keep cash on hand, because there are very few cases when it's absolutely necessary.

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Plastic Canvas: A Creative But Inexpensive Hobby

With the costs of hobbies like movie-going, gourmet cooking, and tinkering with your car spiraling out of control, something as simple as plastic canvas artwork can start looking very attractive to the savvy consumer. It's a creative way to keep your hands busy, and doesn't cost a bundle.

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Before You Buy a Used Car, Check for Odometer Fraud

Any car, even a used one, is a huge investment -- so you definitely don't want to fall for something as avoidable as odometer fraud. While most cars made in the last few years use electronic odometers that are harder to jigger, fraud is still an issue for cars with mechanical odometers.

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Are You Claiming Your Earned Income Tax Credit?

Next time tax season rolls around, don't forget about the Earned Income Tax Credit, or you may deprive yourself of substantial taxes savings -- to the tune of as much as $6,000. That may very well mean the difference between writing a check to the IRS, or receiving a big refund.

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Tooth Whitening: Is It Worth the Cost?

In recent years, your dentist may have started pitching tooth whitening procedures (often using a nifty laser device) as a means of brightening your smile. And of course, there are all those handy over-the-counter "brightening strips" and systems you can buy at the corner drugstore.

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Is Satellite Internet a Good Deal for You?

Satellite Internet service is one of those technologies that was little more than a gleam in some engineer's eye 15 years ago. We've had satellite TV for a while now; you just point a parabolic receiver at the right Earth-orbiting satellite and you can pull in a signal. Easy-peasy.

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Printable Grocery Coupons: Worth the Effort?

Printable grocery coupons have been offered on the Internet for almost two decades now -- basically for as long as the 'Net's been a widespread and popular phenomenon. Unfortunately, they've always been an iffy proposition for consumers, because many retailers won't take them.

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How to Make a Perfectly Adequate Pet Bed

If you've priced a pet bed lately, then you've probably gone away with sticker shock. We all love our fur-kids, but the pet stores seem to think we'll pay just about any price for the cachet of a well-known brand name on Fluffy's pillow.

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Recent Posts

Simple, Non-Obvious Ways to Conserve Energy

How to Avoid Telemarketing Scams

Good Reasons to Buy Things With a Credit Card

Plastic Canvas: A Creative But Inexpensive Hobby

Before You Buy a Used Car, Check for Odometer Fraud

Are You Claiming Your Earned Income Tax Credit?

Tooth Whitening: Is It Worth the Cost?

Is Satellite Internet a Good Deal for You?

Printable Grocery Coupons: Worth the Effort?

How to Make a Perfectly Adequate Pet Bed

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