A Couple of Common Money Wasters to Avoid

Sometimes, you can profit more by avoiding money wasters than you can by pinching pennies

As a savvy consumer, I suspect that money wasters are among your pet peeves… and I don’t blame you. Wasting money seems to be the American Way. But ironically, even those of us committed to saving cash can be blind to our own money wasting habits.

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Can You Save Money By Hunting and Fishing?

Indeed you can, if you’re careful — and not just in the culinary sense

Hunting and fishing have always been a part of the American tradition of self-reliance, right up to the present day. Despite the concentration of most Americans in cities, hunting remains a favorite sport, and fishing is more popular than ever.

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Adopt a Pet from the Pound, and Save Some Dollars

Instead of spending big bucks for a purebred, why not adopt a pet from your local animal shelter?

The next time you decide to adopt a pet, may we suggest that you check in at a nearby animal shelter before you finalize your decision?

Now, you may wonder what such a decision has to do with being a savvy consumer. Well, aside from the wide selection, and the fact that you may just fall in love with a loveable mutt or an adorable kitty right away, and all humanitarian considerations aside… it’s just plain economical.

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A Quick Look at Internet Banks

Internet banks have recently made a relatively low-key appearance in the online world. Let’s take a look

Given the rapid evolution of the electronic economy, it’s not surprising that Internet banks have been popping up recently. In some cases, these are logical extensions of services already offered by financial institutions with a strong online presence; but a few are Internet-only banks.

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Save on Travel Costs with Hotel Loyalty Programs

If you travel a lot, be sure to tap into hotel loyalty programs. Even if you’re not paying the bill, you can still reap the benefits!

If you travel a lot and don’t take advantage of hotel loyalty programs, you’re missing out on some serious savings. Trust me: there was a time when I was traveling 10 days out of every 14, and at first, I didn’t know how badly I was mistreating myself by ignoring loyalty programs.

Admittedly, my company was paying for the hotel rooms, but when I finally discovered what I was missing, I felt like a huge doofus.

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Eat Healthy–and Save Money Anyway, Part II

Don’t go broke pursuing your quest to eat healthy. You really can have your money and eat well too

For some reason, many people have this idea that you have to be willing to pay high prices just to eat healthy. We at Savvy Consumer Central beg to differ. Oh, you can pay too much if you like; but you can do that with anything, from toys to kittens. Our objective here is to save you every cent we can.

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Eat Healthy–and Save Money Anyway, Part I

You don’t have to pay through the nose just to eat healthy foods. Here are some great ways to save

Some health gurus would have you believe that you have to spend big bucks and buy all kinds of pricy gizmos in order to eat healthy. That’s a load of baloney. All you really have to do is make the right choices — and that doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg.

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What You Should Know About Debt Settlement, Part II

Debt settlement may sound like the perfect solution to your financial problems… but it may hurt more than help

In Part I of this article, we looked at the scary concept of debt settlement. You may never need to worry about such a thing; but if your financial matters do happen to go awry, you ought to know how to handle yourself, especially if you hire a company to handle your settlement negotiations.

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What You Should Know About Debt Settlement, Part I

Are you considering working with a debt settlement firm to fix your credit? If so, tread very carefully

“Debt settlement,” like “bankruptcy,” is one of those terms no one likes to hear in reference to their finances. Now, if you’re a truly savvy consumer, you might think you’ll never have to worry about either… but nowadays, things are less certain on the economic front that they’ve been in decades.

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Car Donation: Why You Should Consider It

You may not be able to get as nice a tax deduction from it as you once could, but car donation is still a good idea

Car donation is quite popular in the non-profit charity world. But is it really worth it to donate your car, even to the best of charities?

That’s a good question — exactly what I’d expect of a savvy consumer. It’s always wise to be cautious, even with charities. So let’s take a closer look at the auto donation issue.

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