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Savvy Sewing Tips to Consider

Sewing your own clothes is already a great way to save money — but you can save even more with these sweet, savvy sewing tips!

If you’re already handy with a needle, may we suggest that you add these savvy sewing tips to your repertoire? They can help you save even more money on an activity that’s already gratifyingly frugal. Take a look!

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Extended Warranties: Are They Worth It? Part II

Extended warranties are like gambling: sometimes you win, but usually you don’t

In Part I of this article, I introduced the argument that extended warranties, service contracts, and their kin are usually a waste of money. In this concluding article, I’ll discuss why you should avoid them — with a few notable exceptions.

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Extended Warranties: Are They Worth It? Part I

As it turns out, most extended warranties aren’t worth the paper they’re printed on. Here’s why

When you buy most expensive items these days — from cars to appliances to computers — you’re almost always offered the option of purchasing an extended warranty, a service contract, or something similar to go along with it. That usually seems like a pretty good idea at the time, in a just-in-case kind of way.

But is it really? Let’s take a closer look at the concept.

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Do You Know How to Choose the Best Cat Litter?

Know your cat litter choices and choose the best for your cat

If you have a cat, you have cat litter. And, chances are, you are very familiar with the ups and downs, the trials and tribulations that one can have with cat litter. Let’s face it, if you don’t have a good cat litter, everyone knows it. You know it. Your family knows it and everyone who visits knows it.

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Are You Wearing the Wrong Sports Bra?

Learn how to choose the right sports bra for you

Regardless of your activity, if you’re a woman, you need a sports bra. Whether you’re the athletic type and enjoy running, racquet sports, or hiking and climbing or you’re exercising to lose weight and get in shape, you need support. Here are some tips to make sure you choose this very important accessory regardless of your sport, age, or size.

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7 Gift Card Giving Tips

Make the most of your gift cards by following these tips

Gift cards – what would we do without them? You can’t get more convenient when it comes to gift giving and it’s a sure-fire way of getting a gift you’ll actually use if you receive one. Most people that receive gift cards say they like getting them. Whether you’re on the receiving end or the giving end, here are some helpful tips to get as much as possible from gift cards.

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How to Save on Your Cable, Phone, and Internet Costs

Your cable, phone, and Internet costs don’t have to be overwhelming. In fact, they don’t even have to be on separate bills

If you haven’t taken advantage of them already, there are several easy ways to save substantially on your cable, phone and Internet costs. The good thing here is that as technology advances, all three are becoming aspects of the same basic communications protocol… and that can make them cheaper.

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Buy the Best Snow Blower for Your Money

Need a new snow blower? Know what you’re looking for

The only thing worse than a snow blower that won’t work is shoveling the driveway because the snow blower won’t work. To avoid this and actually look forward to the snow, follow these tips to buying the best snow blower that fits your needs and your budget.

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Electric Toothbrushes — Do You Get What You Pay For?

Discover if expensive toothbrushes are really better than cheaper versions

Most of the time, “You get what you pay for” is true. But does it apply to electric toothbrushes? Maybe…maybe not. You may just be surprised. Learn which toothbrushes work best and which ones are worth the price.

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Let the Government Help You Save Money

Need a new car, house, furniture? Save money and let the government help you

If you like to save money and you like auctions, you’re in luck. You probably know the government is good at using your tax dollars to buy the things they need. But did you know that when they’re through with the items or no longer have any use for them, they put them up for sale in auctions?

Learn how you can save money from these two government auction sites.

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