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3 Places to Find Cheap but Great Furniture

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Cheap and great usually only go side by side when gushing about the great discount you got on an item, making the ultimate cost really cheap. When acquiring new furniture (or at least new to you),  you can get some really great pieces for cheap if you learn some simple techniques.Read the rest...

Three Important Reasons You Should Pay for Online Dating

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In the world of cyber dating, an important question often arises: why pay for online dating services when you can get them free? Certainly there are a wide variety of paid online sites you can join to help you meet other singles. But free online dating sites exist, too. To the casual observer, it might seem like the free sites would be the best way to go. If you're serious about meeting someone special, however, you may want to consider investing in a paid dating site for these three important reasons:Read the rest...

How to Save Money on Postage

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Are you on a mission to limit your household expenses? If so, you’ve probably discovered a myriad of savings techniques and are well on your way to having a rainy-day nest egg. Congratulations! You may be able to save even more, however, if you haven’t considered the necessary, ever-growing expense of postage. Here are some tips for smart and resourceful ways to save money on your postage.Read the rest...

Save Money At Home with Hair Color

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A recent survey conducted by USA Today concluded that 50% of the 1,031 women polled admitted to coloring their hair on a regular basis. On average, women who pay for professional hair coloring services spend between $65 and $230 each visit. At an average of four visits per year, salon services can cost $265 to $920 total for the whole year.

On the other hand, some women purchase hair coloring kits from their local pharmacies or grocery stores that cost between $7 and $20, depending on the brand and the color. These store-bought kits are easy, inexpensive ways to change your look without shelling out major money for professional services. However, are these savings worth risking an awful hair color if you do it incorrectly?Read the rest...

Saving Money on Home Security Systems

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Home security systems can seem confusing and pricey, so if you're in the market for one, don't worry. They make sense once you break it down. After all, what's a home security system other than a bunch of parts plugged into an electricity outlet? It isn't that complicated. If someone else can do it, you can do it too.Read the rest...

The Fine Art of eBay Sniping

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It’s a familiar scenario for eBay users: you anxiously await the end of an auction on an item you have been waiting five years to find. You count down the minutes until you see “This auction has ended,” with your name listed as the highest bidder. Suddenly, out of nowhere, merely seconds before the auction ends, an unknown bidder has bumped you out, causing you to lose the auction in a last-minute frustration.Read the rest...

8 Natural Beauty Products You Can Make at Home

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Artificial chemicals did not exist during ancient times. Women in ancient times didn't go to the local drug store. Instead, they shopped freely in the nature store, mixing berries and other ingredients to make their skin shine. Today, you can have the same experience at home by creating your own natural beauty products.

It is important for women to feel good about themselves. Much of our self-esteem is tied to the cosmetics we use. Beauty industry advertisements deepen our anxieties about how we look, and it works. We try every product we can find, rarely noticing the untested or known toxic chemicals in them. Relying heavily on manufactured cosmetics only supports these harmful advertisements while emptying our wallets from hard-earned cash and making cosmetic companies wealthier.Read the rest...

Appliances: Repair or Replace?

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Perhaps one of the greatest Christmas Movies, “The Christmas Story”, shows what happens when we go too far in our desires to save money by avoiding replacing a broken applianceg. In the movie, the main character’s father is a “renowned furnace fighter”, “Indy Pit Crew Worker” and a number of other self-proclaimed titles all because he would rather spend his days battling a broken down furnace than pay to have it replaced. Or, instead of replacing the old tires on the Olds, drive around on ones so bald they’d make Telly Savalas look like Sasquatch.Read the rest...

How to Navigate Estate Sales

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If you learn to navigate estate sales, you will be able to get some great deals, maybe even a “one of a kind item” for a deep discount. Think of an estate sale as the next level above a yard sale. In many yard sales’ the owners of the home are trying to sell unwanted items or even “junk” that they no longer want or can no longer use.Read the rest...

How to Get the Most from Rebates

Rebates are a method that manufacturers and retailers use to encourage consumers to buy their products. Offered for a wide range of items, save shoppers money and increase their sales simultaneously. Unfortunately, people sometimes find that the requirements for the rebate are difficult to fulfill, and they often end up being disappointed because what they were expecting never materialized.Read the rest...