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11 Ways to Throw a Baby Shower for Less than $50.00

On Baby Center.com I’ve recently read a lot of threads and forums of people asking and commenting on a baby shower’s cost. Most people were saying that baby showers cost at least $300.00 and up. Some went so far as to say it costs over $1,000.00. That’s just too expensive if you ask me…So I’d

How to Coupon at Kroger

As an experienced couponer I usually prepare for about 30-60 minutes before going to the store. Yesterday I just couldn’t do that. We had just gotten back from a 4 day trip and we were out of milk, eggs, bread, veggies, fruit etc. So I went shopping with my coupon book and my smart phone

My Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner with Bill Gates

A few years ago, I worked at a very exclusive resort as a fine-dinning waitress. I met many celebrities; Katy Perry, Anne Hathaway, Susan Somers, Russell Brand, world leaders, famous entrepreneurs, etc. Each hotel room cost on average $2,500 a night and with gratuity, dinning, room service etc. it ended up being about $4,000 a night per couple. Some

Why You May Be Getting Scammed Through Your Mailbox and How to Avoid It

I usually am always filtering out scammers in my mailbox, but recently that “filtering” caused me to accidentally throw away $1,604.73! I brought in the mail a few days ago. First, I opened what looked like a check from the outside of the envelope. It was not marked and I was thinking to myself, this could

3 Secrets to Save $102,533.35 on Your Mortgage…That Banks Don’t Want You to Know About

Two and a half years ago, I was looking at the amortization/debt schedule of my dream home that I was about to buy. It was mind boggling how much money my family would pay in interest over the course of a 30 year loan! Even at the pretty low interest rate we had secured we would end up paying $134,739.01 in interest. That is

23 Ways to Save $27,989.37 on Your Wedding

Note- Although I’m now divorced I feel that this information is still pertinent so I’ll keep it up.  The Wedding Industry is worth a whopping $55 BILLION dollars. The average wedding costs the happy couple and/or parents an average of $28,671.00! (honeymoon & engagement rings not included). With the honeymoon and jewelry included the average cost is:$37,698.00! Less people are

Sell stuff on Amazon? DO NOT make these 9 Mistakes!

I have been selling used and new items for over 15 years. Whether the item is old, I couldn’t return it, I got tired of it, or I found a great deal on it and resold it for a profit, the result is that I have been able to make a lot of money by

How to Use Your Internet to Pay for its Monthly Bills

My post on Thursday, ‘How to Use Your Smart Phone to Pay for its Monthly Bills‘  has been very popular! So, I figured I should show my readers: How to Use Your Internet to Pay for its Monthly Bills as well. Most internet bills are around $30-70 a month, averaging about $50.00 a month. There are many ways to make

How to Use Your Smart Phone to Pay for its Monthly Bills

 Although there are plenty of money saving apps out there, most of us don’t have the time to utilize them all. These are my Top 5 apps that I use on my smart phone to save me more money than the cost of its monthly bill (which is a lot considering I use Verizon). It is pretty

Couponing for Beginners: 11 Tips That Will Save You Thousands

 I have been couponing for over a decade. I have saved thousands. I wish I would’ve been meticulous about tracking how much I have saved, but an estimated guess would be that I have easily saved over $25,000.00 in the 10 years I have been couponing. Right now, I save about $200-300 a month, which

8 Ways to Save Money, Lower Calories and Provide a Tastier Lunch for Your Kids

Written by my sister Karen Jensen Bagel hot dog Popcorn chicken and fries Nachos w/ beef French toast sticks with chicken sausage Pizza  These are actual lunches our local grade school is serving this month. As appetizing as they might sound…(or not), they sure don’t seem very healthy. And my kids probably wouldn’t eat much of

23 Car Care Principles that will Save You Thousands

I have been around vehicles a lot. My father built a multi-million dollar business and has to deliver his products by cars and trucks. I have been driving to different states, hauling stuff for my dad’s company, since I was sixteen years old. With all of my travels, I have learned a lot about vehicles.

Top 20 New Year’s Resolutions…of the Rich

 Jim Rohn a late entrepreneur, author and very successful multi-millionaire went from rags to riches. He is one of the most famous motivational speakers of all time and has many well known quotes. One quote that I have always remembered since hearing it years ago is: “Poor people have big TV’s. Rich people have big

How to Avoid Debt

People who make a lot of money, and I mean A LOT of money are not always financially rich. I once heard about a plastic surgeon that was very well known. He had a huge practice and specialized in a high-net worth or celebrity clientele. He had a few mansions, a private jet and a

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