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Simple Tips for Buying a Used Car


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We reached the end of life on another vehicle. This past week we had to go car shopping, which is something I always dread. I hate the task of shopping for a car, buying a car, selling my old (usually broken down) car, and dealing with a car payment when I didn’t have one. Since I’m extremely frugal (some might say cheap), I shop for used cars to save money. Buying used can be tricky, risky even, but almost always more affordable. As long as you don’t buy a dud. Here are a few tips for buying a used car. Continue reading

Green Holiday Gift Guide | Last Minute Edition


Here we are, just 2 days away from Christmas. Hanukkah begins tomorrow and Kwanzaa will be celebrated this week as well. It’s time for the last minute Holiday gift rush. You may not have the time, or desire, to go out shopping all day, looking for the right gift for those last minute people you still need to get something for. Shopping is exhausting, and doing it last minute will be a double whammy. Here are a few ideas to help you cover those on your list you still aren’t sure what to get. Continue reading

Green Holiday Gift Guide | Digital Edition


The Holiday season is approaching, which means you’ll most likely need to begin thinking about the gift giving season, if you haven’t already. It can be hard to successfully achieve a green gift giving experience. There are so many options available to us. So many ideas that make us think of our loved ones. So many things we may want to buy for those we care about. All in a time when many of us are not only eco conscious, but learning to live with less material items in general. Hopefully this gift guide will help you give from the heart, with some extra green effort thrown in, and encourage a sense of happiness with your choices in gift options. Continue reading

How to Maximize Savings at Target


Target is a nationwide store that is known for their low prices. The company’s goal is to bring their customers great guest services, affordable prices, and high value, with a focus on giving back to the community. Every Sunday, Target publishes their weekly ad full of all the fantastic sale prices they are offering until the following Saturday. Here are some added ways to save money at the bullseye. Continue reading

Kids Eat Free at El Torito


There are many occasions where you may wish to go out to eat at a restaurant. Sometimes you just need a break from the non-stop chores and errands you have to deal with. Sometimes it’s someone’s birthday. Sometimes you want to celebrate a special achievement. It’s OK to go out to eat with your family now and then. Going out a bit too often can get pricey. If you are feeling guilty about the cost, it can really help to find the places that offer meal deals and discounts during the week. “Kids eat free” with paid adult is one of the most popular deals at most restaurants, and also one of the best ways to save money when dining out. El Torito offers this deal every Wednesday.

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