Mid-Day Money Minute 3/3: Where Do You Buy Your Helium Balloons?

Mylar Balloon

With Summer approaching, the birthday party schedule kicks into full gear. Don’t kids have birthdays during the Winter? It seems like very weekend, we are out buying gifts and a balloon for someone. Where do you shop for balloons. The local grocery stores charge around $5 for a helium filled mylar balloon. What if you […]

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Mid-Day Money Minute 3/2: Ways To Use Less Printer Paper

My Grandmother was printing on both sides of the paper well into her 90’s. My Dad does the same thing. Guess what I do? You’ve got it, print on both sides. There are additional ways to use less paper for your printer: -keep paper you no longer need, and use on the reverse side (like […]

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Mid-day Money Minute 3/1: Every Price Can Be Negotiated

Yes, you can negotiate every price. You might not succeed in lowering the price, but you won’t know until you try. An example: we needed to have our Wii until repaired. I did the troubleshooting, and checked online for solutions from other consumers. No luck fixing the unit. I called the (800) # for Wii, and […]

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Mid-day Money Minute 2/29: How To Save Money Shopping For Car Insurance

Before we read what the experts say, I’ll give you my tip. Take a day once a year to shop and compare. It’s nice if you can stay with one carrier for many years, but not at the cost of spending too much money. 1. Comparison shop Prices vary from company to company. Find out […]

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Mid-day Money Minute 2/28: Save Money Buying Video Games

Luckily, Alex isn’t too demanding when it comes to video games. We have a Wii, and haven’t bought a new game for months now. My Sister however, has 2 boys, and they are constantly visiting GameStop for new games.  So how can you save money buying games? Video games are a multi-billion dollar industry. If you`re […]

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Mid-day Money Minute 2/27: How To Save Money On Picture Frames

We hang a lot of pictures, so we use a lot of frames. How can you save money when you buy your frames? Here are a few suggestions from eHow: Shop dollar stores. Many of the chain dollar stores have a large section of  frames with designs ranging from plain wood to bejeweled and colorful […]

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Mid-Day Money Minute 2/26: Don’t Spend Money On Drain Cleaners

You have everything you need to keep your drains clear, just sitting in your refrigerator. I’ll give you a hint, think Humpty Dumpty. That’s right it’s the common egg. The egg-shell, actually. You don’t have to use expensive, harsh, toxic chemicals to clean your drains anymore. Egg shells are excellent for this job, without any harshness […]

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Mid-Day Money Minute 2/25: Take Advantage Of Energy Saver Rebates

The US Dept of Energy offers many different types of rebates. Before you buy something, you can check the DOE website here to look for available rebates. Consumers can find financial assistance for energy efficient purchases and improvements in the form of tax credits, rebates, and energy-efficient financing.

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Mid-Day Money Minute 2/24: How To Make Money At A Garage Sale

Do you know all that stuff just sitting in the guest room closet? Or the garage? Or maybe clothes that your kids outgrew 5 years ago? Imagine those are dollar bills sitting there, just waiting to be gathered up and used. Garage sales are a great way to clean up the clutter that has accumulated […]

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