Mid-Day Money Minute 2/23: Reuse Your Plastic Grocery Bags

Here is an easy tip to save you on your trash bag expense: use grocery store bags to line trash cans. This may not work if you use a massive trash can, but we use a small-sized one for which the grocery bags are a perfect fit. This not only helps us save some money, […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Chocolate Candy, Can You?

Chocolate candy

Valentines Day has past. Now what do you do if you’re the most popular kid in class, and you can’t finish all of your candy? Chocolate candies will last for several months past their expiration date, if they are kept dry and cool. To enjoy your Valentines Day chocolates deep into the Summer months, dry and cool could […]

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Mid-Day Money Minute 2/22: Using Store Rainchecks To Your Advantage

Does your favorite grocery store issue rainchecks? Most grocers do, but they might not advertise it, so you will have to ask. You can use rainchecks to your advantage, to double up the savings on sale items. How? By asking for them. Here is a scenario: you are shopping, and you notice that Planters Peanuts […]

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Mid-Day Money Minute 2/21: How To Lower Your Credit Card Rates

We all think we pay too much for credit card interest rates. But have you ever tried to do something about it? US News has 5 easy steps to follow to lower your rates. Click here to read the full article. Set realistic expectations Start by asking Reference Competitors Be persistent Move on Our mission at […]

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Mid-Day Money Minute 2/20: Don’t Wash Your Jeans After Every Use

This is a personal favorite topic of mine. I wear jeans every day during cool weather. I own 3 pairs of jeans. Do the math: how often would I have to wash my jeans if I changed them after each time I wore them. Levi Strauss is telling customers to take steps that will actually lead […]

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Mid-Day Money Minute 2/19: Cook In Big Batches

Regardless of the size of your family, cooking in large batches is a big money saver. We are a family of 3, I always cook enough to at least have another meal for 3, usually more than that. How do you save? buying bigger quantities costs less than in smaller packages it won’t cost more […]

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Mid-Day Money Minute 2/18: Changing Your Font = Big Savings

Who knew? I didn’t. You can save up to 30% on your ink use by switching from Arial (the most commonly used font), to Century Gothic. Ink, one of the most expensive fluids in the world, accounts for  approximately 60 per cent of the cost of a printed page and costs about  US$10,000 ($890,000) a […]

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Mid-Day Money Minute 2/17: FREE CFL Light Bulbs?

As I write this, my office is lit by (5) 13W CFL bulbs, sent to us for FREE from our power company. I contacted Duke Energy when I heard about a program that they offered: Duke Energy wants to help our customers save energy and money. We’re giving eligible customers free compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) to […]

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Keys To Saving: Hey, You Can’t Freeze Butter, Can You?

Butter

Yummy butter. How often do you pass up a great deal on butter because you’re afraid you won’t be able to use it before the “best if used by date”? If you’re like me, you don’t pass it up, you buy the butter. But what do you do if you have too much? It will […]

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