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What I’ve Learned as a Volunteer Trash Collector

When I worked in the television industry, I read a great comedy script by veteran writer Greg Garcia, the creator of My Name Is Earl

The Simple Dollar Coupon Finder

How It Works Bookmark this page so you can browse through hundreds of coupons daily! Find what you like and just click, print, and save.


Best Home Security System for 2015

The best home security systems have a proven track record in protecting homes and their valuable contents. Unfortunately, many people don’t address home security until it’s too

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Best Small Business Loans for 2015

Right now could be the best time to find a small business loan since the 2008 subprime mortgage crisis. Better economic conditions and a big

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TurboTax Discount Code – Free Offer Promotion

Tax preparers usually need a TurboTax discount code to get a great deal on the software for tax season. However, due to a PR mix

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Take These Steps to Deal With Massive Student Loan Debt

Dealing with any student debt is challenging, but what about when the amount is simply overwhelming? About one in five borrowers owes more than $50,000 in student

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Why the Fed’s New ‘Rate Checker’ Doesn’t Check Out

By Peter Miller The government is out with a new mortgage rate site, a resource that’s been greeted with cries of outrage from many within

The Best Deals We Tell Our Friends About

All deals are not created equal. As a frugal community, we know there are the “daily deals” and then there are the real deals –

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Thrifty Thursday: No Hot Water, No Problem

Last week, we introduced a new reader-inspired series called Thrifty Thursdays. We want to hear your most ingenious buck-stretching strategies, stories about your famously frugal family and friends, or embarrassing tales

TurboTax Refund for Deluxe Customers

Taxpayers and investors alike have expressed outrage this tax season over recent changes made by TurboTax. The company’s “Deluxe” package, a popular choice in recent years,

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Why a Two-Year Degree May Be Your Best Investment

Most experts agree that the economic value of a bachelor’s degree far outweighs the average cost of earning one. However, recent research has made it painfully clear that

I’m Covered — No You’re Not! How to Dispute Insurance Claims

You’re sitting in your favorite chair when you hear the sound of screeching tires, followed by breaking glass and crunching metal. Before you even have


Affordable Health Insurance Options in 2015

Whether you’re self-employed, unemployed, or covered under an employer’s health-care plan, finding affordable health insurance can be a frustrating, time-consuming process. Throw in controversy around


How to Make Money Driving for Uber

Thanks to the modern marvel of the Internet, a slew of disruptive technologies have completely reshaped entire industries over the last decade. Think about how reinvented shopping

The Accidental Landlord

When I say real estate tycoon, your thoughts probably jump straight to Donald Trump or somebody on a reality show. Then you probably smile a

Best Debt Management Companies for 2015

Debt management is one of several debt-relief options for those who are struggling to keep up with a growing pile of bills each month. When

Best Project Management Software for 2015

Part 3 of our Small Business Tools Series tackles the best project management software. Previously we covered Best Cloud Storage Providers and Best Email Marketing

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