Category Archives: Saving

How to survive a midlife crisis on a budget


I’m closing in on 47 years of age and to date I have not had the midlife crisis I’m entitled to. I think that may have just changed. My midlife crisis was brought about by a transportation dilemma.  My oldest … Continue reading

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Why Costco blew more than $1,200 on a staple


I recently canceled my membership with Costco, about a month after paying the $55 annual membership fee.  Prior to that, I had been a member for more than eight years. I’m sure my family spent over $10,000 there in that … Continue reading

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How I got a new car motor for the price of an oil change


Recently I took my wife’s Jeep Wrangler into the shop for a routine oil change.  It was a couple thousand miles overdue and much as I despise the practice, I knew it had to be done. The engine had over … Continue reading

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Used car salesmen have fallen to a new low


My wife and I are in the market for a good, pre-owned vehicle, so we’ve been scanning the ads on craigslist.com quite a bit lately. Over the weekend we came across an ad for a car rental company that is … Continue reading

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How to get the best deals of the year on Ebay


If you are a bargain shopper, your ship is about to come in. Four of the best bargain hunting days of the year on Ebay are just around the corner: December 24, 25, 31 and January 1. Here’s why: Ebay … Continue reading

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Think small to save big with Keurig eco cups


I’ve had a Keurig single cup coffee maker for a while now – bought it on Craigslist for a couple twenties. I like the convenience and quickness of it, but the price of K-cups (about $.50 per serving) causes me … Continue reading

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The best way to save on airfare you’ve never heard about


I can’t believe the travel geeks aren’t making a bigger to do about this. I stumbled on to the best travel deal I’ve seen in over a decade without even trying. I needed to book a business trip to Charlotte … Continue reading

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