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We’ve always meant to do a post on what to do with “free money,” but after searching the archives of Talking Cents Blog, I’ve realized that we’ve never touched on the topic.  Back when I did the Cash-Only Christmas Challenge, I talked about using sites like Ebates.com or the new-to-me TopCashBack.com to earn cash back [...]

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food in trash

It’s such a waste to throw away food.  The average American throws out 14 to 25 percent of their groceries, which is essentially just burning money. But is that item you’re about to throw out safe to eat? We take a look at some of the most commonly thrown away foods and whether or not [...]

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frozen spinach

March is National Frozen Food month, and though frozen foods get a bad name, there are some great frozen fruits and vegetables that are just as good (or even better) than the fresh stuff. Frozen spinach, for example, is a great value – fresh spinach cooks down so much that a bag ends up cooking [...]

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bananas

It always seems to happen – you buy a bunch of bananas, and before you know it, they’re brown and overripe. But don’t throw them out! According to a report from the Natural Resources Defense Council, Americans throw out between 14 and 25 percent of the groceries they purchase, costing the average family anywhere from [...]

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Holiday Saving Tips Part 1

by DPardi on November 30, 2011

Turkey day has come and gone and now it’s time for the busiest holiday of the year to begin. You know what that means… spending, spending, and you guessed it… more spending. With all of the presents to buy, food to prepare and gas to fill your tank (To drive all the way to Uncle [...]

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It’s now August and it’s getting close to school time. At this point, all of the college students (And some of their parents who can’t wait till they leave) are counting down the days till they go back to school. So you have the essentials ready to go, you got new sneaks, your hip new [...]

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Fathers day gifts

I love my dad.  And I am sure you love yours too.  I’d love to  present him with a brand new car every Father’s Day.  But that isn’t going to happen.  So what do you get the guy who has everything, and still stay on budget?  Here’s a few ideas…

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Investing isn’t just for mom and dad anymore. College students across the country are making investments in products to make their lives more efficient and their wallets a little heavier. By making investments in the products below I have not only helped the environment in many cases (no more plastic water bottles!) but I have [...]

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Just about two weeks ago Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick signed a law banning all drivers from texting while behind the wheel. The law, a result of intense lobbying by safe-driving advocates and families of loved ones lost in fatal accidents caused by distracted drivers, will take effect in October of this year. The ban covers [...]

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AHH! Summer is here, and the living is easy. (Or so the old, old song goes, so old that I don’t even know the name of it…  somebody tell me in the comments section…) So how do we have a great cookout without barbecuing the budget? It’s really pretty easy.

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