Monday, February 25, 2008

Still Available, Free Ebook From Suze Orman

Just in case some of you have missed downloading the free ebook from Suze Orman, it is still available at this site http://www.rapiduploader.com/170129.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Free Ebook from Suze Orman

To all you Suze Orman fans out there! Until Feb 14 8pm/7pm central Suze Orman is offering a free download of her book Women and Money on Orpah.com. The book is about 265 pages.

More information about the book can be found at http://www2.oprah.com/tows/pastshows/200802/tows_past_20080213.jhtml?promocode=HP14

This is the direct download link: http://flv.oprah.com/suze_orman_eng.pdf

Friday, January 25, 2008

Baby Savings

In one of my posts I asked if anyone had any money saving tips regarding babies, and a reader by the name of “BB” responded. The advice given was to get as much used stuff as possible and BB was right on the dot. Our family and friends stepped up and bought us supplies, but also help us find used stuff. My wife and I soon learned that babies out grow their clothes and other essentials very quickly, and parents need to get rid of the old to make way for the new. While we were shopping for baby stuff we met two couples that had kids around six months old, and they gave us some excellent advice on what to buy. As the conversation continued the couples mentioned that they have some old stuff that they cannot use, and want to know if we were interested. It returned out that this was exactly what we needed and proven to be very useful. Here is a list of some of the things we received:

-Car seat/stroller combo
-Bath tub
-Bassinet
-Ton of clothes
-Pacifiers

We saved about $300-$500 dollars with all the free stuff. Best thing of all was that we got new friends and lots of great advice.

I would also highly recommend checking out your local thrift stores such as Salvation Army or Goodwill. There are a lot of parents that will donation old baby items out of the goodness of their hearts.

I Am Back

Hello Everyone,
I apologize for taking an unexpected break. I got caught up in preparing for the baby, taking care of my wife, and trying to balance work. We have a new health, happy baby boy, and we very proud parents. I am getting back a “normal” routine, but all you parents out there know what a challenge that can be. During my absence I saw that there were people visiting and supporting my site, and I wanted to say thank you. Well, it is back to the business of saving money.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

A New Arrival

Sorry I have not posted anything in a while. I have been very busy lately, more than usual. The reason being is because my wife and I are expecting baby. We have been shopping for baby stuff and getting the house ready. I am very excited about our new addition to the family. Baby stuff is very expensive, and it seems more so that we are basically getting everything in a short amount of time. We still took our time looking for the best deals and using coupons. This helped us save a lot of money. If anyone has any money saving tips related to babies I would appreciate any ideas.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Are you paying too much for convenience?

There are times when I am reminded of a saying, “Pay for the convenience and suffer through the inconvenience.” How much many of us are paying for products and services just because they make life a little easier? I agree that having someone else do the work frees up a lot of time to do other things, but the question is how much money can be saved versus doing it yourself? There are times when it is worth the extra cost to pay for the convenience. If you are in a situation where you need to cut costs maybe this is an area that you could look into. Here is a list items that you can do yourself or do differently to save money:

Transportation – Try using public transportation or a bike.


Dining out – Limit the number of times eating out.

Car washes – Wash your car at home.

Clothes dryer – Dry your clothes outside. Save on electricity and/or gas.

PC service – There are many resources on the internet that you can find about PC repair for free. Best buy charges $129 in store and $249 in home to install Microsoft Windows. Chances are there is someone that you know that can do it for free or much cheaper.

Magazines and newspaper subscriptions – Most of what you find in magazines and newspapers can be found online. Look into cancelling your subscriptions.

Veggies – Grow your own garden.

Recycling – There are some areas that require you to separate your trash. Why not recycle yourself and get some money back.
Photos – If your PC and printer can process photos then do it yourself. There are lots of free photo editing software you can download.

Monday, August 27, 2007

Free Online Game

There is a free online game called Sword of the New World. I haven’t tried it yet, but the graphics look really good. The game has no level caps, no time limits, and no trade restrictions. If you have already tried it or know someone who has, I would appreciate any feedback.

 

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