How to save a portion of every paycheck without even missing it

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Trust me, I know how hard it is to save money. It can really be a struggle, regardless of how much you earn every week.

It seems like there’s always another bill to pay or something breaking down and needing to be repaired or replaced. And then there are all those tempting “impulse purchase” items screaming out to us every time we’re standing in a checkout line!

It’s a simple fact of life: Any time we have money in our pocket, it’s likely to get spent.

Well I’m going to tell you about a simple way to save a portion of every paycheck without ever really missing that money… [Continue Reading]

Save big by shopping with gift cards that you purchased at a discount!

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Did you know there’s an easy way to give yourself an automatic discount every time you shop at your favorite store or eat at your favorite restaurant?

Well, it’s true! All you have to do is pay for your purchases and meals with gift cards that you purchased at a discount!

Sites like Raise.com and CardCash sell discounted gift cards online, and the savings can be substantial. [Continue Reading]

Recipe: How to prepare KFC-style fried chicken

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OK, I’ll admit it – I absolutely love KFC’s “Original Recipe” fried chicken!

I’ve tried perhaps a dozen different recipes that claim to replicate the Colonel’s awesome recipe at home over the years, but none of those concoctions really came close to hitting the mark until I tried the one from the folks over at Kitchen Dharbar.

I know it’s hard to imagine that a cooking site specializing in Indian cuisine could have the best recipe for KFC-style chicken, but they really do (in my humble opinion of course).

This short video shows exactly how to prepare this wonderful dish: [Continue Reading]

Save big by taking your car to a small repair shop instead of the dealership

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If you own a vehicle you know how expensive even the simplest auto repairs can be.

Well, I have a tip for saving big on your future car repairs: Find a good local auto repair shop and take your car there instead of a dealership!

Most people assume that dealerships are better equipped, better trained, and just provide better service than small mom-and-pop repair shops. But that isn’t always the case. [Continue Reading]

Save big by buying your magazine subscriptions through Amazon

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Many folks have stopped buying printed magazines because of all the info they can get for free on the Internet. But plenty of us still enjoy reading a “real” magazine on occasion.

If you prefer real magazines as well, there’s an easy way to save a ton of money on your magazine purchases. Simply buy a subscription through Amazon instead of buying individual copies from a magazine rack!

Amazon sells subscriptions to a huge selection of popular magazines, and they almost always charge a lot less than the publisher charges.

For example, if you love to check out the new issue of Cooking Light every month, you could buy a one year subscription to Cooking Light from Amazon for $5 as of the date of this writing.

As you can see, you would end up getting a full one year subscription to one of your favorite magazines for about what you’d have to pay for just one issue if you bought it at your local supermarket!

What’s more, if you were to subscribe to Cooking Light directly from the publisher that one year subscription would cost you around $18. That’s almost 4 times as much as Amazon would charge you!

Of course Amazon sells a lot more than just cooking magazines. In fact, they have a lot more titles than most brick and mortar stores could possibly stock.

To see what Amazon has to offer, simply click here and then select the category for the topic that interests you over in the left-hand column.

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