How Going Green Can Save You Money

Going green is the term used when people make decisions and perform actions that are in harmony with protecting and preserving the environment. You don’t have to go to extremes to help the world, though. In fact, small decisions can ricochet and make a huge difference. Therefore, each person should do what he can, even if what he can do is a little bit. We lose out if people only contribute when they can make huge strides.

What’s really great about the little things you can do in your life to go green is that they can save you money. … Read More »

Saving Money on Easter Decorations

Easter decorations tend to lift most peoples spirits. Even simply seeing them in the stores and on shelves can be a pleasant reminder that Spring is finally here or well on its way. It’s easy to make impulse purchases when you first see the decorations, as you want to bring that joy into your home as well. Yet, impulse buying is never wise when it comes to decorations. Not only will you likely not get the decorations you’d most enjoy, but you’re more apt to spend more money without price comparisons and considering alternative decorating methods. Think about these tips … Read More »

Skincare – Clear Skin For Less

Skincare is something most women think about on a daily basis, using one or more methods to take care of their skin. Skincare products are often used  to prevent acne and wrinkling and to promote overall skin health. Beauty spokeswoman Salma Hayek said, “People often say that, ‘Beauty is in the eye of the beholder,’ and I say that the most liberating thing about beauty is realizing that you are the beholder. This empowers us to find beauty in places where others have not dared to look, including inside ourselves.”

You can find beauty on the inside and out—as well … Read More »

Music Lessons for Less

Learning how to play music well is largely a matter of practice. Regardless of what instructors you have, the one criterium most likely to help you to play well is how often you practice. Nevertheless, having the right instructor can go a long way toward helping you practice well.

Unfortunately, music lessons are often quite expensive. Luckily, there are a few ways you can help to keep the cost of your lessons down, if you’re willing to work a little harder in finding the right instructor and use a few less common methods of learning.

By far, the cheapest way … Read More »

Saving on Luxuries: Living Well in Hard Times

As the economy fluctuates to different levels of a tough time for many, it’s only natural to want to keep your own situation steady and safe. As such, you’re probably determined to set a budget of same kind and work on saving money. Even with budgets and saving plans, you don’t have to deny yourself the little luxuries that can bring great excitement and enjoy to ordinary days. In fact, it’s possible to save money while still indulging in the excesses that can make life much happier.

Continue to see all of your favorite bands live. Although finances may not … Read More »

Sears Coupons & Savings Tips

Sears is a department store that’s known for good deals on appliances and household decor. Yet, it sales all kinds of things to fulfill the day-to-day needs of your life. Instead of going for inferior appliances at marts or everything stores, plan ahead before going to Sears to get maximum savings on premium quality merchandise, from washers and dryers to the latest fashions.

The best time to shop at Sears is during the sales days and sales periods that they have at different times throughout the year. Black Friday, the shopping day after Thanksgiving—and the most busy shopping day of … Read More »

Gateway Netbook LT3103: Product Review

The netbook promises to be a great, happy medium to having a cheap computing device and one’s that’s very portable.  At its concept, the netbook is a small version of a regular notebook. It’s smaller and weighs significantly less, often under three pounds. Although it has limited storage space (most netbooks aren’t fit for an iTunes library), it does  regular computing functions well. It’s a great tool for searching the web or bringing along to write in public places. Most simply put, it’s a mini laptop, from the screen to the smaller keyboard to the body.

A few months ago, … Read More »

How to Save Money Dining Out

Dining out is a luxury, privilege and joy for most people. Sometimes, it’s a tradition for seeing friends and family members. Still for others, it’s a routine fact of life, as there are business lunches and dinners for many careers. It’s part of a romantic date night once per month for some couples. Whatever your circumstances, whenever you find yourself longing to eat at a new restaurant or a trusted favorite, you’ll want to do so at a significant savings to yourself. The same meal for half the price can be doubly enjoyed.

Realize that it’s alright to use coupons … Read More »

Franklin Covey Planner: Product Review

After comparing a lot of different planners that would be easy to take me with me when I was on the go around New York City, I purchased the red sierra leather-like (imitation leather), zipped organizer starter set by Franklin Covey. It’s 5-1/2 by 8-1/2. It looks professional, like a miniature briefcase.

There are pockets on each side. One has a button closure, but the other one is an open pocket. I mistakenly thought the latter was open as an invitation to store stuff within it. However, placing a notebook in it screwed up the workings of the planner. … Read More »

Last Minute Savings on Valentine Gifts

Valentine’s Day is the one day set aside for the celebration of love. Whether you love or hate this holiday, you’re probably participating in it in some way. If you’ve procrastinated until the last minute, a lot of markets have anticipated this. If you go into many florists on Valentine’s Day, you’re going to get slim pickings at a higher rate. However, there’s still hope, even if you’ve waited until the last minute. Presents ranging from books to movies are at your grasp for less than you’d normally pay. You just have to know where to look.

A book store … Read More »