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John Wedding

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Mighty Bargain Hunter
General Finance
Frugality, Bargains
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King George, Virginia, United States
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SIK (Single Income, Kids)
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It's the second week of October, and Christmas is about ten weeks away. How to save for Christmas? Here are a few things to try in order to save up $300 in ten weeks … Christmas gift-giving isn't for everyone, of course, but it is a tradition for many families. How to save for Christmas when it's October We're ten weeks or so away from Christmas now. Assuming for the moment that you ...
Posted: Oct 12 2017 @ 2:06 AM
It's Swagbucks Swago time again! Bonus SB for doing things you're already doing on the web … For all of the many “get paid to” sites out there, Swagbucks is the most fun I've run across. The site is well designed and they keep the excitement up with fun games like this. I've earned hundreds of dollars in free gift cards with Swagbucks, and you can too! Swagbucks is celebrating the fall ...
Posted: Oct 11 2017 @ 12:36 AM
Tonight I had my own version of a marshmallow experiment, and it turned out really well … Bags of marshmallows in our house do a couple of things if they're not eaten in one sitting. The smaller ones get a bit hard and become marsh-not-so-mellow. The larger ones stick to each other and get really gooey. Marshmallow experiment: Saving nearly-dead old marshmallows As my wife was scrolling through Ibotta prior to a trip ...
Posted: Oct 07 2017 @ 1:18 AM
After $1,610.55 saved with the Change app over four months, I'm pausing automatic savings. It's not because I wasn't pleased with the great things Change did … Change is a great app. I've been very impressed with it over the past four months. Here are my other posts talking about my using Change: Emergency fund with AI: Change Automatic savings and observations from Change Automatic savings: Another month of Change My automatic savings passed $1k with ...
Posted: Oct 05 2017 @ 1:47 AM
Business is cyclical. Here are the best things to buy in October … There are good deals to be found year-round for just about anything.  However, it's the nature of business that a lot of deals happen at the same time during the year. Best things to buy in October First, a word of warning: Next month starts the beginning of the holiday shopping season. A whole bunch of stuff goes on sale once ...
Posted: Oct 02 2017 @ 3:05 AM
I used the free money app Ibotta to save on purchases I normally wouldn't have … plus I got a $10 bonus!This past year I got back on the smartphone wagon through Republic Wireless (check out my review), and have installed some money apps mainly to get me using my phone a bit. I just installed a money-saving one called Ibotta. Getting rebates for something I'm doing anyway — grocery shopping ...
Posted: Sep 30 2017 @ 10:13 PM
Bargain hunting can go to a new level online. But you have to beat the online retailers at their own game … (This is a guest post from Kostas at Finance Blog Zone.) Consumers are getting wiser and more meticulous in choosing the best deals they can get their hands on when purchasing the things that they need. Despite the wide array of items put on sale by brick-and-mortar stores, hunting for ...
Posted: Sep 27 2017 @ 1:25 AM
How many credit cards should you have? I don't know your number, but I'll explain mine … Credit and debit cards are a staple of most people's finances. Nearly three-quarters of people in a study (72.1%) have at least one credit card. But, as I'm sure you're well aware, there are lots of choices for credit cards. Many big retailers have their own branded credit card that they market to you at every ...
Posted: Sep 16 2017 @ 2:11 PM
Change continues to use its automated transfer smarts to build my emergency fund. It can do the same for you … I've been using the savings app Change since the end of May 2017. (Here's the previous update post.) Change is a service that has as its goal to alter behavior about spending and saving algorithms-based behavioral economics (also known as “smarts”). Automated transfer with Change update The feature of Change that continues to be ...
Posted: Sep 12 2017 @ 12:10 AM
I stay on my wife's good side with “just because” flowers. She knows how to arrange flowers, so it doesn't matter that I got a $4 bouquet from Walmart … Every few weeks or so, I stop at Walmart to pick up some flowers to bring home. (This way I don't have to go overboard on anniversaries, Valentine's Day, etc. I've already scored some points.) Some of you are thinking, “Awwww, you're ...
Posted: Sep 06 2017 @ 1:27 AM


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