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How California’s Drought Will Affect You

Written by William Cowie - Leave a Comment

Statistically, 80 to 90 percent of you live outside of California. When you read reports of the drought in California, then, your reaction may be something like, “Bummer for those dudes. Patti, please pass the peas.” You might want to reconsider, though, because chances are this drought could affect you more than you think.
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Published on October 15th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer, Economy, Frugality, Miscellany, Saving & Investing
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Planning a fun, frugal Halloween

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

Tis’ time for the spookiest holiday of the year and a record number of Americans are planning to participate in the scare festival. According to the National Retail Federation, more than two-thirds (67.4 percent) of celebrants will buy Halloween costumes for the holiday, the most in the survey’s 11-year history. The average person will spend $77.52 [...]

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Published on October 6th, 2014
Modified on October 3rd, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Consumer, Family & Life, Frugality
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Did Apple Just Improve Card Security?

Written by William Cowie - One Comment

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Which side are you on?
The universe these days seems to be split into Apple lovers and Apple haters. The lovers anxiously awaited Apple’s annual model change, wondering what they were going to do to save us from that most dreaded of modern conditions: gadget deprivation. Everyone knew the iPhone 6 would come in two [...]

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Published on October 1st, 2014
Modified on September 27th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Banking, Consumer, Credit Cards, Customer Service, Identity Theft
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10 Negotiation Tips for Introverts

Written by Suba Iyer - 2 Comments

After our home, our next major purchase will be a car. I am an introvert and I hate conflicts, so naturally negotiation is stressful for me. But if I don’t speak up, I know I will get the short end of the stick and pay a lot more money for the car. Last time I [...]

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Published on September 22nd, 2014
Modified on September 18th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Automotive, Consumer
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The End of Two Buck Chuck?

Written by William Cowie - 2 Comments

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We were at the Seattle airport a few years ago, my wife and I, checking in our baggage at the counter. We had some work to do in Chelan and were on our way back to Denver. As we made our way to the airport, we stopped at a Trader Joe’s to buy [...]

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Published on September 17th, 2014
Modified on September 18th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, Travel
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Should You Spend Your Money or Your Time?

Written by Suba Iyer - Leave a Comment

We’ve all heard that time is money. It can mean various things to various people.

Over time, if you save and invest, you will have more money.
If you waste time, the money you earn will be less.
The clock is ticking, and every moment you aren’t earning is money lost. Every moment you aren’t enjoying life is life [...]

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Published on September 8th, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Filed under: Consumer, Frugality, Productivity
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Stretch Your Dollar with Fabulous Freebies

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

After having my baby, I quit my job to stay home with her and money has been tight. Grocery couponing doesn’t work well for our family. So to stretch our dollars further without spending too much time and effort, I started paying attention to freebies around our everyday activities. I already wrote about free summer activities [...]

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Published on August 25th, 2014
Modified on August 20th, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Consumer, Frugality
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A Home Warranty Can Be a Great Safety Net for First-Time Home Buyers

Written by FCN Staff - 2 Comments

This post comes from Mike Nickele at our partner site Zing!
First-time home buyers have enough to worry about, like finding the right house for the right price, coming up with a sensible down payment and securing a mortgage. After putting down a hefty sum for the purchase, many first-timers may not have the extra cash on [...]

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Published on August 22nd, 2014
Modified on August 8th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Consumer, House & Home
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Tips to Save Money on Back-to-School Shopping

Written by Suba Iyer - One Comment

According to the National Retail Foundation’s 2014 Back-to-School Survey, the average family with children in grades K-12 will spend $669.28 on apparel, shoes, supplies and electronics. It is even higher for college students. It is about this time that parents start eyeing ads for back-to-school shopping. Here are some tips to help you save this year.
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Published on August 11th, 2014
Modified on August 3rd, 2014 - One Comment
Filed under: Consumer, Family & Life, Frugality, Planning
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Follow These Tips to Save Money When Renting a Car

Written by FCN Staff - 2 Comments

This post comes from Anthony Fontana at our partner site Zing!
It may not feel like it outside yet, but summer is just around the corner. That means it’s time to start planning vacations. Whether you’re flying somewhere or taking a long road trip, one thing’s for certain: You’re going to need a car at some point. [...]

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Published on August 8th, 2014 - 2 Comments
Filed under: Automotive, Consumer, Travel
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