Monthly Archives: September 2011

How to Cut Out Unnecessary Expenses

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Step 1: Monitor Money Spent Keeping track of how much money is spent during the month and what that money is being spent on is an important first step. Programs such as Microsoft Excel can make this task easier, but if that program is not available, a notepad can also do the job. Step 2:…

Extreme Couponing Preview

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TLC’s popular show, Extreme Couponing is back tonight. More people will be showing us how to save money and get things for free. Whether you love or hate the show, Extreme Couponing has spurred on a couponing craze and a debate. Check out the comments on my past post about Extreme Couponing Fraud. People are very…

5 Ways to Get Free Amazon Gift Cards

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It’s no secret that I love Amazon.com. You can get almost anything including diapers, electronics, beauty products, gourmet food, and of course, books, shipped to your door within 2 days via Amazon Prime. Lucky for me, I get huge discounts on my purchases using Amazon gift cards and points. It’s a lot like couponing. If…

And the Winner of the $50 Amazon Gift Card Is…

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Thank you, everyone, for participating in Living Richly on a Budget’s first giveaway. It was really nice to hear from each one of you! Some of you were very creative with your responses. Thank you for making me laugh! I had no internet, TV, or a microwave this week. In fact, I’m at Peet’s right…

4 Reasons To Start a Business in a Down Economy

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Typically, when the economy struggles, people are scared to start a new business. They worry consumers won’t spend money and the start-up costs will ruin them. I make the argument that right now is the perfect time to start a business because EVERYTHING costs less. On a personal note, I started my business in a…