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Monday, January 30, 2012

12 Easy Ways Save on Gas

At 101waystosavemoney they posted a great article on twelve ways to cut the costs of gas money. Check it out here:

Happy Saving!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

How to Get the Best Deals on Ebay

Have you heard someone bragging about the mad deal they found on Ebay and wondered how they struck gold? Here we'll talk about a few tricks that really help when searching for those amazing finds.

1- Use your watch list: Find multiple deals on the item you want, and then place it in your "watch list." (you can find this located on the upper right hand corner of the page when you click on an item). Here, you can compare and contrast the costs of each item you are looking at, and it will help you keep track of those great deals.

2- Wait to bid: I know it's tempting to claim your prize, but if you bid too early, your competition might strike a bid battle. This can drive up the price of the item significantly. Wait until just before the item ends to bid, and you will have a better chance of getting the item, and paying less for it.

3- Do your research: How much should you really be paying for your item? If you can find it cheaper at walmart or amazon online, you might want to wait it out for a better deal to come along.

Happy Saving!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Need Dough Quickly? Try Plasma Donations

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One long talked about form of making money on the side is Plasma. You've probably heard of it, but there are a few looked over benefits of braving the needle and spending an hour or two in the chair.

1. In some places you can make up to $300 a month.
2. Money payback is immediate
3. Most places are fairly accessable
4. You can feel good knowing that your plasma is going to a good cause

A good website to learn more about donating plasma in your area is:

Happy Earning!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Power of $5

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$5 may not seem like it's worth more than your next few vending machine purchases, but here are a few
figures to chew on:

If you saved $5 a week you would accumulate:

$23 a month

$276 a year

$2,760 in 10 years

$11,040 in 40 years

Happy Saving!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Paid Data Entry for Mechanical Turk: Have you heard of it?

I've been trying to find new ways to make the dough, and I found one that seems to have slid under the radar. It's a program called Mechanical Turk within Amazon. Within the program you are paid to enter data that a computer can't, and get paid for each "hit" you accept and finish.

I've been skeptical of these programs before, but I've had good experiences with Amazon thus far, so I thought I would give it a try.

Concensus: It's similar to online surveys, it doesn't pay a lot, but most of the "hits" are small brainless data entries, good for a mindless hobby while watching your favorit movie or t.v. show (Fringe!).

You can check out the website here: