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How To Save Money On These Six High Marked Up Products

We know that companies who make products have to make a profit.  The question is how much profit should they be making?  You could argue that some of making profits is about supply and demand and at other times the value the consumer sees in the product itself.  However, I’ve witnessed a bunch of day to day products that are highly market up where you can really save some money if you use some alternative shopping strategies.  Here are six products that are highly marked up, and your smart money moves alternatives to increasing your bottom line. Bottled Water– I guess branding is everything when it comes to bottled water.  It started many years ago with the special brand of mineral water called Evian, and today you have brands such as Fiji and even Black water brought you by the gentlemen from the Real Housewives of New Jersey.  If you are going to use bottled water (from a store), you ...

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Ziploc Bags, Walgreens, and $4.75 For A Small Drink

Our entire family went to see Iron Man 3 on Saturday night this weekend.  I didn’t realize that the real animation would be at the ticket office before even entering the theatre. With the price being $15 for an adult ticket (and those 12 and over become an adult), we were out roughly $75 before we even grabbed a set for the movie. For some of you who work hard on your family budget, that may be a week’s worth of groceries in your pantry!  I think it is fantastic that so many movie theaters have made upgrade to make the movie going experience better, and I can’t wait to see 4-D which I am sure will be coming soon. Maybe in those theaters, voices can sound off when we sit down in our chairs to laugh at us for paying $15 a head just to get into the movie. If you are bringing your family to the movies, here are ...

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5 Frugal Ideas To ‘Paint’ Your Wallet Green On St. Patty’s Day

St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday that is often filled with green beer, green bagels, and spending a little bit o’ green on having a good time.   The fact that it falls on a Saturday this year could spell a huge windfall for the local Irish pubs right around the corner from your home.   With unemployment still at 8% plus percent and people still tight at the wallet, I thought I would share a few frugal your smart money moves you take to go ‘green’ on St. Patty’s Day to help put a few bucks in your wallet. 1.) Skip The Bottled Water – Bottled water is not only very expensive, but it also generates a huge amount of container waste.    You can easily install a filter through the tap at home or talk to your employer about installing a filter at work.   If you grab a reusable aluminum water bottle, this will give you a chance to get clean ...

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The Top 10 Travel Websites

Like Saving Money? Are you traveling? Looking for Travel Deals? oXYGen Financial once again bringing you the resources to do so!     The Top 10 Travel Websites: www.orbitz.com www.kayak.com www.priceline.com www.expedia.com www.tavelocity.com www.tripadvisor.com www.lastminutetravel.com www.site59.com www.hotels.com www.oyster.com Check out other Top 10 Lists : Compare Credit Card Websites , Top Ten Great Deal Websites , 10 Ways to Save Money in Business , Top 10 First Time Home Buying Mistakes , Top Ten reasons NOT to Buy Bottled water, Top Ten Late Night Cheap Eats, Top Ten Reasons To Buy A Used Car, The Top 10 College Planning Mistakes 11680 Great Oaks Way, Suite 175 | Alpharetta, GA 30022 Phone 1.800.355.9318 or 770.777.0427 Visit oXYGen Financial Here oXYGen Financial, Inc. co-CEO Ted Jenkin is one of the foremost knowledgeable professionals in giving financial advice to the X and Y Generation. Securities and Investment Advisory Services offered through NFP Advisor Services, LLC (NFPAS), Member FINRA/SIPC. Oxygen Financial is not affiliated ...

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