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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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Can Anyone Make Change For A $100?

What is going on with the math skills in America? With more and more young people using ATM cards, debit cards, and credit cards to make their purchases, I am beginning to wonder if anyone can make change of a $100 bill anymore. A few disclaimers about $100 bills in general before I tell you why I ask this important question. Number one, what’s the deal with people who work in $8.00 an hour jobs that actually check the $100 bill to see if it is counterfeit. The FBI can’t figure this out with all of their sophisticated technology, but Doris at the hot dog stand at the airport is going to figure the case out by holding the bill up in the light and swiping it with a highlighter pen?  Second, do convenience stores really not accept $100 bills or it is just that nobody there can make change for a $100 bill as well?  Just checking. So . ...

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