Five Celebrities That Know How To Save Money

Most of the media generated stories about celebrities consist of shock and awe showing situations resembling the Titanic sinking into the ocean.   When it comes to personal finances, we read about those who didn’t pay their income taxes, stars that spent themselves into bankruptcy, and estate plans that went decidedly south after their death.    However, there are celebrities who understand a thing or two about money and here are five famous people who know how to improve their bottom line. Teri Hatcher Understands Used Cars– Teri Hatcher became famous through the Superman shows she did with Dean Cain and then hit a home run with the Desperate Housewives television show.   She’s reported to have a net worth of over $50 million dollars.  “I don’t spend my money on sports cars or new million-dollar houses. I drive my cars for 10 years until they have 100,000 miles on them.” (source www.msn.com)    Used car buying is a smart money move that can ...

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How To Save Money On Groceries

Sometimes it can feel like your family is an equal opportunity shopper when it comes to your grocery bill.  When you look back at the debit card or credit card at the end of the month, you can see charges from Publix, Kroger, Trader’s Joes, and Whole Foods.   You begin to ask yourself between the groceries you purchased during the month and the charges you had for eating out, it is possible that you really ate that much food and yet there is still nothing in the pantry?   If your family grocery bill is exceeding your monthly expectations and hitting that $1,000 a month mark, here are four smart money move tips on how to cut down on your grocery bill. Look For A Local Produce Program– Recently, my wife found a local program where we live in Milton that allows you to get a box of ‘produce’ every week based upon the number of people in your family.  What’s ...

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How To Save Money On Shoes

Many women (and now men) have a decent shoe collection in their closet. As parents, we know that after spending lots of money on clothes for our kids, shoes can come in a close second for the family budget. Between growth spurts, general wear and tear, and special events, kids can change shoes faster than Vin Diesel drives in Fast 6! One of the smart money move habits we can all get into this year is thinking about using different strategies to reduce our shoe costs. Here are five of my tips on how to keep light on your feet while keeping your cash in the wallet. 1)   Buy Out Of Season– With most items we buy in life, buying during the peak season is primarily when you will pay the highest dollar amount for anything especially shoes. Most parents will begin the process of stocking up on school supplies and running their children over to the shoe store to ...

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My Mom Knows Car Rentals!

I always wondered which parent I got my financial smarts from, and I now I know that my Mom knows a thing or two about saving money.   If you follow her advice, she may be able to help you save a few bucks by doing something simple on your next trip. When most of us plan our family vacation for a week to another destination in the United States, we typically go about the process of renting a car.   While we may use different websites to find us the best deal on where to rent the car, most people end up renting the car directly at the airport.   That is where the real flaw is in our planning process. Recently, my Mom took a trip to Seattle.   She compared the weekly car rental prices for Hertz at the airport and at a Hertz rent-a-car location just 15 minutes from the airport.  What she found was astonishing.  The car rental facility ...

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Complete Stain Removal Guide

The Complete Stain Removal Guide. The Basics of Stain Removal... 1. TAKE QUICK ACTION - The sooner a stain is treated the better. Time can “set” stains. Almost any stain can be removed if action is taken quickly enough, however almost any stain will become permanent if left untreated too long. Ideally, all stains should be treated within the first 24 hours. 2. BLOT & SCRAPE – Whenever possible, immediately after the stain occurs, blot up any excess liquid with a paper towel or clean white cloth. Scrape solids from the fabric if the stain is dry. Try to remove as much excess as possible before further stain treatment. ...

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Paying Too Much For Car Insurance?

How to Save Money on Your Auto Insurance You may have good reason to complain about the cost of your auto insurance, but have you tried to do anything about it? If you're resourceful and willing to do a little homework, there may be plenty of ways to lower your premium. And we're not necessarily talking chump change--a few simple steps can sometimes save you hundreds of dollars a year. ...

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DO YOU READ YOUR BILLS ANYMORE? MAYBE IT IS TIME YOU SHOULD!

Even if you on line bill pay, you better check your bills. While all companies are needing to find ways to increase their revenues, small fees and charges may be on your monthly bills that you haven’t looked at yet. IN this episode, another in our continuing series titled “Strange things charged online to my credit card that I didn’t ask for and can’t get refunded.” ...

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