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Amazon Black Friday 2010 ads | Save even more this season!

You don’t have to wait until Black Friday 2010 to take advantage of some of the sweetest deals this holiday season. Skip the long lines and head to today and save bundles on the items you’ve been saving for all year long. Keep in mind that many of the Amazon Black Friday 2010 items
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Wedding Cans Update: Pete and Andrea’s saga continues

Wedding Cans goal is nigh Do you remember those Pete and Andrea characters I wrote about a couple of weeks ago? They started the Wedding Cans project to raise money for their wedding. Their goal was to recycle 400,000 aluminum cans to pay for their wedding. That gigantic mountain of cans — about five tons

iPad sale and other Apple Black Friday deals

In a move that was not unexpected, but highly anticipated, Apple has announced Black Friday deals. The iPad sale cuts $41 off the price of all iPad devices. MacBooks, iMac, and even iPods are also on sale. iPad sale officially on For Black Friday only, Apple has announced an iPad sale. A full $41 has
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Money-saving ideas: How to plan a wedding on a budget

Preparing for the “Big Day” doesn’t have to be a painful, expensive ordeal. If you are open to creative ideas and concerned about saving money rather than spending it, you can easily plan a wedding on a small budget and have fun doing it. The following ideas will show you how to plan a wedding
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Tips for better gas mileage

The rise in the price of gas may be slowing for the moment, but long gone are the days when fuel cost was a minor consideration in our driving habits. Here are several simple things to consider which may save you some green next time at the gas station. Drive calmly and sensibly Angry driving
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Find cheap airline tickets with vigilance, technology and luck

To find cheap airline tickets, it’s best to study airfare pricing trends, do your homework and remain vigilant. Airlines offer a certain percentage of seats at a discount to fill planes, but they don’t want to make it too easy. Because airfares are in a constant state of flux, finding cheap airline tickets takes timing
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FCC to propose bill shock regulations that rein in mobile fees

“Bill shock” regulations to protect consumers from being burned by surprise mobile phone charges are being proposed by the Federal Communications Commission. Mobile users have been ambushed for years by surprise charges, but the issue came to the forefront last month when Verizon, under FCC pressure, agreed to refund customers about $50 million for bogus
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Shop online for Black Friday 2010 deals

Black Friday 2010 is just around the corner, and people are gearing up fast for the busiest shopping day of the year. It’s pure madness around this time of year, with long lines and cranky shoppers rushing to get their hands on the limited-supply of door-buster deals. But is all the hassle necessary? Can you
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100-Calorie packs diet | An expensive way to cost yourself a diet

If you’re trying to lose weight or get healthy, the 100-calorie packs diet may seem like a great way to go. The 100-calorie packs diet is relatively simple — limit your food intake to the 100 calorie packs commercially available. Scientific study, however, shows that the 100-calorie packs actually encourage overeating and are very expensive.

The best and worst organic grocery buys

Organic produce can be very expensive. With recent reports showing that groceries are getting even more expensive, many are wondering whether organic produce is worth the cost. U.S. Department of Agriculture tests show that some produce is worth it and some not so much. Understanding the cost of organic There are several different organic certifications
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7 easy ways to qualify for 2011 Energy Tax Credits

In 2009 and 2010, taxpayers could qualify for up to $1,500 for making home updates. The Energy Tax Credits for 2011, however, are being significantly reduced. Most homeowners can still qualify for up to $500 in energy tax credits, which can reduce the sting of home update costs. Basics of Energy Tax Credits The Energy
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Consumer spending report shows improved savings rate

Each month, the federal government releases a report on consumer saving and spending rates. These two rates are seen as indicators of consumer sentiment and economic growth. The January spending report is also being seen as a referendum on the payroll tax cut. January personal income The United States Commerce Department’s monthly report on personal

Best supplements for immunity | Staying healthy for less

In cold and flu season, the best supplements for immunity seem like a great way to spend money. The U.S. supplement market is worth $6.1 billion, and a single supplement bottle could run you $20 or more. While the benefits of supplements run the gamut, there are some basics that can get you the best
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Walmart combats lower sales with coupons and samples

Walmart, the world’s leading box store, has been steadily losing customers in the United States. To lure shopper back, the store is using heavy coupon promotions and free samples on its website. US sales on the decline Though it is the largest retailer worldwide, Walmart’s revenue has been on the decline in the U.S. for
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Gear yourself up for Bike To Work Week

Quick, how can you start to get in shape and save yourself $50 in just a week? Bike To Work Week. Bike To Work Month is May, and Bike To Work Week this year is May 17-21. Biking to work may seem like a crazy idea, but if you sit down to do the math,

Omaha Steaks | Expensive mail-order quality can be had at home

It’s the holiday season, and foodies around the world are starting to receive Omaha Steaks. These mail-order steaks are incredibly popular — and incredibly expensive. You can get the dry-aged quality of Omaha Steaks at home, with just a day or two’s wait. Omaha Steaks on order for the holidays The majority of Omaha Steaks
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The clock is ticking on tax deductible donations for 2010

‘Tis the season for tax deductible donations. A few weeks remain to shave a few dollars from your tax liability and spread a little holiday goodwill, if you follow IRS rules about donating to charities. After taking a hit during the recession, charitable contributions increased in 2010, which is being taken as a sign of