Best Buys on School/Office Supplies

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Frequently, the best buys on computers, electronic equipment and school/office supplies are during the back-to-school sales.  If you’re looking to organize your files and stock up on items this may be a good time to buy.

Need new makeup brushes?

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Need new make up brushes?  Try an art supply store for quality brushes that could be less expensive and might have a coupon for.

Making Changes to Provider Plans

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Be nice.  Be firm.  If you need to make changes to your credit card, cell phone or television provider plans.  Call your vendor to see if they will meet or beat the price.  Most companies are willing to work with customer as not to lose you.

Home Decor

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Buy new lamps, pillows and other accessories that can be used in two different rooms. Rearrange them to get a new fresh look without spending anything extra.

Tips for Grocery Shopping After Work

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You need to stop by the grocery store on your way home from work.  Are you hungry, tired, rushed or feeling blah after a busy day?  If yes is the answer put yourself on high alert.  These tips could help you get out with minimal damage: Make a quick list Go to a familiar store Head directly to the items Don’t take a cart or basket Ignore the voice inside…get what you need and get home

Thank You Notes

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Although saying thank you by email is becoming common, mailing a thank you note is worth the effort. It makes a more positive lasting impression. Stock up on thank you notes when on sale . Have children 0-18 years send thank you notes and began the habit early.

Renting vs. Buying

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Is your child the next Beethoven? Or child prodigy?  Before buying that brand new instrument, check out the cost of renting vs. buying.

Insurance Inventory

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Have you completed an insurance inventory lately?  Have you asked about discounts related to smoke detectors, burglar alarms with city permits, fire extinguishers in the home or deadbolt locks?  Even 5% discount would add up.

Holiday Gift Planning

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Do you hear it? The holidays are fast approaching. Fall candy will be on the shelves soon. Now is the time to start planning and making your list and checking it twice. Make a list of people you plan to give gifts to, amount of money you want to spend and begin going through catalogs, shopping online and watching for sales throughout the season.

Design on a Dime

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Have a young person moving out, whether it be on their own or off to college, that needs kitchen or dining room chairs? (or table?)  buy mismatched used chairs and paint all one color to provide a unified look.