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2008-11-23

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A blog on how to live on a student budget and other financial matters

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  • Free BJ's Warehouse Club Membership for 60 days
    on Sep 15, 2009 in BJ
    FYI, BJ's is again offering a free 60 day membership. Unfortunately, I don't have one near me, but I'd check it out if I were close to one. I apologize if you arrived here looking for something else, but hopefully you'll still be able to take advan...
  • Free Starbucks on Sundays
    on Aug 27, 2009
    Now this isn't exactly what you think - no free coupons or discounts on this one - but here's a way that I've discovered where you can go to Starbucks and get a free drink (or have it paid for at least).Many a Sundays I've been driving around town an...
  • Best Amazon.com Discount Sale - 90% off for Back To School Shopping
    on Jul 25, 2009
    It's that time of year again - back to school shopping time! A new year means buying more stuff for school, and with everyone's wallets being a little thinner this year, why not take advantage of some of the great deals on Amazon.com? The problem i...
  • Amazon.com Discount Book Search
    on Jul 3, 2009 in books amazon.com
    Here's a little something to help find you some summer reading. I have set up easy links for you to find books at Amazon.com based on % off from the cover price. The system isn't perfect - if you look at some of the books on the list, they aren't d...
  • Money Hacks Carnival
    on Jun 12, 2009
    Thanks to Financial Highway for hosting the Money Hacks Carnival. My article on ShopDiscover was among the many great articles in the carnival. Please go take a look at this carnival if you get the chance.
  • More Cashback with ShopDiscover
    on Jun 7, 2009 in discover card cashback
    For those of you decrying the death of the 5% cashback cards, you may have discovered by now - no pun intended - that Discover Card offers 5% cashback through different categories throughout the year. For example, in March of this year, I purchased...
  • Free BJ's Warehouse Club membership
    on May 17, 2009 in BJ sam's club
    I apologize if you arrived here by mistake as you rapidly clicked the link after reading the first two words. I wrote about the free Sam's Club deal a few months back, and now BJ's is offering a free pass as well. This offer is for a free 60-day pas...
  • Free Sam's Club Membership part 2
    on May 17, 2009
    This is a follow-up to an earlier article about a free membership to Sam's Club. While the first offer may have been a YMMV depending on who you were dealing with, this is a no questions asked one day membership to Sam's Club. Sure, it's only for o...
  • Carnival of Twenty Something Finances - Oscars Edition
    on Feb 23, 2009
    Welcome to the Carnival of Twenty Something Finances - Oscars Edition!There were way too many submissions (over 100) to post here, so I took the liberty of sorting through the pile to find those Oscar-worthy posts.Also, here are some general rules th...
  • Ebates for Rebates
    on Feb 22, 2009
    I just got my check from Ebates in the mail, and I thought it would be an opportune time to remind everyone about the cashback opportunities available through various sites. I've written previously about the programs I use, and in addition, I'
  • $350 in free facebook ads
    on Jan 24, 2009 in facebook
    I'm not one to promote advertising on my website as evidenced by an earlier post. However, I am not against advertising my own site. Now whether that makes me a hypocrite in anyways is an argument we can have another day in some dark alley. But fo
  • Free Sam's Club membership
    on Jan 18, 2009 in sam's club
    Haven't you always had a burning desire to shop at Sam's club, but you never did because you didn't want to pay the membership fee? Me neither. But if you do have a big family or buy a lot of stuff in bulk, here's your chance.Credit
  • Don't be a Sucker for Circuit City while Drinking Your Juice in da Hood
    on Jan 18, 2009 in circuit city liquidation
    Circuit City made the news this weekend since they're going into liquidation, but here's some news that you won't hear too much. Liquidations sales are for suckers. Check out this video.If your attention span is shorter than a chicken
  • Double Cash Back Monday
    on Dec 14, 2008 in cashback
    FYI, it's Double Cash Back Monday at Ebates. For those of you who want to get your Christmas shopping done online, it'll soon be too late to get stuff shipped in on time for Christmas, Hannukah, Kwanza - or any variation on the themes above whi
  • Live Cashback tips
    on Nov 23, 2008 in money eBay Live cashback
    Using Live Search, it has been possible to get cashback on certain products for some time now. Most notably, eBay has offered some very high cash back rates, and they are currently offering 25% cash back on "Buy It Now" items. Now what makes t
  • Discover Student Loans 0% Origination Fees
    on Jul 13, 2008 in Stafford loans
    "Back when I was your age, student loan lenders would provide loans charging no origination fee or guarantor fee!" It looks like that's what we may be telling our children and grandchildren when they choose to go to college.Because of changes in the...
  • Student Loan Lenders
    on Jul 13, 2008 in Stafford loans
    "Back when I was your age, student loan lenders would provide loans charging no origination fee or guarantor fee!" It looks like that's what we may be telling our children and grandchildren when they choose to go to college.Because of chang
  • Back in the USA
    on Jul 29, 2007
    After my summer of adventure and misadventure, I'm finally back to a relatively regular schedule, and hope to write once again. I hadn't checked my email for a few weeks, but I noticed I received a couple of offers for advertisements on my site
  • Costliest mistake
    on Jul 29, 2007
    Most everyone has had a time where they made a mistake that cost them quite a bit financially. I had one this summer on my flight back to the States. Here is the unabridged account.I arrive at my hostel on Wednesday afternoon for my flight that lea...
  • Free lodging
    on May 31, 2007 in travel
    When you are traveling, a great way to keep costs down is to stay with friends who live in the area. Now, the internet has taken this to the next level. Staying with friendly friends of friends or even random strangers - if you're comfortable doi
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