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The Ridiculous Concept Of Dealer Invoice Price

January 7th, 2009 · No Comments

How many of you have a friend or relative who claims to have a bought a new car right at the dealer’s invoice or very close to it?  Well, let me tell you.  First of all, almost no one should ever buy a new car but that will be covered in another post.  Second, I […]

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Tags: Cars · Money

Save money: buy coupons on eBay

April 25th, 2007 · No Comments

Quick tip: Recently a home improvement project required me to buy an item from one of the big box retailers (for secrets about these retailers read my popular post about them.) I had seen thousands of coupons on eBay before, but had never purchased one. The part for my project cost $150 so I bought […]

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How My Friend Took Home Depot To The Bank

April 17th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Let me begin this article by saying he did nothing illegal, immoral or unfair to Home Depot or its customers. My friend Rich worked at Home Depot for over three years as a cashier. Over time he was able learn quite a great deal about sales, inventories, seasonal items and most importantly clearance items. I […]

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Savings I Have Received Just By Asking

April 17th, 2007 · No Comments

Just ask. Two words and great advice. You don’t have to be a high-pressure pitchman, a bullheaded jerk or a confrontational customer with a business or seller just to get a discount or items for free. Here’s what I have done recently to get items for free or significantly discounted. Called my bank and asked […]

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Why USAA Is The Greatest Bank Ever

April 11th, 2007 · 10 Comments

My dad was in the Army Reserves for a little more than a decade and at one point he and my mom made a smart financial decision. They joined USAA, the greatest financial institution on the planet. Assuming you can meet their somewhat strict requirements here, namely active military status or parents who are USAA […]

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