Podcast Episode 13 – 3 Websites to Consider Before Buying Anything Online

Never trust the manufacturer to offer you the lowest price for a product. Whenever you purchase anything online, but sure to check out the three websites mentioned in this episode.

Cheap Chucky Podcast Episode #13 – 3 Websites to Consider Before Buying Anything Online

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Podcast Episode 12 – Don’t Pay For Essential Computer Software

You don’t have to pay to get any of the essential computer software you’ll need to keep your computer running smoothly. In this episode, I’ll tell you about five essential programs you can download for FREE!

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Podcast Episode 11 – I’m Baaaack!

I know, I know. I’ve been gone for a while, but I’m going to do my best to focus more on the website and start producing more of the money-saving content you crave.

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3 Tips to Avoid Getting Screwed When Buying a Car

Car SalesmanI wouldn’t say I’m skilled at negotiating, so I’m not going to tell you that you that by reading this, you will get the best possible deal on a car purchase. What I will tell you is that if you go in armed with the information below, you can avoid getting screwed by the dealership selling the vehicle. Just remember these three important things and you can buy a new car with confidence. Continue reading

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Make Your Own Baby Food

Homemade Banana Baby Food

First of all, I’d like to apologize for my extraordinarily long hiatus. Over the last six months I have been very busy but I plan to post more going forth.

One of the reasons for my absence is my wife recently had our third child (thank you, thank you). Now that we have three kids saving money is more important than ever. One of the things we decided to do with this baby is make our own baby food. You’d be surprised how simple it really is. Continue reading

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You’re Not Alone

StressedI’m going to assume that if you’re reading this blog, you struggle from time to time with managing your finances. You probably find it hard to pay bills or put food on the table due to a low income or because you’re unable to pay off your excessive debt. Either way, no matter what your financial detriment, it’s tough to deal with. Believe me, I know.

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The “I’m Already Here” Mentality

Time is MoneyHow much is your time worth? If you tend to believe time is money, I bet you have the “I’m already here” (IAH) mentality. So what exactly is the IAH mentality?

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10 MORE Quirky Ways to Save Money

Saving money isn’t always fun. Sometimes it’s just… necessary. My goal with this post is to pump some fun back into managing your finances. Now site back, relax, and enjoy this second installment of quirky money-saving tips.

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Sleight of InvisibleHand

InvisibleHandI recently came across my new favorite money-saving resource. In my opinion, it’s best described as a frugal bodyguard aimed to pounce at every poor spending decision. This savior of saving is called, InvisibleHand.

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Hit Up Your Employer For Savings

Most people perceive employment as no more than a way to make money. It is a lesser known fact that many employers offer their employees lots of ways to save money as well even beyond the typical 401K.

Below is a list of many of the ways companies are aiding their employers in regards to saving money.

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5 Money-Saving Tips From MythBusters

MythBustersI don’t know about you, but I love the show, MythBusters (and I miss it dearly now that I don’t have cable). You can learn an awful lot about science on that show. If you watch the right episodes, you can also learn about how to save money.

I was able to come up with 5 frugal-minded myths which were tested on MythBusters. Most of them are related to fuel economy, but I thought they were all worth noting. Read on to find out more about those myths.

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Stay In Shape For Less

It’s not easy to get in shape. It’s not cheap either! I once considered joining a gym. I went to the gym (which shall remain nameless), took the tour, and then sat down with the sales rep to discuss pricing. I was hoping this would be one of those “wow, it costs less than I though to have a gym membership” moments. Alas, I was wrong.

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Save Money By NOT Canceling Cable

I recently decided it was time to cancel my cable TV subscription. I did this for two reasons:

  1. Canceling cable TV is obviously monetarily beneficial, as we were paying over $50 per month.
  2. My kids were just too glued to that TV.  They were getting a little too used to shows like Adventure Time and Johnny Test which I would hardly call “kids shows.”

An interesting thing happened when I called to cancel my subscription. The cable TV provider obviously does not like to see customers cancel subscriptions, so in order to keep my business, they offered me all sorts of lucrative deals including a big percentage discount for the next six months if I retain my subscription!

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3 Tips To Save Money On Travel Expenses When Not Bundling

In a few day, I will be traveling to New Jersey to enjoy a family vacation and to do some fist pumping with Snooki (ok, maybe not the fist pumping with Snooki part). As you can imagine, I didn’t just settle for the first travel fares I came across – I did my research to find the lowest price.

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Sex Is Not Free

Recently, my wife and I found out we will be having another baby! That’s number three for us. This is great news for us, but accidental pregnancies happen all the time. Almost all of them are followed by mental, physical, and definitely financial hardships.

When you think about all the expenses tied into having a baby, it really adds up. Diapers, formula, baby food, clothing, doctors visits, and toys are all very expensive. If you ask me, if you’re not ready to have a baby, the purchase of that box of condoms is well worth the money spent compared to the money you could be spending raising a child (unless you’re having as much sex as Gene Simmons used to, in which case you’d have quite a large condom expense).

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