Money-Saving Tips & Recommendations

Miscellaneous

Two Easy Ways to Earn Some Extra Cash

Times are tough and the economy is tight. Most hard working people are finding it difficult to meet their financial obligations let alone set aside funds for a special project, vacation, or other extras. At Shopping-Bargains.com, we understand this dilemma. Not only do we try to offer you the best deals we can find on…

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Five Tips for Buying Gift Cards and Gift Certificates Online

Buying and sending gift cards and gift certificates online is very popular. Digital gift certificates can be sent via email and provide quite convenient gifting opportunities for both the sender and the recipient. Furthermore, emailing gift certificates make them easy and extremely quick last minute gifts. With these thoughts in mind, there are a few…

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My Visit to Computer Geeks (Geeks.com)

A few weeks ago in October I had the privilege of going to Oceanside, California and visiting the headquarters of Computer Geeks, also known as Geeks.com (pictured on left with me standing in front). I was very impressed with their facility, staff, warehouse and operations. In addition to offering some amazing prices on computers, electronics…

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It's Veterans Day, Not Veteran's Day or Veterans' Day

Yesterday we posted an Eddie Bauer promotion for a “Veteran’s Day Sale.” Earlier today I received the following respectful communication regarding our publication of this promotion: I saw your recent ad for a non-existent holiday. In the United States of America there is no Veteran’s Day (Singular possessive). The day is not the possession of…

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Ten Cannots Quote by William J. H. Boetcker

With money tight and the Presidential election less than a week away, we’ve been hearing a lot about the economy, taxation, government and so forth. Somebody posted a very interesting quote in the comments section on a news site and I wanted to share it with our readers. Although this quote is sometimes wrongly attributed…

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Couple's Guide to Choosing a Wedding Band

We recently added a new online jewelry store named Apples of Gold Jewelry to our directory at Shopping-Bargains.com. This week one of their marketing managers sent me the following helpful information for couples to use when choosing wedding bands. I wish I had known all this — especially the parts about metals — when my…

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Advice for Teaching Reading to Children – Part I

Today I was talking with an employee at ClickN Kids, the makers of ClickN READ Phonics and ClickN SPELL educational software, and she gave me some interesting information about teaching children to read. I was also given permission to share this information with our readers and I plan to post much of it in several…

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U.S. Income Taxation Explained with Beer (Analogy)

I don’t usually paste long quotes into blog posts but this one is difficult to break up without disrupting the flow. In a nutshell, it offers a very simple and somewhat humorous analogy of how the U.S. income tax system works by comparing it to the responses of ten beer-drinking men. Since our Presidential election…

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Owed to a Spell Chequer

One of our readers sent me this funny poem today (author and source unknown). It’s entitled “Owed to a Spell Chequer” and humorously warns of the dangers of accepting all spell check suggestions without using some judgment. I guess all those elementary school spelling lessons were worth it after all. Read and enjoy. Owed to…

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Remembering 9/11

Every anniversary of September 11, 2001 my heart is heavy as I remember the suffering and death that so many Americans personally endured on that day. It is a day we will never forget. On this 7th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks I also think back to how our country was so very united…

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