Tag: budget living

Save Up 2010 Recap

Save Up 2010 was a convention attended by 30 Savings.com Dealpros in an effort to network and learn new techniques and strategies in marketing, SEO and, of course, saving money. The event kicked off on November 11th with a welcome dinner at Gino’s East, which was a great opportunity for all participants to make initial introductions and get inspired for two days of interactive learning.

November 12 featured an inspiring and heartfelt presentation from Coupon Mom, Stephanie Nelson, as well as an SEO session directed by Marc Flemming and an interactive creativity

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Savings.com: Do Good Men’s Shoes Equal Higher Social Status?

Purchasing a pair of shoes is a thought provoking endeavor that many men find a chore, not worthy of the energy expended. The wearer must choose which fashion compliments his personal style of dress and unsatisfactory shoes cannot be altered after a couple of wears. Furthermore, great shoes have long been synonymous with expensive and most men would rather spend their money on something else. However, a good pair of shoes can actually save you money over time. You will certainly have to replace the soles one day, but with the proper upkeep quality footwear can last years or even decades.

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Father’s Day on a Budget – Make It Personal

Don’t let a low bank account get you down this Father’s Day. There are plenty of thoughtful gift alternatives that can show dad you care without spending a lot of money. The good thing about holidays such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day is that the quality of the gift comes more from the amount of thought you put into it rather than the amount of money you spend.

One of the best ways to make dad feel loved and appreciated is to think about what he likes to do with his free time then find a way to either enjoy it with him or give a gift that will help him enjoy his free time more. Be creative. If you don’t have money to purchase dad tickets to a sporting event, spend a couple hours bargain shopping for sports clothing and memorabilia. If you can’t afford that new tech toy dad’s been talking about, purchase him a subscription to a gadget magazine, or buy him an accessory to one of his current toys instead.

The most important thing to remember is that the best gift decision comes from within, only you have the power to make it

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Renting and Buying Movies on a Budget

Giovanni Sades / FreeDigitalPhotos.netLet’s be honest, not all movies are worth seeing in the theater or purchasing on video. Many factors determine whether or not a person enjoys a particular movie and everyone’s opinion and perspective differs. Sometimes the plot line leaves something to be desired, the acting is below par, or maybe you just don’t find the movie captivating. One thing is almost certain, you will not like every movie you watch. Conscious shoppers have learned to watch or rent any movie before deciding to purchase it.

Renting and Borrowing

-Join Netflix

As of this writing, you can rent unlimited movies without any late fees or shipping costs for less than $10 a month. In addition, you will have access to thousands of movies instantly from any computer with an Internet connection.

-Public Libraries

Libraries and Universities often offer free movie rentals to their members. Take advantage of them.

-Start a Movie Club

Share movies with your friends. Develop a checkout system and keep track of who has what. Organization is essential in making a movie club successful. If you don’t trust

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Dating On A Budget: Keeping Your Mate Interested Year Round – PART 2

dating2It’s a proven fact that the lower a person’s self-esteem, the less likely they are to find and keep an intimate partner. As well, recent studies have sited lack of success among the top five reasons associated with low self-esteem. If you ask ten different people to define success, you will get ten different answers, and rightfully so. Success is relative to the person defining it. With this understood, would it be incorrect to say that many associate the size of their bank account with success? How many times have you told yourself that some hot body was out of your league? What was your true motivation for believing that? Only you will ever know. However, regardless of how much money you have, unconditional love can be achieved. Here are a few ideas for having intimate fun while spending less.

Take On A New Hobby Or Skill

Honestly, I can’t think of a better way to learn something while truly getting to

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