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Week On The Web: Five Gas Saving Myths

 

 

Five Gas Saving Myths – by Miranda Marquit

With the price of gas at or near an all time high, there are a lot of bogus gas tips out there that actually won’t make a difference in the gas tank.  Two of the biggest gas saving myths is that fuel additives which you add to your tank and special devices you add to your fuel line actually benefit your mileage.  At the NAFA’s 2010 Institute & Expo, Windsor police held a demonstration which released 2 years worth of research and experimentation on fuel boosters and showed that they make little to no difference. The writer of the article “Five Gas Saving Myths”, Marinda Marquit, also points out that filling up your car when its cooler outside and commonly switching out your air filter are some other examples of regularly mistaken gas saving tips.

41 Tips to Bootstrap Your Way to Success – By Dr. Shannon Reece

Here’s a great article for those looking to create or better manage their own company, featuring 41 business owners and their biggest tips for stretching your dollar. Some great marketing ideas for getting the word out about your company include charity raffles, promotional partnerships and startup sales. The use of Google analytics will also come in handy when you are deciding on website names, ads using search engines and more. Marketing though social networking is a detrimental to a lot of businesses, just make sure to think wisely before dropping the cash for Facebook ads etc. There are many other ways, such as creative contests, which will help you spread the word without costing you and arm and a leg.

How to save $1000 – By Tracy on Coupon Shoebox

While some will say that having an emergency fund capable of covering 3 months worth of expenses is best, others claim that stashing away a thousand bucks should suffice for most issues that may pop up. Some tips for collecting cash including going through all of your closets, clothes and other personal items and sell everything you can.  To get the most bang for your buck, try to sell your bulky items through craiglist and your high ticket items, like electronics and designer jeans, through ebay. Some other good tips in this article include cutting all unnecessary subscription services, going on a “spending diet” and of course getting a second part-time job.

 

Honorable Mentions:

7 Smart Wedding Tips From William and Kate – By SmartMoney.com

5 Tips for Eating Well on a Budget – By Purebar

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Week On The Web: Ways To Use Less Gas

Ways to Use Less Gas (That Go Beyond the Obvious) – By Erin Huffstetler

The cost of gas these days has got everyone trying to think of ways to save money. Erin from About.com tells you some ways to stretch your gas tank you may not have thought of before.  Try to avoid using restaurant drive-thrus and talking on the phone to curb wasted gas spent idling. It’s also good to just park farther away rather than wasting time and money circling around the parking lot and you should avoid driving during peak hours all together if possible so you don’t waste gas dealing with traffic.

10 Tips to Save Money on Food – By Tracy at Moneyning

There seems to be an endless amount of ways you can save money on food/cooking once you actually start looking and the baller on a budget in me wants to learn each and every one of them. Limiting portion size can be a quick and easy way to save some cash. You can also use the leftovers for lunch the next day so you avoid spending money on eating out.  Try to keep your fridge organized and clean, this will help you to avoid wasting any food to spoiling and also help you keep a better inventory for coupon cutting. For these tips and more check out the rest of the article.

The Keirsey Temperament Sorter (Personality Quiz) – Kiersey.com

Help understand your own self better by taking this easy yet in-depth personality quiz. The Keirsey Temperament Sorter is one of the most widely used personality instruments in the world and has been featured in multiple best selling books.  Simply answer 70 questions by choosing one of only two options and you’ll be able to tell which of the four temperaments your personality most resembles and read a description. Warning: The initial test is 100% Free but the site will offer more detailed reports for a fee.

 

Honorable Mentions:

Five Common Money Mistakes to Avoid – By Frank at MilkYourMoney.com

First Time Home Buyer Tips and Guide – By Oscar

60 Ways To Make Life Simple Again – Marc and Angel

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Week On the Web: Christmas Cookie Recipes

Christmas Cookie Recipes – By 101cookbooks.com

Check out these creative cookie recipes for some great tips on how to bring some Christmas cheer into the family kitchen this holiday season.  Making your own treats not only can save you money, but should also make a great impression on anyone you share them with.

Nine Traits of the Middle-Class Millionaire – By mymoneyblog.com

Not many millionaires blindly stumble upon their wealth.  This article features nine traits that many ambitious people incorporate into their lives to help them reach that higher level of prosperity.

Gas and Money Saving Tips 1-10 – By Jessie on thepennysaved.com

10 useful tips for helping a gas guzzling beginner save some cash at the gas tank by providing methods to help change both their driving habits and vehicle maintenance routine.

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Gas On A Budget – 3 Keys To Spending Less As Prices Go Up

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Petroleum… a natural resource that literally changed the world of transportation. It has also become to source of our dependance and despise. Once powerless countries are now thriving metropolises because of the value of petroleum and the power that comes with it… and was there really anything we could do about it?  Unless you live in a city where you can get around solely by public transportation… gas can be as important to your costs of living as food and electricity.  I mean how else are you supposed to get to work so you can pay the bills?

 Thus our dependence on oil severely limits our options when it comes to spending money on gas.  I’ve decided to steer clear of the most obvious and perhaps the most difficult changes you could make towards decreasing your need for gas (i.e. carpooling, riding a bike, buying a hybrid/smaller ride etc) and focus on the more practical methods.

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