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My $27 Mistake

By on Feb 10, 2014 in Saving Money | 20 comments

On Saturday afternoon I decided to go run some errands and when I opened my car door I noticed that an audio book that I had in a nook below my car stereo was laying on my passenger seat. I thought to myself, ‘that is strange?’ Then I noticed that my glove box was open as well as my center console; I had been robbed. I looked around the car but there was...

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How to Save Money on Your Electric Bill

By on Dec 22, 2013 in Saving Money | 4 comments

If you are trying to save money, reducing your electricity bill can be a huge help. For some people, their electricity payment can be almost as much as a house payment. If this is you, have no fear. I have ten ways that you can save money on your electricity bill that will help you get on the right track with your finances. 1. Turn off your lights when you are not...

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Home Improvement Tips that Will Save You Money

By on Dec 20, 2013 in Real Estate, Saving Money | 0 comments

In the world of home improvement, not all upgrades are created equal. While there are plenty of ways to enhance your home’s appeal for your personal enjoyment, there are even more ways to make improvements so you can save money. From quick, easy fixes to more elaborate changes that require a larger investment, all of the following ideas will save you money on your...

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Negotiation Tactics That will Help you get a Better Deal

Negotiation Tactics That will Help you get a Better Deal

By on Nov 4, 2013 in Saving Money, Shopping | 7 comments

Please join me in welcoming Jen as she is the new Staff writer for Well Kept Wallet! Whether it’s about saving money by getting the best deal, making more money by asking for a raise, or simply trying to decide which movie to see, negotiation is a reality of our everyday life. But if this is the case, why do so many people shy away from negotiating for the best...

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6 Back-To-School Items to Buy at the Thrift Store

By on Aug 14, 2013 in Saving Money | 2 comments

Before I get to my tips, I want to thank Deacon for giving me the opportunity to do a bi-monthly post for Well Kept Wallet. The idea behind my articles is to offer some money-saving tips and related coupons, many of which are out-of-the-box, to help you make your monthly paycheck go as far as possible. I have been helping families save money since 2001 through my...

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Save Money With a Refillable K-Cup for Your Keurig

By on Apr 19, 2013 in Frugal, Saving Money | 7 comments

I drink coffee almost every day and it can be an expensive habit. If you own a Keurig, which is a single cup coffee maker, then you know how pricey it can be for just one cup of coffee. I was at a Starbucks yesterday and a 12 pack of Pikes Place K-cups was $11.95 which comes out to about $1 per cup of coffee. Although you can buy other brands of K-cups that are...

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