Hey everybody, I apologize for not posting in a couple days, I've been busy with a lot of schoolwork. Soon I am going to release a regular schedule for my posts. Today (This morning's) tip is all about selling online, and freeing up space in your house. First of all, if your house is cramped with a lot of things, it makes it more difficult to be able to tell whether you need to buy something or not. I have had relatives with messy houses, and they ended up having to buy things like school supplies several more times than they needed to, because they couldn't tell what they actually owned and what they had to buy. It would be a good idea to look for excess things around the house, that might be of some value, and that never get used. These items could then be sold on Ebay, which is great for making money. I personally recently began selling, and it's a lot of fun. Used, and sometimes even broken household things can end up being worth something to somebody. I have seen several phones that were broken sell for a decent amount of money. There are a few needed to know tips about selling on ebay though. First of all, it's best to list an item very cheaply if its a high-end, high demand product, such as an iphone. This is because, it will put your item way up on the list in order of price for visibility, and also bring out the competitiveness in bidders in reaching an affordable price for themselves, although the competition usually results in a better price for you, the seller. A good idea before listing a price, is to look around on the site at similar products,and see what they started at and sold for, and how the seller described the item. Also, the length of the listing can also be significant, because sometimes high end products are better with shorter times; buyers like to look for the auctions ending soonest, and this will once again help in sitting higher on the list. These tips will hopefully help you guys, and best of luck selling those unused valuables sitting around! Check back in a couple days for my next tip!! Because finals are coming up :;
Tonight is the night of all money saving nights. For electronics anyway. Tonight, at any store, wild deals are going on with TV's and Tablets, cameras, and much more. It might be worth the several hour wait outside the store, I'm not really sure, but one will be able to save as much as $300 or $400 on a single item like a 42 inch TV! Here are some wild deals going on at different stores:
and here are tons of promo coupons for black friday!
- A Frugal Friend
Hey everybody, I'm sorry I haven't been posting lately, I recently arrived home from college for Thanksgiving break and I've been pretty busy. Today's tip is all about movies! To get the best and cheapest movie experience at the theatres, it is best to avoid buying food/drinks, because they are extremely expensive at the theaters. A simple bag of popcorn can be up to $7 alone! Next, try to clip out coupons from entertainment books, because they often have coupons that can save up to $2 per person, and if several are used up to $10 could be saved, depending on how many people arrive! Also, where I live, there is a theatre called University mall theatres, at which you can buy tickets for just $4! This is huge savings from seeing it at regular theatres like Regal Cinemas or Hoffman, etc. On Tuesdays, tickets are just $2 per person, which is a great steal for being able to see a much anticipated movie on the big screen. Happy watching!
Hey guys, today's post is about clothes! There are great, affordable clothing stores out there to buy from, including Ross. Their motto is Dress for Less, and its basically true; it's a great store to search for clothes that are decent, for a very decent price. I've been there several times, and shoes range from about $20-$40 and nice polo shirts can be found for low prices like $12. With clothing, a good idea might be to only shop for clothes when a new school year rolls around, instead of shopping for clothes periodically throughout the year. Also, if you plan trips and find legitimate reasons for buying clothes, you may be able to prevent some of those impulse splurges. Also, many very affordable clothes can be found at places like yard sales and thrift stores. It may not be the best idea to order clothes straight from online sites, simply because you wont be able to accurately tell if the clothing will be the right size, or look how you want it to look on you. To each their own, but I just figure dealing with shipping might be a hassle. I'm not trying to tell anyone what to do, just help out a little bit with costs. Check back lta
Good morning guys, today I'll be sharing a new website I found, where you simply watch ads to earn real cash! The site is called jingit, and it works like this. The company has its users watch ads, and rewards them with between 5 and 50 cents per ad. Some ads will have surveys that follow, with questions about the products mentioned in the videos. Jingit uses this knowledge to help other companies use better marketing techniques and gain information on the thoughts of consumers. Users on the site can earn up to $5 a week by watching ads, and the company's leading CEO claims that users spend an average of just 22 minutes a day on the site. I'm already at $8.34 and I recently joined. Users must log-in through Facebook and enter a mobile phone number through the site, but this information is not used in any way, besides to send a confirmation code to ensure that the user is a real person. The payment method is a little bit different here, users must sign up for a debit card that Jingit provides through its partner, US Bank. Now it gets a little bit odd; Users must submit an address and social security number. Don't get me wrong, this sounds pretty sketchy. I read a few business articles about Jingit, and it seems like a legitimate company with this new plan to gain revenue through providing marketers with information on how/when/why consumers buy products. There are a few ways to contact the company, and I plan on speaking with a real representative before I submit my social security number. I already sent an email, and Jingit customer service responded, and said they understood my wariness and said they would send me a phone number to speak with a real representative. Besides the information input, the site seems awesome, and there is just a $2 fee to sign up for the debit card. The cash you earn is put directly onto the card, and you are only given fees to pay, if you withdraw cash from an account with it, request a monthly paper statement, or request an account balance inquiry. There is more information on the site about the debit card. This post was a little long, but I hope you guys enjoy this bit of information!
Here is sort of a deal and a tip combined. Tired of trying to sell old books, movies, or CD's and trying to buy new media that you want? I have found a website on which you list the items that you own, and add items you want to a wishlist. Then, you can match up with other people who want what you own, and you want what they own. In this way, it is pretty easy to trade movies or games for new ones like Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim, or Assassin's Creed. You can easily get rid of games or movies you don't want anymore in return for ones that you do want. Check out swap.com!
P.S. - Soon I shall be alternating money saving tips with hot deals or good coupons I find online.
Here is a link to a $10 of a purchase of $25 or more at Macy's:
Check back again!
- Your Frugal Friend
Hey everybody, today is a group of mini in-home tips for the extremely frugal. The world's cheapest family follows these, and I'm really just throwing this out there. In order to save money on water each month, your families could cut down on shower times, by timing five minute showers. Water could be saved through dishwashers too, by using paper plates to eat lunch and dinner on so that less water dish wash cycles are used. When it comes to washing and drying clothes, clothes could be hung out on a clothesline to save on electricity through the dryer cycles. On top of all this, make sure to consistently turn of lights that aren't being used in the house. It seems like little will be saved, but all of this is going to add up each month.
Check back later today for another hot money saving deal!!
- A Frugal Friend
Here is an amazing speaker I ordered a few weeks ago from amazon, (with amazon gift cards of couse) that cost about $20. It's quite compact, plugs into any computer or ipod headphone jack, and has a great amount of sound for its size! It's quite worth it; I've used it frequently to play music out loud in or dorm room. Let's just say its led to a quite a few dance parties.
Check it out here!
Goooooood Mornnnningggg! Today's tip is going to be about credit vs. using money to purchase products. This might sound easy, but everyday there are wealthy families going into debt. Credit cards have many hidden fees that can stack up rather quickly in the space of a month. Don't be deceived by these traps; companies always try to provide incentive to sign up for their cards, with either something like "Free $40 with a new visa!" I see this on sites like Amazon all the time. If I sign up I could be saving money. This is not the case! While it might seem easy to simply pay something with a plastic card, purchases can easily be forgotten and not paid, and suddenly the consumer is sitting on a 20% interest fee on top of the purchase itself. If you don't pay fees on time, the companies can raise interest rates, and leave you with a bad credit score, which is not good for signing on major purchases like cars and houses. Whenever you can, try to buy with cash or debit. The simple act of taking out cash to buy something, makes it a lot more difficult to buy things, because you have to physically hand cash over to someone for what you want. This makes it easier to save money and really think about impulse purchases. No hidden fees, and its easier to track your purchases and keep a tab on the money in your bank account. When buying online, a Paypal account would be best, because it works like an online checking account. Read more about it here:
There's the tip of the day, check back later for another deal of the day!
Hey guys! Today's tip is to buy your products at the store that specializes those products. By this I mean, to buy electronics at electronics stores, clothes at clothing stores, etc. Since these stores specialize in their type of product alone, items will be cheaper than at generic stores such as Target.Target is a very good store, but it is not ideal for buying items like electronics, simply because they don't specialize in things like that so they're more expensive. In this manner, it would be cheaper to buy the videogames at Gamestop, because games like Madden might be priced way down there, while at other stores it could be selling for higher. Too many times have I seen people buy DVD's at warehouses or general stores, for maybe $10 or $20, or a videogame for the same price, when they could be found for less online or in a videogame store for probably half price. Also, there are several good stores that are quite cheap, but are easily neglected or forgotten. Clothing stores like Ross have rather good deals, but it can be difficult sometimes when people tend to frequent those more top of the line stores.
Enjoy that tip for today! Later I will be posting a good deal of the day on something worthwhile so check back again!
- Your Frugal Friend
About the Author
I am a 19 year old teenager and my goal is to maintain a page for teenagers and college students to gain information from in order to save money and make a few extra bucks online. I also just want to share my experiences with spending and help others change their lifestyles.