Monthly Archives: May 2016

Important Website for Weather Alerts and Product Recalls

A few years ago I signed up for free adverse weather alerts from emergencymail.org so I can be ready for hurricanes and the infamous NJ “pre-Halloween” storms. It’s a great site – and for more than just weather.  Plus, you … Continue reading

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I Read an Interesting Article on Super Savers

“Super Savers” are those who put away far more money into their retirement accounts than the national average for a person their age.  I, however, am a super saver – seeking out the best ways to get my money’s worth … Continue reading

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TD Bank tells customers to ‘keep the change’

I just got some bad news… TD Bank is permanently shuttering their Penny Arcades.  For years it’s been a convenient (and fun) way to deposit large amounts of pocket change.  You’d pour the coins into the sorter and it calculates the … Continue reading

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1918-D Buffalo Nickel

One of my many hobbies is metal detecting.  That’s where you use a handheld electrical instrument to detect metal objects in the ground (coins, military buttons, colonial artifacts, gold nuggets, etc.). Unfortunately, thanks to my day job, racing, other hobbies, … Continue reading

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Cashing in on used books

If you’re an avid reader like my girlfriend and I are you likely face the same 2 issues as us: What to do with all the books now that we’re done with them (especially if space is at a premium … Continue reading

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Buying in advance to save for the future

I’ve been drag racing since my sophomore year in college.  Back then you could take any car off the street, compete, and keep your costs relatively low. But today people are putting more and more money into their vehicles and … Continue reading

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Boaty McBoatface

(This post doesn’t have anything to do with saving money or stretching a dollar, but I have seriously enjoyed following this story since it broke here in the colonies last month.  Today’s NY Times has a great follow-up article) Recently, … Continue reading

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Star Wars Day – May the Fourth Be With You

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Volunteering: Getting Into Great Events For Cheap

Ever been interested in attending an event but wasn’t sure the cost would be worth it?  Maybe it cost too much.  Or maybe you were going for the first time but don’t like travelling alone and didn’t have anybody to … Continue reading

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