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  • Cyber Monday 2013: Where you can find the best deals

    Cyber Monday, also known as, the first Monday after the Thanksgiving Holiday, is becoming increasingly popular among consumers and retailers each year. Originally started in 2005 by retail trade group, Cyber Monday is a day many consumers look forward to for great sales and shopping promotions online.

    Since it started in 2005, Cyber Monday has quickly become one of the biggest shopping days of the year for Americans. This year, Cyber Monday is predicted to surpass Black Friday in terms of sales. To help make your online shopping efforts a little bit easier, The Verge has compiled a list of the best deals for this 2013 Cyber Monday. Check them out, here!

    Happy Cyber Shopping! :)

  • 10 Songs Guaranteed to Get You Moving This Month

    Sticking with your New Year’s resolution to get in shape and live a healthier life can be hard. To help motivate you, the internet’s most popular music blog, Run Hundred has put together a playlist of the top 10 songs for working out this January. This playlist is guaranteed to get you moving and give you the much needed “push” we sometimes need!

    Check out Run Hundred’s full Top 10 Playlist for January below:

  • Heath Care Deals: 3 Alternatives to Pain Medication

    Americans love their pills too much.

    The next time you feel aches and pains, think natural. Your body will thank you.

    Here are our top 3 recommendations:


    While yoga is not an immediate fix for unexpected pain like headaches or pulled muscles, it has been shown to be very beneficial for people who suffer from chronic pain. It provides a gentle opportunity for movement without putting undue stress on sensitive joints. Yoga can also help realign poor posture and release muscle tension, which are two known factors in chronic pain.

    It may take a week or two before the effects of doing yoga are fully visible, but adding yoga to a daily exercise routine can help to lessen chronic pain and prevent future flare-ups. People who regularly practice yoga may find themselves suffering from fewer headaches and less back and neck pain than beforehand. Pain is often exacerbated by the presence of mental and physical stress, so using yoga to relieve that stress can greatly reduce the pain as well.

  • 10 Things That Waste Your Money

    1. Holding onto gift cards that you will never use
    Holding on to gift cards with the intent of using them one day is a thing of the past. Now you can sell these cards back for cash that you will use! Sell your gift cards online and your check will arrive in the mail.
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    2. Topping off at the gas station
    That 39.00 looks a lot better on your credit card statement than 38.36, but filling up that extra few cents at the gas station is not giving you any extra benefit. The Environmental Protection Agency states that extra bit of gas either get sucked back into the storage tanks, or evaporating it in the vapor collection system, causing your car to burn more fuel.

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    3. Not keeping up with home maintenance
    Blowing off you home maintenance will make you have to spend more money than than if you took the time to upkeep your house. Failing to drain the water heater or not sealing your deck might allow you to save time and money in the present however, you will have an even bigger bill when you have to make extra repairs or replacements due to the neglect.

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    4. Using disposable products
    When you use disposable products you might as well just throw away cash. The convenience is undeniable but you can save up to $300 per year by cutting out paper towel usage. Making a smarter decision to purchase dish rags and reusable storage containers will save you in the long run.

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    5. Buying brand name goods
    Many times when you buy name brand products you are paying for the packaging and brand image. When you are looking at food products, compare the ingredients of the generic with the brand name to see if you are getting a better product. If you are buying something that will be disposed of quickly try spending the least amount possible.

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    6. Credit card interest
    Make sure you have the money to pay off your credit card bill at the end of the month. The only thing worse than buying something you can’t afford is buying something you can’t afford and then tack on a huge amount of interest. So make sure what you are spending money on is actually worth the extra money if you are planning to charge it.

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    7. Unused gym memberships
    According an article on Organlive 4 out of 5 Americans who have a gym membership are not using it. New Years comes around and the gym livens up for a week or two but afterwards you are stuck paying a monthly bill that is useless. Before you make a commitment at a gym make sure you are already practicing daily activity otherwise paying that monthly bill will not push you to start.

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    8. Extra Utilities
    The energy bill is high in the winter due to the cold temperatures outside. It is high in the summer because you have to have the air conditioning on. Doing simple insulation fixes could improve your electric bill drastically. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, drafts can increase your energy costs from 5 to 30%. Be sure to check around doors, electrical outlets, cable lines, and window frames for outdoor air.
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    9. Eating too much meat
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans spend almost $800 a year on meat, over 20% of their grocery bill. Vegetables and legumes should be the main course of your meal. Not only will your health improve but you will find yourself with a ton of extra cash.
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    10. Excessive grass cutting (bold)
    An easy way to save money is to lengthen the level you cut your grass. The shorter the blades, the more work you have to do to keep it looking good. If you keep your grass at 1 inch you will have to mow it once a week; however, if you keep your grass at 3 inches, you will find yourself outside mowing only twice a month. Also be sure to keep your mowing blade sharp to get the most out of each mow.
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