How to Shop for a Used Car

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

That’s hard to do if the lemon in question is the 3,500 pound used car you just bought. Here are ways to avoid having a sour experience when buying a used car: Know where to buy. Probably the best place to buy a used car is from a new car dealership. These are mostly late model cars that new car buyers have traded in. These are the cream of the used car crop, and are priced accordingly. Tips for buying used cars.”

Meet a Frugal Girl Reader | Jody S.

The Frugal Girl

I decided that I was not going to be late for my first job and that I needed a new car. I didn’t find a reliable used car. I just wanted a car that worked every time I turned the key in the ignition. Today, we get to meet Jody S.,

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Free $30 Walmart Gift Card for Trading in Old Car Seat

For the Mommas

Free $30 Walmart Gift Card for Trading in Old Car Seat. Did you know that car seats expire? If your car seat has expired or your kiddo has outgrown the car seat, it is time for a new one! As part of JPMA’s National Baby Safety Month, Walmart has teamed up with TerraCycle to recycle used car seats. Trade in your child’s old car seat for a free $30 Walmart Gift Card during the Walmart Car Seat Recycling Event !

Free $30 Walmart Gift Card for Trading in Old Car Seat {Starts Today!!}

For the Mommas

Free $30 Walmart Gift Card for Trading in Old Car Seat. Did you know that car seats expire? If your car seat has expired or your kiddo has outgrown the car seat, it is time for a new one! As part of JPMA’s National Baby Safety Month, Walmart has teamed up with TerraCycle to recycle used car seats. Trade in your child’s old car seat for a free $30 Walmart Gift Card during the Walmart Car Seat Recycling Event !

Target Semi-Annual Car Seat Trade-In Event

For the Mommas

Target Semi-Annual Car Seat Trade-In Event. If your child is outgrowing his/her car seat, you are in luck. There is a new Target Car Seat Trade-in Event you can take advantage of starting September 3rd. Bring your used car seat to Target from September 3rd through September 13th, and receive a coupon for 20% off a new car seat at Target stores, or at Target.com. Your new car seat purchase must be made by September 14, 2019. .

Target Car Seat Trade-in Program

For the Mommas

Target Car Seat Trade-in Program If your child is outgrowing his/her car seat, you are in luck. There is a new Target Car Seat Trade-in Program you can take advantage of starting April 17th. Bring your used car seat to Target from April 17th through April 22nd, and receive a coupon for 20% off a […]. The post Target Car Seat Trade-in Program appeared first on FTM.

Six Eco-friendly Ways to Save Money for You and Your Family

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

And, when you find yourself in the market for a new (or used) car, don’t worry about spending a little extra for an energy efficient vehicle because it will almost assuredly save money in the long-run by cutting gas consumption. Moreover, restaurants use an exceptional amount of energy and resources in storing and packaging food. Transportation.

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Ugh – We Need to Buy A Car

Saving In Akron

So, the unthinkable happened this weekend – we had not one, but two cars that died. My husband's car was 16 years old. That gives you an idea of how cheap I am when it comes to cars. I hate buying a car, hate owing money on a car, just hate the whole prospect of looking for a car – well, you get the picture. However, with a 16 year old car, it is becoming very expensive to repair, and it's just not worth the money to fix it anymore.

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5 Insurance Issues for Entrepreneurs

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Business Use of Your Home. However, some homeowners policies don’t cover the business use of your home. If your homeowners policy does cover business use, your coverage might be capped at a rather low amount. If you use cars, trucks, vans, or other vehicles as part of your business, you need to make sure that they are properly covered. You can get great rates if you opt to use online life insurance quotes.

Babies R Us Trade In Event: Save 25%

For the Mommas

Thru Saturday, February 21, Babies”R”Us and Toys”R”Us stores nationwide are holding the “Great Trade-In” event, customers have the opportunity to trade-in any used car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards, high chairs, walkers, swings, activity jumpers, bouncers or entertainers in exchange for 25% off the purchase of any new baby item, in any of these product categories, from select manufacturers.

How to Save Money on Baby Costs

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

A lot of the things that you’ll be buying will only be in use for a matter of months so it makes little sense to buy everything brand new if you’re on a budget. Don’t look to buy used car seats though as you can’t be sure of their safety and whether they have previously been involved in an accident. We’re always hearing how expensive it is to bring up a baby but this doesn’t have to be the case.

What Makes a Saver?

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

In order to fit in, you might want to dress the same way your co workers dress or drive a similar quality car or send the kids to that upscale private school. As teenagers, we may be madly saving up for a car. Once baby comes, we might become major spenders on toys, a new home, a bigger car and more. But, in college, I spent my summer earnings – on clothes, on a used car and on school activities.

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Babies R Us Trade In Event: Save 25%

For the Mommas

Thru Saturday, February 21, Babies”R”Us and Toys”R”Us stores nationwide are holding the “Great Trade-In” event, customers have the opportunity to trade-in any used car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards, high chairs, walkers, swings, activity jumpers, bouncers or entertainers in exchange for 25% off the purchase of any new baby item, in any of these product categories, from select manufacturers.

Shannon & Her Husband Paid off $22,000 in 9 Months

Family Balance Sheet

We also continued using debit and credit cards (paid in full multiple times per month) for the convenience of tracking our expenses online. Here’s a tutorial for how to use the Debt Snowball Calculator to get out of debt faster. We had always been a one-car family since we were first married, but our live and work situations changed to where a second car would be a huge help. After we got out of debt, we did pay cash for a used car.

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On The Cheap: Homemade Play Mats

For the Mommas

Use cars, animals or figurines you already have. Homemade Play Mat. I love this idea. It is so hot here that heading outside is the last thing the kids want to do. This idea involves a shower liner (pick one up at the dollar store) and supplies you probably already have. You can make a play mat of your town or a make believe town. Check out there great ideas here and here for making your mat. Photo Credit. You can also make your own Play Doh a nd other fun cheap activities ! _.

Benefit from My Financial Mistakes

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

What a wonderful gift it was, but I wish I had been wiser in using it. Consequently, I overpaid for cars and real estate my entire life and I let others underpay me for my services. We could have bought a house using a zero down VA loan after his service period in the 1970s, but we waited 5 years to buy and paid a full 20% down. I bought new cars. Although my spouse and I have done well financially, there are things I wish I had done differently!

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Babies R Us Trade In Event: Save 25%

For the Mommas

From Friday, August 24 through Sunday, September 16, Babies”R”Us and Toys”R”Us stores nationwide are holding the “Great Trade-In” event, customers have the opportunity to trade-in any used car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards, high chairs, walkers, swings, activity jumpers, bouncers or entertainers in exchange for 25% off the purchase of any new baby item, in any of these product categories, from select manufacturers.

Save Money: Buy These 7 Items Used

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

If you want to save money, one of the best options is to buy used. Not only can buying something second-hand help you save money, but it also reduces the amount of resources that you use. Buying used is one way to increase the sustainability of your life. Before you buy new, consider whether or not you can save money — and the earth — by purchasing the following items used: Electronics. There are many consumer electronics items that you can purchase used.

Teaching Children to Sell Helps Them Excel

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Do you think of sleazy used car salesmen or high pressure tactics used on you by a door to door saleswoman? If your child can see sales techniques he has learned and practiced – being used on himself, he can be more adequately prepared to resist those techniques. What does your mind conjure up when the world salesperson is mentioned? Why in the world would a sane parent want to teach their child sales techniques? Why Teach Your Child To Sell?

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Your Car Insurance Rates Can Be Lower If…

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

I’ve found that one of the most annoying aspects of being a car owner is the insurance. If you use all the safety gadgets. Anti-lock braking systems , airbags, traction control, all these things make your car safer. If your car is safer it’s less likely to swerve off the road, hence the insurance company will go easy on you. So use car pools and public transport when you can, and drive only when you have to – you’ll save a lot on insurance.

6 Ways to Improve Your Marketability

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Do you think of sleazy used car salesmen. More and more, a successful career is about the brand YOU. In a world where lay offs are common, and where employees are expected to change careers regularly, it’s important that you consider yourself as a brand. If you plan to start your own business, then your brand becomes even more important. Thinking of yourself as a brand requires that you take a step back and think about how you are marketing yourself.

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How to Shop for Furniture at Thrift Stores

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Thrift stores are for more than just clothing, and they are great places to find used furniture for cheap. Some people wouldn’t be caught dead going into a thrift store, but they are often nice, clean stores where you can find great, gently used items at great prices. Using thrift stores to find used furniture is a great idea for college students (living in apartments and rental houses) and young professionals/couples who want furniture but who do not want to spend a lot of money.

11 Ways To Make Personal Travel More Sustainable And Less Polluting

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Unless you live, work, and play in your own neighborhood and never venture outside of it, chances are you own a car or a truck. Most American and Canadian adults own or have access to their own vehicle and use it by themselves on a regular basis. You can pick up a good used bike for under $100 and stop paying for gasoline and emitting noxious gases. Most major cities now have bike rentals available by the hour, which sure beats renting a car for the day.

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Toys “R” Us Trade-In Event | August 2012

Saving Cents With Sense

Right now customers can trade in their used car seats, bassinets, strollers, travel systems, play yards, high chairs, walkers, swings, activity jumpers, bouncers or entertainers and receive 25% off the purchase of any new baby item, in any of these product categories, from select manufacturers. Visit Toys “R” Us or Babies “R” Us now to trade in your used items in exchange for 25% off brands like Chicco, Evenflo, Gracco and more.

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Get Your Car Summer Ready & Save on Pennzoil at Walmart.com

For the Mommas

Get Your Car Summer Ready & Save on Pennzoil at Walmart.com. Get Your Car Summer Ready and save some money by doing a DIY oil change. Based on your car’s needs and the number of miles, one of these two oils is right for you. Use if < than 75,000 miles). High Mileage: Perfect for the vehicle with over 75,000 miles as it helps to reduce leaks and oil consumption in a well-used car. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc.

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4 Financial Lessons Your Parents Forgot to Teach You

Saving Cents With Sense

Car Buying. If you live outside of a major metropolitan area, chances are you need a car. Cars represent a significant chunk of your budget, with car payments, repairs, maintenance, insurance, and gas. As tempted as you are to jump into an expensive, new car to celebrate that high paying job you just got, consider going with a used or a certified pre-owned car. You avoid a large chunk of deprecation if you purchase used.

Carnival of Personal Finance #384 – Time for a Laugh Edition

Prairie Eco-Thrifter

Editors Picks: Big Cajun Man from THE Canadian Personal Finance Site shares 10 Phrases I have Used to Save Money. Really, we should all carry a cue card in a our wallet that we can just whip out and use anytime we have an opportunity to save money. I know I have used the “I want to cancel my service” a few times and I have ended up saving a ton. People there only have what they use and need and you know what…they are happy!!

Life Has Been A Drag

Work With What You've Got

I woke up at 3:00 AM this morning and just laid in bed and wondered what I am supposed to do if they total my car* I wish I had something less moody and sad to share, but that’s where I’m at, kids. When they total your car they give you a check for what the car is “worth”. For instance, my car was “worth” about $3000. But the money they will give me will pay for at best, a semi-reliable used car with a lot of miles on it. Just a couple quick pics today.

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Babies R Us Trade-In Event | Save 25% On New Car Seats, Strollers & More

Saving With Shellie

Bring in a used car seat, stroller, high chair, play yard or other participating item and receive 25% off a new one ! I am on several mom’s Facebook groups and people are always trying to find a way to recycle or get rid of their old car seats. Offer to recycle someone’s old car seat for them. Babies R Us is having their big Trade-In Event again right now.

Hot Wheels Carcade Action Set | Save $40 + Free Shipping!

Saving Everyday

This Hot Wheels cars and racetrack set allows your kids to exercise, master and dominate high-speed moves using their cars like pinballs. Practice, master and dominate high-speed moves using cars like pinballs. Hot Wheels cars and racetrack set can be played with one to two players. Hot Wheels track comes with one die-cast car. Amazon has dropped the price on the Hot Wheels Carcade Action Set from $99.99 to just $59.97 with FREE shipping!

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