It is hard to stop wanting stuff when your paycheck runs out, so why not join your local Freecycle Network and see what other people in your community are giving away? Freecyclers trade stuff, keeping items out of landfills. There are 4,670 groups with 6,327,042 members across the globe, according to Freecycle’s Web site. Each network is a Yahoo! group based on geography so you
Name: Tom Location: Van Nuys, CA Problem: “I was a Care giver for my aunt (live-in) since 1991 also for my dad (her brother),” Tom writes. “I gave up all outside interests to make them a priority. They both passed and I inherited the house. Because I wasn’t a son or grandson, the taxes went from $600 year to $7,200. ” Now Tom can’t pay
Within the past week both my step-father and my brother-in-law fixed broken appliances on their own. In normal times, I’m betting they would have called up a repairman to take care of it. But these days, money is shorter than time. Luckily, there are many online resources that make DIY work a cinch. Fixya.com is a site that provides tech support, manuals and trouble shooting
Get 40% off one regular-priced item and 25% off frames at Michael’s through Jan. 31. Print the coupons here. Some caveats. Get a $25 restaurant gift certificate for $3 with promo code SUPER on Restaurant.com. Expires Jan. 31, 2009. Read the redemption rules carefully before purchasing. Macy’s rolled out an online Valentine’s-themed coupon today. Get free shipping and 10% off a watch or jewelry purchase
Sponges are money suckers, but you already know that. Within a month of unwrapping one, they begin to disintegrate into the sink. And that’s only if the moldy smell has not forced you to toss them. Hubby and I tried to prolong the lives of our sponges by soaking them in a mild bleach solution. With days the smell had returned. We stuck them in
Name: Rick Location: Calabasas Hills Problem: Rick wants to refinance his existing mortgage. “Two times I have used Priceline.com and have named my own prices and fees,” Rick says. “Priceline does not have this service anymore. They have refinancing but not name your own. Do you know of any sites (that do)? I have an 803 credit score and want a 15 year mortgage.” Solution:
I discovered yesterday that Kinko’s gives out free colored paper, but I am so used to jumping through hoops to get a freebie that I could scarcely believe the paper’s price tag was $0. It started when I decided to make flyers for Niconail. I called my local Kinko’s – now called FedEx Office – to check if they were open on MLK day.