Author Archives: Cheap Like Me

14 - 2018

3 Surefire Ways to Stretch a Limited Household Budget

Even though minimum wage is slowly creeping up, it is not rising at the same rate as inflation and this leaves many households at a serious disadvantage. No, you may not be actually working for minimum wage, but the truth is, every paygrade above minimum is based on that flat rate and so you are left lacking as well. If you are finding it hard, if not impossible, to meet your monthly expenses, there are ways to stretch your budget a bit further than you ever thought possible. Here are just 3 sure-fire ways to stretch even the most limited of household budgets.

9 - 2018

Learn About 3 Best Personal Loan Companies with Best Rates and Terms

You must be checking banks, credit unions, online services of some company, and possibly any other thing to get a personal loan. There are many other options that a person can use to take loans for the business or other things in life, but according to the experts, taking advantage of personal loan is far better than any other option. Why Does Someone Like to Get A Personal Loan?

24 - 2018

Are home warranties a good investment?

As a homeowner, you have to be aware of some of the common expenses that come with owning a house. Of course, there’s mortgage, taxes, utility bills or maybe a homeowners insurance. But there is one more optional thing: a home warranty. So what’s a home warranty good for? Basically, a home warranty can help you reduce the costs to repair or replace something in your house that broke down or something else that doesn’t work properly anymore. Here’s what you need to know in order to find out if home warranties are a waste of money or not:

14 - 2018

Reasonable Ways to Raise Your Credit Score

Having good credit can open many doors for you – doors that take you places. However, with poor credit, these doors close quickly and become fiercely locked. This is frustrating for those with less-than-shining credit who want to improve their financial situation and don’t feel as if they can. Speak to Your Credit Report

22 - 2018

Installing Custom Roman Shades for Your Child’s Room

When it comes to creating the perfect room for your child, you’ve got a host of options for any budget. Here’s a tip: focusing on window coverings will go a long way into providing the ideal space for your child to play, sleep and study in. With the right window treatments, you can improve your child’s space so that they enjoy plenty of natural light for playtime (or enough darkness for sleep time), while still being child-safe. So, what’s the ideal window treatment for your child’s room? Well, for a stylish window covering that provides ideal light control and comes in a variety of vibrant colours, try SelectBlindsCanada and for Quebec residents, visit:

31 - 2017
21 - 2017

Life, Work & Bills: Why Entertainment & Diversions Are Essential To Health

Most people think it was Jack Torrance, played a little too realistically Jack Nicholson in the 1980 horror classic ‘The Shining’, who coined the sinister phrase ‘All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’. However, in actual fact, the proverb has been dated as having roots as far back as the mid 17th century, showing that feeling overworked, overburdened and simply stressed to breaking point have sadly been around for many generations of people. Astonishingly the World Health Organization estimated in February 2017 that around 300 million people worldwide will have suffered a depressive episode during 2015, with the numbers increasing faster than the rate of global population growth. The WHO concluded their report by suggesting that depression was the number one cause of disability, with rates in the Western world increasing most rapidly as healthcare professionals become more open to registering a diagnosis. Just to make things […]

20 - 2017

How Chemical Etching Can Be Eco-Friendly

The process of chemical etching and photoetching is one which is increasingly being employed throughout the manufacturing industry. Suitable for a wide range of different sectors, chemical etching is a truly versatile, effective solution. In part, this is largely down to the fact that it is an incredibly accurate process of manufacturing metal parts and components for business and commercial use. A thorough, considered approach is employed to ensure that each and every end product is high-quality and precise, conforming exactly to the client’s unique requirements.

24 - 2017

The clear advantages of a memory foam mattress over regular bedding materials

Not many people know this but memory foam was first introduced in day to day use within medical facilities. Here, patients with severe problems or in wheelchairs would be given memory foam pillows and mattresses to replace the regular ones. There are many benefits that come with using memory foam instead of regular bedding materials. Different people might want a memory foam mattress for different reasons, but the universally true benefit of memory foam mattresses is that they provide people that lay in a still position for long period of time a way to avoid bed sores and even back or muscle pain. Here are some of the advantages of memory foam and why it can be a great investment for health and personal comfort. Pain relief

7 - 2017

Improve A Business By Using Search Engine Optimization Services

Proper managing a business’ website is perhaps the most important factor which should be taken into account if one desires for his business to be successful. Not only will a website’s design and visibility on popular search engines such as Google will confer it a lot of traffic as well as popularity but having these details in mind, it would be impossible for one no to rake in some profits. Business owners are striving to provide their businesses with the best tools in order to stay on top of their competitors and improve the ways in which their respective businesses will be profitable in the long run. Marketing products on social media and websites is the best way in terms of assuring that a business is successful and owners are switching their attention to Search Engine Optimization firms, some of them being even Google partners.

31 - 2017

You need a pardon? Here’s what you need to know about pardons and how they work in Canada

In Canada, pardons are granted by the Parole Board. For the Parole Board to grant you a pardon, you need to meet certain criteria, but we’ll get to that in a second. Before we go into what you need to do or what you need to have so that you are eligible for sending a pardon application, let’s take a look at what a pardon implies in Canada. In Canada, receiving a pardon is not a form of “wiping” a crime. It is not a form of acknowledging that you have been previously found guilty by error and that you have been convicted wrongfully. Through obtaining a pardon, Canadian citizens have the opportunity of starting over and becoming functioning parts of society once more. Another critical factor about pardons is that they remove the individual’s criminal record from currently active criminal records, thus improving his or hers chances for re-integration.

24 - 2017

Save time by signing documents electronically

Business can be very tedious, depending on what exactly it is that you are doing. There are a lot of things that you have to do and often times you can’t really get on with all your plans because you lack a little something. That little something is probably the most important resource in any domain, and it’s called time. When you’re running out of time you sure wish that you could save some, and there are several ways to do that. If you work in a field where you are required to sign a lot of documents each day, or at least frequently, you might want to try switching to an online signing method.

6 - 2017

Business Owners: How to be Smarter with your Money

The business world is a highly competitive place and one of the most important parts of getting ahead of the rest is to have enough capital to survive. While there’s some truth in the old adage that you need to ‘spend money to make money’, the reality is that if you’re smart with your investments you can develop but also save at the same time. To give you a clearer view of this, what follows are a few examples of how you can improve your operations without breaking the bank.

25 - 2016

Amazing Signup Deals at Betway

With all the stresses of life, it is fun to relax and play some games once in a while.  Financial stresses and concerns are a fact of life, so why not have some fun with something financial also?  I have found that casino games are a great way to relieve stress and even win some money in the process! Betway is one of the most popular online casinos on the Internet. Making the most of signup offers is a great way to make some money playing games at online casinos and Betway has some great deals.

30 - 2016

How To To Be A Successful Stockbroker

Did you just finish watching Wall Street and The Wolf of Wall Street? The lavish life of Jordan Belfort in the latter, must have charmed you in its full glory, right? Stockbroking sounds glamorous just like these Hollywood movies. But, being a stockbroker doesn’t involve that glam and glitz, but it is pretty amazing. It is a very rewarding profession but one doesn’t become rich just in a day. Even if you are a Wall Street enthusiast or an aspiring stockbroker, this article is just for you. – Stockbroking

28 - 2016

What You Need To Know About Online Trading

Technology has changed many fields, but maybe none so much as market trading. Not only can virtually anyone perform online trading of stocks and commodities, but they also have the ability to trade the Forex market, something that was virtually impossible prior to computers. Trading offers an amazing wealth of opportunities. That is undeniable. However, trading always needs to be done with a strategy, with risk management, and with an eye towards what can go wrong so you don’t fall into one of the many trading pits that so many amateur traders fall into. Different Forms Of Online Trading

17 - 2016

Budget Gifts for Your Loved One

Such occasions as Valentine’s Day or birthdays can cause a great deal of consternation, as we look for the perfect gift for our special someone while trying to remain within our assigned budget. There are numerous items that you can save money on by using Kohl’s coupons from, so buying something doesn’t have to ruin your wallet. You can also consult this list of great budget gifts if you are still in the process of searching for the right present: The Gift of Time

4 - 2015


Today I would like to talk for a little bit about a few reasons why, in fact, shopping online is considered to be a cheaper way to buy things than in stores. And although for some people shopping on the web is still pretty new and scary, some of these reasons might help you fight your fear and enjoy bigger savings. So, let’s get to these reasons right now and let’s discuss why online shopping can be lot cheaper. The easier price comparison is surely one of the reasons why shopping online can be considered as cheaper one. And in fact, that is quite true, since then you are on the web it is much easier to find the same product in a few different e-stores. And also find the best price for you too. Moreover, some special online programs can do this type of work for you. So-called ‘shopbots’ will […]

26 - 2015

Differentiate between Good and Bad Debt

Most people have debt of some sort. It does not necessarily mean a problem. The real estate market would be virtually non-existent without mortgages that tend to be long term, up to 30 years, at a rate which reflects the current economic climate. If rates are low it certainly makes sense to look at a fixed rate mortgage as the easiest way to budget. If the rate is flexible then things can obviously change, up and down. The fact that real estate is a good medium to long term investment means that the mortgage is good debt; you will be able to build up an asset as a result. Student debt is probably positive debt as well. Interest rates are not onerous and repayment can be deferred until you are working and able to do so. If you graduate your prospects will improve and funding your education will have been […]

24 - 2015

Reasons to Use Simple and Non-Collateral Loans

Not enough people take about the benefits of using short term or non-collateralized loans. If you’re thinking about getting a short term loan but can’t decide yet, you might want to read some of these benefits so that you can decide whether a simple loan is right for you or not. Here they are: Speed – In the past, if you needed to borrow money you’d have to wait at least a couple of days before knowing whether you’ve been approved for a loan and then maybe another week or two to actually receive the money. However, thanks to simplified loans things have improved.