by Johnny Webber Blogs
Money Saving Mom is one of the largest personal finance blogs on the Internet. Owner Crystal Paine started the blog to share grocery store and drugstore deals with a smaller number of readers. The blog has experienced tremendous growth, and tens of thousands of readers now flock to Money Saving Mom each day. If you search the Internet today, you will find thousands of blogs about frugal living, saving money and using coupons. However, Money Saving Mom’s popularity stemmed from the fact that it was one of the first blogs of this type. Blogger Crystal Paine writes about personal finance with a personal, simple touch. This makes her accessible to her target audience–moms who may or may not have any formal training in financial topics.
Need a new TV? Here are some suggestions on how to save.
Enter the contest here. Good luck!
How to choose a frequent flyer program – costs, time to earn a flight, and more!
What to look for when shopping for a computer (and when to buy) to save money
The top 15 places to find great deals and bargains online
Tomorrow night, a great old band, English Beat, will play live in my hometown of Denver. I don’t think I’ll be there, but I’ve had this song in my head. Here’s a hint — the photo at right is about remedying a slip-up. I rent a shared office part-time. Usually, I bring my own coffee from home in the morning, in a nice stainless steel mug that my husband orphaned.
AAA members already know you can get driving tips and help when you need a tow. But did you know AAA can help cut your medication costs — even for pets? If you have prescriptions that aren’t covered by insurance, your AAA membership can help pay for itself at the pharmacy.
Find coupon codes on your smartphone to get discounts even when you forget the coupon.
Cash for clunkers is back — this time for appliances.
And let’s finish up a week of wrap-ups with some financial and savings blog posts:
Looking to make a big purchase this year? Or just a lot of small ones? Bookmark this post from Get Rich Slowly: The Best Time to Buy Almost Everything.
This year I’m celebrating the holidays with a “12 Days of Christmas” series on the abundances of our kitchen and garden. Share your experiences, too, and happy holidays! On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … 6 farm-fresh eggs, 5 daikon pickled for banh mi, 4-some gallons of beer, 3 quarts of applesauce, 2 half-gallons of sauerkraut, and 1 quart of yogurt, homemade.
A friend just posted this article from Denver’s Channel 9 News about grocery discounters: 9NEWS.com | Colorado’s Online News Leader | Business booming at Colorado discount groceries. These are places that take salvage or “scratch and dent” groceries and sell them at sharply reduced prices.
A couple of weeks ago, some friends and I road-tripped to Santa Fe, New Mexico, where after a delicious enchilada-and-tamale lunch at Maria’s New Mexican Kitchen, we headed across the street to Trader Joe’s.
This year, Colorado Ski Country USA has re-launched its Colorado Passport program for 5th and 6th graders. With the Passport, 5th graders can ski free all season, and 6th graders can ski all year for $99. It’s all a great bargain to suck kids into the pricey hobby of skiing, but if you’re up for it, it’s an excellent deal.
School supply deals are back!
The Rodale Institute, Organic Valley and Nature’s Path are running a great promotion for a FREE subscription to Organic Gardening magazine.
It’s time for the weekly wrap-up of things around the Web. However, the Web this week has been bursting with news about the deaths of Farrah Fawcett and Michael Jackson. So, in honor of those 1970s/1980s icons, I’m rolling back to an old-school wrap-up of information found in the printed publications that have been piling up on my desk.