End the Year With These Fabulous Freebies

Posted on 12/23/2013 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsSome fabulous freebies to end the year with and ring in 2014: Free Video From Santa: Hurry! Time is running out to send the kids a personalized video from Santa via this website. If’ you’ve already sent out your Christmas cards, remember it for next year. Free 2014 Calendar: Click on the link for these free, downloadable calendars. You can customize them to meet your needs and track your schedule. Free Financial Planning Tools: Several websites like Mint, Bankrate and AARP offer free calculators …

The Good and Bad of Veterans Day: Freebies, Discounts and Fraud

Posted on 11/10/2011 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

Money & SavingsPerhaps you’re a veteran yourself. Maybe you have a family member, close friend, neighbor, or loved one who has served—or who is currently serving. Although veterans deserve our support every day of the year, it’s a great time to highlight the ways businesses and organizations everywhere are honoring veterans. Unfortunately it’s also a time when those who deserve our utmost respect may fall victim to crooks and scammers. But we’ll focus on the good stuff first. 

A New Twist on ‘Free Market’ — for Anyone

Posted on 09/22/2011 by |The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsEverybody’s looking to save buck these days. What if I told you there are places you can shop where everything is absolutely FREE? That’s right. Put your wallet away and leave your purse at home, because “free stores” and “free markets” are sprouting up in communities across the country—including San Francisco, Portland, Baltimore, Detroit and elsewhere. The concept is simple: People drop off items they no longer want and anyone is welcome to take what they need. There’s no swapping …