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“Fall Into Savings” Challenge Wraps Up

Posted on 10/29/2012 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsThe special 2012 “Fall Into Savings” Challenge is now history, and it indeed made some history, with a record number of more than 5,600 individuals now registered in the Savings Challenge group. Who knew there were so many cheapskates out there? This month-long Challenge, which ended on Oct. 28, was all about finding simple, creative ways to save money. So simple, in fact, you might say you just “fall into” these money-saving methods (get it?). Yep, group members really got …

Save Money By Breaking Bad Spending Habits

Posted on 10/8/2012 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsIt’s true what they say:  Bad habits are hard to break.  But the good news is that breaking many bad habits will not only make you happier, and maybe healthier, but richer too. And that’s what the Week 2 “Break a Bad Spending Habit” Challenge is all about.  We want to hear your success stories about how you’ve kicked some nasty habits and saved some cash because of it. Maybe it’s a habit you just fell into like getting coffee …

Fall Into the AARP Savings Challenge

Posted on 10/1/2012 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsToday’s a big day for me and all of my frugal friends in the Savings Challenge group here at AARP.org. In fact, it’s even more exciting for a cheapskate like me than triple-coupon day at the supermarket! We’re kicking off a special “Fall Into Savings Challenge.” Each week during the month of October, we’ll be running a weekly contest picking your brains about your best tips, stories, and advice for saving money. After the Savings Challenge ends on Oct. 28, …

5 Money-Saving Uses for Leftover Charcoal

Posted on 09/4/2012 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & SavingsWith Labor Day behind us, you’re probably thinking about putting away the outdoor grill for the summer and wondering what to do with that half empty bag of charcoal left over from the grilling season. Well whatever you do, don’t throw it away! See also: Repurpose Other Things Around the House Check out these creative ways to use up the last of the summer’s charcoal. When I’m talking about charcoal, you should use natural “lump”-type or pure charcoal briquettes without chemicals …

Grapefruit Juice Could Help Cancer Patients…And Save Them Money

Posted on 08/8/2012 by | Personal Health and Well-being | Comments

Bulletin Today | Personal HealthGrapefruit juice can interfere with a lot of prescription and nonprescription drugs, but cancer researchers found that the tart juice helps the body absorb more of a promising medication, reducing side effects and saving patients money because they need smaller doses. Cancer researchers at the University of Chicago found that a glass of grapefruit juice increased the body’s uptake of a powerful drug called sirolimus, which allowed doctors to cut the drug dosage by a third to get the same …

Save During National Eye Exam Month

Posted on 07/30/2012 by | The Ultimate Cheapskate | Comments

Money & Savings“D, E, F, P, C, Z, L,” I said with smug confidence. “Well, if you say so. But you missed a couple on that last line. You should see an optometrist and get a checkup,” the examiner at the Maryland Department of Motor Vehicles said. See also: More ways to save on health expenses I was shocked. Having had near perfect vision my whole life, when I went to get my driver’s license renewed in my mid-forties, I discovered that …