Lisa Rowan
lisatella
Personal finance writer, Lifehacker
3:00 PM
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I’ve been using Amazon smile for a while now. I have the donations go to a local animal shelter. I know I'm terrible at remembering to donate... The shelter has an Amazon wish list so I picked a few things (mostly dog treats) and put them on my subscribe and save! So they get things for the animals and the Amazon Read more

1:58 PM
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If there’s a local Office for the Aging, they may have a contract with local lawyers who can assist at little to no cost for an independent meeting for review and update. 

12/10/19
5:36 PM
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This graph is specifically multi-state outbreaks, which you almost would expect to go up as centralized food processing has grown over the years. But it could just be “cannibalizing” outbreaks that were previously contained within one state. Which is to say this may not be due to the food supply becoming more

12/10/19
5:06 PM
3

There’s also the purchase protection to consider. Whenever I make a high dollar equipment purchase, I use a card, usually Amex to make sure that I get purchase protection on it. Additionally, many cards offer a warranty extension on your product. I’ve used this many times on apple product with the Amex and it’s saved Read more

12/10/19
2:46 PM
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Lettuce is gross and pointless anyway. I will not be taking further questions.

12/9/19
4:43 PM
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With our dog walker, we usually just add on the cash we normally would’ve spent had they picked him up - so like, for Thanksgiving, we gave them Thursday and Friday even though the pupper was home with us. That way, the ‘gift’ is already accounted for in our budget.

12/6/19
4:44 PM
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Also consider that once you’ve had work done on a tooth, most major insurance providers will not cover any further work done on the same tooth for 2-3 years. I ran into that issue when a filling fell out. I also ran into the issue of a crooked dentist trying to charge for a new cavity repair to the tune of $700. If Read more

12/5/19
9:20 AM
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I had Lyft’s $189 monthly plan which was like the $299 plan but good for up to $8 a ride. I rode back and forth to work daily, usually an $8 ride. I saved a lot. The new plan hardly saves me any money so I’ve stopped tipping to try to get my monthly cost closer to the $189 plan.

12/4/19
11:31 AM
4

Hiring moving help can actually be a lot cheaper than people realize. I did an interstate move a few months ago all by myself for under $500. Half of that was the truck rental, the other half was to pay for two-man crews to load and unload my truck. For $120 on each end, I got two hours of loading/unloading. I didn’t Read more

12/3/19
6:40 PM
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I haven’t bought anything from Amazon this year. I dropped my Prime subscription and decided not to buy from them. I try to buy direct from the company that makes the item if I can. B&H is really good for electronics, they matched every other site for the phone I wanted. Read more

12/3/19
5:36 PM
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An important thing to pay attention to is what happens when the bonus period ends. MANY cards will apply the entire period’s worth of interest to your card as though you never got the bonus if you don’t get it paid off within the bonus period. This completely negates the bonus and will cost you more due to the Read more

12/3/19
1:41 PM
1

Very good breakdown. Though I suspect for many people, the bigger issue isn’t necessarily the upfront math, it’s having the discipline and planning to use the extra breathing room of “zero interest for 15 months” productively rather than wasting it.

11/26/19
4:43 PM
3

It used to be that the end of a model run, was a great time to strike a bargain. It still is, but increasingly, it’s not really a bargain when you compare feature to feature with the new model car. The new models incorporate a lot of the previous extra-cost options as standard equipment nowadays.

11/26/19
10:24 AM
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Nobody will read this, since I very rarely post and am in the grays, but oh well. I hate the term “porch pirates”. It trivializes their actions and makes it seem silly and less serious.

THEY’RE THIEVES. They’re criminal scum.  Refer to them as such.

11/25/19
4:26 PM
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My wife and I are very lucky in this area of concern. We have a very good and consistent relationship with not only our mail carriers but also the local UPS and FedEx folks. I’m still working on getting chummy with the Amazon folks. So mail and packages tend to get treated with respect. It never hurts to be on a first Read more

10/29/19
11:45 AM
3

I feel like the only time the “pay us money for the privilege of paying us slightly less money than you would have” model has worked to the consumer’s advantage is Costco.