Monthly Archives: January 2014

Turbo Tax Coupon

Save on your purchase of Turbo Tax

Save on your purchase of Turbo Tax

It’s that time of year again. As the end of January approaches, you should receive all of your necessary documents in order to prepare for filing taxes. Now through February 1, 2014, you can save $10 on the purchase of Turbo Tax when you buy at the following stores or online: Staples, Target, OfficeMax, Amazon, Fry’s, Best Buy , BJ’s, Newegg.com, and Meijer.

NO COUPON NECESSARY.

eMeals Launches New Dessert Plan

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eMeals is launching their new dessert plan! Get inspired each week to make incredible desserts. With mouth-watering recipes like Chocolate Pretzel Slab Pie, Buttery Toasted Vanilla Clusters or Crunchy Streusel Pumpkin Loaf, this plan is perfect for the dessert lover in all of us. Receive 3 indulgent dessert ideas every week including a mix of Crowd Pleasers, Quick & Easy options, and Skinny Sweets. This variety of sweet endings will fit the bill for weeknight desserts, casual entertaining and even healthy treats.

eMeals, the leader in online meal planning, is a comprehensive meal planning resource that helps provide healthy and delicious dinners for busy families and individuals. Endorsed by financial guru Dave Ramsey and highlighted in the Oprah Winfrey blog, the eMeals weekly dinner plans include grocery shopping lists and recipe instructions that are simple and easy to follow.

So what does this mean for you, you ask? eMeals can help you save money at the grocery store by generating lists for you based on the meal plan for the week… follow the list and you won’t overspend on impulse buys!

Sign up NOW to get 15% off eMeals with code USFG!

Higher food prices on the way, due to persistent drought in California

Not just California is experiencing a prolonged drought, but several surrounding states have been declared natural disaster areas because of the extremely dry conditions. If you think that this doesn’t affect you because you don’t live in any of the affected states, think again. Food prices could be increasing nationwide– and so could your grocery bill!– due to the fact that, we as a country, are very dependent on the agricultural products from that area.

To read more about how the drought in California will affect the economy of the entire country, click here.

Discount to join Melaleuca

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Through January 31, 2014, you can become a Melaleuca preferred customer for only $1! Definitely a great time to check out this wellness company. They have many eco-friendly cleaning products, natural health and beauty products, and a great line of vitamins and health supplements.

Join to get healthier products for you and your family or for the opportunity to build your own business working from home.

Click here for more information.

Simple Ways To Make a Little Cash

Here are some great Money Savvy tips from guest blogger, Heather, creator of Simply Save:

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It’s that time of year again where the weather has me stuck inside and I just constantly feel the need to clean and go through my possessions! So that inspired this post on how to make a little bit of cash on the side. There are a lot of simple, effortless ways to make some extra money!

Sell Clothes: After you clean out your closet, sell the clothes you don’t want to a thrift store or consignment shop! I’ve used Plato’s Closet and Clothes Mentor; Plato’s Closet takes Juniors clothing while Clothes Mentor takes Women’s clothing. Make sure the clothes are clean and in good condition and you can make a bit of money! What they will accept varies by location and which salesperson is assessing your clothes.

Sell Media Items: Places like Half Price Books will purchase your used books, magazines, movies, and CDs! Even if you don’t make a ton of money, it’s better than nothing!

Amazon/eBay: I’ve sold old cameras and cell phones on eBay and made a good profit. I bought all of my textbooks used and then sold them all on Amazon and broke even!

Craigslist: I’ve had a lot of success purchasing tools and things on Craigslist and I’ve sold a lot on there too, including a nice bike. You can sell pretty much anything on there! Just be safe when you meet up with the purchaser.

Garage Sale: What to do with all the things the bookstore and thrift stores wouldn’t purchase? Hold a garage sale! It is time-consuming but can be well worth it!

Piggy Bank: Use a piggy bank or a coin jar to dump all your pocket change and take it to the bank every few months. I don’t use cash much, but I still end up with about $25 in there every few months!

Credit Card Rewards: If you’re able to consistently pay your credit card balance in full, I’d check into one with a good rewards program. I redeem my credit card rewards for Amazon gift cards and probably earn about $20 a month.

These are just a few simple ways to effortlessly put a little extra money in your pocket! Although it may not seem like much, it can really add up over time…and something is always better than nothing!

Use your tax refund to get debt-free

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The New Year is here, and by the end of January, you should have received all of your income, interest, and other documents which you will need in order to file your taxes by April 15. If you are lucky enough to be receiving a tax refund, there are a few ways this money can be utilized to get you out of debt sooner. And the best part is, you don’t have to increase your monthly budget to realize the same end result.

Click here for some ideas for making the most impact in reducing your debt, without increasing your budget!

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