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Great Money-Saving Advice From Around the Web

Cameron Huddleston

A weekly look at personal finance tips and insights others are offering.



I found not one, but two blog posts this week about how to save money at Target. I often head to this popular big-box store when I need to stock up on a variety of things and want to do all my shopping at one place. I also like Target because the prices are good. But I learned from posts at Mint.com and SavingAdvice.com that I could get much better prices if I followed a few strategies. See Target Markdown Dates, Clearance Events, and Other Tips to Shopping Smart at One of America’s Most Popular Big-Box Stores and 10 Ways to Save Money at Target to learn more.

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Here are some more money-saving tips from around the Web:

Don't Shop for Entertainment's Sake [The Simple Dollar]
"Never enter a store of any kind without either a shopping list or one specific item in mind to buy."

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Top 10 Reasons to Shop Online vs. Shopping In-Store [Sweating The Big Stuff]
"No need to take the time to get ready, drive, park, and walk around to browse. Simply type in what you want and instantly find what you are looking for."

Five Foods You Shouldn't Waste Money On [Beating Broke]
"These five foods not only cost more but are not the best for your health."

Frugal Fall Foods for Family Meal Planning [Financial Highway]
"Here are some of my favorite frugal fall foods and flavors that not only taste great, but also provide money-saving opportunities as well."

A Few Green Ways to Save Money [Generation X Finance]
"There are a number of very simple steps that can be taken that can help the environment while also reducing the amount of money that you spend each month."

The 2 Things Everyone Should Do to Lower Heating Costs This Winter [20Somethingfinance]
"If there were just two things I’d recommend EVERYONE do immediately before anything else, it would be to buy a programmable digital thermostat and program it effectively. I’ve calculated that installing and programming my thermostat has saved me about 20% on my heating costs."

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