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Paid Focus Groups
Paid Focus Groups
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Originally posted on mogulmomartisan: Yesterday, for the first time, I went to customer service at my local grocery store and asked for a rain check. I have never done this and didn’t even know it was still a thing some stores do until someone talked…
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There are a spate of new fitness apps that dangle cash and prizes as motivation to do what you should be doing anyway. I am inertia personified, so I’m not going to knock anything that gets me off my ass. There are apps that really put the fiscal screws…
New Year… New Me… Pay Me!
New Year… New Me… Pay Me!
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NYU Saved My Social Life - My 10K Dental School Experience

No one is as fixated on teeth as Americans are. We will spend thousands of dollars for the perfect smile without blinking an eye. And if you weren’t graced with a perfect smile naturally, you will become a social pariah if you can’t come up with the…
NYU Dental Saved My Social Life
NYU Dental Saved My Social Life
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Phones are expensive. Treat it like an investment, not an accessory, and you can save serious dough.

If you’re anything like me, with an income that goes up and down like the tide, there are ways to avoid getting priced out of the phone you so desperately need: Buy the Phone Outright – There’s nothing more anxiety producing than trying to pay not only…
Future-proof Your Phone
Future-proof Your Phone
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Dust off those skates hiding in the back of your closet! There’s FREE ice skating to be had! #brokeassapproved

For me, winter means hot cocoa and ice skating. You would think that it would be outside of a broke-ass budget, but you’d be wrong. I’ve been trolling the eBay listings for a pair of used skates. Many of them cost less than the shipping & handling! I’m…
Winter Wonderland
Winter Wonderland
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If you’re anything like me, you want to coupon but it frankly takes too much effort, and your Inner Lazy Bastard regularly defeats your Inner Cheap Bastard: Well, it can’t be easier to save at most of your favorite retailers (on and off-line) than with…
I Gotta Ibotta!
I Gotta Ibotta!
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The Film Society of Lincoln Center is a godsend for my broke-ass. So many free talks and inexpensive events. The free talks seem to have dropped off a bit, or else I’m just missing them on Facebook. They’re usually for new or upcoming films where you get…
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Leo… Thanks for hooking a sistah up! If you’re like me and enjoy heckling the contestants on Jeopardy, yet you know damn well that under pressure you would fold like origami… HQ – The Live Trivia Game Show is your chance to prove your mettle. Brought to…
Play Trivia for Cash
Play Trivia for Cash
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Cut the Cord Part Deux: Get a PS4 & ditch your cable!

I’m the sort of person that will watch people play video games on YouTube, yet not have owned a gaming system since a Sega Genesis. My friend Dan (hi Dan!) told me that I could have hundreds of channels for the low, low price of $40! “How’d you manage…
Cut the Cord: Pt. 2
Cut the Cord: Pt. 2
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