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Earn Cash Back or Donate to Charity With Giving Assistant

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I’m a big fan of online portals. Who doesn’t love getting money back after shopping for items you needed to buy anyway? Giving Assistant is a new website that offers rebates and coupons for various online merchants with the added bonus of being able to donate all or a portion of your cash back to charity. Giving Assistant is different from other cash back portals in a few key areas. More Cash Back All cash back websites are paid a commission from retail partners for originating purchases. The Giving Assistant website states that 100% of the commissions earned from their retail partners are given back to members through cash back, meaning the rebate percentage is greater than what is available from some of the other online portals. For example, Ebates is currently offering 3% cash back for Amazon purchases in home improvement, jewelry, handbags, and shoes. Giving Assistant offers 5% cash back for any in stock purchase through Amazon.com. It looks like some things are not included, like gift cards and purchases from third party sellers, but for the most part, it’s 5% back from Amazon! (Update: 5% cash back from Amazon is only available until November 1st) You can ...

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6 “Money Saving” Tips That Really Stink

(A quick thanks to Kim for letting me be a regular contributor on her terrific blog. I hope to bring a little levity, some frugal living tips, and maybe even a coupon or two that you can use to save some money.) Having been blogging since 2007, I think I have heard every single piece of financial and money saving advice. Some are absolutely brilliant and some really stink. Today I want to take six of the stinkiest and hopefully debunk them once and for all. (A lot of this is personal opinion so please feel free to disagree in the comments!)   1. Brick in the Toilet This tip is courtesy of my Dad, who is without a doubt the most frugal guy I know. A few years ago he told me about the “water saving” technique of putting a brick in the tank of the three toilets at his house (insert joke here!) and how much water it’s going to save him over the course of a year. I, being the type of guy who‘s always looking to save a buck or two, tried it with my toilets. The end result was a brick that was disintegrating and ...

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Using Coupons to Save Money

What is coupon really? A piece of paper with pictures and writing on it? Something you use to start fires? Spam in your inbox? No silly, a coupon is free money. If you’d asked me that a couple of years ago, I might have said one of the previous answers. I was too busy and too important to use them. I’m a doctor. We don’t use coupons. Well, I’m also a doctor who spent too much money and got into all kinds of debt. When you use your hard earned money to pay off that debt, something funny happens. You want to keep all of that hard earned money or use it for something you really enjoy. Using coupons to save money can allow you to do just that.

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