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$25 Off $100 In Dewalt Tools On Amazon

I am a big fan of Dewalt tools – and between now and December 22, 2016, you can save $25 when you purchase $100 of select products.  Click the link to see a list of tools included in this offer and to view terms and conditions. I personally own the awesome compact drill driver – which is on sale today for $149.  It comes with 2 20v lithium batteries and is brush-less. A less expensive, standard version is on sale for $99. I also own the Dewalt DWE7480 table saw. It’s a contractor’s saw, but I use it my small shop. The table saw is easy to set up – and has an awesome fence, simple to adjust and sturdy.…

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Saving Money

Turn Minutes Into Money

Last night, I set about the task of eliminating or reducing expenses. Each trip to the store, phone call or web visit took just a few minutes, and resulted in some pretty decent savings.  By the way, when I use the word savings, I use it in its loosest form.  I’m not only referring to times when I receive a discount, or when I put money away for later, but times when I eliminate an ongoing expense, or recoup money from a prior purchase.  Here’s what I did: Over the years, we have subscribed to various internet-based entertainment services, like Netflix.  We love Netflix, so we are keeping it.  However, I did cancel another internet-based streaming service, and saved myself…

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Money Management

Day One: Getting Started

It’s Day One of my plan to reorganize my finances and improve this website.  Today’s tasks took just a few minutes each to complete – and set the groundwork for future steps.  Here’s what I did – I checked our credit scores.  We are considering a mortgage refinance in the new year, after we file our tax returns, and I wanted to be sure that all of our credit information is up-to-date and correct.  I was pleased with what I saw – but will look for opportunities to improve our score. Side note:  I mentioned this in a post several years ago:  While we do not routinely carry balances on our credit cards, we will use them from time to…

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