Getting Free Premium Cable Channels – How Paying Attention Netted Us HBO, Cinemax, And More

Back when we moved into our new home we had to sign up for a new TV/Internet/Phone provider as our previous company wasn’t in our new neighborhood. As far as cable goes, we like to have the basic channels but we’ve been fine without the premium movie channels.  If we wanted to catch up on a series or a movie we had Netflix.

We were able to get a good deal on a combo that would actually be a few dollars cheaper than what we were paying for from our old provider and this new deal actually included some premium channels like Showtime.  Cool, I’ll take a movie channel.  When talking with the representative I asked if the package would include channels like IFC (Independent Film Channel) and Sundance  (you ever see Spectacle: Elvis Costello with…?  Awesome music interview show!).  I was just making sure since I liked those channels and they weren’t considered premium on our previous provider.  I was told they were included so I was happy.  Fast forward to our installation day and our technician told me that IFC wasn’t included in the package I ordered.  Grrr.
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Sell Your Crap – Interview And New eBook From Adam Of Man Vs Debt

Sell Your Crap by Adam Baker

I was excited to hear that Adam of Man Vs Debt was working on a new eBook.  I was even more excited to see the finished product – Sell Your Crap: Turn Your Clutter Into Cash.
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5 Simple Steps To Save On Food Shopping

Food Shopping

Ever go food shopping and think you need only a few items?

You do your shopping, thinking you didn’t buy much and then you get to the register.

The amounts on the register screen start piling up.

When your order total pops up you do a triple take saying “what?!?”

You’ve just spent way more than you wanted.  What’s worse is you get home and you don’t really have much food for meals.  Ends up you have a lot of snacks and such.

Ughh.

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Sure-Fire Tips To Renegotiating Your Credit Card Debt

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There’s a lot to be said for paying your bills on time, but some quick and easy negotiation can actually save you money each month on your credit card account if done properly.

The key is to never take the number on your billing statement for granted, as everything from the fees to the interest rate can usually be lowered with some tact.

However, you cannot expect to simply ask for a lower debt and get it without effort.
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Eating Healthy One Step At A Time

An Apple A Day

I think most people want to eat healthy.

But for many it’s too tough to start (especially eating healthy on a budget).  We get into eating habits, that aren’t great, and its just too much to give them up and change our lifestyles.

So what do we do?  We don’t bother; it’s too hard.

Does this help a person?

Nope.  Does this sound like anything else we don’t take care of because its too hard?  Yup, personal finance!  So what’s the answer to eating healthy?  Just like your personal finances, you can start with baby steps and move from there.  Make small changes to your habits, little by little, and build up over time.
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Ten Things I Learned Moving – And Tips

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Our move is over!

Whew.

That was really a tough couple of days.  For sure most moves should NOT be like ours.  We were waiting to get a closing date on the sale of our co-op before we committed to a move so we did a lot last minute.  It was very stressful and in hindsight there was a lot we could have done earlier to make our move easier (some things couldn’t be helped).  For sure we learned a lot in this experience that we’ll remember for the next time we move.
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Saving On Prescription Drug Medication

Prescription Drug Medication

The cost of prescription medications is alarmingly high, as is the number of Americans who aren’t treating their condition because they can’t afford the medicine.

Whether you’re under-insured or uninsured, there are ways you can save money on prescription medication.  You can even get the medicine for free, if you meet certain guidelines.

Here are five ways you can save on prescription medication:

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