Frugal Living - How to Use the Internet


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Frugal Living - How to Use the Internet

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  2. 2. Frugal Living - How to Use the Internet to Save Money <ul><li>One of the biggest trends I see today is people trying every way they can to save money. And it's no wonder, with companies being downsized, employment uncertain, and prices still sky-high. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Frugal Living – How to Use the Internet to Save Money <ul><li>An advantage we have to help us save money is the internet. Here are four ways to use the internet to help you get the most for your dollar. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Check Out Price Comparison Websites <ul><li>Whether you are planning to purchase a small appliance for your kitchen or a large investment like a car, you can search for reviews and price comparisons online. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Check Out Price Comparison Sites <ul><li>Even if I want to buy a book from Amazon, I check the reviews first before I put the money into it. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Subscribe to Coupon Blogs <ul><li>Each day, I get several emails from different coupon blogs that I have subscribed to. </li></ul><ul><li>These are kept current daily and give you the best deals on groceries and other items. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Subscribe to Coupon Blogs <ul><li>Sometimes they show you where you can print coupons for particular products. </li></ul><ul><li>Many of these blogs have already done the hard work for you in matching current store deals to newspaper and printed coupons that are available. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Participate in Online Discussions <ul><li>Often, you can find like-minded people who are also trying to live frugally on various forums and blogs. </li></ul><ul><li>I don't mean to spend all of your day chatting online. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Participate in Online Discussions <ul><li>But if you keep an eye on these sites, you can pick up tips and ideas about saving money. </li></ul><ul><li>You may have questions about a certain product or service and someone else in the discussion may have had an experience with it. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Check Out Authority Review Sites <ul><li>There are product review sites popping up all over the place. </li></ul><ul><li>Some of these may be writing reviews without ever having used the product. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Check Out Authority Review Sites <ul><li>Search for high authority websites that have been around for awhile and have a high page rank. </li></ul><ul><li>Read and see if they have actually tried the products and what they have to say about them. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Important to Remember <ul><li>Remember that a deal isn't a deal unless you wanted the item anyway! </li></ul><ul><li>It's easy to get carried away, even on couponing, and buy a bunch of things that you wouldn't normally get or use. </li></ul><ul><li>In my zeal, I have at times spent more than I normally would just because I had coupons. Use these frugal tips to spend wisely. </li></ul>