Online deal hunting
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Online deal hunting

According to Technology Briefing Centers and SmartMoney.com, there are now more than 500 websites out there offering discount coupon codes. While this may seem like a great thing for bargain hunters, in actuality, the report notes that only a very small portion of these sites  are worth your time, making hunting for real bargains a lot harder.

The problem is that with the explosion of interest in saving money and using coupons, anyone who has access to an Internet connection can put up a website promising coupons and coupon codes. These sites often engage in shady practices, such as making up fake printable coupons that are illegal, only offering specific coupons that earn the site money, or present false offers that may actually install harmful software on your computer!


 

Good Tip: Saving money is important – especially if you have a lot of expenses like bills to pay, loans to pay off, and all the other things that drain your bank account. Figuring out a way to save money can feel tedious to some, and like a punishment to others. U.S. News suggests that you try one of these money saving challenges. The “No Eating Out for a Month” Challenge This one is self-explanatory. The goal is to avoid eating out for an entire month. This might be super easy for people who enjoy making meals at home. People who really enjoy dining out, or ordering food to be sent to their home, may struggle with this one. It’s worth a try because spending money on take-out is more expensive than buying groceries. The Pantry Challenge This one is a variation of the “No Eating Out for a Month” challenge. The goal is to use up all of your groceries before you buy more. It forces you to try and remember why you bought a food or beverage that you don’t know what to do with, and gives you the opportunity to find a way to use it. The one exemption to this challenge is the foods that have expired. Don’t eat them! Throw them in the trash. The “No Spend” Challenge Make a goal to avoid spending money during an entire weekend. The only exemption in this challenge is that you are allowed to pay bills. This challenge is interesting because it requires creativity. You must be creative and find workarounds for problems that you would typically solve by spending money. You may have a different outlook on spending after finishing this challenge.