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In the age of streaming audio and video, your CD and DVD collections are probably just gathering dust. Here’s how you can sell them and help pay for all those streaming subscriptions.
Whether you need a prescription filled immediately for a sudden illness or you take drugs for a chronic condition, you can find ways to save on medications.
If you don’t have cable, you can still watch pro football, baseball and other major league sports. Here’s how.
For the first time in decades, American shoppers are having to deal with rising prices on just about everything. At Living on the Cheap, we’ve been helping people stretch their dollars for years. Here’s our advice about how to save money on almost everything, including utilities; car expenses; groceries; entertainment and TV; dining out; clothing; college; and pet care.
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ALDI is a discount grocery with a devoted following among penny pinchers. Here’s what to know before you go (like bringing a quarter to unlock the carts) and what items are a must-buy.
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