Links

DaveRamsey.com  www.daveramsey.com

Car Valuation Sites:
 Kelly Blue Book - http://www.kbb.com/
NADA - http://www.nada.com/

Credit Reports/Government Sites:
 www.annualcreditreport.com -- where a consumer can get their credit report free every 12 months.
 Experian - www.experian.com/
 Transunion - www.transunion.com
 Equifax - www.equifax.com
 Federal Trade Commission - www.ftc.gov
 Federal Trade Commission ID Theft Site - www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/microsites/idtheft
 IRS Withholding Calculator – www.irs.gov/individuals/article/0,,id=96196,00.html

Debt Reduction Calculator:
 Vertex2 - www.vertex42.com/Calculators/debt-reduction-calculator.html

Junk Mail/Phone Calls:
 Stop the Junk Mail (credit) - www.optoutprescreen.com/?rf=t
 Stop the Junk Mail (Direct Marketing) - www.dmachoice.org/dma/member/home.action
 Do Not Call List - www.donotcall.gov/

Online Coupons & Deals:
 Coupon Mountain - ready-to-use coupons and codes - CouponMountain.com
 Coupons.com - printable coupons - www.coupons.com
 SmartSource.com - printable coupons - www.smartsource.com
 DealCatcher.com - up-to-date offers and a user forum - www.dealcatcher.com
 FatWallet.com - search for cash back offers - www.fatwallet.com


 Money Saving Tips

Food (Grocery & Eating Out): When planning a gathering of friends or family, have a potluck or picnic where everyone contributes to the menu. It will be more memorable and affordable.

Consider This: When possible, only use ATM's if they are free. Avoid paying unnecessary fees to access your own money. If you know you'll need cash, prepare in advance by withdrawing the money ahead of time.

Household and Utilities: When possible, wash your laundry in cold water.

Clothing: When purchasing clothing, look for items that can be used in multiple outfits. For example, don't buy a jacket that will only match one or two shirts. Instead, purchase one which can be worn with a variety of shirts to give you more outfits for your money.

Recreation / Vacationing / Entertainment: When purchasing plane tickets, plan your trip far in advance and be flexible with the dates. If you check the prices of multiple airlines several months in advance, you will likely discover tremendous savings. Also discover the cost of travel several days before and after your ideal timing. You may be able to save several hundred dollars by leaving a day earlier or later. Also consider avoiding weekends and holidays when possible as they are generally the most expensive times to fly.

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 Time Saving Tips

Organizing: If you frequently do work at home, either for your career or for yourself, invest in a useable desk. This will prevent you from burying the kitchen table with your work, and you will have a place to leave out things you are currently working on. Be sure to keep it organized and useable.

Home: If you have a certain skill you enjoy using, consider transforming your hobby into extra cash. For example, if you enjoy fixing bikes, purchase cheap, broken bikes to fix and resell. You can make money and have fun at the same time.

Goals: If you have a goal, define it, make a plan, and pursue it! You can't have success without a plan for action.

Procrastination: If you have a tendency of procrastinating on a task, schedule a time to do it. Also consider breaking it down into smaller, more manageable portions, and ask someone else to hold you accountable for completing it.

Priorities: If you have organized and prioritized your life, you will be able to pursue new opportunities as they appear. Without this lifestyle of preparation, however, you will likely miss out. You cannot add new aspects to your life until you learn to manage the ones you already have.

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