Time is money

Time Money Switch Showing Hours Are More Important Than Wealth

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A simple glass of water

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Image courtesy of suphakit73 at freedigitalphotos.net

Our family enjoys eating out.  It is a big part of our entertainment and family time.  A couple years ago we realized we were paying over $2 each for soft drinks which equaled over $10 for drinks at each restaurant meal.

In an effort to be healthier and to save money, we started ordering ice water when we went out to eat.  At most restaurants, if desired, you can add a slice of lemon, lime or even orange for some flavor and they serve it for FREE.

The savings can be substantial.  At two visits a week saving $20 per week at the end of the year we racked up savings of $1,040!  Consider giving water a try the next time you eat out for you health and your wallet.

Would you consider switching to water when dining out?  Please comment.

Market research is important!

Image courtesy of  Stuart Miles from freedigitalphotos.net

Image courtesy of Stuart Miles from freedigitalphotos.net

Ever wonder if you are getting a good deal? You should know if you are or not! With apps and the internet making information more available there is no excuse. One of the best ways to review prices is to check sold items on ebay.com. To search, enter the item into the search field, hit the REFINE tab, scroll down to “Sold items” and select it, then click done. A list of sold items and their prices will be displayed. It is a great tool.

Another way is to check a price is on Amazon.com. There are also many price checker apps available, the one that we are most familiar with is Amazon price checker. It has a bar code scanner so that when you are in the store you can scan the bar code of an item and it will give you pricing information. It has saved us multiple times from paying way more than we should have! Do that research!

What other sites can provide market research?  Please comment.