18 Great WD-40 Uses for Around the House

wd-40 productsIt’s a safe bet you’ve heard of and used WD-40, an oil which can be used as a cleaning product, lubricant, and anti-corrosive solution. Its name actually stands for “Water Displacement – 40th Attempt.” The creator of the product sought to concoct a formula designed to prevent corrosion, and he perfected it, as you may have guessed, on his 40th attempt.

WD-40 performs five basic functions: It cleans, displaces moisture, penetrates, lubricates, and protects. These functions can be expanded for use on a variety of items in and around your home.

Safety of WD-40

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ReadyForZero Review – Get Out of Debt Faster, On Your Own

readyforzero logoFar too many people are under the mistaken notion that credit card debt is a simple fact of life. I was under this impression for many years until I finally decided to do something about the debt that was negatively affecting my life. It was a wise decision, as the financial doors that open to you once you commit to paying off all credit card debt are wide and plentiful.

To help you achieve this goal, there is a website called ReadyForZero, a gimmick-free, online financial program that helps you manage, reduce, and eliminate debt.

How It Works

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SaveUp Review – Earn Prizes for Saving Money & Reducing Debt

saveup logoAlthough you can generate some extra income by using cash back credit cards (and making sure to pay off your balance in full every month), I recently discovered a website where it actually pays to save money rather than spend it: SaveUp.

SaveUp is a free tool that links directly to your bank account. Every time you either save money or pay down debt, the site issues credits which can be used toward opportunities to win cash and other prizes. Additionally, the site features a section that offers tips and advice on all things financial.

How It Works

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How to Write & Publish an eBook and Sell It for Profit

reading ebooksSince bursting onto the market in 2007, digital reading devices have become incredibly popular. The first version of the Amazon Kindle sold out in just over five hours, and late last year, Amazon announced that, for the first time ever, ebook sales surpassed that of paperback books.

With the advent of the new Amazon Kindle book reader, now is a great time for authors to capitalize on ebook sales.

Benefits of eBooks

eBooks come with many benefits when compared to traditional printed books. Publishing costs are significantly reduced, revenue-splitting is minimal, and there are no shipping costs. Also, you can target the marketing of an ebook to a core group of readers.

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Cyber Monday Online Shopping Guide 2011 – Best Websites & Deals

woman shopping online couchAlthough Black Friday is a great day to get your holiday shopping done, don’t forget about Cyber Monday. In 2010, consumers spent over a billion dollars on Cyber Monday and sales that day topped Black Friday sales by 31.1%.

More and more, consumers are opting for the convenience of online shopping. But things can get a little crazy even online, and a little direction on where to find the best deals by category can help. Although most of these stores are solely Internet-based, keep in mind that many brick and mortar retailers will offer special pricing for their products on Cyber Monday as well.

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Top 8 Cyber Monday Shopping Tips to Score the Best Deals

cyber monday shopperEven with the most comprehensive and organized shopping strategy, you’re likely to encounter a few snags while seeking the best Black Friday deals. You may miss out on an advertised doorbuster sale, traffic may put you behind schedule, and frankly, you may just get tired and go home early.

If this happens, don’t despair. There will be a fresh set of enticing deals available online on Cyber Monday.

To rack up the savings and stay within your budget, follow these Cyber Monday shopping tips.

Shopping Tips for Cyber Monday

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Online Dating Pros and Cons – 5 Best Sites & Tips

online dating communityEight months after going through a divorce and becoming a single father, I recently decided to get back into the dating game. My free time, however, is at a premium, considering that I work a full-time day job and run two side businesses from home. I’ve never been one to hang out at bars, so I decided to give online dating a whirl. Let me tell you, it has been an interesting ride to say the least.

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How to Negotiate & Lower Your Apartment Rent Payments (Without Moving)

pay rent apartment highlighterFor most home renters, rent checks are the biggest expense of a monthly budget, and you probably think of it as a fixed cost – a set rate that doesn’t seem at all flexible. Sure, you might have had a chance to get a discount before you signed the lease, but once you’re there, you simply write the check out each month and forget about it.

For household costs like groceries and utilities, if you’re frugal, you’ll keep looking for ways to cut back. For rent, however, most people assume that the only way to lower the cost is to move to a cheaper place.

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How to Buy a Car – 15 Essential Tips to Get the Best Deal

buy car keysI loathe the process of having to buy a new car. Dealing with pushy, overbearing car salesmen can be extremely frustrating. As a result, I do whatever I can to avoid buying a car. I perform all recommended DIY car maintenance checks, I keep my vehicle for as long as I can, and I consolidate my trips both to save on gas and decrease wear and tear on my car.

However, buying a car at some point in time is a reality that we all have to face. I’ve compiled a list of several important car buying steps that you should follow. Heeding the advice in this article will help you save money, get the best deal, and hopefully, reduce the amount of stress involved with purchasing a vehicle.

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VIPRE Antivirus & Anti-Spyware Software Review

vipre antivirusThere are plenty of free antivirus software programs available, but they won’t provide your computer with comprehensive protection. And unfortunately, many paid software programs will decrease the performance of your personal computer. Purchasing the more popular brand name antivirus programs can cause issues, too. VIPRE Antivirus software is a comprehensive antivirus solution that’s well worth a look.

VIPRE (Virus Intrusion Protection Remediation Engine) is designed to optimize the overall performance of your home computer by combining antivirus and anti-spyware together into one powerful tool. This combination of technologies makes it easier to protect your PC from hackers and identity thieves. VIPRE also provides powerful protection against today’s highly complex malware threats. Finally, since the software doesn’t take up a lot of space, the resource headaches caused by the older antivirus programs aren’t a problem with VIPRE.

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