• http://twitter.com/SamFeuer Sam Feuer

    FastMall is 100% free for the user. The post above mentioned a potential cost, just FYI.

  • http://www.carinsurancecomparison.com/ Tyler S.

    Always check to make sure the Groupon is actually a good deal for you, and is accepted at your local shop. I’ve had some problems with these kinds of deals in the past.

    • ImpulseSave

      I’ve heard that groupon works best when you live near a big city. I haven’t used it yet because I’ve seen so many mixed reviews. Is this true?

      • Bendavid_lr

        I have used Groupon with great success and have found the customer service from the service providers to be top notch. Find the really great deals meeting your personal interests and give it a try. Every item I have purchased came with free shipping as well.

  • Alisa B.

    Personally, I like iSlick app, it’s free and it’s continuously updated with the latest deals and sales being held in a variety of stores like Amazon, Ebay, Newegg, Bestbuy etc. I find myself checking it daily. Groupon app is also a good one.

  • http://www.cashone.com/ Robin Williams

    Wonderful apps, indeed these apps make the shopping experience easier. Personally I like Google shopper because with its daily deal I can find stuff at reduced price.

  • Jeff

    One good tip with Groupon while traveling……is to look for deals in the cities you will be traveling to.

  • Kyle

    Check out Ibotta. You’ll be hearing about it everywhere in a couple months’ time.

  • Lee Send

    Shopular is awesome! I love it because it delivers me deals from my favorite retailers like Banana Republic, Gap, etc when I’m at the mall!

  • Malaysia Jill

    Where is YNAB??? I’m a “saveaholic” and YNAB is definitely my favorite!!!

    Here are my other “Saving Money Tips”

    1) drop the smart phone and get a “dumb” one. Save about $50 per month. Get a low-priced tablet (e.g., Kindle Fire) or use your old iPhone as a wi-fi only device. Wi-fi is available everywhere; you really don’t need to pay for cell-based data plans

    2) call your car and home insurance company and tell them you want to go through all your coverage because you found another carrier that is cheaper. They’ll probably help you “find” 10% off or more.

    3) speaking of car insurance – An expensive policy from GEICO, Progressive, etc. is not needed. You can find one usually for less than $25/month from 4AutoInsuranceQuote. If you spend too much on car insurance from one of those big companies, chances are you are simply funding their expensive TV ads with cute animals.

    4) compare what your house is really worth to your assessment. Many assessments have never been properly adjusted down to reflect the market over the last 4 years. We cut our property taxes by about 20%.

    5) re-fi your 30-year mortgage to a 15. The interest rate will drop by at least 50-75 bps, more depending on your current rate. The payment may go up slightly, but it is because you are paying off your loan faster. If it’s possible, get the mortgage paid off before the kids go to college. At a minimum, have it paid off before you retire.

    6) review your credit card bills for all the things you are paying $10-20 per month for that you no longer need. I bet everybody has at least a couple

    7) drop all magazine (paper and on-line) subscriptions. If you look around, you can find comparable content for free.

    8) review your investment portfolio for ways to replace higher fee mutual funds or ETFs with lower fee ones. S&P500 funds/ETFs shouldn’t charge more than 0.10% in fees. Fees may be higher for specialty funds, but they are all coming down fast. If your company 401K uses high-fee funds, talk to the folks in charge. A difference of 25 bps in fees will mean a difference of about 5% in your portfolio value after 25 or 30 years.

    9) and of course the most impactful — never carry a balance on a credit card. If you can’t resist, cut up the cards.

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