Thursday, January 31, 2013

Credit Cards

Here's were you can make some good deals and awesome bonuses. Or, here's were you can be left in the dirt. Credit Cards. Are they good or bad?

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Do You Shop Online? - FREE cash back


Do you ever shop online? Of course you do. Well, many people don't know this but you can get FREE cash back on almost all of your online purchases. Cash back will generally come in the 1%-15% range and you usually get the cash back via paypal or a check.

Here are some of the sites that are widely used:

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Free Movie Tickets

UPDATE: You won't be finding these boxes in stores any more!

Like movies? Like cereal?...If the answer to those two questions is YES, then this post is for you. General Mills has been running a promotion on specially marked cereal boxes. If you buy TWO boxes of the specially marked boxes you will get 2 codes that are good for up to $12 for a movie.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Free Pizza

Papa Johns is offering a FREE PIZZA if you guess the superbowl coin toss correctly. Up to 4 people in the household over 13 can vote. If you guess right you get a free pizza. So if there are at least 2 of you, you can be guaranteed to get it right by picking heads and tails.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

529 College Savings Plan

Do you want to help pay for your children's college some day? If you do plan on helping pay for your children's college you might want to look at a 529 College Savings Plan.

What is a 529 College Savings Plan?

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Free federal AND STATE tax preperation


 There are many websites that offer FREE federal tax returns, but that's only half the story. What about state tax returns? Well there are a few ways to file your federal AND state taxes for FREE.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Swag Bucks

How often do you use a search engine? You probably "google it" when you do want to find something. is a search engine that is like google, bing, yahoo, etc. However, with swagbucks you can earn swagbucks that can be used to get gift cards and other things. Ways to earn swagbucks:

Friday, January 11, 2013

Free $10 - Personal Capital

Manage your money
UPDATE: Personal Capital is no longer giving away $10. Congrats to those that signed up for it. 

Okay, Lets start off with an easy $10. Nothing is free you might ask. Well, I don't believe that. There are plenty of things that are free. There simply is ALWAYS a reason companies offer deals or things for free. As long as you understand that, you are okay. Most often a company will offer something for free so that you end up buying other things or maybe just to get their name out. Well guess what? You can take what they are offering for free/cheap and leave it at that. There's nothing wrong with taking what they are offering.  For example, Personal Capital offers $10 for FREE when you create an account with them. Personal Capital is very similar to but with more of an investment edge. What's the catch? There is none. Personal Capital just wants more customers so they get paid more in advertisement, etc.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Thirteen Cents

I'm a 27 year-old graduate student, husband and father of one that LOVES to get a good deal. Having never made more than 30k/year, I've always been stretching my dollars and cents as far as they can go. Maybe more than that, I just enjoy finding good or free deals. Maybe it's just in my blood. I also like helping others get good deals. So I decided to SHARE with you! Isn't that nice of me? I've looked at several other blogs, and there are many out there, but I wanted to create my own with stuff that I think is valuable. I guess I wanted to share my two cents, but come to find out the lowest value blog URL I could create was So it looks like my two cents are worth more than I thought....

Cheapest Place to get Contact Lenses?

Where to get the cheapest contacts? About 15% of American's wear contact lenses. That's a fair amount of people and I'm one...