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Small Change: August 2, 2009 - August 8, 2009

Goodbye!

Dear Readers, This will be our last Small Change post, and we are sad to have to leave you to work on other projects. But we’ve really enjoyed coming up with ways for you — and us — to slog...

By Nancy Trejos  |  August 7, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Bring the Bar to Your Home

One of my favorite things to do on a summer evening is to sit outside and have cocktails with my friends after work. But hitting a bar a few times a week can be very costly in this town. Our...

By Nancy Trejos  |  August 6, 2009; 7:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Bargains , Nancy Trejos  
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More Grocery Store Tips

A couple of Saturdays ago, our frugal intern Emma L. Carew wrote about making private-label purchases at the grocery store. A lot of you commented and e-mailed Emma with some suggestions. She'd like to share them with you. Here goes:...

By Nancy Trejos  |  August 5, 2009; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bargains , Meals & Food , Nancy Trejos  
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Pack Your Own Lunch

Today, we have another guest post from our frugal intern Emma L. Carew. She's figured out a way to make delicious lunches on an intern's budget. Her lunches put the turkey and cheese sandwiches I often bring to the office...

By Nancy Trejos  |  August 5, 2009; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Negotiating with Your Creditors

A lot of credit cardholders are finding out that their interest rates or minimum monthly payments are going up or their available credit is going down. It’s scary and frustrating when that happens. If you’re one of these cardholders, you’re...

By Nancy Trejos  |  August 4, 2009; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A Credit Card Dilemma

I just came across an interesting credit card dilemma on Consumerist.com. A reader writes to say that she and her husband were trying to negotiate a lower rate on their credit card. Their rate had reached a whopping 28 percent....

By Nancy Trejos  |  August 3, 2009; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Consumer News , Credit Cards , Nancy Trejos  
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