Saving You Money
YOU KNOW THOSE THINGS WE WILLINGLY PAY $10 FOR....
THAT REALLY ONLY COST ABOUT A QUARTER TO MAKE.
A LOT OF TIMES WE FALL PREY OUT OF CONVENIENCE OR NECESSITY....
TAKE TEXT MESSAGES FOR EXAMPLE.
THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE CALCULATES TEXT MESSAGES ARE MARKED UP SIX THOUSAND PERCENT.
A 160 CHARACTER TEXT WILL TYPICALLY COST YOU 20 CENTS..... BUT ONLY COSTS CARRIERS THREE TENTHS OF A CENT TO PROCESS.
RE-EVALUATE YOUR TEXTING PLAN FOR OVERAGES AND TEXT ACCORDINGLY.
YOU'RE LIKELY TO HIT SOME FUN ATTRACTIONS THIS SUMMER WITH THE KIDS....
BUT CONCESSIONS ARE REAL BUDGET BUSTERS.
MOVIE THEATER POPCORN FOR EXAMPLE IS MARKED UP MORE THAN 12 HUNDRED PERCENT.
FUN FOOD PRODUCTS DOT COM SAYS SNOW CONES ARE MARKED UP ABOUT 97 PERCENT...
CORN DOGS 89 PERCENT....
AND NACHOS ABOUT 64 PERCENT.
AND IF YOU'RE PLANNING TO GIVE DAD A CARD FOR FATHER'S DAY....
JUST KNOW MOST OF THEM ARE MARKED UP ROUGHLY 200 PERCENT AT $2 TO $4 DOLLARS A POP.
HAND MADE CARDS ARE ALWAYS MORE MEANINGFUL.... AND CHEAPER.
YOU MAY ALSO TRY DISCOUNT RETAILERS LIKE FACTORY CARD OUTLET OR DOLLAR TREE WHICH TYPICALLY SELL CARDS FOR 50 CENTS TO A DOLLAR.
OR TRY AN E-CARD LIKE THESE.
MOST OF THESE ARE FREE.
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Thursday, June 14 2012, 10:11 PM CDT
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