Author Archives: tshanahan2013

Save Money on Preparing Your Garden This Spring

After dealing with near-record snow amounts, ice levels, and frigid temperatures across much of the country this winter, most of us rightly feel that spring can’t come soon enough.  If you maintain a garden, you’re looking forward to the first … Continue reading

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How to Save Money at the Ballpark This Season

Jack Norworth’s 1908 classic, “Take Me Out to the Ball Game,” turned peanuts and cracker jack into ballpark staples, but for a lot of families, just attending a ballgame is often unaffordable; it takes too big a bite out of … Continue reading

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How to Protect Your Children Without Going Broke

Any parent worthy of the title knows that the top priority in raising children is to protect them from danger.  Whether those risks come from other people, the natural hazards on this planet, or their own underdeveloped thoughts and skills, … Continue reading

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Save Money on Home Security

Through 2012, the most recent year with fully reported statistics, the number and frequency of crimes in the United States, including property crimes, have continued their long decline.  This is comforting news — unless you’ve been the victim of a … Continue reading

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Can Daylight Saving Time Save You Money, Too?

The second Sunday in March is almost upon us, and most of us know what that means:  It’s almost time to move our clocks ahead one hour for Daylight Saving (not “Savings”) Time — the first part of our annual … Continue reading

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How to Save Money on Ski Outings

With the 2014 Winter Olympics under way, many of us will want to try to follow in the footsteps of the athletes we’re watching.  While access to, say, luge and bobsled tracks is generally limited to people who live close … Continue reading

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How to Save on Houseplants

Bone-chilling temperatures and surprise snowstorms have had devastating effects across the United States this winter.  Better days are only a couple months away, but that offers little immediate comfort, especially to people suffering from seasonal affective disorder (SAD).  More daylight … Continue reading

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