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Real Simple: Plugging money leaks

Money-Saving Secrets: RealSimple.com

This article from the March, 2006 Real Simple has some handy tips on plugging the "money leaks" in your life. Leaks to plug include:

  • Paying bills by snail mail
  • Paying the minimum on credit cards
  • A cell-phone plan that doesn’t match your needs
  • Eating out on vacations
  • Frequent trips to the ATM to withdraw moderate amounts of cash

Nothing earth-shattering, but it's sound advice if you're looking for a modest change to get a bit smarter about money.

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If Air Canada is supposed...

If Air Canada is supposed to charge $2 for a blanket and pillow, my flirting-with-stewardesses skill is mighty, as they've given me a flying bed for free as recently as last month.

I'm guilty of taking out small amounts of cash frequently, but I find I'm better at controlling my spending if I actually have to look at the declining stack of bills in my wallet.




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