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SAVING MONEY W/O BEING TOO FRUGAL

I have come to know people who still go to the store. Because they want to see & feel the go0ds for themselves.

It’s all well & good! But! Here’s one way to still go shopping online. If you know the brand of the item you want to get. Surf the Internet. And find it. More than likely you will see the item at a lower cost Vs. brick & mortar stores.

I have seen a report that said! 74% shop online 64% go to brick & mortar stores. This could be the reason why? Stores are closing!

There are websites that monitor prices online. But! Most of them monitor Amazon.com. With Google Chrome. You can go to their app store. And find apps for saving money. From my experience! They can be more of a nuisance rather than a convenience.

What I do is. I go hit the search engines! YES! I said:”search engines”.  Always use more than one. It does take time! To find the best deal there is on the net.

The only one I found that I will not do business is! Dealsmachine.com. I bought a wireless mouse. When I got it. It worked fine. In about 2-3 months. It died! The old saying is true:”you get what you pay for”.

 

Another way to save is. Buy an amplified antenna! Depending on where and the elevation. An amp. antenna is the best way not only to watch local TV! Also! depending on weather & atmospheric & where you live conditions. You can watch TV from another city, state, country. Such as Canada.

This way. You can choose to either keep/have cable. You can go the basic route. Either way! Having cable or the basics. The amp. antenna can come in handy. When the cable/sat goes out and you want to watch your favorite TV show that you watch on the broadcast channels. You can.

There is better programming to be found on the net. There are so many sites that stream programming online even live! 24/7!

There is! Radio/Internet stations online as well. You can also listen to stations from around the world.

You can find movies online! Though! Be careful!!!!!!

The copyright laws here! Are very strict! While in other countries. Not so much. When you do find a movie site. They have “packets” that other members find on the net. these may ask you for your info (credit card, so on) DON’T!!!!! THERE ARE OTHERS THAT DO NOT.

Online newspapers! With the help of Google Chrome! You can read any of them. There are online newspaper sites where they will not let you translate their site.

 

For diabetics! I found that if you use an anti-bacterial soap for cleaning the site before testing. You can use cleaning wipes. I found that. When you use a hand (alcohol) sanitizer. It increases the blood sugar numbers.

If you live in am apartment! And the mgt. pays for the heat. Try to open up a window just a little to suit you. Instead of the AC. At night, it’s your choice.

An electrician told me! Unplug the items you are not using! This lowers your electric bill a lot! Even though! You are not using them at the moment! Electricity is still flowing. There are devices that tell you how much is flowing when you are not using it!

Do think about! Brown bagging your breakfast/lunch! You can and do! Saving money.

And! Before you use your credit/debit card! Think about? Need Vs. want! If you use your credit card? Think about that combo meal costs on the card? Interest and all!  More than what you paid for!

Always use a debit card. But! Always! Check your balance before going or ordering anything! I have seen people who either buy/order something. But at checkout! Either short of! Or! No money in the account!

Think about? Warehouse clubs! Or! Gordon food service! With GFS! there is no membership!

Outlets of any and every type/kind there is! Check them out. Mall outlets! To the same! They may be out of the way! The savings can and do add up!

Start a co-op! As in? Have people you know get together and (depending on laws in your area! you might need a license!) and go to food/produce distribution warehouse and buy items at a lower price. Buy in bulk! and when you and they go home. Distribute the food items evenly! As to who wanted how much of this/that. The same can apply when you go and get household items in bulk as well.

DO NOT! COMPROMISE! QUALITY vs. TASTE! That is not the way to live at all. Save where you can! When you can!

If! You still need more4 money! think about starting a small business! These are easy to find!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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POLITICAL CORRECTNESS! DON’T YOU THINK WE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS CRAP?

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS HISTORY OF  POLITICAL CORRECTNESS 2

Is it not the time to call it the end of an era with this  “political correctness”?

The term was first used in then communist Russia. It means:”tow the line when you speak about our leader and their administration”. Not! “walk on my eggshells the way “I” want you to!” AKA! “Do as I say not as I do!”

We have to be careful in what we think, say, do. When it comes to other people. But! These are the exact same people that if you did the very something to them? You would get:”HOW DARE YOU!” IT’S THE OTHER WAY AROUND!

In reverse! The “baby boomer” generation and back. Here in the USA! There was no such thing at all! We treated each other the way we would want to be treated. AKA! “common sense!”

If you look at newspapers of the past! You will find that in those days. We meant what we said! And! Said what we meant! Not! “water down” English as it is today! This crap about:”I don’t want to be verbally injured!” “GET OFF THE PILE!”

It is so very unfortunate! That we as a race, nation, the world. That we all! Are followers! The need to belong, accepted, fit in. Is far more important! Then just plain “getting along”.

Our basic human needs/wants. Will always be there!

I know! That’s old (school) fashioned!

IS IT REALLY?

WE ARE ALL WE HAVE!!!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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REMEMBER WHEN CABLE WAS….CABLE?

Cable has come a very long way. Since the days when it was an antenna service!

I can remember when cable was so diversified in channels and programming.

But now! Because of the Internet. If you can’t beat them?” “Join them!”. Has happened.

When you switch channels! You can see even on the tv grid. Copycat programs on the other channels as well. News channels are now in the evening talk shows. Music channels! Now! Crap channels!!!!

Bring back antenna service!!!!!!

 

Why don’t the cable companies do that???? Just to keep the customers???????????

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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ANOTHER ONE BITES THE DUST!

The Cleveland plain dealer has gone to three-day home delivery.

It’s because (my opinion!) of the advent of (the way it uses to be!) cable, the Internet. Plus! The social networking/media! The high printing cost of publishing it! Makes it that harder to compete. We have seen one too many ads in our local paper.

The evening paper is gone! It uses to give us what has happened while we were busy. The technology is there for us to have our very own custom made an online newspaper. But! How much will these newspapers charge be the real  question?

I say this for two reasons! One! In the cartoon “the jetsons” George could read his newspaper via a monitor. two! The defunct National observer had on its front page about having our own custom made newspaper. That! Was written in the 70’s!

The newspaper was our personal copy of the paper. I can remember my mom! Hated me when I got the paper first!

And “NO!” it was not because of the comics. It was the radio & tv section I loved reading the most!

If you think about it? Cable (local cable)/satellite. Can do the job as well. It’s all there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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HD ANTENNAS! FACT, MYTH, FICTION?

 

 

 

When it comes to HD antennas! Truth! Can be much stranger than anything. With HD antennas.

It all comes right down to this! Economics? Or where you live? First! Where you live. I live in an area where. It depends on the elevation and atmospheric conditions. Even when we had analog. There too! the same as well. When HD was promoted as much easier way to watch TV. As compared to analog. Even with HD! You can still end up watching HD TV as you were watching it via analog.

When you get right down to it! There is neither no difference or preference at all. Both susceptible from conditions outside.

And with this hype of: “If you but this antenna”You can get all these other channels as well!” “BULLSHIT!”

Where I live! Depending on where I am and the conditions outside.   I can get TV signals anywhere from. Canada, Akron, canton, Ohio, Erie, PA., Detroit, Mich. Again! Depending on extenuating circumstances outside.

This is nothing new! There are people who are called “DX’er’s” these are people who love to find stations either on TV, radio. This is a hobby.There is no age, preference as to who wants to find out for themselves how many stations they can get on any given day/night.

BRING BACK THE ROOFTOP ROTARY ANTENNA!

You can get more stations with it when there was a blackout of football games!

OR THE MICROWAVE ROOFTOP ANTENNA!

At least, you could get a premium movie channel with it!

As to economics? And with cable and satellite companies raising their rates. This does come into play.

With the internet, streaming video services. mobile devices. Some for either free or little charge. Compared to them? You decide. It’s your money.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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