Category Archives: Money

Posts related to saving money, budgeting, household expenses, couponing, and reducing costs.

01Jan/14

Free eCommerce Websites…Yes, Free!

There are a lot of supposedly “free” web hosting offers out there, but then once you e-commercestart building it you find out there IS a cost if you want to say…collect money? Websites like Weebly charge $4 a month and then a 3% processing fee to connect to Paypal and only are able to have 10 products. Or, Volusion charges $15 a month for more services, but what if you don’t sell anything for months?

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24Dec/13

Almost as Cheap as Page Plus Cellular

I promised a few months ago to report if I found a cell phone plan that was almost as cheap as Page Plus Cellular for T-Mobile, AT&T, and other SIM card operating phones. Recently my daughter decided that paying over $100 a month at AT&T was not worth it anymore, especially when I found her a company that will do the same thing…unlimited services…for only $45 a month!!

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16May/12

Smartphone Without the Data Charges

I know the cellular companies are in business to make money, but sometimes I just wonder exactly how much they are gouging their customers. Recently, Verizon Wireless stopped selling phones with WiFi capability without a required data package (I saw one about 6 months ago, but have not seen any since). Why? I assume it is because they want to charge everyone an extra $30 per phone, per month… because that is what they do. I asked Verizon if I could buy a smart phone from another source and connect it to my old Family Plan that does not have data or texting. The answer was a big, fat “No”. I would be charged the $30 per month for data services regardless of where I bought the phone. Continue reading