Xfinity Mobile vs. Total Wireless: Which Verizon Alternative Is Best?

If you want cheap cell phone service on Verizon’s top-rated wireless network, Xfinity Mobile and Total Wireless are two money-saving alternatives. I spent more than a decade on a Verizon family plan until I started testing out low-cost cell phone plans, including Xfinity Mobile and Total Wireless, which both run on Verizon’s network. That means you can get the same …

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How I updated my old kitchen cabinets for less than $50

One of the compromises that I made when I bought my condo was that it doesn’t exactly have my dream kitchen. The U-shaped kitchen features white cabinets, granite countertops, a subway tile backsplash and stainless steel appliances. But I would have to describe the materials used as “builder closeout special.” When I got a quote from a professional to makeover …

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Best Roach Killer: Talstar P vs. Suspend SC vs. Demon WP

Shortly after moving into my Atlanta condo, I noticed big roaches in the kitchen, bathroom and even crawling up the living room walls. Since my home was spotless, I wasn’t sure why I was seeing so many bugs, which I later identified as American cockroaches and Smokybrown cockroaches —not German cockroaches that I wrongly used to associate with dirty living …

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Michael Saves featured on NBC News!

NBC News recently wrote an article about a money-saving trick that I use involving retail receipts! For the past 10 months, I’ve added up the “You Saved” amounts listed on the bottom of receipts and transferred that amount to an online savings account where it can grow. Buying things at a discount is great, but it’s not saving money! Real …

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Follow this simple organization hack to save more money

If you’re trying to reduce spending on groceries, personal care items and household essentials, follow my stockpiling strategy to start saving money this month! Many people associate stockpiles with doomsday preppers or extreme couponers — but we can all benefit from some form of a stockpile. Stockpiling 101: My step-by-step plan to save you money  I first got started with …

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Going vegan: How I lowered my total cholesterol from 235 to 193 without medication

Nearly a year ago, I learned that I had high cholesterol. With a total cholesterol reading of 235, the results of my blood test from November 2016 indicated that I was at a higher risk for health problems including heart disease and stroke. Health update: Going vegan helped lower my cholesterol Although I am relatively thin, the news did not …

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