Saturday, October 25, 2014

Money Saving Tips for the Week

This is my third post on saving money, so I am running low on ideas.

  1. This being America, it turns out that many prescription medicines for man and beast have coupon/rebate offers.  These offers are usually for brand-name (non-generic) prescriptions and you can use Google to find them.  We currently get money back on the dog's arthritis medicine, along with some allergy and eye medications.  This can save you 10 to 50%.
  2. If you are traveling from the USA to other countries, maybe somewhere in West Africa, you can save money when using credit cards.  Find a card that does not charge you a foreign transaction fee like the Capital One World Mastercard.  You will save about 2% per transaction, which can add up.
  3. When traveling, you can also save money by using Skype or Facetime or other VOIP service to make phone calls on your mobile when you are in a wifi hotspot.  This saves money over using your regular mobile where you will get hit by $1 a minute roaming charges. The voice quality of Skype on a modern smartphone is very good.  Also make sure you use a VPN in a public hotspot for security.

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