We've explored the world of freebies a couple times on Financially Fit from free vacations, to free yoga, to free cell phones. And yes, there's more! Here's another round up of totally free offerings that can potentially help you save you thousands of dollars a year.
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Free Media, Language Classes & Children's Events
What magical place houses all of the aforementioned freebies? The library, of course! When was the last time you visited yours? These days, the library has become the best destination for free content, but also free classes, ebooks, family events and WiFi. Likewise, your local YMCA or college may offer a variety of free classes to members.
"You can learn anything in the world online for free from the frivolous to the serious," says Jody Rholena, senior editor at Consumer Report's ShopSmart Mag. She recommends AcademicEarth.org if you want to tap into lectures from Ivy League professors on anything from art to architecture. There, you can even take courses
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We've explored the world of freebies a couple times on Financially Fit from free vacations, to free yoga, to free cell phones. And yes, there's more! Here's another round up of totally free offerings that can potentially help you save you thousands of dollars a year. Read More »from 7 Ways to Score Free Stuff
Staying healthy and saving money need not be mutually exclusive. I recently went on a grocery ride with Cooking Light Contributing Editor and host of Yahoo's Blue Ribbon Hunter Allison Fishman for her expert advice on how to make the best choices at the grocery store, while sticking to a frugal budget. Follow these tips and save up to 50% on certain items. Check it out:
In the condiment aisle, seek healthy fats. You hear so much about olive oil but here's one of Fishman's secret: Canola oil offers all the same amazing heart-healthy benefits. It has the lowest saturated fat, but it's at least four times cheaper than olive oil.
"The healthiest food choices are typically on the perimeter of the store so make produce your very first stop for healthy foods," says Fishman. The first big way to save in this category is to stick with seasonal produce. In the winter, that includes leafy greens, celery, parsnips and potatoes. Stick with these in-season goodies andRead More »from Save Up to 50% at the Grocery Store
- Farnoosh Torabi, Yahoo! Finance | Financially Fit – Tue, Jan 17, 2012 12:07 PM EST
It's no secret that January is a smart time to stock up on seasonal basics that go on sale, from holiday ornaments to wrapping paper to winter coats. But beyond the obvious, experts say there are other items that reach their rock bottom prices this month. Here are the best things to buy in January.
The International Consumer Electronics show, the world's largest consumer technology trade show, falls in January. Here, manufacturers introduce their newest products from flat screen TVs to mobile phones and cameras. With new tech products soon to flood the marketplace, retailers will discount older models and place them on super clearance in January, especially if holiday sales were disappointing. "You'll find many high-end models at lower prices than you saw even on Black Friday," notes Dan de Grandpre, Editor-in-Chief of DealNews.com. TVs, specifically, often see attractive pricing this month, as the Super Bowl draws near. "In January,Read More »from Best Things to Buy in January
- Farnoosh Torabi, Yahoo! Finance | Financially Fit – Tue, Dec 27, 2011 8:49 AM EST
- Amidst the holiday frenzy, it's important to remember to thank those who helped make our lives easier and better this year by offering tips. But exactly who to tip and how much? Read the article here.