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How mistake-proof is the process for receiving a Tangerine email money transfer?

I want to send about $500 to a local charity. Some electronic-payment options include Vogogo (fee: usually $1.75), PayPal (fee: about 2%), or Interac e-Transfer (your bank sets the fee: between $0 ...
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Online Grocery Store sites and privacy

My household has been doing some belt-tightening, so we recently stopped subscribing to the Sunday newspaper. My wife wants to try using online coupon sites (Coupons.com, Couponmom.com, Couponcabin....
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Used car with lower TCO

I'm looking at trying to save money by purchasing and driving a used car. However, I have no idea where to start other than the realization that the total cost of ownership is far more than just the ...
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What's the best frugal way to move from CA to NY?

What's the best frugal way to move from CA to NY? I am not moving furniture and I plan on driving my car, a prius, across country. I mainly have clothes, shoes, some small odds and ends, and ...
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How long does it take for a Tangerine no-fee money-transfer email to be delivered?

I live in Canada. I use Tangerine (formerly ING Direct). Tangerine is the "direct banking" division of Scotiabank; it has no monthly fees but also no tellers. They let me send "Interac email money ...
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How to project monthly payments for Verizon plan?

This may be off topic. Though, it didn't seem to conflict with this community's bylaws: I want to know how to get an absolutely clear picture of monthly spending on a Verizon plan. I've been told by ...
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How to spend more? (AKA, how to avoid being a miser)

I was blessed growing up to have a father that greatly impressed upon me the need to save. I am very thankful for his influence, it has allowed me to make smart decisions with my money and I am ...
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How can I find an inexpensive studio or 1bdrm apartment in a safe, clean area?

I live in the Greater Seattle area and will be moving this summer. I am trying to cut expenses by moving to an inexpensive area but each time that I've found an inexpensive area and check Google ...
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I spend too much money. How can I get on the path to a frugal lifestyle?

How do I live a frugal lifestyle? I'd like to live on less but it doesn't seem easy. How can I get started? I want to get out of debt and not have to work until I'm dead.
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What are some ways your family has saved money via resource-sharing or hand-me-downs?

For instance in our family, baby items - from the big (cribs, changetables) to the small (clothing, bottles, toys) - are constantly passed around from brother to sister to cousin and back again. It ...