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Shopping tips

July 3rd, 2014 Posted in Savings Tips

moneyThe following information came from the Dough Roller website.  Here are some shopping tactics that are intended to make you spend more money. Large shopping carts, necessities such as milk at the back of the store, big signs, only available for a limited time, things at eye level. So no matter where you are going shopping try to have a list and stick with what you intended to buy and try not to get lured into buying what you don’t need

Trailer for Sale in Orange City

June 28th, 2014 Posted in Business, For Sale

I have a one bedroom, one bath 27′ Trailer that has a 12×8 Florida room with closets, covered back patio and large shed.  Trailer also include a propane driven stove, 4 propane canisters, double kitchen sinks and full bath tub.  Located in Orange City RV Resort and I am asking $4k.  The lot fees at the resort are $407 and include water and basic cable.  Avg. elec bill last year was $75. Resort has nice accommodations including a Olympic size swimming pool, Jacuzzi, billiards room, pc room, wifi and two on site laundromats.  Call or text Laura at 386-801-6500 if you are interested.

Evacuation hurricane tips

June 24th, 2014 Posted in Educational Forum, Money Saving Tips

hurricane-isabel.jpg.adapt.590.1Anything that can blow around should be taken inside such as lawn furniture. Before you leave shut off the power at the main breaker, also your main water line coming into your home. Make sure you take phone numbers or web addresses for any insurance that you have. Try to take at least three days supply of clothes and medicine. Don’t forget food and water for your family. Check ahead (like now) for shelters that take pets or for people with special needs. Planning ahead is the key to not standing around waiting for a hand out.

Image courtesy of Victor Habbick/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

Money saving tips for hurricane prepardness.

June 20th, 2014 Posted in Savings Tips

hurricane-isabel.jpg.adapt.590.1If you save two liter soda bottles or just about any bottle that contained food (no milk jugs) they can be filled with water when a storm alert is issued (no need to buy water. ) Just about any canned food item can be eaten straight out of the can and speaking of cans don’t forget a manual can opener! If you use a fire to heat food, just wrap your pots with aluminum foil and they won’t get nasty soot all over them. Remember after a storm there will be plenty of tree limbs and other debris that you can use as fuel for your fire.

Image courtesy of Victor Habbick/ FreeDigitalPhotos.net.

Double duty products.

June 11th, 2014 Posted in Money Saving Tips

lemonsCorn starch is great in the kitchen but can also be used in place of powder. I put mine in an old spice jar with a sprinkle lid it is very refreshing. One website also claims it is great for helping loosen knots. Lemon juice is great in stead of salad dressing saves money and calories, but did you know it is also great for removing soap scum from shower doors. I keep my lemon juice in a spray bottle I bought at the dollar store spray the salad, spray the shower doors.

Here are links to sites with more tips:


Penny Pinching Grandma

31 Household Cleaning Tips

Little Steps: 100 Great Tips For Saving Money For Those Just Getting Started – See more at: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/little-steps-100-great-tips-for-saving-money-for-those-just-getting-started/#sthash.rP4SEEY3.dpuf
Little Steps: 100 Great Tips For Saving Money For Those Just Getting Started – See more at: http://www.thesimpledollar.com/little-steps-100-great-tips-for-saving-money-for-those-just-getting-started/#sthash.rP4SEEY3.dpuf

Money Saving Tip: Vinegar

June 5th, 2014 Posted in Savings Tips

This week’s money saving tip. Vinegar is a great all purpose product. It is inexpensive and has a lot of uses instead of expensive and harmful products. Here are a few of the things that I use it for. Weed killer in rock beds or between bricks. Use it in my washing machine as a fabric softener and instead of bleach. Works great as a window cleaner. Don’t forget it is a great low cal salad dressing. If your shower head is not spraying water properly remove it and soak it in vinegar for a couple of hours rinse it off and put it back on and it will work just fine. The vinegar has removed all of the sediment buildup. There are lots of websites with all kinds of other hints. Happy saving!

Here are links:

1001 Uses for Distilled White Vinegar

The Vinegar Institute

The Old Farmer’s Almanac


VIA Calendar Accepting Orders for Ads

May 22nd, 2014 Posted in Business

The VIA will put out an Orange City Heritage Calendar this year and is now accepting business card size ads for the coupon section.  The ads are $50 and will be sold this Fall till the end of year.  Call Joan LaFleur at 386-774-2973 to save your spot today.  Only 4 left!

Distributors Needed

May 22nd, 2014 Posted in Business, Distributorship, ItWorks

LauraWendorfI am looking for 3 individuals that are DRIVEN, PASSIONATE ABOUT LIFE AND THEIR DREAMS AND NOT AFRAID TO BUILD A BUSINESS OF THEIR OWN. I have an opportunity to earn a wonderful living plus if you sign up before May 30th, A $10,000 BONUS. Pm me for more info or text me at 386-801-6500

Save on phone costs

May 20th, 2014 Posted in Business, Finance Tips

changeMoney saving idea! How do you get your phone service? If you are hanging on to a traditional land line for what ever reason here is an idea. Try MagicJack. I have used this service for a number of years. My traditional phone service was costing me approximately $80 per month the MagicJack is approximately $12 per year that is not a typo. If you have internet service all you need to do is purchase a MagicJack device either on line or from a retailer such as Best Buy, Radio Shack or other big box retailer. On line the $49.95 purchase price covers your first 6 months of phone service. All your messages will go to your e-mail address. It is very easy to set up, just plug into your USB port and follow the instructions. Your computer does not have to be on for you to make or receive calls. The savings are great.

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