Practical Ways To Save Money When Shopping OnlineWritten by Chileshe Mwape
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3. Use Coupon sites and Deal Aggregators These sites provide a wide variety of coupons, promotional codes and discounts across internet. They lead you to retailers, rather than selling you merchandise directly. Examples: Wow-Coupons, CurrentCodes.com and FatWallet.
4. Use Classifieds or Auction sites With most goods, buying straight from high street will add a considerable sum to price tag. It’s possible to make vast savings by purchasing your item second-hand. You can buy most merchandise cheaper from auction sites such as EBay and Ubid online.
5. Drop Brand Names You can easily get cheaper products by opting for lesser-known names in market. These cheaper items are usually as good as some of more expensive varieties from big companies. In some instances, you’ll only be paying for name because some of products are manufactured by same companies.
There are many other ways to save money while shopping online, but shopping around before you buy makes it easier to get best value on various products and services.
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Using the internet to manage your family’s financeWritten by Rachel Lane
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which ensure that parents can always find best deal for their finances, including credit cards, loans, mortgage, life insurance, house insurance, car insurance and children’s savings accounts. Many personal finance sites including moneynet also offer “account aggregation” tools, which allow parents (and non parents!) to manage all of their finances online, including current accounts, savings accounts, loans and credit cards. If you think your household bills are too high, uSwitch.com can provide you with a comparison of providers for gas & electricity, water and household communications.
And if that all seems a little too practical, take some time out for a little light relief with http://www.learnthenet.com/english/features/tenthings.htm. This website offers a wealth of information about how to extract useful information from internet, as well as providing more random suggestions such as science of online games, “design a structure of copper coins” and even world’s most calorific sandwich.
Rachel writes for the personal finance blog Cashzilla: http://www.cashzilla.co.uk/