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This article was originally published in 2016 I am a huge Tom Selleck fan. I love everything this guy is in. From his early start on my all time favorite show, The Rockford Files, to Magnum P.I., Jesse Stone, Three Men And A Baby, Blue Bloods; I love them all. It also makes me that much fonder to know that he is a one of the very few conservatives in the entertainment world. Tom Selleck is not someone, however, that I expected to see in a commercial promoting reverse mortgages for AAG. Reverse mortgage pitchmen are usually actors that are... Read more →

If you are like me, you do a lot of your shopping on Even though the prices are generally competitive, I have discovered a few hacks that can make the deals even sweeter. Here are my five strategies. #1 Coupons The other day I was considering a purchase and did not go through with it. A few hours later I went back to take another look at the item and there was a coupon this time for 50 percent off! Not sure why the coupon appeared, but I will take my 50 percent discount thank you very much. I... Read more →

Benjamin Franklin said, “Our new Constitution is now established, and has an appearance that promises permanency; but in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes." Of course, we discuss taxes here, but we have not discussed the cost of a funeral in quite a while. During the last couple of years, a close friend of mine lost his father. As the sole surviving immediate family member, it was his obligation to take charge of the final arrangements. Having never dealt with the matter of planning a funeral, he was very surprised to learn that... Read more →

If you are a regular listener to my radio show, you no doubt have heard me mention my landline service called OOMA. It is a simple solution to the need for a landline in the home or even in a business. I am well aware that many people no longer have a landline, but a recent survey of my followers on Facebook revealed that more than 50 percent still do. Based on the monthly cost of a landline in my area, I have now saved a grand total of $5,491 since I became an OOMA customer in May of 2010.OOMA... Read more →

I want to share with you a couple of strategies I use with Google Flights to find cheap airfare. Multiple Departure And Multiple Arrival Airports Most people do not realize that they can select up to seven departure and seven arrival airports to include in their search. This gives you a combination of 49 different scenarios. If you are willing to be a little flexible on your departure and arrival airports you can find some tremendous deals. In the example below, I have selected 7 different airports in Florida that I am willing to depart from. 24/7 Alerts On Incredible... Read more →

I was a bit confused but pleasantly surprised when setting up my new 4K TV to see a built-in app called Samsung TV Plus. After clicking on the app I was amazed to see a scrolling menu with over 150 channels (many broadcasting in 4K). Not a free trial — these channels are included and free forever (Samsung TV or device required). Many channels have commercials, but those of you paying for cable TV also have ads on top of shelling out $75 or more per month, right? If you don’t have a Samsung TV, there is a growing list... Read more →

My wife and I have become increasingly frustrated at the rising cost of our auto insurance. We live in Florida, and all forms of insurance here are becoming more expensive because of the explosion in population. I stumbled across an article that listed Florida Farm Bureau as the best value for auto insurance in my state. I had honestly never heard of the company, but I hit the computer and found the phone number for the local office. I got a quick price quote over the phone, which offered a savings of over 30% from my current rate! The agent... Read more →

One place you may not have been in a while is your local library, as many have been closed due to the pandemic. Libraries are making big changes these days, and it is all about transitioning to online content. If your local library has taken the leap into the digital world, you could save hundreds and maybe even thousands of dollars each year. Your Library Card Is Worth Thousands Of Dollars I live in a small town and our library is a little outdated. I made frequent trips to the library when my children were younger and needed access to... Read more →

Photo by Kong Jun on Unsplash #1 Consider Buying Two One-Way Tickets Instead Of A Round Trip Google Flights includes a search for two one-way tickets in a standard search. I have used this strategy several times. It simply puts you on a different airline for your return trip. Most of the search platforms do not include this, that is why I use Google Flights. It is always worth comparing prices for one-way flights, especially on international travel. #2 Check Several Departing And Returning Days In Your Airfare Scenario Many of the major travel sites are beginning to offer this... Read more →

Not being a gamer, I am a little late to the world of virtual reality. I purchased the Oculus Quest 2 about ten days ago and have been amazed at all of the non-gaming features. As a financial writer, I thought I would approach my review from the perspective of saving money. Yes, VR can save you money — use the information below as your sales pitch to get your skeptical spouse on board! Photo by Remy Gieling on Unsplash 1. Quit Your Gym There are hundreds of fitness apps that can replace aerobic exercise classes. While I am not... Read more →

Just a few years ago online degrees were scoffed at. The world has changed as Internet education is not only respected but ubiquitous today. In fact, with the latest Covid-19 crisis many campuses have closed, leaving online learning as the only option for the current academic year. I recently discovered Western Governor’s University (WGU), which is a 100 percent online college. Founded in 1997 by 19 U.S. governors (thus the name) and based in Salt Lake City, they offer a wide array of both Bachelor's and Master’s degree programs. WGU is a leading innovator within the growing niche of online... Read more →

A New Way To Get Free Stuff? I thought I was already the king of how to get free stuff, but I learned something new this week. Apparently there is a growing phenomenon known as the 'gift economy.' What is it? People deciding to give away their unused items rather than selling them. Why would people give away what they could sell? At first at I couldn't wrap my brain around it, but then it clicked. My wife and I give away a ton of items each year to a local thrift shop that supports a pro-life ministry. Over the... Read more →

I read an article today slamming Christian medical sharing plans. I could not disagree more with this author. Christian medical sharing plans are not for everyone, but they make a whole lot of sense for some people and I am one of them. My wife is a teacher and since I am self employed I historically was added to her insurance as a family member and she paid for that as a payroll deduction. In 2012 we looked at the numbers and they were beyond shocking... As simply a husband being added to her plan the cost would have been... Read more →