7 Reasons Why Buying Household Basics Online Saves You Money

7reasonswhybuyinghouseholdbasicsonlinesavesyoumoney.jpgIt’s fun to shop online for personalized gifts, cute shoes or a new rug for the living room…

But have you ever thought about going online for boring basics like dryer sheets, dish soap, plastic wrap and paper napkins?

This surprising life hack can actually save you quite a bit of money every month.

And I’m here to tell you why...

Save money now...

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Canadian Stores With Free Shipping

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Picture yourself whimsically browsing the internet…

Maybe it’s a new pair of jeans you’re after OR a great book to whisk you away on your next incredible adventure...

Browse … Click … Read … Like … Add to Cart … and THEN you see it ...

FREE Shipping - BUY NOW.

But, it doesn’t always go that way does it?

Sometimes you see this instead:

Shipping: $10

What do you do?

Run for the hills of course - you’re out of there faster than The Flash.

Free shipping makes all the difference in your buying decision. Sure, the cost of shipping is built into the price anyway … but after you’ve decided to buy you want to know the price isn’t going to skyrocket at the checkout.

Some companies like Amazon.ca are able to offer low prices AND free shipping because of their size and lack of expensive storefronts to maintain. Then it’s win-win.

My favourite trick?

Find the lowest price at one store, and then price match at a different store that has cheap or free shipping for increased savings.

Here’s a big list of all the Canadian stores that ship for free so you’ll always know where to get it.

Where Do You Want To Shop?

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The Year You Start Investing

theyearyoustartinvesting.jpgEvery year, we start with the best intentions to improve our lives.

Including our finances…

But does it seem like the time just passes by and nothing ever gets done?

With investing, there is just too much information out there. Maybe you even decided to be proactive: You sat down at your computer one day and googled investing, and BAM!

354,000,000 results were returned. Crap.

Diary of an Investing Procrastinator

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How To Get The Best Deal (With This Little Secret)

howtogetthebestdealwiththislittlesecret.jpgThe word “deal” is SO overused.

Everyone and their mom thinks they got an AMAZING deal on the latest thing-a-majig they bought from so-and-so.

Psssssst. Here’s a little secret:

You likely got an average deal at BEST.

At worst - you got taken for a ride and paid an inflated price for something that was camouflaged as a deal.

Marketers are so good these days they know what you’re thinking even BEFORE you do - if you caught a good “sale” - then you paid exactly what they wanted you to.

Don’t get me wrong, smartly shopping sales and clearances can land you some pretty good deals, but that’s just the start of what’s possible.

The real secret?

In one word ... STACKING.

What Is Deal Stacking?

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