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Saving money is a marathon, not a sprint. It's something you strive for all day, every day. Even if it's only a few dollars here and there, the savings add up. Call it a lifestyle choice, one that's not only practical, but also a little fun. The sport of saving.
As we close out 2016, I thought I'd share some of the best money-saving tips I gathered throughout the year. Just a quick list for your review -- in case you missed any!
- 4 apps that give your phone a free second number
- How to check out free digital magazines from the library
- Shopping for an Apple product? Save big on refurbs
- Use Microsoft Rewards to score free Amazon or Starbucks gift cards every month
- Get totally free global phone service and messaging
- 3 things you should always do at the online checkout
- Let Billfixers negotiate a lower cable bill for you
- Why you should take another look at WPS Office
- Use Honey to save money on Amazon purchases
And there you have it! If you found any other great ways to save money this year, or recall another how-to tip I forgot to include here, please share in the comments!