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Roundup: “Don’t Pay $200 for Glasses” Edition

Posted By Jim On 03/02/2012 @ 12:11 pm In General | 3 Comments

It’s been quite some time since we’ve done a Roundup here at Bargaineering and I thought I’d start doing them again. Roundups are lists of links to other sites that I read and I scour the web for interesting posts that I hope you’ll find interesting as well. This week takes on the theme of Frugality, which is fitting since I also steward the Festival of Frugality [3], a blog carnival focused on squeezing pennies out of dollars.

Without further delay, here were a few posts I found interesting this week:

  • Five Places to Buy Discount Glasses [4] – My wife recently broke her glasses and so we took our regular trip to Costco, where she didn’t find a pair that she liked. I remembered that Zenni Optical sold exceptionally cheap (compared to many places!) but I didn’t know about these other four places. Forget the days of paying a hundred bucks on a piece of molded plastic!
  • Tips to Get Free Food [5] – Who doesn’t love getting free food? OK, this post by Phil is mostly tongue in cheek and has no legitimate tips for free food but it’s still funny.
  • Tips for Having a baby without Going Broke [6] – Babies are awesome but babies are also expensive. Camilla at Wise Bread shares a few tips on how to save some money while keeping the little critter happy (relatively!).
  • How to Invest a Windfall [7] – I help moderate the Personal Finance sub-reddit (section) of Reddit and one of the most common questions I see involves windfalls, either from an estate or just a very large gift. It’s hard to know what to do with it but Cash Money Life tackles it with some very good ideas.
  • Are ID theft protection services worth it? [8] – They’re part insurance, part service, but I think they’re mostly not worth it. You can do much of it yourself but sometimes people like having peace of mind (we have pet insurance for that reason).
  • And finally, happy four year anniversary to Credit Karma [9] – they celebrated with a fun video [10] featuring their social media maven Bethy and the CK team.

If you have any interesting posts that you liked, let me know [11] (or via twitter @bargainr [12]) and they might make it into a future roundup!

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[4] Five Places to Buy Discount Glasses: http://genxfinance.com/five-places-to-find-discount-prescription-eyeglasses/

[5] Tips to Get Free Food: http://ptmoney.com/how-to-get-free-food/

[6] Tips for Having a baby without Going Broke: http://www.wisebread.com/24-tips-for-having-a-baby-without-going-broke

[7] How to Invest a Windfall: http://cashmoneylife.com/how-to-invest-a-large-sum-of-money/

[8] Are ID theft protection services worth it?: http://identitytheftwall.com/are-identity-theft-protection-services-worth-the-money

[9] Credit Karma: http://www.bargaineering.com/articles/r/creditkarma.php

[10] fun video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AHvQQCqfbbg&feature=youtu.be

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[12] @bargainr: https://twitter.com/#!/bargainr

[13] pacdog: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pacdog/64098298/sizes/s/in/photostream/

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