Tales from the DollarDays World

Saving Money on Clothes for Women

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Apr 12, 2010 2:26:42 AM

Women can save money on clothes with some creative thinking and some help from local alteration and shoe repair businesses. There is no need to sacrifice quality. Just shop intelligently and take care of what you have.

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House Cleaning for Less

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Apr 9, 2010 4:03:46 AM

People today are of the mindset that if you don't have a store bought bottle of all-purpose spray cleaner, furniture polish, or glass cleaner, you just can't clean. If you're trying to live the frugal life and save money in every way possible, your cleaning products are a great way to get started. Almost everything you buy at the store for cleaning can be easily made at home out of ingredients you most likely already have in your cupboard. An added bonus is that not only do these homemade products clean well, they are also chemical-free. If you look up the ingredients of your nearest bottle of Pledge or 409, there is a good chance you won't be able to pronounce most of them. These expensive chemical cleaners are full of harmful chemicals.

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Topics: Frugal Living Tip

Internet Retailer - Wholesaling 2.0

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Apr 7, 2010 2:16:08 AM

If you haven't read already, Internet Retailer has published an article featuring DollarDays.

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Topics: Small Business Profile

Finding Money In Your Home and Car Insurance

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Apr 2, 2010 1:43:39 AM

Insurance premiums are not all alike. The truth is, premiums vary widely between companies and even on similar policies within a company. Here are some tips for finding hidden money in your insurance policies:

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Topics: Frugal Living Tip

Jody Reese Interview: Publisher of the Hippo Press

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Apr 1, 2010 3:46:42 AM

1. Tell us about your company and why you started it.
The Hippo Free Press is an unnewspaper. We publish weekly and are a more news magazine format with a large calendar and food section. We answer the vexing question of what to do and where to go in southern New Hampshire as well as address quality of life issues in the region, from traffic to the environment in an accessible fun way. From a very basic P&L standpoint, Hippo was started to provide advertising options for small businesses in the southern New Hampshire market. Looking over the market in 2000 we saw daily newspapers catering to national advertisers and large retail and auto customers. Similarly radio too focused on the national market. Many of the independent restaurants, retail and service businesses either didn't advertise or felt their advertising was ineffective and expensive.

2. Describe the kinds of articles you publish, and who your target audiences are.
We tend toward quality of life type stories. We want readers to use our publication to get the most out of living in southern New Hampshire. We write about interesting political figures, new restaurant openings, and trends in live music. A recent issue explored the unusual life of birds in urban areas of southern New Hampshire. Our target audience is affluence, educated and active between the ages of 25 and 65. Most of our readers own homes and are married. This reflects the suburban nature of our market.

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Topics: Small Business Advice, Small Business Expert Interview

The Benefits of Using Dropship Suppliers

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Apr 1, 2010 2:51:49 AM

Dropshipping is a rather contentious topic amongst the legions of online sellers. There are those who love it and swear it’s the panacea for anyone interested in starting their own ecommerce business and then there are others who don’t believe in it as a distribution channel. Our opinion on the matter is slightly more moderate: dropshipping is a great way for small and medium sized companies to source products to sell online for a profit, however you can’t just slap a bunch of products on a website and expect the dough to start rolling in. Like any successful business, an online store requires a sound business plan, a well thought out marketing strategy, excellent customer service and some good old-fashioned hard work (and this holds true regardless of whether or not you support dropshipping).

So is using a dropshipper the right choice for you? Well, to ensure that everyone is on the same page, let’s define dropshipping first. In a nutshell, dropshipping is a supply chain management technique where when a customer purchases a product from an online store, the retailer passes the order information to a wholesale supplier and then the supplier processes and ships the order to the end-customer - hence the term dropship supplier.

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Topics: Dropshipping, Small Business Advice

Throw Off Your Shoes

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Mar 31, 2010 1:12:27 AM

As one of the iconic humorists of our time, Tom Lehrer, once wrote "Spring is here, Spring is here. Life is skittles and life is beer. I think the loveliest time of the year is the spring. I do, don’t you? ’course you do."

Spring is, indeed looming over the horizon, and that means, it's time to start thinking about putting away that winter gear and bringing out that box of spring and summer clothes that have been lying dormant underneath your bed.

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Topics: Product of the Week

How to Save Money on Fashions While Having Fun Doing it

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Mar 26, 2010 5:23:43 AM

For some reason, many of us tend to overspend on clothing. Perhaps it's because we tend to associate our clothes with status, confidence, even luxury.

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Topics: Frugal Living Tip

Planning a Frugal Summer Getaway

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Mar 19, 2010 5:50:17 AM

For most of us, summer is the perfect time to get away from it all. As we all work to tighten our belts, vacation doesn't have to be on the chopping block, at least not entirely. Vacations can be expensive, but remember that hypertension and burn-out are even more so. You don't have to cut out your vacation entirely, but you can vacation a little smarter and save yourself hundreds or even thousands of dollars.

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Topics: Frugal Living Tip

5 Steps To Meeting Any Financial Goal

Posted by Joshua Unseth on Mar 12, 2010 5:46:01 AM

Whether you want to get rich quick, get rich slow, or something else entirely, there's a simple process that applies to successfully reaching any financial goal. Saving money is great, but that saving should have a purpose.

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Topics: Frugal Living Tip

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