So, what does an iphone have to do with saving money? A lot if you are nifty with finding great applications. There is a new iPhone application from Garage Sale Tracker that allows users to find all the local flea markets, consignment stores, and yard sales that will even populate a google map with driving directions to any of these budget savvy shopping locales. (Editor’s note: I actually tried this out last year – it’s pretty cool :))
Driving all around town looking for sale signs with arrows hung on the wrong sign post or tree can be extremely annoying – so why not give it a shot? The deals at these weekend sales can save you thousands of dollars in the long run between toys, clothes, and furniture.
Rich works with Garage Sale Tracker and is also a big fan. As am I – J. Money :)
Bonus tip: Find a good "balance transfer" offer to help pay off debt faster!
If you’ve been making payment after payment (on time) and still haven't been able to get your debt under control, snatching up a good balance transfer credit card offer may be the ticket to try. That’s where in order to gain your business - credit card companies will let you transfer your existing debt to a new card and let you pay ZERO PERCENT interest on it. Saving you tons every month!
What's the catch? Usually balance transfer cards charge a fee (around 3% of your debt balance) to let you transfer your balance to their 0% interest offer. But we've found a great credit card that will let you do a balance transfer absolutely free. Click here to learn more and see if you qualify!
PS: If you don't trust yourself with another credit card, ignore this! This strategy is to help you get out of debt quicker, not risk adding more to it.