Posted on 8/30/2009 23:55 EST
Cash-for-clunkers is come and gone, but you can still get a hot deal on a cool truck. As the 2009 model year winds down, Cardealerreviews.org offers this list of the best trucks for the least bucks.
"Ranking is based on the base model MSRP. You should be able to negotiate a lower price for the base model. Also, remember if you add additional features, you'll could pay more.
1. 2009 Toyota Tacoma -- $15,170
The popular Toyota Tacoma had a makeover in 2001, growing larger in every dimension to offer more passenger room, cargo space and towing capacity than ever before. Regular, extended (Access Cab), and crew cab (Double Cab) models are available, with a choice of long or short bed lengths, and powered by either the rear or all four wheels..."
Posted on 8/26/2009 23:15 EST
Forget those pricey specialty coffee shop espressos. You can do just as well making your brew at home, says CBS3.com. Read on to see which products they recommend.
"Does your morning latte or cup of Joe set you back $2 dollars or more every day? That adds up over time, but you don't have to give it up all together to save money. 3-On Your Side's Jim Donovan shows you how to get the flavor of coffee shop coffee for less.
If you're paying too much for your morning cup of Joe, The Good Housekeeping Research Institute tested 16 espresso machines under $100 and found some that served up coffee shop taste..."
Posted on 8/26/2009 23:08 EST
What a deal: bring in your used baby products, get a discount on new products, and leave fewer unsafe baby products out in the world. The offer comes from Toys R Us and was brought to our attention by WalletPop.
"On the heels of Cash for Clunkers and riding the tide of heightened interest in product safety, Toys R Us is making an unusual offer: Bring in your used cribs, car seats and other baby products and get a discount on new ones.
Bring in these products and you'll get 20% off in certain categories and only from certain manufacturers. For Toys R Us, it's a good way to get publicity and potentially do some good..."
on Wallet Pop
Posted on 8/23/2009 22:32 EST
Mickey and Minnie are waiting for you this season. So do some advance planning, and go...and you won't even need to empty the piggy bank. The Miami Herald tells you how to pull off this amazing feat.
" Disney World has been on our kids' minds this year, but it wasn't in our family budget.
What's a parent to do?
With a disciplined approach to the Big Three expense categories -- food, lodging and admission fees -- it's possible to ``do Disney'' without piling up bills that are scarier than The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror (a ride at Disney's Hollywood Studios that left my 6-year-old screaming to do it again, and me searching for my stomach)..."
on Miami Herald
Posted on 8/21/2009 23:18 EST
It's cheaper than ever now to take a little bit of home with you when you travel. Not literally, of course. But as The New York Times reports, the competition for those international calls is heating up and becoming a bit more confusing. So research your options carefully.
"In the five months since I wrote about cheap ways to phone home in "Staying in Touch Internationally, on the Cheap" (March 24), much has changed in the world of making affordable, even free, calls while traveling. And not all of it is good.
Here's a short version of the telephone setup I described in March: As soon as I land in a new country, I buy a local SIM card (usually $2 to $25) for my unlocked mobile phone, so that I can easily and cheaply call local numbers and so that local people can reach me..."
on The New York Times