About Paul Vachon

Born: Concord, MA BSBA from Indiana University of PA Composite Science Post-Baccalaureate Univerity of Texas - Austin

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How to Save Money on College Textbooks

Textbook Prices Continue to Rise Financing College is a challenge that requires planning and many years of saving.  Buying textbooks at the College Bookstore can be very expensive and by using websites that specialize in textbooks, it can pay to buy your textbooks online. Buy or Rent Textbooks Online for Savings I decided to test […]

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How to Buy an Ebook Reader

 Ebook Sales on the Increase Whether you are a fan of ebooks or not, there is no denying the impact the technology is having on the publishing industry.  Sales of Ebooks tripled from the prior year this past February and downloads of digital books outsold traditional hardcover book for the first time this year.   According […]

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Avoid Hidden Airline Fees

Airlines Profit from Fees With the height of Summer travel season upon us many travelers will be heading to the airport to begin vacations that were planned on a cold and dreary January day.  In 2010, airlines made profits of $5.7 Billion in fees. Here are a few fees that you need to be aware […]

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Frugal Toad Tip: Use Shoulder Season for Your Next Cruise

Investigate booking your next cruise during the shoulder season, the first and last week the cruise line visits your point of interest, for savings of up to 50%. Be sure to check the weather before booking!

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How to Lower Your Electricity Bill

Focus on High Electricity Use Items First   Perform Home Energy Audit: To identify ways you can reduce energy cost in your home use the US EPA Energy Star Home Energy Yardstick. Use a Programmable Thermostat: Cool your home to 78 degrees or warmer in the Summer. For additional savings, set the thermostat to 82 […]

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New Credit Laws Take Effect

Credit Law Makes Major Changes President Obama signed the Credit CARD Act of 2009 into law May 22, 2009 and ushered in a new era for consumers who use credit cards. Most of the provisions took effect on February 22, 2010 with the remaining provisions taking effect on August 22, 2010. Summary of the major […]

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Fashion for Less – How to Save on Clothing

Make a Plan for Clothing Savings Dressing for success does not necessarily have to cost an arm and a leg. Do some research and follow these tips to save big on clothing. Inventory What Clothing You Have Remember that great winter outfit that you stashed in the spare bedroom closet? Take inventory of what clothing […]

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Rental Car Fees – How to Avoid Them

Lower Rental Car Fees are Possible Before booking a rental car check out these money saving tips. Death and Taxes Taxes & Airport Surcharges – As you are already painfully aware one cannot avoid these fees however you might be able to avoid the Airport Surcharge fees rental car companies charge if you pick up […]

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