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Smart Spending Week: Sample Community Theaters

One way to entertain the whole family for less is through taking advantage of Minnesota’s thriving theater scene. Inside Paradise Community Theater in Faribault, Minn., actors and crew work tirelessly to bring this empty restored movie theater to life.

12/02/2013

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Just $1? Really? Here’s 20-Plus Affordable State Fair Booths

When you do come out to the fair you don’t have to spend a fortune, as there are dozens of booths and vendors that have inexpensive goodies. On average a family will spend $47 per person here at the fair between the food rides and souvenirs.

08/27/2013

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The Good Life For Less: Super Savings For The Super Bowl

Keep the phrase BIG GAME in mind when thinking of ways to not bust your Super Bowl-party budget .

02/02/2012

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Good Question: How Much Do LED Lights Save?

Many stores are moving away from traditional holiday lights and selling LED lights which are considered “greener.” That got us wondering, what do LEDs really save us?

12/16/2011

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The Good Life For Less: ‘Dead Week’ Deals

The week after Thanksgiving is lovingly known as “dead week” amongst travel experts. This is because many people — getting off a long weekend of travel — decide to mostly stay at home, which is good news to anyone looking to save money on a vacation.

11/28/2011

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Confessions Of A Restauranteur: How To Save Money

Every day this week, we’re letting you in on a secret, a piece of information from different industry insiders that will help you save money. This week, a chef and restaurant owner confess.

11/25/2011

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Confessions Of A Hairdresser: How To Save Money

Every day this week, we’re letting you in on a secret — a piece of information from different industry insiders that will help you save money. WCCO talked to a hair dresser to confess the best times to book an appointment and even buy shampoo.

11/23/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Not Your Grandma’s Coupons

Have you “clipped” this month yet? September is National Coupon Month (yes, I know, there is a month for everything!) and we are looking closer at how we all save on our every day purchases.

09/21/2011

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The Good Life For Less: 5 Tips To Save On Travel (Tip 5)

Good things come to those who wait, but in when it comes to travel deals, we’re used to the fact that you have to act quickly to snatch them up. That’s not true anymore, according to Mary Song, founder of discount travel site Yuupon.com.

07/15/2011

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The Good Life For Less: 5 Tips To Save On Travel (Tip 4)

If summer travel budgeting drives you crazy then a gas finding app or website may help! We continue our trip down money-saving lane with Mary Song, founder of discount travel site Yuupon.com.

07/14/2011

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The Good Life For Less: 5 Tips To Save On Travel (Tip 3)

Day three’s travel tip — renting a house or staying with a stranger — may make you wonder if it is worth the savings. But Mary Song, founder of discount-travel site Yuupon.com said it can be a great money-saving option.

07/13/2011

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The Good Life For Less: More Ways To Save Money With Apps

We’ve been talking all week in ‘the Good Life For Less’ blog about ways to save money using apps on your cell phone.Now here are even more ways to save!

06/26/2011

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Best Ways To Go Green And Save Money

Reduce your carbon footprint. Go green. Recycle, reduce, reuse. Save the planet.

These are just some of the popular sayings we’ve heard over the years about protecting our environment and they’ve seemed to make a difference as the “green movement” grows bigger and bigger year after year.

The most significant impact may be the awareness raised about protecting the Earth, but the money-saving side effect has been a plus too.

That’s why we wanted to share 10 of the best ways to go green and save some green. We’ve talked with some experts in fields of energy efficiency and sustainable living — Mary Morse, the Communications Director at the Neighborhood Energy Connection (NEC) in the Twin Cities, and the folks over at ENERGY STAR as well as the Worldwatch Institute in Washington, D.C. — to help us bring you some easy ways to go green and save you money.

CBS Minnesota–11/09/2010

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