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I love a good deal. In fact, there are plenty of things I won’t buy unless they’re on sale. However, Len Penzo at Len Penzo dot Com makes a good point about paying more for certain things — yes, paying more. He writes in Contrarian Shopping: 20 Things I’m Willing to Pay More For that it can be worth it to shell out a little more money for convenience, quality, environmental friendliness, superior customer service and additional security. Read his post to see if you agree.
And here’s a roundup of more great personal finance advice from around the Web:
Avoid Telemarketers and Their Spoofing Ways [Mint.com]
Telemarketers are using software to change their caller ID and make you think you’re getting a call from your bank or a government agency. Here are five ways to end the solicitations.
Unsubscribe From Charity Mailings [The Simple Dollar]
“Charity mailings are costing that charity money, and if I’m not going to donate, I’d at least want that charity to use their funds elsewhere where the money might be spent more effectively.”
How to Have an Inexpensive Wedding [Moolanomy]
“Here are a few tips to getting your marriage off on the right financial foot.”
7 Ways to Deal With Spousal Debt [The Digerati Life]
“What if your partner is racking up the credit card debt, and having a hard time putting a halt to [his or her] unnecessary spending?”
The Little Known Secret to Dramatically Slashing the Cost of College or Grad School [Mocha Money]
“Becoming a residential advisor can provide the golden ticket to an affordable education.”
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