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Don't miss P-Funk tonight for free

Here is Today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

The Discount Diva's favorite band of all time is playing at the Erie Canal Harbor Central Wharf tonight. Don't miss George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic tonight, playing for free! Opening bands start at 5 p.m. If you see me, come and say hello!

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann


Don't pay extra for soft cream cheese

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

To make your own softened cream cheese, put the brick in a bowl in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds.

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Skip the movie theater

Here's today's MoneySmart Tip:
Movie theaters are an expensive way to beat the heat. Head to the beach with a lunch and some sunscreen or hit the library instead.
---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

A great Web site for living thrifty and loving it

Here's today's MoneySmart Tip of the Day:

Visit for inspiration on how to live and thrive within your means.

---Samantha Maziarz Christmann

Keep bedding fluffy with tennis balls

Here is today's MoneySmart tip of the day:
When laundering pillows and comforters, toss a few unused tennis balls into the dryer to keep your bedding fluffy.

Polish your job search presentation

Here's today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

During the job search, practice makes perfect. have someone ask you interview questions and polish your answers and delivery.

Planning saves money at the grocery store

Here's today's MoneySmart tip of the day:
Grocery store
Take stock of what's in your pantry and what's on sale at the grocery store then plan meals around that, aiming to buy as few ingredients as possible.

Mail-order prescriptions save money

Today's MoneySmart tip of the day:

Ordering your prescriptions through an insurance-approved mail order supplier could save you hundreds of dollars per year.

No yolks, folks.

Today's MoneySmart tip of the day:


To separate the yolks from several eggs at once, crack them into a colander and catch the whites in a bowl underneath.

Don't throw away those old magazines

Today's MoneySmart tip of the day:


Reader Lynne Forsberg in Erie County suggests dropping off your old magazines in hospital waiting rooms. Just be sure to tear off your address label first. Thanks, Lynne!

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