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I don’t normally write about the finance books that I read, but George S. Clason’s “The Richest Man in Babylon” has some really sound financial principles that I want to pass along. It’s a tiny little book, only 140 pages and since it’s older you should be able to pick it up at your library or on Paperback swap if you want to read it yourself.
“The Richest Man in Babylon” is the story of Arkad, a man who started out as a simple peasant and has now become extremely wealthy. From his castle the king of Babylon sees the poor in his country continue to suffer as they mismanage their resources. He asks Arkad to teach the citizens the secrets to achieving financial security.
The lessons Arkad teaches them he calls the “Seven Cures for a Lean Purse”. While they are not revolutionary, their simplicity makes them very valuable information.
Cure #4: Guard Thy Treasures from Loss (A Frugal Chick’s Translation: Get Intelligent, Trustworthy Help)
Your money is important- don’t let people take it from you. Arkad says his first investment was a complete disaster- he gave his money to a brick maker named Azmur to buy him some jewels to sell. Azmur returned to Arkad with small glass jewels- worthless for reselling. Arkad’s advice? “Better by far to consult the wisdom of those experienced in handling money for profit.” In other words, who expects a brick maker to know about jewels?
The same goes with your money. Talk to your friends who seem to have a good handle on their finances and find out who they have managing their funds. While there is always some risk with investing, a trust worthy financial manager can make sure that your money is handled honestly and with great potential for success!
I know when people first start using coupons, it can seem completely overwhelming. This week Rite Aid has a great, easy deal that is an excellent opportunity to cut your couponing teeth! There are two scenarios- one where you break even and one where you spend a little bit:
First scenario: Go into Rite Aid and grab a container of the Dove Men’s Body Care wash. In front of the proper container there should be a sign that says “$4 Rebate.” When you purchase the body wash it should be $4 plus whatever tax is in your area. Keep your receipt.
When you get home, log on or sign up for Rite Aid’s Single Check Rebate Program. Enter in the relevant information off the receipt and hit submit. This will make your eligible for the $4 rebate. At the end of the month, Rite Aid will mail you a check for $4- meaning you only paid tax for your body wash!
Second scenario: Print this coupon for $1.50 off of Dove for Men Body Wash and Face Wash.
Head to Rite Aid and look for the body wash. There will be a sign in front of it stating it is eligible for a $4 rebate. Grab the appropriate body wash (it should be about $4).
The newest coupon on line also requires that you buy the men’s face wash so check out the price on the face wash. If the cost is reasonable and it is a product the man in your life will use, go ahead and pick it up. Purchase both items, using the $1.50 coupon.
When you get home, log on or sign up for Rite Aid’s Single Check Rebate Program. Enter in the relevant information off the receipt and hit submit. This will make your eligible for the $4 rebate. So whatever the price of the face wash is- minus the $1.50 coupon- is what you pay for BOTH the body wash and the face wash!
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In case you didn’t win any copies of Turbo Tax last week, Mrs. Micah at Finance for a Freelance Life is giving away another copy!
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For all my new readers: Rite Aid is my FAVORITE drug store to shop. They have a program called Single Check Rebates. They mail you money back after you purchase things, and all you have to do is enter a few numbers on their website. You never have to mail anything in or cut out UPC codes. At the end of the month, they send you an e-mail and ask if you would like a check. Then they mail you a check you can take to the bank and cash!
Sign Up for My Rite Aid and get a coupon for $5 off of $25!
MONEYMAKER (after rebate)
Dove for Men Body Wash – around $4
Use $1.50/1 Dove for Men Printable Coupon
Pay $2.50 out of pocket
– $4.00 Single Check Rebate
$1.50 Profit after coupon and rebate!
Comtrex – $3.99
Use $2 off of 1 coupon from 2/7 Smart Source insert
$1.99 out of pocket
– $1 Single Check Rebate
99¢ after coupon and rebate!
For the complete list of deals click here!
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