Review: Secret rebates on Black Friday or anytime from hundreds of stores, Rakuten’s Ebates returned $1050 rebates

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I’ve been a loyal user of Ebates.com since April, 2002.  Over the past almost two decades, I’ve received over one thousand dollars in rebates.  I remember when I signed up, I thought it was a scam.  I’ve found out over… Continue Reading

Review: SierraPetMeds.com, where we buy Nexgard, Revolution pet flea medication at half price

Picture of Nexgard Purple and Nexgard Blue, plus Revolution Plus for Green for cats

We’ve got two dog and two cat companions.  We like to give them medication for fleas, worms, heartworm.  Over the years, pet medicine costs have gotten higher and higher. Many options for prescription pet medication We always bought our medicine… Continue Reading

How to spend Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency with a Visa or Mastercard debit card in the USA – 2020

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UPDATED 10/20/2020 As of this writing, for 98% of people alive, including myself, cryptocurrency, Bitcoin (BTC), Ethereum (ETH), Ripple (XRP), Litecoin (LTC), Tether (USDT), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Libra (LIBRA), EOS (EOS) and the hundreds of other cyber money and how… Continue Reading

Our journey in Buying a Mitsubishi Hyper Heat Mini Split to replace Jotul F3 Wood Stove as Primary Heat

Mini split air conditioning unit with hand operating remote control

Our mountain cottage We moved to the mountain a half decade ago.  Sounds so long. As I write, it will be our sixth winter.  It’s a small cottage.  About 800 square foot on main floor, with an 800 square foot… Continue Reading

CALCULATOR: Should I pay points to lower my interest rate on a mortgage refinance?

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With historic low interest rates, the rush to refinance mortgages is on again.  At some point during the process, your mortgage broker will likely present a list of rate/point options.  What this means is someone can pay an extra fee… Continue Reading

Review: Best Solar Installer in Western North Carolina, Hendersonville, Asheville area

13 solar panels on top of house

Lots of folks wonder about solar, but few take the plunge.  We did, twice.  With the once 30% Federal Renewable Energy Tax Credit, and about 30% Duke Energy NC Solar Rebate Program, our cost was significantly off-set.  But even with… Continue Reading