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Cutting Costs Can Significantly Increase Your Income Eagle River AK

What we found out is that it was actually easy to cut our grocery bill in HALF on a consistent basis, simply by preparing our meals! It may not take a rocket scientist to figure that one out, but it was shocking to us to see how much money we had been spending simply for the convenience of quick meals to support our unbalanced, quick paced lifestyle.

Mr. Edwin H. Chan, CFP®
(907) 330-8338
4300 Boniface Parkway
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Alaska Housing Finance Corp

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Bryan Michael Anderson, CFP®
(907) 272-2444
731 I St Ste 202
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Edward Jones Investments
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Investment Management, Retirement Planning, Securities
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: Not Applicable

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Brian Pinkston, CFP®
310 K St Ste 200
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Bright Road Wealth Management
Areas of Specialization
Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Investment Management, Retirement Planning

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Ms. Laura G Bruce, CFP®
(907) 440-2256
900 W. 5th Ave. Ste. 601
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Alaska Permanent Capital
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Business Succession Planning, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Divorce Issues, Elder Care, Estate Planning, Investment Management

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Ms. Margaret R. Price, CFP®
(907) 257-0216
3900 C Street
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Wells Fargo Advisors
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Insurance Planning, Retirement Income Management
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $5,000,001 or more

Average Income: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Not Applicable

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Mr. Stephen J. Heavey, CFP®
(417) 461-0347
5432 E Northern Lights Blvd
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Financial Planning Center Inc
Areas of Specialization
Divorce Issues, Elder Care, Employee and Employer Plan Benefits, Estate Planning, General Financial Planning, Life Planning, Real Estate
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $500,001 - $1,000,000

Average Income: Not Applicable

Profession: Not Applicable

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Jeffrey N. Gaylard, CFP®
(907) 257-5289
701 W 8th Ave Ste 900
Anchorage, AK
Firm
New York Life Insurance Company

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Mr. Matthew D. Blattmachr, CFP®
(907) 278-6775
1029 W 3rd Ave Ste 400
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Alaska Trust Company
Areas of Specialization
Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Estate Planning, Insurance Planning, Investment Management, Investment Planning, Retirement Planning
Key Considerations
Average Net Worth: $1,000,001 - $5,000,000

Average Income: $250,001 - $500,000

Profession: Business Executives

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Erin Hall Meade, CFP®
(907) 564-6603
3601 C Street, Penthouse
Anchorage, AK
Firm
Merrill Lynch

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Mr. Michael J. Bruno, CFP®
(907) 261-3421
500 W 36th Ave Ste 100
Anchorage, AK
Firm
AlaskaUSA Financial Planning & Investment Services
Areas of Specialization
Asset Allocation, Budget Development, Business Succession Planning, Charitable Giving, Comprehensive Financial Planning, Education Planning, Estate Planning

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Cutting Costs Can Significantly Increase Your Income

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Frugal Living

Cutting Costs can significantly increase your income
By Lori Redfield 
Email lori@freelancemom.com
Apr 22, 2005, 13:51
   

As a work at home Mother, I know the value of a deal. Any smart business person knows that the best way to make money is to SAVE money.

Recently my husband quit his 9 to 5 salaried career to work from home with me. In order to afford this we had to take a good long look at our typical expenses and determine what we could do to cut our costs.

We quickly realized how much money is spent to make money. A quick peruse through our refrigerator revealed a lifestyle of haste. Almost our entire diet consisted of prepared foods. We made a pact to take turns cooking meals and freezing leftovers to see how much money we could save.

What we found out is that it was actually easy to cut our grocery bill in HALF on a consistent basis, simply by preparing our meals! It may not take a rocket scientist to figure that one out, but it was shocking to us to see how much money we had been spending simply for the convenience of quick meals to support our unbalanced, quick paced lifestyle.

Food that may have been wasted in the past is now the source of one or two more meals. We freeze a lot of food so that it doesn't feel so much like eating leftovers and when we shop we look for deals. We actually find that we eat healthier then ever and certainly enjoy the quality of our meals more.

One of my favorite ways to save money is using online coupon codes. When I have to purchase any item for my home office, birthday gifts, clothing for the kids, etc. I always do a search for a coupon code first. You would be amazed at how many merchants that you shop from on a regular basis actually offer coupons for free shipping, 10 - 20% off your entire purchase, etc.

To use a coupon code, simply visit a website that carries them such as http://www.promotionhub.com and locate the store that you plan to shop at. If there is a code noted, make sure to copy it down in case you are asked for it when you go to pay for your order. Generally though, the coupon code is embedded in the link you click and you will receive the discount simply by arriving at the website through that link.

Another tremendous source of savings gasoline! My husband had been commuting two hours a day, five days a week. The gas tank was filled on a weekly basis. Since he has been working from home, we fill the tank only on very rare occasions. Our trips are short and infrequent.

We also became acutely aware of our energy usage. Turning off lights became religion. Warm clothes is mandatory before even considering turning on heat.

Cutting expenses is an extremely viable way to help make your real dreams a reality. For us, it was that both of us could be work-at-home parents . To me, that is the ultimate American Dream. To you it may mean saving money for a vacation you never thought that you could afford, ...

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