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  • Midday Coffee: All that loan interest adds up

    All Financial Matters crunches the numbers on a car loan and shows how you can end up paying $7,000 in interest on a $17,000 loan (yikes!). Stories like this make me very happy that we’ve paid off both of our cars and are setting aside money each month so we can pay cash for our next car. Of course, the loan that AFM works with has a 12% interest rate, while the interest rate on our two most recent car loans were under 3%. So even if you can’t save enough to pay cash, just having an excellent credit rating can save a few thousand dollars.

    Become a Facebook fan of Libby’s and get a free can of Libby’s Vegetables. Offer expires 5/15.

    If you live in Ada County, Idaho, A Thrifty Mom explains how you can get free insert coupons.

    Get a printable coupon (pdf) for $1/1 Nexcare bandages. MoneySaving Mom explains that this coupon is legitimate despite being a pdf because it’s hosted on the manufacturer’s website.

    Get $10 off a $10 purchase at Crabtree & Evelyn with code MOM210. Go through a cash back portal to get some of your money back. Big Crumbs is giving 8% back, Shop At Home (affiliate link) is giving 7% back, Upromise is giving 4%, and Mr. Rebates (affilate link) is giving 3%.

    Going Concern offers some suggestions for polishing your resume. Their tips are specifically geared toward accountants, but are generally applicable to almost everyone.

    I Heart Wags has coupon match ups for this month’s “suggestive sell” items at Walgreens – cashiers/stores that sell a lot of these get some kind of recognition, so if you like your cashier and/or store, buying these can help them out.

    Moms Need to Know reports that the General Mills manufacturer’s coupons on the Target web site print without the dreaded “Do Not Double” instructions at the top.


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