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How's Business? Save money when you can

In this economy, we are all looking to save money. One of the things several Queens residents have said to me is, “I don’t know how.” That may seem off the wall, but is not outrageous if you consider the following.

For some time, many Queens residents really did not have to worry about spending. Second, you would be amazed by how many people really do not know effective ways to realistically save money. This economy has taught us we must all tighten our belts and no one is adverse to budget concerns or saving in these hard financial times.

Go on the Internet and check “deal” sites. The Internet is the best way to find deals. Businesses know Internet advertising reaches millions of consumers. At home, surf the Net, take notes and compare what is the best deal for your money.

It is prudent to use coupons. In this day and age, coupons have become a sign that you are not doing well. But whether you make a lot of money or not, usingcoupons saves money. In this economy, the refurbished market has surfaced. This means you can buy brand-name items that may not be new, but close to it.

This market has opened up because many people who bought expensive items are now giving them back just about new. They cannot afford them or wanted the money these items can yield when returned.

When you buy something off the Internet, get free shipping. Free shipping is usually a commonplace perk, so you should not pay for shipping unless you are asking for faster overnight delivery. Finally, purchase goods during the holiday season because prices drop substantially.

So How’s Business regarding saving money? All things considered, in this economy saving money is something that is becoming a must. At the end of the day, the best way to save money is to ask yourself if you are purchasing items based on this premise: Do I need this item or want it? What we need and what we want are two different things.

Contact Joe Palumbo at 516-297-4034 or

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