7 Low Cost Ways to Secure Your Dorm / Apartment or Home WITHOUT a Security System

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Security today should be everyone’s concern. Wherever we are we have to be concerned with all types of security, home security , dorm and apartment security, even personal security . Today we’re going to focus on dorm and apartment security on a budget, even though most of these solutions could apply to homeowners as well. It’s one of those things that is better handled proactively rather than in a reactive manner.

Here are some ways for you to protect yourself and feel more secure in your dorm / apartment or home

  1. A high quality security bar can be used to secure a door that swings IN…Simply place the bar against all the doors that swings IN.
  2. For extra as well as portable security use these door stop alarms that will sound off 120db in the event of the door being opened. Noise is an excellent deterrent to crime. Don’t forget to make this appear very secured with security company window and door stickers.
  3. If you are in a dorm or an apartment try this remote controlled door alarm for amazing feeling of well being and safety.
  4. Doors and windows are a popular way for a thief to get in your home. Deter them with these 120db door & window alarms that will alert you to an intrusion attempt. Another way to feel safe is to have this door handle alarm hanging. It senses vibration and gives off a 110db alarm if triggered by someone’s touch. An awesome low cost solution.       Also See: Home Security Tips That BURGLARS Don’t Want You to Know…part 1…AVOID HOME BREAK-INS
  5. Nowdays a high speed internet connection can be your best friend. Know who’s coming to your door and why with this Ring doorbell that sends a live video feed to your smartphone so that you can talk to them and see who is there and why.

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6. Personal protection is very important too, maximize yours by carrying this alarm with you everywhere you go. As a backup make sure that have this police strength product with you at all times. These products use the two things that thieves hate the most when confronted.

7. A smartphone and WiFi connection is a marriage made in heaven especially when you want to know exactly what’s going on inside of your place where you live. Here’s how you can do it for a very low cost and get notified if there’s any movement in side of your house immediately: this Wi-Fi camera will notify you if there’s anything that moves… you can see it, also be aware if the condition of your pets and exactly what else is taking place inside your home…even in the dark.

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What are some ways that you use to protect yourself?

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10 Items You Must Have To Start a SUCCESSFUL EBAY ONLINE BUSINESS (create an awesome side hustle)

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If you are considering starting a Ebay business congratulations…you can have a lot of fun and make a lot of money.  There are a couple of rules, things that you need to know and “tools” that you absolutely have to possess to succeed long-term.

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You may have some of these items already, but these investments in your business will pay off handsomely in your greater efficiency, improved productivity and professionalism as the end goal with satisfied customers raving about your products that you sell.

These are items that you must have to succeed long term in your Ebay Business.

  1. A HIGH QUALITY SHIPPING SCALE…Everything you sell must be weighed to know what type of shipping is REQUIRED. The weight of a item and knowing the right type of packaging is super important to making sure your item arrives quickly and on time.
  2. TAPE DISPENSER & SHIPPING TAPE.  You’ll use lots of tape your EBay business so getting the best deal on supplies is one key to making sure you are profitable.
  3. If you are serious about selling on EBAY invest in a THERMAL PRINTER. This is what separates the Successful Ebay Sellers from the “amateurs”. Trust me on this one…you will look and seem like a big corporation with your packages to your customers and get great feedback too.
  4. POLY SHIPPING MAILING BAGS will get your packages to your customers safely and without damage. These shipping bags are tearproof, lightweight and really take a pounding and will make you look professional. Well worth the investment.
  5. HIGH QUALITY BUBBLE WRAP is necessary to protect those items that may break during shipping. Be generous in usage and protect your items well. There’s nothing worse for a buyer than getting an item in the mail that arrives broken. 
  6. PHOTOGRAPHY LIGHTING KIT…the quality of your pictures often determine who looks at your items and whether Ebay promotes them or not.
  7. HIGH QUALITY LASER PRINTER…this will be a huge money saver because it uses toner rather than traditional ink allowing you to print thousands of pages of labels, thank- you notes, or whatever communications are needed. This is the type of printer that big businesses use because of lower overall cost.
  8. You must know the “rules” of shipping and have knowledge of how to get your packages quickly to your customers and how this affects you and the feedback they leave you. Your feedback affects your ability to sell on the platform. Review this SHIPPING PLAYLIST in its entirety to save lots of money on your shipping costs and improve your bottom line.
  9. People may occasionally try to scam you. Certain products seem to have a higher “scam rate” than others. Here is a video that will help you to NOT GET SCAMMED OUT OF YOUR EBAY GOODS.
  10. Good supply of USPS Mailing shipping envelopes ( flat rate & legal flat rate shipping envelopes, get a few regional A & B boxes too). Order them for free at USPS.COM

BONUS: The right mindset is vital...listen to motivational videos and books while you work and allow nothing to stop you. How do you succeed at Ebay? Here is a short 3 minute video to help you succeed on EBAY and don’t stop until you succeed…thereby guaranteeing your success. Now go out there and make you some 💰.

Do you think these products will help you succeed online…leave us some comments below or tell us what you use to succeed on EBAY.

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Cool Must Have Poly Mailing Shipping Bags for Ebay Sellers (impress your Ebay customers)

Here are the poly shipping bags that most people send their items to their customers in. They are functional and reliable and they work great, but they have no personality 🙂

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Wouldn’t it be nice to show a little “personality” in your shipping, have a little fun and put a great smile on the face of your customers. If you want to do that…try these poly shipping bags shown below…show your personality and make a GREAT IMPRESSION on your customers. Plan for success buy several hundred, set your sales goal and allow nothing to stop you. Make sure that you say “Thank You” to all your new customers. 😁

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FREE NETFLIX…(here’s how to get it FREE FOREVER)

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Just announced today here is the best no cost, simplistic way you can get free Netflix forever.

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HOW TO PREPARE Your Family For a NATURAL DISASTER, EXTREME WEATHER, STORMS & EMERGENCIES (emergency preparedness)

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It’s that time of the year again… It’s hurricane, thunderstorm, flood, earthquake and tornado seasons. But the real question is ARE YOU PREPARED for it? What do you and your family have planned in case of a real emergency, in case of a natural disaster such as have recently occurred in Houston, Texas our other locations around the world lately? If the same thing were to hit in your area with very little notice would you and your family be prepared or would you be one of the ones who get caught in the crossfire unprepared with no escape plan, not knowing what to do?

Please take 5 minutes, stop what you’re doing right now and prepare yourself physically for what could easily happen to any of us, anywhere…at any time.

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Most of us think that things like this can and won’t happen in our area, (we’re safe) perhaps just like they did in Houston or New Orleans or other places that have experienced natural disasters of an exorbitant magnitude. After seeing what happened in Houston, Texas with the flood, it made me think about what we can do as individuals or even as families to prepare ourselves for an emergency of that magnitude. For example do you have your ready to go emergency kit  and first aid backpacks ready in the area where they are easily accessible ready to grab quickly?

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Think about this: In cases of a disaster, being prepared could actually save your life or the life of a family member. So wouldn’t it make sense to make a checklist right now and see what you would have to do in case of an event like this? You may even want to have a second “ready to go kit” for you to keep in your vehicle in the event it becomes necessary to use it.

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Here are some items you may need for emergency preparedness

  1. Backpack with emergency supplies in it. This is your “ready to go kit”.
  2. CASH… in cases of natural disasters ATM machines or banks and stores may not be available and some credit card machines may be down or not working.
  3. 5 gallon gas can container (none will be available if you wait till the last-minute). Get 2 if possible and fill when notified of impending emergency.
  4. Bottled water for at least 3 days for the entire family.
  5. Emergency Blankets and clean clothing.
  6.  First aid kit in case of injuries.
  7. Solar chargers for your cell phone and other devices.
  8. Emergency generator (like the one shown below) + stored fuel (fuel might be nearly impossible to find during a real emergency).
  9. Electrical Power Cords may be necessary to power devices from your auxiliary power sources. Remember to get power strips too.
  10. Emergency food supplies + non perishable can goods and a good non electric can opener.
  11. Rechargeable Batteries & ChargersMoney Saving Tip of the Day…Rechargeable Batteries!
  12. Get a high quality portable cooler (like the one shown below) that is designed to keep your items frozen and cold for days at a time. ( may not have power for days, weeks or longer).
  13. Talk to your family today and set up a designated location to meet up in case of some family members getting misplaced during the chaos of everything happening so fast.
  14. Emergency Radio & Flashlight (like the yellow one shown below)
  15. Emergency candles w/matches and/or lighters (put in resealable plastic bags so they won’t get wet).
  16. Glow sticks (artificial lighting) can be a lifesaver during long periods without light or power.
  17. Battery Operated Power Tools…Chain Saws etc… make sure that all your battery-powered items are charged fully in advance during this season.
  18. Make sure to have a medical organizer for medications you may need. Be sure to make a checklist and replace every couple of months (expiration date).
  19. Make several copies of your important papers and store them in this for waterproof safekeeping.
  20. Keep some (1) charcoal, (2) lighter fluid, (3) matches and (4) a small grill available for food preparation and heating water up.
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Reality: Better to have these items and not need them…than to need them and not have them. So sit down for a minute and see if you need any other emergency supplies from our checklist.

What are some creative things that you may have done to prepare for potentially life changing events like this? Leave us some comments below and share it with all of us…thanks in advance.

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Also See: The Importance of Having & Maintaining an EMERGENCY FUND

Hopefully this information will make you think of the importance of preparing ahead of time instead of trying to “wing it” during an actual emergency. Pass this information on to a friend or someone else you love…it may just save their life.

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New Data reported in The New York Post finds that CUTTING THE CORD DOES NOT SAVE YOU MONEY …here’s the report

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There’s a recent report by a columnist in the New York Post that stated that cutting the cord will not save you as much money as what you think. In the past the price could save you a lot of money but now with the additional costs of programming it could actually cost you more money to buy your packages individually than it would be to get a bundle deal. Can you believe that?

I’m going to give you the link to the report that was reported in FIERCE CABLE Magazine so that you can read it for yourself here’s the link: Cord Cutting PRICIER than keeping Cable…

Keep in mind that a “bundle” still may be your best deal and “unbundling” can cause your costs to actually go up when you cut certain services.

Here’s the best ways to keep your cable bill low from an insider : 35 Best Ways to Save Money on your Cable Bill…Without Cutting the Cord.

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5 Ways to WIN when Buying a New Cellphone…Don’t Purchase One Before Reading This!

As CELL phone companies and providers like Verizon, T-Mobile, Sprint, Straight Talk, Boost Mobile, Xfinity Mobile and an ever-growing list of others compete for our business, the prices that we pay for service and coverage continually goes lower and lower. This competition among them for our dollars works to our advantage. Now just about all the providers offer a unlimited data plan…but not all of them have the same definition of unlimited. Some of the plans aren’t “truly unlimited”. Some offer 4-5 gb, 8 gb and some offer up to 23-32 gb before slowing down the speeds of your data plan. This can affect your true overall costs.

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Determining your usage is very important so that you can choose the best company to fit your individual needs. Keep in mind that not all the companies offer the same coverage areas. 

Make sure that you’re not lured in by the bottom of the barrel prices only to  the find that you can’t use phone and get data when and where you need it. They are suffering from “a race to the bottom” price wise and they have to recoup their costs somehow. Should you buy the insurance on the phone? This may depend on the overall cost of the phone. With prices approaching $800 – $1000 or more it may make sense in certain cases. Find out what the replacement deductible would be in case of a claim and decide accordingly.

Be careful of unwanted up-charges that you may not want or need added after you leave. I recently had to replace my cellphone and hours after my transaction…I was notified that I had signed up for a service that I hadn’t agreed to which would add $10 to my monthly amount…I hadn’t signed up for the service at all. Of course it will get cancelled. So make sure that you are monitoring your monthly bills for errors or fraudulent charges. What about buying your phone outright? This may be a more practical option for some. What about the thought of buying a QUALITY UNLOCKED PHONE?

Make sure that you check the battery life of your new phone and prepare for your long periods of being away by having a high quality backup battery pack for emergencies.

Also see :  7 Ways to Save Money On Monthly Expenses

What about purchasing add-ons for your new cellphone that are always offered at the time if purchase? The prices at the stores can be astronomical as they are a very high markup. A better less expensive route is to get your own cell phone accessories as soon as you leave and get them shipped free and quickly. The savings can be amazing. My wife and I tried this. We saved over $20+ using this method on a recent purchase of a new phone. That money saved was used on something more fun. Every dollar saved…us a dollar earned.

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Amazon Prime 30-Day Free Trial Code…Free Shipping for every item you purchase from Amazon

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We are all shopping online nowadays, because it saves us money and is convenient. How much do you usually pay for you items to ship? It could really add up if you shop a lot. What if there was a way to get everything you buy shipped ABSOLUTELY FREE…there is!!!

Never pay to have anything shipped to you again-big or small no matter the cost. What if it didn’t cost you anything to try from a name you can trust. That would save you some money for sure. Use our link below to get a Free 30 day trial of Amazon Prime…Happy Shopping and thanks for saving money with us at MoneySavingTipz.com 🙂
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How to Drive / Operate Your VEHICLE For Less

Owning and driving a car can be very expensive. You have insurance costs, maintenance, tires, oil changes, deductibles in case of an accident and the list goes on and on…and on. What are some things that you can do to keep your calls under control? Here a couple quick tips that I’ve compiled to help you lower your overall operating cost.

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  • Add ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE / TOWING  to your INSURANCE POLICY for a couple dollars a year instead of paying hundred’s of dollars for emergency vehicle coverage with companies like AAA.
  • Keeping your TIRES rotated, balanced, and your wheels aligned extends the life of your tires reducing your annual cost of ownership. Buying your tires online can save you considerably in expense and have them mounted / balanced and installed at a shop. Check the prices…you might be amazed. Some sizes maybe as much as one half off the normal retail price.
  • Shop INSURANCE CARRIERS every couple of years and let the agent know that you are shopping for the best coverage at the lowest prices and dedicated to keeping your costs as low as possible. Ask what can they do to help you achieve that goal. They will usually comply if they think they will lose a customer. Sometimes LOYALTY to one company could end up costing you more. So be flexible and willing to change to save money.
  •  INDEPENDENT INSURANCE BROKERS can also be invaluable because they can search several companies at the same time and build a policy specific to you and offer you the lowest price custom fit for your individual needs.
  • If you financed your vehicle and have recently IMPROVED YOUR CREDIT SCORE, refinancing could put some money back in your pocket and save you hundreds, maybe even thousands each year. Review: How to Fix Your Credit Score…credit repair
  • Use the lowest grade of gas that your vehicle manual recommended. Most cars can operate efficiently using 87 octane. It hasn’t been showed to increase gas mileage or other benefits by using higher octaves and can save you $.10 – $.30 per gallon. Could really add up over the course of a year.
  • Taking a state approved defensive driving course could yield you  5-10% annual discount on you car insurance policy. If you have a clean driving record the savings can be even higher 10-15%. (Teenagers and new drivers can take this course as well to offset the additional costs of adding a new driver). Check with your insurance company for actual discounts.
  • ALWAYS BE FLEXIBLE…never wanting to change is a sure way to pay more for anything. Everything changes. ADAPT.

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The BEST WAY to STOP FOOT PAIN right now and make your FEET FEEL GREAT!

How many of you all walk on your feet? Most of us right! I have discovered something that I have been searching for a while (no…it’s not using gel inserts) and that is to be comfortable and to have my feet feeling great while I am working, standing or walking. So it doesn’t matter if you have “tired feet”, plantar fasciitis, flat feet, low arches or most other foot issues…you can be helped with this information. Now this topic may not be for everyone, but for the millions of us that suffer from hurting feet to burning sensations on the bottom of our feet, to those of us that have to walk miles each day for a living…this post will prove to be a blessing. There are all kinds of so-called remedies out there that you may have tried with limited success, but I wanted to quickly share what has “worked wonders” for me and others alike and that is trying the best product that I have ever tried to keep your sore feet feeling great and it is this product by a well-known brand. This is by far the most comfortable way to keep your feet feeling awesome…so much so that you will want to dance all day. 

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So if you are on your feet all day or just have hurting sore feel try this product with no risk. I actually found mine by accident but the results are so great that I just had to share it with you. You won’t have to go to a podiatrist, take a foot bath or rub any special concoction on your feet. You don’t even have to spend $50-$300 on custom orthotics to make your feet feel good. Can you imagine having your hurting feet start feeling great for under $15 and that comes with a money back guarantee. It’s a no-brainer!  I actually use them and love them myself!!! Here’s a new twist to an old problem. Here’s the special link : Make your FEET FEEL GREAT again!  Get them now and feel better right away.  Share this post with someone else that suffers from hurting feet.

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  • Designed for people who have painful sore feet from being on them all day
  • Shock Guard Technology Plus Stimulating Nodules immediately helps to relieve pain-inducing shock at its source and reduces impact with every step
  • Provides immediate and all-day relief
  • Fits Casual shoes, Sneakers & Work boots/shoes. Trim to fit in any shoe
  • They offer a Money Back Guarantee if you’re not satisfied with the product

Get INSTANT RELIEF from hurting, tired feet…SEE FOR YOURSELF

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