Online Buying Money Saving Tips

These days, you can buy almost anything just by a click of the mouse. Gone are the days when you need to travel to the mall or store to do your shopping. With the advent of the internet technology, you can even shop internationally without leaving your home.

For frequent internet shoppers, here are some tips which may help you save or cut costs when shopping online.
  1. Always compare prices between different sites before buying a product. Be sure to take into consideration the shipping and other incidental costs when comparing the prices.
  2. Use coupons when buying online. Before hitting the "finalize" button, be sure to search for "coupon" or "coupon codes" in Google or your favorite search engine site. Some coupon sites require that you click a coupon link from their site in order for the discount to be valid while other sites, such as Retail Me Not, allows you to search among online stores coupon codes listed on their database that you can use during the online shopping check out.
  3. Apply as an affiliate of your favorite online store then use an affiliate link when buying. For example, if you frequently buy at Amazon, take advantage of the Amazon Associates feature of Blogger (under the Monetize section) then create a link on your post to the product that you wanted to buy. The referral fee that you earn serves as an instant rebate on your part. Some affiliate sites include Amazon Associates, Commission Junction and LinkShare.
  4. Read product reviews with a grain of salt. Opinions are subjective so even if Buyer A gives a two thumbs-up rating for a certain product, Buyer B might give it a negative score. Instead, focus on reviews that deal on the details of the product.
  5. When buying things such as clothes, lingeries and shoes, always try to check the size charts of the site. Sizes are not uniformly applied in all sites and the medium-sized blouse you bought in Store A may already be Large in Store B. Although some sites allow product returns, the shipping costs are usually charged to the customer.
  6. Always be cautious when using your credit card online. If you have your account enrolled to the online banking feature of your bank, regularly check your credit card charges to immediately know when a transaction was wrongfully charged to your account. Avoid sharing personal data online because it will just give hackers the information to access your accounts and makes you susceptible to credit card fraud.
These are just some smart money tips that you can use when doing your online shopping. Remember, a dollar saved is a dollar earned so shop wisely.

How to Write HTML in Notepad

Don't have an HTML editor? If you are using Microsoft, you can write HTMLs using just the Notepad. Here's how:

1.Open Notepad. It is usually found in the "Accessories" menu.
2.Start writing the HTML but be more careful in writing this because a Notepad doesn't have elements like tag completion and validation.
3.Save your HTML to a file as .htm. Here's how to do that:
1.Click on "File" and then "Save As"
2.Navigate to the folder you want to save in
3.Change the "Save As Type" drop-down menu to "All Files (*.*)"
4.Name your file, be sure to include the .htm extension e.g. homepage.htm


Forwarded Text Messages Anyone?

Forwarded text messages, anyone?

When i first had a cellphone, each text costs P1.00 and every call costs P6.50, even if the call lasted for only a few seconds. Now, people can now subscribe to unlimited texting and, viola, spend the day chatting thru text or forwarding messages to their friends, textmates and families.

Although texting is not advantageous at all times, (like when unscrupulous individuals commit text scams or send unsolicited ads) receiving text messages from friends and families can be really heartwarming especially when these texts contain inspirational thoughts and messages.

Let me share some of them with you:

"One great thing in life is finding someone who knows all of your mistakes and imperfections, yet, still find you absolutely amazing." - CJ Villavert sent on 07/05/08

"Every sacrifice has a fruitful reward; every failure has a second chance. We only have to be strong by God's grace, to persevere in the tests of life." - A Vargas sent on 09/09/08

"I love mornings! It makes me think of the value of life. It asks me to live not on yesterday's sorrows nor tomorrow's dreams but on today's blessings." - Plang sent on 06/01/08

"Be grateful that you don't have everything you want. That means you have the opportunity to be happier tomorrow than you are today." - KJ Lago sent on 5/27/08

"Sweet words are easy to say; nice things are easy to buy; but good people are difficult to find. Life ends when you stop dreaming; hope ends when you stop believing; love ends when you stop crying; friendship ends when you stop sharing. To love without condition... To talk without intention... to give without reason... and to care without expectation." - M Legaspi sent on 06/01/08

"The worst regret we can have in life is not for the wrong things we did but for the right things we could have done but we never did." - KJ Lago sent on 05/26/08

"Do not accept failure no matter how often it visits you. Keep on going, never give up and don't quit." - A Militante sent on 05/25/08

"In the chase between the Cat and the Mouse, the Mouse mostly wins. Because the Cat is running for its food and the mouse for its life. Purpose is more important than need." - CR Abrary sent on 05/23/08