Unsubscribe from 1 (or more) Retail Email Lists to Save Money and Time

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Welcome to the this week's Women's Money Week Action Step. Before you get started, we recommend that you read this post about getting started with Women's Money Week. About This Week's Action This week's action step is incredibly easy and has the potential to save you hundreds (maybe thousands) of dollars and many many hours of your time.  What is it? Unsubscribe from retail email lists.  Just choose at least 1 or more retail lists that you're on (like Amazon, Gilt, Target, Macy's, or Title Nine Sports) and unsubscribe from the list. Why Take This Action You're Removing a Trigger How often do you get an email from Amazon that says "[Those shoes you were looking at] are 25-35% off?  Or from Target saying "Here are our weekly ads."  You get…
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Donate 25 Things to Charity

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Welcome to the second Women's Money Week Action Step. Before you get started, we recommend that you read this post about getting started with Women's Money Week. About This Week's Action Donating items is not something most people prioritize as a way to get their finances in shape - but donating stuff actually has a number of financial benefits. Over the Memorial Day weekend, go through your home, apartment, even car - to find 25 items to give away. Why Take This Action Donations are Tax Deductible When most people think of donating in relation to their finances, they think of the tax write-off. And, if you itemize your taxes, you can deduct the fair market value of items you donate. Make sure you get a receipt from the organization you're…
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Get Your Annual Credit Report and Credit Score (for Free)

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Welcome to the first Women's Money Week Action Step. Before you get started, we recommend that you read this post about getting started with Women's Money Week. About This Week's Action The first Women's Money Week action is: Get Your Credit Report and Your Credit Score - all for free. Your credit report and credit score are two entirely different animals. Your credit report details your various credit card accounts, loans, mortgages, and more. Your credit score (also called your FICO score) is a three digit score that rates your credit worthiness. The three companies that put together these reports and scores are Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. You can get your credit report from all three credit bureaus for free annually. And you can check your credit score for free anytime…
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