Stores That Offer Discounts for Students and Teachers

Stores that offer discounts for students and teachersThere are so many things I miss about my college days: the journey of self-discovery, the quest for knowledge, and, obviously, student discounts.

School is back in session, and there are so many retailers that offer great deals if you have a student ID card or college email account. I thought I’d put together a list of stores that offer discounts for students. So enjoy, college readers. Oh, how I envy your youth. And your handy .edu email address.

And, teachers, lots of these places offer discounts for you, too. As they should. Continue reading

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Save Money at the Movie Theater [Video]

How to save money at the movie theaterI love everything about going to the movies. I love the way the lights dim and everyone shuts up when the previews start. I like the salty, faux-butter taste of the popcorn. I like that awkward moment when the movie ends and you eavesdrop on everyone’s conversation to hear what they thought of it.

Okay, maybe that last part’s just me.

But it’s fun to go to the movies! Unfortunately, it can also be expensive, especially if you buy popcorn and stuff. So here are four practical ways to save on movie theater prices.

And I like you so much, I’ve added a even more tips after the video. (Oh, and if you haven’t already, subscribe to the Brokepedia YouTube channel.)

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The Smithsonian Brings You Free Museum Day

Free Museum Day on September 27thIt’s time to get cultured, folks. For free! Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 27th. The Smithsonian is celebrating their 10th annual “Museum Day Live!” and giving away free admission to over 1,500 museums across the country. Check it out:

“In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free.”

If you want to take advantage of the offer, here’s what to do:
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How to Get Cheap Renter’s Insurance

Find cheap renter's insuranceA big thanks to reader Jon for inspiring this post. If you have any topics you’d like to see covered at Brokepedia, email me!

Most of the time, when we use insurance, it means something bad has happened. We’ve wrecked our car. Someone has stolen our stuff. We’ve dropped our phone in the toilet. Insurance is probably the one thing we pay for that we never want to actually use.

As far as insurance types go, renter’s insurance is a pretty damn good deal. First of all, it’s cheap–the average policy costs just over ten bucks.   Continue reading

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BillCutterz Negotiates Lower Bills for You

BillCutterz negotiates lower bills for youMaybe you suck at negotiating. Maybe you don’t have time for it. Or maybe you’d rather jump off a bridge than spend another minute on the phone with Time Warner.

(Actual thing a Time Warner rep said to me when I cancelled cable: “It’s important to watch the news, though. You don’t want to be surprised by the weather when you walk outside.” Hehe!)

Either way, if you don’t feel like negotiating your bills, but you still want to save money, there’s a compromise: BillCutterz.   Continue reading

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