Make Groupon a Regular Part of a Financial Life

It’s easy to approach your personal finances just like people have for dozens of years: save, pay off debt, invest, etc. While these are timeless skills that won’t go out of fashion anytime soon, it’s easy to forget about modern resources that make saving money easier. Case in point: Groupon. Groupon is one of the few money-saving resources that has stood the test of time on the internet. While countless other websites have gone the way of the dinosaur, Groupon is as good as ever. Here are ways to save through many of the businesses they promote. All of these will be familiar, and some of them are probably businesses that you use regularly. By taking advantage of Groupon’s deals, you’ll save money all the time.

Toys “R” Us: If you have kids, you’re no stranger to Toys “R” Us. This longstanding toy retailer is a favorite for kids all over the country, and you probably shop there at least once or twice a year, if not more. Kids toys are pricey, and it’s easy to break the budget if your kids have a taste for the new and the exotic. The best way to save is to use Groupon’s coupons for Toys “R” Us. Like so many Groupons, these change frequently. Sometimes they are related to specific items that the toy giant sells. Other times they are related to savings that you can secure store wide. Whatever the case, the savings are great to get, so set up a notification whenever Toys “R” Us Groupons are announced.

eBay: We’ve all experienced the excitement of watching an auction clock count down to zero, waiting to see if we won the item of our dreams! Whether or not you are an avid eBay user, you’ll no doubt appreciate the savings that the site can bring into your life, with or without the additional savings from Groupon. If you regularly buy name brand or hard to find items, eBay is a no-brainer. With the additional savings from Groupon, it’s even more so that way.

Hotels.com: If you or someone you love is a traveler, discounted services through Hotels.com will come in real handy. Use these discounts to make your next vacation more affordable, to improve your digs during your next business trip, or to create a staycation to be remembered forever. Hotels.com offers accommodations for all budgets, so there will always be something you can afford. With the savings Groupon offers, you may even be able to up the ante next time you have to book a hotel.
Groupon has so many other deals, for so many other companies, that there wouldn’t be room for all of the information in fifty short posts like this. If you want to find out all of the ways that Groupon can improve your personal finances, you’ll have to head on over to their site and look around. Explore randomly, then search for businesses that you regularly use. You’ll be sure to save.

Guide to buying men’s shoes

This infographic will walk you through which shoes you should buy next. The graphic goes through shoes such the dress boot, the boat shoe and the basic trainer. What I really love about this infographic is that it introduces some keys, these keys easily show you what each shoe is perfect for. For example, the dress boot is perfect for sunny days, for smart attire and also advises you to wear those certain shoes with socks.
Another example would be the basic trainer where the keys say to also wear with socks, comfy for sports, for the casual look and perfect for sunny days. You can wear clothes such as hype clothing, hoodies and bomber jackets with basic trainers as they all fall under the casual look category.

Ted Baker Accessories at Mainline Menswear

I’m continuing with my look at great gift ideas for Valentine’s Day with a focus on some great Ted Baker accessories from Mainline Menswear.

Mainline, which has been featured on the blog before, is a great port of call for designer menswear and accessories including ranges from Ralph Lauren, Paul Smith, Barbour and Hugo Boss. Ted Baker accessories are impeccably stylish and are also beautifully presented, which makes them a great gift idea. They work particularly well if you are buying a gift for a gent for the first time – you may not know their taste in shirts or tops, but you can’t really go wrong with a wallet, or a washbag or a belt.

I was sent a beautiful two piece wallet set from Ted Baker. Containing a black leather wallet and a separate card holder, the set comes beautifully gift boxed in an embossed box which is nice enough to not need any additional wrapping. The wallet and card holder is soft leather, with the wallet having space for six cards, as well as a section for notes.  The additional card holder has a further three card sections on the front, another on the back, and will actually fit snuggly into the wallet.

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The wallet and card are real classic pieces that would work for any discerning gentlemen, regardless of taste. The classic black colour works well with smart clothing, a briefcase, or jeans and a polo top, with the size of the wallet making it suitable if your other half just likes to carry it in a pocket. It is the sort of leather that will only look better as it ages, a timeless piece that should last for years.

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You can look at all the Ted Baker Accessories here and Mainline has a dedicated Valentine’s section here.