Saving money online and off

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Kids are expensive. Damned expensive. If I didn't have kids, I could easily afford a vacation home on the Russian River and probably a whole stable of Land Rovers. Of course, then, I wouldn't have the joys of midnight diaper changes and being an unpaid chauffeur. So I shell out for swim lessons and Acrosports and new pants every other day and just laugh when the credit card bills come.

Naturally, I'm very interested in saving what little money I have, so I keep an eye on websites that aim to help in that department. My favorite, from back when I spent money on technology instead of tikes, is TechBargains. I've saved a lot of money thanks to that site. While they do list some non-tech deals, they are mostly focused on computers and electronics.

These days, however, I'm more likely to buy diapers than disk drives, so I was glad to find this list of websites that can cut your costs. I'd heard of FatWallet before, but never really checked it out and the coupon sites are timely suggestions; I'm getting more into using them these days. After all, a penny saved is a penny earned.

If you're a fan of Amazon.com -- and who isn't, really? -- here's a list of sites and techniques that can save you money there too. I've used JungleCrazy before (with a nice iPod clock radio in the kitchen to show for it), but not some of the others. We are, however, signed up for the Subscribe & Save program for diapers -- it's the cheapest way to get Seventh Generation diapers that I've found and I don't even have to leave the house.

Feel free to share your favorite money-saving sites in the comments. I know I'm always looking for more ways to save.

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