I estimate I’ve been shaving for over 2 decades now. When I started growing facial hair in high school, my father handed me a Gillette Sensor Excel razor which was a free sample that arrived one day in the mail. If you think about it, that is a pretty ingenious marketing strategy if assuming I shaved every other day, replacing the cartridge once a month at $2 each, I would have spent $480 just on the razor cartridges alone over the years. A Gillette insider once reported that a cartridge containing almost a half dozen blades with a fancy lubricating strip that retails for $4 each costs less than 10 cents to manufacture. That comes out to a markup of 4,750 percent.
It was just over a year ago when if you wanted a SSL certificate for your blog or website, you had to pay for it with your hard-earned dollars. I still remember paying each year for a PositiveSSL certificate from Comodo along with all the hassles of installing the new certificates on my server come renewal time.
This all changed in December 2015 when Let’s Encrypt started offering free SSL certificates to the public. In less than a year they’ve issued over 20 million free certificates. Never heard of Let’s Encrypt, or are wondering why you should get a certificate for your blog? Read on for more details and a tutorial on how to setup a certificate with Let’s Encrypt in 15 minutes.
One of the best ways to save money is buying things when a store or company offers a rebate on an item. Years ago, the rebates would come in the form of a paper check that you take to the bank and deposit. Lately, more and more rebate vendors are sending rebates as a prepaid debit card.
While prepaid debit cards or gift cards with a Visa / Mastercard / Discover / AMEX logo work like any normal debit card, they can become a hassle when you have small amounts of money on them.