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Catching A 'Net Full Of Savings

SouthCoastToday.com (Newspaper) - 5/15/2009 by By CANDACE HAMMOND CONTRIBUTING WRITER
If you're the type who uses your home computer only to forward viral videos of cats doing zany things, it's time to wake up and smell the savings.

The Internet is rife with opportunities to trim costs on everything from groceries to new cars.

So while you're taking advantage of the many good deals offered by local businesses in this tough economy, also consider the savings available just a keystroke away.

It's easy to be intimidated by the Internet if you don't have a lot of computer experience, and that is exactly what motivated Rosie Blandford to begin Rosieknows.com two years ago. Rosieknows not only helps visitors learn how to use their home computers more effectively, the site also shows you ways to save some cash.

If books are more your thing, at paperbackswap.com you can choose from more than 3 million books all you have to do is swap a book you've read and pay for the shipping. At book-rate postage, that's getting a book to read and keeping it, if you like, for only a couple of dollars.