Florida sales tax holiday for energy, water savings

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Florida is offering a sales tax holiday for energy-saving appliances and water-saving products Sept. 19-21. That means that, if you buy certain items, there will be no Florida sales tax on those items. There are some limits. No local or state sales taxes will be collected on the first $1,500 of the sales price of a […]

Free legal advice on Wednesdays

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The Dade County Bar Association offers free legal advice by phone from 6 to 9 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. To speak to a lawyer, call 305-371-2220 from within Miami-Dade or 866-596-0399 from outisde. Volunteer lawyers participating in the Legal Line program will answer simple legal questions, give brief advice or make referrals to social […]

6 months of free Internet for qualifying families

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Comcast is offering up to six months of free Internet service for new families that sign up for Internet Essentials, a program that provides basic Internet service for $9.95 a month for low-income families. To get the free months, you must sign up by Sept. 20. The program supplies free Internet service to almost 50,000 […]

4 tips for relocating to Miami on a budget

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This post is by Zillow. Miami is an attractive place to move with warm weather year-round, gorgeous scenery, dynamic culture and robust entertainment options. Beautiful beaches and lush vegetation draw residents outdoors, yet the city is becoming a business hub for start-ups and tech companies. Miami is also rich in culture, with many vibrant neighborhoods […]

FPL tips for saving money in hot weather

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Sometimes, simple adjustments around the home are good ideas for reducing household expenses. FPL offers tips for reducing energy, which also saves money. Set the thermostat at 78 degrees when you’re home, and 82 while you’re away. Make sure the fan switch is on auto. Use fans to keep cool, but remember to turn them […]

50% off bus tour from Miami to Key West

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Hop on a bus excursion from South Florida to Key West and pay a discount price. Groupon is offering a discount price of $30 for a round-trip bus ride from Miami to Key West with Half Price Tour Tickets. The regular price is $69. The post Discount price for roundtrip bus tour from South Florida to […]

Get a free ride on new car service Lyft

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Miamians who need a ride but can’t afford a taxi now have another option. Lyft, a new ride-sharing program that calls itself “your friend with a car,” has added Miami to the more than 50 cities that it serves. Readers of Miami on the Cheap can get a free ride, worth up to $25. The […]

Free trolley service in South Beach

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Imagine a night on South Beach not driving around aimlessly looking for a parking spot. Well…that day is here with the launch of the free Alton Road/West Loop Trolley Service. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony and inaugural ride is set for 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 3, at Fifth Street and Lenox Avenue bus stop, north side. […]