Taking care of basic household maintenance yourself is a good way to save some cash, but you surely can't be expected to know how to do it all! Luckily these blogs feature helpful tips about things like auto maintenance and house cleaning along with lists of alternative uses for everyday items like cardboard or baking soda. Learn how to shop smart for everything and save the most.
November 15, 2009 | 3 Comments
Unless you're a vegetarian, the meat bill will eat up your grocery total more than anything else. Forget about trying to afford a nice cut of beef, if you need to pinch pennies. And the organic stuff? May as well book a table at your local steak joint for that price...Read More
November 13, 2009 | Add a Comment
Creating a budget for your Christmas gift shopping isn't as difficult as it sounds. The hard part is actually sitting down and doing the work.Some tips before we look at the actual process. First, don't be afraid to make changes to the budget as you go...Read More
November 10, 2009 | Add a Comment
It never fails. The cashier zips those bar coded labels at light speed while we make small talk. She gives me a grand total, I swipe a piece of plastic through a gray box, then sign away a large sum. The total seems a bit off but with five people behind me, I succumb to "move along" pressure...Read More
November 9, 2009 | Add a Comment
As the holidays start to roll in and you craft a list of gifts to buy, the thought of a fuzzy hairball with warm puppy breath jumping out of a red box may capture your sensibilities. That animals make a fun addition to a family is no surprise. But think twice before gifting a pet--for yourself or a family member...Read More
November 4, 2009 | Add a Comment
Who decided November 4 should be National Candy Day when everyone knows America's true candy rush comes on Halloween? Perhaps, however, the people who designate these days figured Halloween bags would be empty within four days and we'd be ready to shop for more.Read More
October 30, 2009 | Add a Comment
No one desires to plunk down hundreds for a vacuum cleaner. It's a boring purchase. But when the old clunker just doesn't suck anymore, it's time for a new model--and fast. Having bought four vacuums in the past seven years I have a decent idea of which dirt demolishing sidekicks make the best appliances and which ones don't make the grade.Read More
October 28, 2009 | Add a Comment
I bet you think you're immune to commercials. In-store marketing ropes in the weak-minded shopper, not you. Right? When the advertising revolution began several decades ago, multiple neurologists were confident that the human brain would essentially shut down when exposed to so many hundreds of marketing messages in one day.Read More
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