Monthly archive: January 2012

There are varying mindsets on if you should use cash or credit. I have seen a couple of recent blog posts and articles on this subject. I feel it is important to find what works for you. A large part of your financial life is discipline and living within your means. Here is a blog [...]

I have written in a previous post about shopping at drugstores. Lately I have noticed the CVS store I visit has been busier than usual. Yesterday, I spent $6.31 and got $5 back in Extra Care Bucks to use on a future purchase. The regular price of the items would have been about $25. I [...]

Amazon is offering the Ebook The Rules of Money How to Make it and How to Hold on to it for free for a limited time. The prices of books can change at any time so make sure it still shows $0.00 before ordering. Even if you don’t have a Kindle, you can still read [...]

AWARE is a coalition of the vehicle financing industry to help consumers understand how vehicle financing works. The main reason it was started was to teach teenagers about vehicle financing. There is information on the website for both teachers and parents to teach children about purchasing a car. A vehicle is something that most of [...]

Grocery expenses are the largest expenses in most budgets and with prices continuing to increase it is taking more of your budget. I have put together an E-Book with ideas of ways to save money on grocery expenses. For a limited time, you can download a free copy here.

The Coupon article in today’s newspaper had a question about how to find coupons for fresh food items such as meat, milk and eggs. Along with her suggestions, another one I thought of was look for coupons that may print out with your receipt. Last week I had a coupon print out for $5 off [...]

February 19 – 26, 2012 is recognized as America Saves Week. It is a time to encourage all Americans to assess their savings progress and Set a goal, make a plan and save automatically. On the website there are ideas of steps to take each day of the month of February to get your financial [...]

It was announced this week that JC Penney stores were revamping their pricing strategy and store layouts. This article was in the Chicago Tribune. One of the changes is to have fewer sales. There will be a monthly booklet highlighting each month’s specials, instead of weekly sales that now have. Every first and third Friday [...]

One of most families largest expenses is for food. You can save a lot of money by knowing how to cook. Even though I don’t have kids, I feel it is important to teach kids to cook so they know how when they get out on their own. Jessica at Life as Mom had a [...]

Teens for Jeans is a program where jeans are collected for homeless teens. From January 16 thru February 12 you can drop off gently worn jeans at any Aeropostale or P.S. from Aeropostale stores. There is also a program that can be run through schools. The school that collects the most jeans will win $5,000, [...]