OK, I have to admit that I have seen the show "Extreme Couponing" from TLC. I watched it at a friend's house, who actually has cable. Since I get my shows from an antenna and from Netflix, I don't get many shows like this. After watching this show once, I realized that I was OK with how I watch TV. If you haven't seen this show, then let me break it down for you really quickly. People on this show are obsessed with coupons. It doesn't … [Read more...] about Why Extreme Couponing Irks Me!
The beginning of a New Year is the perfect time to review your finances and look for opportunities for the year ahead. Online shopping is constantly changing and evolving, especially with the development of money saving apps and online coupon codes. In order to get the most from your online shopping you need to be aware of ways you can save money. Here are some frugal online shopping tips for 2014. These will help you save as much as possible … [Read more...] about Frugal Online Shopping Tips For 2014
I was reading an article last month from USA Today, regarding a possible price increase on Amazon Prime. While this has not been set in stone, Amazon is contemplating increasing their annual fee from $79 to either $99 or more. They have been fighting an increase in their shipping costs and it is showing during their quarterly reports. As a big Amazon Prime fan, I am a little upset by this news. It got me thinking, would I pay more for Amazon … [Read more...] about Reader Poll – Would You Pay More For Amazon Prime?
There comes a time in all of our lives that we have to make large purchases. Let’s face it, that is just how our lives work right now. Our modern lives demand dishwashers, refrigerators, washing machines and dryers. When we find ourselves looking to buy a new appliance, we shop around. We read the reviews, we analyze the reports, and we watch the sales. Here is my story about why you shouldn’t go with the lowest price, but shop based on the … [Read more...] about Why You Should Choose a Local Appliance Store
I had to take my car into the shop the other day for a few maintenance checks. Normally I would do my own maintenance, but when you have a warranty, they don't allow you to do the maintenance. It is the one thing that I hate about car manufacturer warranties. I have the knowledge, skill, and tools to do proper maintenance, but they will cancel my warranty if I do it. Very irritating, but I digress! OK, back to my original thought process. … [Read more...] about Got Expired Coupons? Don’t Throw Them Away
As far as I know, the majority of college students don’t have money to mess around with. More often, we’re all penny pinching and coping with money-related anxiety. Bills, tuition, groceries-forget it! If I had some money to spare on those gorgeous boots at J.Crew, you bet I would-but can I afford it? Probably not. So here’s the question, what should you not spend money on in college? Textbooks If you think textbooks are something to splurge … [Read more...] about To Spend or Not to Spend? That is the Question