Day #357: Where to Splurge

I was reading a post by another blogger recently and he listed all of the items where he felt that it made sense to splurge and concluded by asking his readers their thoughts on the matter.  That’s a tough question for me.  I’m such a bargain shopper that it’s tough for me to part with …

Day #272: What Did We Do Before Cell Phones?

Today I was at my son’s baseball game and my phone slipped out of my pocket.  When it hit the concrete beneath the bleachers I had the sinking feeling that the outcome would not be good.  I was right.  While there was no physical damage, it’s ‘brains’ were scrambled.  I tried in vain to will …

Day #209: How to Buy Designer Clothes at Budget Prices

I love nice stuff.  Unfortunately, money IS an object for me.  I can’t afford to buy the designer labels I love at regular prices.  I’ve tried everything as a compromise. Designer Label Alternatives I learned how to sew.  I tried to convince myself that the best clothes at the discount stores would work just as …

Day #148: Cyber Monday How-Tos

In case you’ve been under a rock, the big news today is that this is the day that you are supposed to be able to get the best shopping deals on the Internet. Just how good are the deals? I’m not sure, but for savvy shoppers, you just might be able to save some cash. …

Day #142: Et tu, CardWoo?

I keep hearing all of this hype about CardWoo, and with the holiday season officially kicking off this Friday, I felt a duty to check it out. Who or What is a CardWoo? CardWoo is an online market place that buys and sells gift cards. The premise is that many people receive gift cards that …

Day #141: Trading Her In for a Newer Model

I blogged a few weeks ago about how our washer has been giving me fits. When I did my analysis back then, it turned out that I would be better off fixing my current washer than buying a new one. This was because the one I wanted was $989.99 and it would cost only $415 …