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Your Retirement or Your Kid’s Education

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Your Retirement or Your Kid’s Education Your retirement or your kid’s college education?  Which do you choose to save for if you can’t save for both? According to the U.S. Census Bureau, college graduates typically earn one million more in their lifetime than workers without a college degree making your children’s continuing education an important […]

Focus on These 4 to Save Big

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Did You Really Buy That NOW? When the League of Power first asked me to share my money saving philosophy with their members my first question was, what IS my philosophy? For most of my life I have been characterized as frugal and very adept at finding ways to save money, but are personality traits […]

DIY vs Pay – When to Just Pay Up

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Long time readers know that I am somewhat of a bookworm. I am constantly reading online newspapers, books, articles, magazines. For me to be able to read I need complete silence. I can’t sit on the couch while the TV is on, even if my husband is re-watching an episode of Pawn Stars for the […]

Is Nancy Patterson an Extreme Couponer?

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Have you ever seen the show Extreme Couponing on TLC?  It’s a television program that profiles die-hard coupon clippers who buy hundreds and sometimes even thousands of dollars’ worth of groceries and other merchandise with coupons to save up to 99%. The show has caused quite a stir since it first aired. I myself was […]

When to Buy Generic and When to Spend More on a Name Brand

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Archer Farms, Great Value, Kirkland Signature, Member’s Mark, 365 Everyday Value, Lucerne…any of these names ring a bell with you? These are the generic brands stores sell products under. Supermarkets offer dozens of choices on any given item, generic brands versus name brands are one of them. When I suggest buying generic brands to some […]

 
 
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