I was wasting money without even really thinking about or realizing it. I had been doing this for nearly 20 years. It was something that was assumed and expected. But when I really took a good hard look at it, I wasn't getting any value out of … [Read more...] about Are You Wasting Money With Traditions?
Many businesses ask for your feedback. Just in the last week I've received requests to answer survey questions from a pizza place and my cell phone provider. Some companies even offer an incentive to fill out the survey such as a free appetizer or … [Read more...] about It Pays To Complain
I've used liquid laundry detergent as long as I can remember. But when my family and I went to Florida I bought some of the detergent pods as they were just more convenient to pack and take with us. Laundry detergent was on this weekend's grocery … [Read more...] about Powder, Liquid, or Pod: Which Form Of Laundry Soap Is Most Cost Effective?
Is there a wrong way to shop? There are likely different answers to that question, but after spending several hours in a furniture store over the weekend it sure felt like we did it wrong. It was so wrong that we came very close to buying very … [Read more...] about 4 Things You MUST Do When Furniture Shopping
The concept of a buying waiting period isn't new. The theory is if a person forces themselves to wait a day or two before making an unplanned purchase, many of those items would never be bought. After taking some time to think about the consequences … [Read more...] about A Purchase Waiting Period Can Save You Money and Regret
For a very long time I viewed tipping as an over and above payment for a job well done. While I still believe that is the purist's definition, I realize that it has taken on a very different meaning in everyday life in the United States. Because of … [Read more...] about Tipping Etiquette When Your Restaurant Bill Is Reduced