Category: shopping


Confessions Of A Recovering Consumerholic.

The following is a guest post from Paid Twice, a blog about one family’s journey to eliminate their debt, and beyond. I admit it. I am a sucker for small mom and pop type businesses. I literally grew up working in one, a small restaurant owned by recent immigrants, who since my mother worked there […]


Create A Shopping List To Stop You From Buying Anything.

It may sound counter-intuitive, but one of the best ways I have seen to prevent you from buying stuff you don’t need is to keep a list of things you think you need and to review it every 30 days. Why does this work? Because chances are that whatever you think you need, you actually […]


Finance Magazine Encouraging People To Stock Up On Dangerous Toys.

In what I view as one of the most irresponsible things I have read in a long time in a personal finance magazine, this month’s Kiplinger’s magazine has an article encouraging parents to actually stock up on toys this year because next year they might be more expensive due to tougher safety regulations. Huh? So […]


An Open Letter To Major League Baseball, Fox And Advertisers.

I just wanted to let you all know that because of the incessant advertising throughout the World Series, you actually encouraged me to watch the games much faster than their broadcast time. How? I own a Tivo. This is the first year I have watched the World Series where there are more ads than baseball […]


Companies – Please Train Your Customer Service Reps. Please.

I have had it with customer service at major organizations. Seriously. OK not with all companies, but most every time I need help from a customer service representative, I get treated like crap – like I am a bother to them. I realize the customer is becoming an afterthought; but still…would it kill you to […]

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