Yearly Archives: 2012
Saving on gasoline
I know, we’ve all heard how properly inflated tires can maximize fuel economy in your motor vehicle, and plan your day in order to do all your shopping in one trip thereby driving fewer miles, resulting in less gasoline used. … Read More »
Tips for shopping online – slow down and possibly save some money
Recently I needed to replace some brakes on my vehicle. I called around to a few shops to get quotes to replace the front pads and rotors on my vehicle. I got quotes ranging from $280 – $375. In the… Read More »
I was lucky enough to spend time overseas, courtesy of Uncle Sam, in societies where bargaining was considered the rule instead of the exception. It was a natural event to negotiate the price of a product and was even an… Read More »
No Longer Free
If you think your paycheck doesn’t go as far as it used to, you’d be right, and inflation is only one of the reasons. It seems there are some things you used to get for free that you now have… Read More »
General Tips – Spring 2012
I recently watched a news show about avoiding scams and keeping your finances secure. It made me think about some general hints involving finances which would be worth reviewing.
When is it time to buy a new car?
How do you decide it’s time to get rid of that old hoopty and get a new, or should I say different, car? In the past, I decided to get rid of an older, high mileage car when the local… Read More »
Groceries vs. Clothes and Accessories
When it comes to shopping I love a great deal, especially when it comes to clothes, shoes and accessories. While I will mention some tips on shopping and other fun things, I’ll first talk about our everyday expenses like going… Read More »
Red flags that show you may be in financial trouble
It seems that the national economic turndown happened suddenly, catching most people, in and out of the government, unaware of what was happening. It doesn’t seem it should have taken us by surprise. So, what should we look at to… Read More »
Rent or Buy?
As Mortgage Loan interest rates stay low and the price of housing nationwide continues to fall, the cost of renting a home has begun to seem less attractive than buying one.
Personal Finance for College Students
A college education does more than continue your classroom education; it also helps you branch out and mature socially and become more independent from your family structure. It should also be a time in which you begin planning for your… Read More »