Category Archives: Money

These posts are about using money wisely. Ways to save money (coupons, good deals)

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 »

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 »

Do It Yourself?

While I was in the service and visiting my parents while on leave, my Mom told me about a plumbing problem that my Dad tried to fix. Turns out that somehow or other he tried to loosen some pipes and… Read More »

Easy Ways to Start Saving Money

Everyone (alright, most people) knows that we’re supposed to start a savings account.  So how do we do that when we have more month left at the end of our money?  In a nutshell, do things like: Have a set… Read More »