Could You Be a Shopaholic?

Imagine the thrill of air slapping your face as you plummet thousands of feet down towards earth, the adventure of scuba diving in a tank of hungry great whites or the excitment of handing over a credit card to purchase a new sweater. Wait, you might be saying, that last one doesn’t seem to fit […]

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Get What You Want: Negotiating like a pro

As children we made a case to stay up past our bedtime or have a cookie before dinner. Negotiating as an adult, from asking for a pay raise to a discounted product price, can be intimidating. The good news is that you don’t have to be a corporate head in a power suit to hold […]

8 Simple Ways to Save Without Giving up Your Morning Coffee

Ever wonder where all your money has gone at the end of the month? You might be performing a magic trick without even realizing it. And you’re not alone, my friend. Saving money can be one of the hardest habits to nail down, but learning how to save in small places can really start to […]

How to Ask for a Sales Refund

There’s nothing wrong with paying for a good product or service, but what if you don’t get what you paid for? According to customer service training professional Ruby Newell-Legner, most people would just walk away. Newell-Legner states in her book, “Understanding Consumers,” that only 4 percent of dissatisfied customers actually voice their complaints to the […]

Start Using Your Freezer to Save More Money

With a 45-minute commute, a fast-paced career and a dislike for cleaning the kitchen daily, I’ve always been fascinated by the idea of “freezer cooking”. Here’s how it works: You prepare multiple meals at one time and freeze them. On days you’ll be too busy to cook a real meal, you pull out the frozen […]

Kitchen Tools That Are Worth the Dough

These days, it seems like there’s a kitchen gadget for just about everything. From fancy egg slicers to $200 waffle makers, it’s easy enough to spend a small fortune outfitting your kitchen with tools and convenient items. Now you may be thinking that kitchen appliances are a good investment, since, conceivably, they’ll encourage you to […]

Why I Have an Oops Account

A few years ago, I was out one day running some errands while my husband stayed home to do our taxes. “What’s the damage?” I asked when I got home and saw that dreaded look of doom on his face. I won’t tell you how much money we somehow wound up owing that year, but […]

How to Build Your Emergency Fund on a Budget

At this point, you’re probably sick of hearing about the importance of an emergency fund. Yes, you get it: It’s important to set aside money for the rainy days. But if you can barely save a month’s worth of expenses, how can you possibly save up enough money for six months? Luckily, you don’t have […]