The television industry has been slow to adapt to the digital revolution. Three long years ago, Americans were already spending more time consuming digital media than watching the tube and that hasn’t changed. It’s not that we’re watching less television or even consuming network TV on our tablets, but rather that more of us are choosing Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime and even networks’ own streaming
My friends are amazed by the deals I find. Sometimes that’s a compliment and sometimes it means I accidentally left a clearance tag on a birthday present (yep, happened this weekend with a .30 cent price tag; thankfully my friend T is very understanding and has a good sense of humor). Some of my deals just come about through persistence (if you hit the Goodwill twice
Fitbits are all the rage now – you can buy them at your local Costco, and Walmart sells them for as low as $69.00. Higher priced models go for over $200. Fans of the Fitbit have said it’s made them “addicted to exercise.” But if your goal is to lose weight, does the Fitbit really work? Is it worth its price? This is my Fitbit experience.
Trips to the mall are almost always fun… and almost always expensive. Even for those of us who do most of our shopping online, there are times when you have no choice but to hit the brick and mortar stores. And once you’re there, the displays and sales tactics make it very difficult to resist making impulse buys. So what can you do to help
Whether you find a dusty collection at a yard sale, or buy a new box at your local clearance store, you may be surprised at the many uses of the classic jar. Able to withstand high temperatures and pressure, glass jars are a healthier, more durable choice than their plastic container counterparts (and they could be around a whole lot longer). Not to mention adding
Have you discovered Jet? Over the holidays I made my first purchase there: a Furby doll for my kids. I have come to deeply regret that purchase – the doll never.shuts.up and it has no off button (really!). But at least I know I got the best deal on it. The base price at Jet was cheaper than anywhere else, plus I had a coupon code, which
I started using facial lotion with sunscreen and foundation with sunscreen when I was 22 years old. I’ve never smoked. Seldom drink. I began using Retin-A occasionally when I was in my 20s for acne. So I always assumed I’d be able to keep wrinkles at bay… but that’s not been the case. Pregnancy, time and hormone changes have brought wrinkles to my face and
Tell me if this sounds familiar: you’re browsing online and you read about an amazing deal on a product you have never considered buying. Maybe you’ve never even heard of it. Still, it is such a steal that you buy it anyway, convincing yourself that a bargain like this is too good to pass up. You, my friend, are a spaver. You are spending just for
Okay, so they cost more. Significantly more. As much as I love cutting corners, there are some things I won’t skimp on. Is it possible to eat organic on a budget? And if we eat fruits and vegetables contaminated with pesticides, what is the real price we are paying? Don’t skimp when it comes to harmful pesticides.
When my husband and I first moved into our little starter home, I never dreamed we would be living here twelve years later with three children and a beagle. In the busy everyday of raising children and homeschooling, we have outgrown the space and haven’t really had the resources to update as I would prefer. In the Spring, I always feel an extra longing to renovate,
In the oppressive heat of summer, you are likely thinking more about relief than saving money on utilities. But that relief turns to regret when you get your electric bill. The winters are no different as you obviously are going to turn on that heater before you let yourself freeze. Thus, it seems there’s no escaping the high cost of electricity. Easy Ways to Reduce
In my ideal world I would buy groceries without any regard for price. I would buy only the highest quality products and I would happily pay for exotic (read: expensive) ingredients. In reality, I’m a lot more careful. A grocery budget can quickly spin out of control, and while coupons and sales are great ways to save money, it also pays to focus on recipes that are inherently frugal.
I have always found spring cleaning kind of therapeutic, because it allows me to get everything situated, organized, clean, and I can really take stock of things. A friend of mine, however, just finished her spring cleaning process last week and the effect that it had was a lot more impressive than just getting her place clean and orderly. Whether you are trying to make your
Is the weekly ritual of clipping coupons from the Sunday paper becoming a thing of the past? I, for one, would not be sorry to see it go. These days all you need is a mobile device to find great deals. Here are 15 apps you’ll want to have the next time you go shopping. 1. Ibotta The original rebate app and the one I still use
Marshmallow Peeps are ubiquitous this time of year. But they’re not just for filling Easter baskets anymore. You can craft with them, cook with them, or make your own diorama like this one featuring the GOPeep and Democratic parties debating it out (L-R: Anderbun Cooper, Bunny Sanders, Hoppity Clinton, Donald Trumpeep and Egg Cruz). 8 Creative Uses for Marshmallow Peeps.