I want your opinion! We published seven audition posts to become the next staff writer on BargainBabe.com. Which one did you like the best? Here are excerpts of each post to jog your memory.
Who would you hire as the next writer for BargainBabe.com?
Nancy wrote Taking Food Inventory Saves Money. “I have a job to do tonight that really doesn’t bother me. I need to organize and inventory my freezer. There’s been too much good stuff on sale recently and I’ve been buying all of it. A full freezer is a blessing, of course. And there’s good reason to keep it that way.” Read the full post.
Megan wrote Negotiating Secret Saved me $1,000 Off a New Car. “One of the more stressful buying experiences can be purchasing a new car. If you are anything like me, you have little time (or patience) to drive from dealer to dealer, haggling for the best price and deal. The process can be frustrating, confusing and rarely do you feel like you walked away with exactly what you want for the price you feel good about. That’s why when I bought my Kia Soul in 2010, I did things differently. I made the dealers do the haggling and the searching around for the exact car – and I got a great deal! Here’s how I did it.” Read the full post.
Heather wrote Should my Daughter Pay Her Own Medical Bills? “My husband and I have been tap dancing around a touchy subject this week, ‘Should we make our 11 year old daughter pay for her own medical bills?’ My youngest daughter has battled swimmer’s ear for years. Every time she hits the water she ends up with an ear infection. She knows it is an issue and we’ve spent almost a decade of summers, reminding her to wear earplugs while she’s in the water and to put in drops after swimming.” Read the full post.
Christine wrote 4 Clever Budget Savvy Gift Ideas. “So I’m currently trying to think of creative gifts for the holiday season. I just recently completed my first quilt–and first sewing endeavor–in which I recycled a bunch of old college T-shirts. So I’m thinking I could put my new (but limited) sewing skills to use. I recently discovered something called a “mug rug.” Read the full post.
Rachelle wrote Celebrity Garage Sales: How I Make Money Off Junk. “Do celebs have yard sales? You bet! They have stuff to get rid of, too. Over the years, living in Los Angeles, I have happened upon yard sales held by none other than the Kardashian family (the girls were teens – I bought a ton of NWT dresses for $1 each and sold them on eBay for 25-35x that amount), Renee’ Zellwegger (lots of used running sneakers, not my size), Carnie Wilson (bought clothes and toys for my daughter, she is one super-nice celeb !) and Seth Green (saved the Buffy martini glass for me since I was a big fan). I have been able to turn yard sale finds into great deals for my family, and I’ve sold many items for a good profit.” Read the full post.
Linda wrote Do Subscription Boxes by Mail Save Money? “Subscription boxes seem to be all the rage right now. Have you heard of them? The premise is simple: you pay a (usually) monthly subscription fee, and a box of goodies shows up at your doorstep once a month (or however frequent your subscription). Depending on the genre of your box, you may or may not have to fill out a survey at the time of subscription to help customize your size, tastes, preferences, habits, skin type, etc. Obviously the boxes differ in their price range and content. But overall, are they a good idea?” Read the full post.
Ruser wrote Money Lessons From TV Shows. “Money problems are common for most American families – even fictional ones on television. While their financial struggles are as fictional as the family themselves, viewers can still learn a lot from them. Here are a few financial lessons that I’ve learned from three different TV families.” Read the full post.