Category: Money matters

Mystery shopping decoded

Mystery shopping decoded

Mystery shopping: It’s an urban legend, where someone dines at a great restaurant, or shops at a nice store, and gets it all for free, right? Well, no. It’s actually quite true. But, it’s...

Expired deal? Lost Groupon? Think again!

Expired deal? Lost Groupon? Think again!

You just had to have that skydiving/tooth whitening/restaurant deal before it ran out. And here we are, one year + one day later. Wasted deal? Not necessarily! Beginning in 2008 in Illinois, “all gift...

Eat what you buy: Leftover recipe Web sites

Eat what you buy: Leftover recipe Web sites

Leftovers: we all have them and a lot of us don’t think of them fondly. But leftovers don’t have to be the meal we dreaded as kids. With the advent of the Internet, we...

Year-end planning: donations

Year-end planning: donations

With the end of the year coming and donation requests abounding, people are starting to think about charitable donations. As we all know, if you intend to claim any donations when filing your 2010...

Learning a new skill: Couponing

Learning a new skill: Couponing

I am not one for couponing. However, I’ve decided that I need to learn; I mean, why wouldn’t I like to save more money on everyday shopping? My biggest obstacle is remembering to bring...

Book review: Orman’s Young, Fabulous, & Broke

Book review: Orman’s Young, Fabulous, & Broke

I like to think I’m fabulous, I’m avoiding being broke, and — well — youth is subjective.   With only one out of the three adjectives applying to me, why would I read Suze Orman’s...