I’m not someone who has a lot of credit cards, thank goodness. I’m also not someone who always gets a store’s rewards cards or discount cards. I do have some, though, and I have to say that, for the most part, they’re fairly worthless. The only card I have that’s of any real benefit to […]

The price of everything seems to be going up these days. Actually, using the term “seems” is kind of a misnomer because everything that really is going up. The problems of course our many. Gas prices have gone up. There have been problems with produce and weather, so those prices have gone up. And the […]

I happen to love my grocery store, so I go often, with or without my wife. One of those things we discuss often enough is how to tell whether you’re getting the best deal out of your purchase or not. If you have your favorite products, I’m someone who believes that it doesn’t matter how […]

On CNN Money today, there was a news story saying that over 1,400 stores could close in 2009 after dismal sales figures in November and December, now being considered the worst retail season on record. For its part, the story does not say that chains will necessarily close as much as some stores from some […]


Originally posted (11/6/08) As we rapidly approach the holiday season, I thought it would be a good time to bring up some of the retailers favorite tricks that are used to get you to spend more. Retailers are professionals at selling and they have spent millions in research to determine how to sell as much […]

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