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Economy’s Sputtering : What Does It Mean?

I’ll be the first person to admit that there are a lot of scare tactics used by the media when it comes to our fragile economy, but on the flip side, I will also say that on many counts, the media has been WAY too upbeat about the economic recovery.

The “recovery” as it [...]

Lowes Credit Card 18 Months or 5% Off Deals

My husband and I are on a huge home improvement kick. It used to be that we would dread mowing our acre lot and tending to the multiple flower beds when we first moved in because it was overwhelming to us as first time home owners.

But now that we’ve painted inside and gotten [...]

Saving Money on Road Trips

Although “saving money” and “road trip” may no longer be logically linked together, what with the crazy high gas prices now, there are ways that you can make a scaled back family vacation where you drive in a car instead of pay (also high) airfare.

The first is to get yourself a great [...]

Gas and Food Astronomical

Hate to be the bearer of what seems like constantly bad news for our financial straits right now, but there are several factors working against the hard working people of America right now. We used to be the land of golden opportunity, but that paradigm is slowly starting to shift thanks to a stagnant [...]

Jobs Stressing More People Out?

You hear it everywhere, if you are in the chunk of America that associates with lots of people with both white collar and blue collar types of jobs. People are still getting laid off, and the workers who are left over are worked very hard, are forced to work over time, or are forced [...]

Days Same as Cash is Awesome..

The “120 days same as cash” or “6 months same as cash” deals and things like that are really a savior when it comes to making large purchases. My husband and I pretty much rely on this for certain large purchases of ours, such as a big television from Best Buy, or some furniture [...]

Why Credit Cards are GOOD

Yeah, you didn’t misread that. You may have thought you did though, since so many people do tend to think (including myself at one time, I must admit) that credit cards are really just a terrible thing to have. Yes, credit cards are a terrible thing to have, if you are the type of [...]