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Short Jaunts to Feel Like You’re on Vacation Without Spending Tons of Money

My hubby and I are off to take a very short “long weekend” type vacation to a city that is within two hours of where we live in Ohio – Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. While this can hardly be considered the premier vacation spot, to us it is nonetheless something we are immensely looking forward to.

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Make Sure Your Business Card Comes with Rewards

I spend a lot on my Chase business credit card. For that reason, I wanted to make sure I had been set up with a pretty good deal when it came to reward points. What I ended up choosing in the end was not a cash back program or something where you could pick [...]

How Smart Phones Have Changed the Game for Retailers

We live in an age of extremely competitive pricing wars from the retailers we frequent. It’s not always a great thing for the retailers, and for business in general, but we are now fully engulfed in a “we have it cheaper” mentality which Groupon is partly to blame for, and all the other hundreds [...]

Are Ridiculous Deals Hurting Our Economy Even More?

With the immense popularity of such programs as Groupon, Living Social Daily Deals, and other local extreme coupons offering 50% off or more on meals at restaurants, haircuts, entertainment and more, it’s no wonder people are expecting too much for too little.

Are these “extreme couponing” sites and methods really hurting the economy and [...]

Used Cars in Huge Demand

The car industry was heavy-hit in the recession that officially became apparent to us here in the US in 2008. Along with the banks, the auto industry as a whole was “bailed out” by the federal government, much to the dismay of some economists.

While many of the car companies that us taxpayers bailed [...]

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 [...]