In the past 30+ years, I’ve bought and sold items at consignment shops — several times. Just to be clear, a thrift store is different from a consignment store. I absolutely LOVE shopping for gently used clothing at thrift stores. But I’m not so crazy about shopping at clothing consignment stores. Ditto for selling items at clothing consignment shops. On the other hand, I’ve always had wonderful experiences buying AND selling at furniture consignment stores! Here are my best tips.
Before buying personalized koozies with our business logo on them, I did an exhaustive search of all of the different can koozies, bottle koozies, water bottle koozies, and custom koozies I could find. Here’s everything you could possibly want to know about all the different types of koozies – including some of the most clever koozies that exist right now. Before you order bottle koozies or can koozies, read this first!
When you buy electronics, appliances, and other household items, should you buy the optional extended warranty (like a Master Protection Agreement from Sears)… or not? We’ve got the facts, plus some personal experience that might help you decide. See how Sears handles the preventive maintenance check (or cleaning) on their digital cameras. Find out when it makes sense to buy the service warranty — and when it doesn’t!
How many online reviews do you typically read before making a purchase? If you’re like me, you probably do a lot of research. Here are the best review sites I’ve used and what they offer consumers.
How many reusable shopping bags do you have? Get in the habit of carrying your reusable bags to some of your favorite stores to receive discounts. Check out the latest information on how important reusable grocery bags really are. You’ll also find out where to find reusable bags and how to recycle your disposable plastic bags.
Spring cleaning begins with store loyalty cards! Whether they’re stuffed in your wallet or hanging on your keyring, retail loyalty cards can become a nuisance. Here’s how to organize all of your reward cards — so you only have to carry ONE thing everywhere you go!
Like you, I’ve been a college student and I know just how tight money can get. When you’re focusing on grades, you don’t always have a lot of free time to make money in college. If you need extra cash, there are simple things students can do to save money and earn money too. Here’s how to make money in college without sacrificing your study time!
In order to prevent others from senselessly spending too much on postage (we spent $15… twice!), take it from me, it MATTERS whether you use someone’s post office box versus their physical street address when sending something through the mail. Here are my tips for shipping via USPS, FedEx, and UPS — so hopefully you won’t have to learn the hard way like I did.
Chances are, you’ll want to send — or receive — a fax or two this year. Right? But you probably don’t do enough faxing to justify buying a fax machine and hooking up a separate fax line. Here’s how you can SEND and RECEIVE faxes online for FREE. Yep, you can send a free fax now!
Do you love freebies? (Me too!) There are lots of absolutely FREE offers on popular name-brand items that I use every day. These are among the few ‘legit’ freebies available on the Internet today and the best ways to collect your free things!
Want to know how to win the lottery? Like scratch offs? According to lottery winning experts & number crunchers, you can increase your odds of winning lottery scratch off games if you follow these tips before buying your scratch off tickets. See how to choose scratch off lottery tickets with the best odds.
We chose not to renew our Sam’s Club membership. But in a strange twist of fate, we found ourselves dues-paying members of Costco for the first time ever. Which is better — Sam’s or Costco? Here’s our review. Plus secret hacks for shopping at Costco, my new favorite store!
I was looking for fun ways to fold money (aka origami money). I found some! Here are the most creative ways to fold money into fun shapes that I’ve seen.
Save a lot of time and frustration by planning your moving day carefully. Here’s when moving trucks, packing supplies, movers, and moving vehicles are typically available.
I’m 50. And I like discounts. Here’s the official list of senior discounts at 50 + My favorite AARP discounts that we use all the time when we’re traveling.
It’s easy to rent stuff you don’t always use – everything from your backyard, to your garden, clothing, cars, garages, and more. Here’s how and why to do it
Looking for the best ways to save money? Avoid purchasing pre-made or finished items, know the best times to buy products you need, and 4 more great tips.
A prepaid credit card is a safer way to shop, travel oversees & teach your teens about finances. Plus you can save a lot of money using prepaid credit cards
Low-flow water fixtures, programmable thermostats, and other energy saving products will help you save money and do something great for the environment.
Spending too much money on items you use everyday? Consider online shopping, buy generics, plus 3 more savvy tips on how to save money on household items.
Name brands cost more than store brand products (you’re paying for the advertising), yet the quality is often the same. Save money and buy generic!
You’re already using coupons, watching for sales, and avoiding impulse buying. Here are 5 things you probably haven’t tried yet to save money on groceries.
Smartphones may be expensive, but they can definitely pay for themselves if you download these money saving phone apps. 7 easy ways to start saving today!
Fax online today! It’s simple to send, receive, sign, and edit faxes online & on-the-go using the FaxNgo app on your phone or the FaxNgo webpage at any computer
7 secrets for maximizing thrift store shopping and finding unique back to school clothes for young school age kids AND college students.