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Find Your Pot of Gold With These HUGE Savings on Designer Jewelry

March 16, 2015 |

St. Patrick's Day may be ensconced in green, but this year we're all about that sparkling pot at the end of the rainbow. All that glitters is gold, after all, and we think you'd be pretty lucky to score an ... Read More

The Best (and Worst) Luxury Consignment Stores

September 30, 2014 |

Buying designer goods might give you sticker stock, especially from online stores. Luckily, online designer consignment stores have become a lot more popular and regulated. You can find your favorite styles from a few years ago or find a limited edition piece you never knew existed. Let's take a look at some of the best and worst designer consignment options. Read More

Frugal Fashion: Refresh Your Wardrobe with Secondhand Styles

May 14, 2014 |

With the change in seasons comes the desire to refresh my wardrobe. Being a stay-at-home mom, I do not have a huge budget to be able to put towards this, so recently I have been exploring the comeback of secondhand clothes. There have always been a few second-hand and consignment shops in our area, but with the growing trend of being green, now there are quite a few online sites worth exploring as well. Check out this list of great sites to start your refresh for less. Read More

5 Surprising Places to Use Your Negotiation Skills

February 24, 2014 |

Call it haggling; call it bartering or call it twisting someone’s arm, the price on the sticker doesn’t always have to be the price that you pay. While we’re all game to give price negotiation our biggest stare down at a car dealership, a neighborhood garage sale or at a market on a tropical vacation, you may be surprised to learn that you can bring your negotiation skills out to work their magic in all kinds of everyday places. Read More

What to Buy and What Not to Buy in February

February 5, 2014 |

Ever notice how some items seem more expensive in certain months but dirt cheap at other times of the year? It’s not your imagination. Retailers mark up items when they are in demand and offer deep discounts on them when they’re out of season. If you’re looking to make some big-ticket purchases in February, find out what to buy and what things should wait. Read More

5 Ways to Avoid Being Price Gouged on Valentine's Day

February 9, 2012 | 5

True love is priceless, but why is Valentine's Day so darn expensive? Total spending for Valentine's Day is expected to reach $15.7 billion, according to the National Retail Federation. The average person will fork over $116.21 on Valentine's Day merchandise this year, which is a 12.8 percent increase over 2011. Prices for chocolates, roses and romantic dinners all seem to skyrocket just before February 14. So, we created this guide to help you aAre  yvoid getting price gouged just for showing your love.

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Is Selling Gold Online a Scam?

May 16, 2011 |

You may notice more signs popping up around your community announcing "We Buy Gold." This precious metal is extremely hot gold jewelrybecause gold prices recently hit an all-time high. That means brokers can make big bucks off your scrap jewelry or dental gold. You can also sell your gold online as a way to make some quick cash. But before you throw your metals in the mail, check out these tips to help you get the most cash.

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All Dressed Up

March 10, 2011 | 1

My daughter and her friends went to the Winter Formal at their school one recent weekend.

They looked great; a hairdresser fixed their curls perfectly, and they were all proud of their fancy dresses.  They had high-heeled shoes and shiny nail polish.  All three girls looked their very best for the occasion--right out of "Breakfast at Tiffany's."

Until you noticed the jewelry.

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Watch This!

January 25, 2011 | 1

When my husband and I went to the jewelry store to return the non-functional watch he gave me for Christmas, we were presented with a huge variety of choices of replacement watches.

I'm pretty picky about the kind of ... Read More

What Does "On Time" Mean to You?

December 16, 2010 |

I'm not a Cub Scout leader, but my husband (Mr. Cubmaster) often asks me to go along to meetings to answer questions, distribute forms and take care of the sign-in sheet. Basically, I get the work without the uniform.

I ... Read More


August 23, 2010 | 1

The school I attended in my middle-school years had a policy that girls could only wear post-style earrings:  nothing that dangled, no hoops.  (This was before it became fashionable for guys to wear earrings, so I don't believe a policy ... Read More