Author Archives: C.C.
Author Archives: C.C.
You’re supposed to live as freely as possible in retirement. That’s harder to do when your old job and even your old family life keep burdening you financially. When it comes to downsizing a home, belongings, and financial burdens, where do you start, and how? We consulted with experts and found some of the best […]Read more
There are many good reasons why sometimes doctors hide the truth from their patients. One of them is that they do not want to scare people, or they try to avoid the misunderstanding of certain things about the patient’s condition. They don’t have bad intentions. Here’s a list of some secrets that doctors won’t tell […]Read more
Some gifts may as well come with a card saying “I didn’t put much thought into this.” When that’s the case, it’s often a better idea to spend time with someone and show your appreciation for them, rather than waste money on something that sends the wrong message or leaves the recipient feeling unappreciated. Here […]Read more
It’s Christmastime, and for many people that means friends, family, travel, a delicious turkey dinner and… debt. Christmas can be a difficult time of year for people with tight budgets, as the pressure of buying gifts, spending time with family and heading home for the holidays takes its toll. Here are 20 hard truths about […]Read more
As a former retail employee with years of experience manning a cash register, there’s one thing I know for certain: if you want to have a pleasant shopping experience, it’s helpful to apply the Golden Rule to your interactions with those handling your precious goods and taking your money. Why? Well, setting aside the fact […]Read more
Just as we tend to bundle up in winter, wearing lots of layers in order to conserve our body’s heat, there are lots of things that we can do in order to conserve our winter dollars. Here are 20 ways that you can lower your energy bill this winter – and in many cases, throughout […]Read more
It’s one of American history’s most familiar scenes: A small group of Pilgrims prepares a huge November feast to give thanks for a bountiful harvest and show their appreciation to the Indians who helped them survive their first winter. Together, the Pilgrims and Indians solemnly sit down to a meal of turkey, pumpkin pie, and […]Read more
It’s true that most people don’t host a lot of dinner parties these days. The trend of just having a bunch of friends over for dinner is a vintage idea, albeit a charming one. But if there’s one day that the average Joe or Jane is going to play host to a group of friends […]Read more
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are huge shopping days famous (or infamous depending on how you look at it), known for luring consumers with over-the-top bargains. But for some savvy shoppers, the advertised sale prices are just the beginning when it comes to saving money during the holidays. Here are some additional ways to score […]Read more
December is peak shopping season, thanks to the traditions of gift giving during Hanukkah and Christmas. Most holiday shoppers know to be wary of the sale and the shopping mall. Sales aren’t always what they seem — department stores will often mark prices way up, only to “slash” them for a big promotion. But actually, […]Read more