Author Archives: C.C.
Author Archives: C.C.
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
When you’re trying to be conscious of your budget, it can be hard to decide where to spend and where to save. Being frugal is important to a lot of people, but that doesn’t just mean that you should shop around for the lowest price on everything you purchase – it also means splurging on […]Read more
Retirement doesn’t have to mean sitting in front of a television day after day, even if a retiree is housebound. On average, people who are currently 65 can expect to live at least until their mid-80s, according to data compiled by the Social Security Administration. There are plenty of ways seniors can use those 20 […]Read more
Keeping the romance alive in a relationship is more than just a game of making sure all anniversaries are accounted for and picking up the bill at dinner from time to time. In fact, making a concerted effort to prioritize romance in your relationship, whether you’ve been together for 10 weeks or 10 years, can […]Read more