For many years, a little piece of plastic controlled Beth MacKenzie’s life. "When I was younger, I bought things that I honestly could not afford,” the 30-year-old admits. "I racked up a lot of credit card debt trying to make... Read more
My husband narrowed his eyes. "Don't let this place run a credit check on us just so you can open yet another store credit card," he warned. "I've heard checking your credit too often and opening too many cards can drop your score.&qu... Read more
There is an art to negotiation, whether you want a promotion, a raise, or a deal on a new car. And while the Rolling Stones may sing that "you can’t always get what you want," with the right steps, you can increase the odds of things... Read more
This is Step 4 in a series of 5 articles about starting and sticking to a budget. To start with step 1, click here. 4. Adjust your spending. Now comes the hard part. Take that budget and start looking at where you can cut down on spending. Here are s... Read more
Think those fashion-forward trends are too expensive for your small clothing budget? Think again! You can have champagne taste and still get the wardrobe you want by adopting some smart, budget-friendly shopping tips. These seven dollar-saving tricks... Read more
I know a lot of people think it's taking the easy way out of gift buying but I personally love them. I give a lot of gift cards for Christmas and I make a point to make sure I buy them for a store or restaurant I know the recipient loves.
How d... Read more
Would you rather receive a physical, old-fashioned card or an e-card?
Personally, I'd rather receive a real, physical card rather than an e-card. But as for sending, I prefer e-cards. But I guess most ppl prefer sending e-cards these days!
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More stress- American Express just called to inform my husband of fraudulent charges. They tracked it down to his latest purchase at a mall store. They denied all but one charge (the first@ $500 - then someone went on a spending spree. $3000.00 in... Read more
If I find a recipe I like I put it on an over sized index card. I then add another recipe to the back of the card. I'm doing this so I can then take packing tape and very carefully lay it over the card. Takes about 3 strips on each side. Then eve... Read more
Call me biased, but I think the world would be a much better (calmer, happier and nicer) place if everyone did yoga. It can help so many of our day-to-day troubles.Had a rough day? Do yoga. Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Try yoga. Feeling blue? Yoga a... Read more
Today's giveaway is great for anyone who travels often, has limited mobility or spends a good deal of time sitting. (That's pretty much everyone, right?) We're giving away two sets of Yoga for Small Spaces cards (a $19.99 value)!
We say: Yoga is g... Read more
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