How to Sharpen Your Garbage Disposal

In a perfect world, garbage disposal blades would stay sharp forever. But, in the real world that's just not the case. These blades get dull, simply by using them. This is especially true if things like bones and even grease accidentally make their way down the drain. Fortunately, there are … [Read more...]

How To Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity theft is no joke. Several years ago, someone stole my purse. I called my bank and cancelled my credit cards. But the thief was quicker than I was. They robbed me of almost $5,000. They ruined my credit. They stole my identity. They violated me. It took me almost two years to get the mess … [Read more...]

What Should You Buy in March? My Local CBS News Morning Segment

    March is almost here! While we don't have any big shopping holidays to celebrate in March (unless you count St. Patrick's Day), there are particular items that tend to be on sale every March. If you're wondering "What Should You Buy in March?" that was our topic today when I … [Read more...]

The Benefits of Line-Drying Clothes – It’s Not Just the Energy Savings!

The other day, I happened to overhear a conversation about line-dried clothes that made me sad. It seems these good people did not appreciate naturally dried clothes, citing the fact that they were "crunchy." It's true that clothes dried outside tend to be stiff, but about 30 seconds of wearing or … [Read more...]

What Should You Buy in February? My Local CBS Morning Segment

The first month of the year is just about over so it's time to look ahead to the shortest month of the year. Did you know there are particular items that tend to be on sale every February? If you're wondering "What Should You Buy in February?" that was the topic this morning when I appeared on our … [Read more...]

How to Package Baked Goods for Gift Giving + Reader Giveaway

I think almost everyone LOVES getting homemade baked goods like cookies, cupcakes and muffins as gifts. Its a thoughtful gift that shows the baker put their own time and effort into making something delicious that the recipient will love. With many people now on restricted diets, a specially made … [Read more...]

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Used Car Selling Tips – How to Prepare Your Vehicle for Resale

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company. All opinions are 100% mine. Nationwide provided me with information regarding its blog post. When it comes to buying and selling our possessions, there are few things that are bigger than our cars. While … [Read more...]

How To Throw A Game Day Party On A Budget + Homemade Potato Skins Recipe

There is a buzz in my house. It is palpable. If you didn't know us, you would think we were a bunch of agitated folks. In reality, we are a bunch of football fans who are anticipating the big game. We are a house divided on which team we support, hence the agitated feel to the buzz. In a few weeks, … [Read more...]

Saving Money on Bank Fees – How to Avoid Those Unnecessary Costs

 Saving Money on Bank Fees  The average American household spends about $300 on bank fees annually. We're being charged to use our own money, which seems pretty unfair. What if there were some simple ways to save on those fees? A few things that banks charge for are buying checks, … [Read more...]

What Should You Buy in January? My Local CBS Morning Segment

As we start a brand new year there are certain deals that are specific to the month of January. If you're wondering "What Should You Buy in January?" that's precisely what we discussed this morning when I appeared on our local CBS station. You can read my recap here and see the video itself at the … [Read more...]




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