woe to the lean purse

Even the Richest among Us are Not Immune to the Five Laws of Gold

About a year ago I picked up a used copy of The Richest Man in Babylon at our local JCC’s book sale. Talk about a great example of purchase cost not equaling value obtained—I only paid $0.50 for a book that will continue to guide my financial…
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Coupon Fine Print - What Does it Mean?

Have you noticed all that coupon fine print on the coupons you use? Ever wonder what it all means, and how you can use them to maximize your savings?  I use coupons like money. The more coupons I use, the less money that I have to take…
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We Were Scammed on Craigslist: How to Protect Yourself

You use Craigslist and are wondering how to identify a craigslist scammer. It's a great question! Let me share our own craigslist scam experience, and tips for protecting yourself. We've dabbled in selling things on Craigslist over the…
coupon fraud

Coupon Fraud Part I

Coupon fraud...did you know it's an actual crime? Let's discuss what it is, how you might be committing it, and examples of arrests/penalties incurred.  “Ma’am, it won’t take this coupon.” After scanning the coupon for the third time…