coffee mug on wooden table with "ugh" on it, and someone pouring coffee in

We Were Swindled, in Our Own Home

I write this in my office, where my husband and I are holed up practically as hostages. That great social buying deal I scored a few weeks ago for $99 to clean our Air Ducts? It’s taking place right now. And let me tell you—it’s not breathing…
brand new laundry machines in laundry room

Why have Appliance Purchases Accelerated?

When discussing our recent washer purchase with my grandmother, something occurred to me. Not only did she have the same washer and dryer during my childhood, but she still has them today. Mom-mom verified this for me; she has had the washer…
gorgeous cruise ship on Caribbean blue waters

How Much Spending Money for a Cruise (and How to Not Spend Money)

Wondering how much to budget for a cruise? Answers for that, plus how to NOT spend money on a cruise. It's hard to figure out how much to budget for a cruise, and even harder when you're trying to figure out how to not spend money on a cruise…