Archives for March 2011

Loving Liquidation Sales

by Lori Sciame March 31st, 2011| Money Saving Hints
If you’re serious about finding bargains, there’s no better place to find them than at a store closing or liquidation sale. Although an unfortunate situation for the store owner, these going-out-of-business sales ease the stress on your pocket book. Furniture, groceries, clothing, books, CD’s, jewelry, and small

Penny Power

by Candi Sparks March 30th, 2011| Shopping Secrets
Children can learn about money one penny at a time. Here are some of the fun clichés to teach young children that will can lay the foundation for a lifetime of good money management.

“A penny saved is a penny earned” is Benjamin Franklin’s famous quote about money. It is

Shopping For The Perfect Fragrance

by Anna P. March 29th, 2011| Fashion, Women's Fashion
Like fashion, fragrance is a personal thing, and finding the perfect scent for you is key to making a good first impression. You want to find a perfume that you love and reflects a little of your personality. For example, flirty fashionistas tend to gravitate towards woodsy oriental scents,

What’s New in Home Scents?

by Lori Sciame March 24th, 2011| Home Shopping
Apple pie… vanilla… fresh linen. Pleasing scents help make a house a home. It’s a fact our noses enter a room first, so it’s important that the first aroma encountered be a pleasant one. Luckily, new options have become available to make sure your home

Spending to Save? Choosing Your Moneysaving Books

by Jane Wangersky March 22nd, 2011| Shopping Secrets
The late Erma Bombeck once wrote about "the absurdity of paying $12.95 for a cookbook that tells you how to save money." Come to think of it, it's a little strange to buy any book that tells you how to save money, isn't it? Maybe that's why I don't

Shop Smarter with Coupons

by Erin Edwards March 16th, 2011| Shopping Secrets

  • First of all, no matter what coupons you get, you have to shop strategically. For that, you need to see which grocery and department stores have items on sale that match up with your coupons and the items you need.

  • Grab each and every coupon you get. Whether it's from

The Most Stylish Spring Specs

by Lori Sciame March 15th, 2011| Fashion
Glasses have moved from being a clunky necessity to being a style statement.  Remember the buzz about Sarah Palin’s rimless, #74 Kawasaki’s?  In 2008, that particular frame, plus a host of knock-offs, epitomized hot.  Spring 2011 promises to be hot as well.

Chunky… that single word describes what’s new for

50 Plus – Shopping Benefits

by Lori Sciame March 10th, 2011| Money Saving Hints
Turning 50 just got a little sweeter. Why? Because membership in AARP offers lots of ways for consumers to save money on useful items, from books to hotel rooms to food.

I was first introduced to AARP savings last year when my husband turned 50. While at

Spring Break Essentials

by Anna P. March 8th, 2011| Fashion, Women's Fashion
Spring break is almost here and whether you're a college student planning for a week-long beach party in the Caribbean or a busy mother of two planning a family-friendly amusement park vacation, you know that comfortable fashion is everything. Read below for a small list of a few style

This Season’s Spring Dresses

by Anna P. March 3rd, 2011| Fashion, Women's Fashion
Spring is the season to break out the fun and flirty dress! Whether your style preference leans toward feminine florals or sporty stripes, you're sure to find a dress that you'll love this year. Here are some trendy styles to stock up on right now.

The Maxi Dress

With floor-length skirts

Save the Savings

by Candi Sparks March 2nd, 2011| Shopping Secrets
Money is a tool for living. Managing money wisely is a life skill, one of many that we hope to master and pass along to our children. The downturn has surely changed our ideas about managing money. One of its biggest lessons is that we should be prepared for

End of Season Style Boost

by Lori Sciame March 1st, 2011| Fashion, Sales
Spring is just around the corner. Finally! Retailers are showcasing spring fashions. Most winter-weary shoppers welcome this transition; however, before you say good-bye to this season’s clothing, footwear, and accessories, snap up some bargains to pack away for next fall.

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