How To Get A Good Deal When Shopping

Some folks are so enamored with the price.  They think a good deal is all about price.  I am a recovering price addict.  I used to think the lower the price the better.  However, I’m coming to realize a good deal can only be found when one factors in both the price and the value of an item. Consider the following fictional conversation: Low Price Lover: “I got a great deal on my new … [Read more...]

Cut Cable TV and Still Watch TV On the Cheap

Some folks have trouble making their budget,but insist on keeping the cable for entertainment purposes.  However, if you can’t afford it, you should cut cable TV because you will still be able to keep up with some of your favorite T.V. shows.  The internet, newspapers, and coworkers will keep you abreast on all the current news happenings.  It all just makes me wonder – do we really need … [Read more...]

Frugal or Cheap?

I still remember the first time someone said I was frugal.  I ran home and looked the word up in the dictionary.  Frugal was a new word to me and I wasn’t sure if I was supposed to take is as a compliment.  Since that time I’ve heard the word used lots (typically directed at me).  There is another similar word that I hear used - cheap.  So is there a difference between being frugal and being … [Read more...]