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The High Cost Of Our Favorite Things
Do you have certain items or services you refuse to give up? Despite the 'high' cost of them. And how do you make room in your budget for them? For example, I refuse to stop buying healthy, fresh foo...
3/3/14 at 11:22 AM 6 Steps to a Money Smart Start for 2014 1/30/14 at 9:17 AM
Holiday Scam Alert: Watch Out for Cyber-Scrooge 12/19/13 at 11:23 AM
The Simple Life: Adapt, Like a Frog. Or a Finch.
I'm really not supposed to be chatting with you right now. If my schedule, the one I set up last night before the snowstorm, were in place, I would be 70 miles away at Costco, shopping. The monthly...
2/7/14 at 5:24 PM An Unforeseen Encounter 2/3/14 at 6:40 PM
The Simple Life: Follow the Old Saying 1/24/14 at 4:12 PM
2013 Christmas Market Tour: Berlin- Alexanderplatz
Berlin, the City that Never Sleeps. This is the one sentence that can be described about Germany's capital. With 3.5 million inhabitants, the city is diverse in culture and history. It is full of pe...
12/19/13 at 9:53 AM Black Friday- The Start of Christmas Shopping 11/29/13 at 5:15 AM
Black Friday: A Sign of Tradition, A Sign of the Times, or A Sign of Tyranny? 11/26/11 at 1:54 AM
Thrift store Thursday
Recently I was in a nearby town for an event and had a few minutes to stop in at the thrift store. I found a frame that was the correct size for this print I had for $5. I also purchased two pum...
9/26/13 at 6:46 AM CVS Savings 6/15/13 at 10:31 PM
Nationwide Thrift Store Directory 2/17/13 at 3:40 PM
I recently read how when the Twitter guys were first starting out many people told them, "That'll never catch on." Many people were wrong. When it comes to misreading the future of tech,this piece t...
9/4/13 at 7:48 AM
Miller Hill Mall turns 40
Crowds fill Duluth's Miller Hill Mall during its official grand opening on July 25, 1973. (News Tribune file photo) As featured on the front page of the Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 News Tribune, Duluth's M...
8/25/13 at 2:47 PM Glader's Grocery, 2001 8/19/10 at 11:41 PM
Target through the years 6/26/09 at 3:00 AM
Garage Sales (+kids) Survival Guide
It is well-known that one of my favorite warm-weather activities is hitting a few garage sales. I am choosier now than in the past when I had babies outgrowing clothes every few months, but it is stil...
5/1/13 at 10:55 AM Trying to avoid a clothing malfunction. 9/19/11 at 3:06 PM
Laughter- a new survival tactic. 3/23/11 at 6:20 PM
Simplify in 2013
New year new rules? Well, maybe not new but something to work towards. Yes, call it a new years resolution or call it a feeling that you want to take charge of parts of your life that have been a li...
1/8/13 at 11:09 AM Clothes Shopping with Teens: The Perfect Teachable Moment 9/17/12 at 8:04 AM
BACK TO SCHOOL MONEY LESSONS 8/13/12 at 7:52 AM
The possibilities are endless
It's that time of year. The garden catalogs started arriving a couple of weeks ago. It's such an exciting time--at this point, the possibilities are endless. Should we grow potatoes again? If so, ...
1/4/13 at 8:36 AM Christmas in March 3/9/12 at 8:53 AM
Shopping for veggies 2/15/12 at 8:46 AM
Craft Sale, Today, Wednesday, Thursday
There will be a mini craft sale a the Holiday Inn, Skywalk today from 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.Three crafters hope to raise some money for Circle of Hope. You will find homemade jewelry, fl...
11/28/12 at 6:48 AM Below Wholesale Clothing Sale 10/18/11 at 8:49 AM
Black Friday Shopping Hints
As I am bombarded by adds for Black Friday I was shocked to see something different this year.......3AM openings, midnight openings or worse yet, stores that don't even close for Thanksgiving Day! T...
11/15/12 at 9:09 AM Do You Hear What I Hear? 10/25/12 at 6:49 AM
Lesson In What Comes In Must Go Out 8/2/12 at 5:53 PM
Ask the Dietitian: Is corn gluten digestible while wheat gluten is not?
Q: Is corn gluten digestible while wheat gluten is not? A: This is a great question, especially with all the gluten intolerance discussion that has arisen. For a person who is avoiding gluten due to ...
5/18/12 at 7:28 AM
mama mondays: visual shopping tour of the cities
This weekend brought a whirlwind trip to the Twin Cities, where we met up with my sweet Aunt Betsy. One of the last times we were together, she introduced a friend and me to the Good Day Cafe (I have ...
4/23/12 at 12:00 AM
Living With Cloth Diapers
If you had asked me three years ago if I used cloth diapers for my son I would have looked at you like you had alien antennae growing out of your forehead. Honestly, my husband I did try cloth diape...
3/2/12 at 10:30 AM Greener Valentines 2/13/12 at 11:40 AM
Toilet Paper: Less Really Is More 2/11/12 at 10:00 AM
Extreme Coupons: Online Tools to Help You Save Money and Time
Several years ago, the only way to find great deals was to gather the weekend newspapers, clip coupons, go to the store and waste precious time standing in long checkout lines. Now, more and more web...
2/7/12 at 11:07 AM Save a ton with these grocery coupons! 10/3/11 at 5:29 AM
S.M.A.R.T. Back-to-School Shopping 8/18/11 at 12:59 PM