Helpful Consumer Resources
- Retailers Big Secret: Crack the Price Tag Code - Print out this PDF cheat sheet and keep it in your purse or wallet. You'll be able to look at the last two digits of the price and deterine if you're getting a good deal at Costco, Target, Home Depot, Office Depot, Sears, Old Navy, and Gap.
- Better Business Bureau - Since the founding of the first BBB in 1912, the BBB system has proven that the majority of marketplace problems can be solved fairly through the use of voluntary self-regulation and consumer education.
- Consumer Information Center - Federal Citizen Information Center - answers to your questions about the Federal government and common consumer issues. The citizen's help desk for everyday life.
- Consumer Reports.com - Product Ratings, product reviews, buying guides, product safety recalls and consumer information from the experts at Consumer Union/Consumer Reports Magazine.
- Insurance Information Institute - The Insurance Information Institute (I.I.I.) is recognized by the media, governments, regulatory organizations, universities and the public as a primary source of information, analysis and referral concerning insurance.
- May Buying Guide: 10 Things To Buy - Products that are a great buy in May include mattresses, car parts, cruises, and dishware.
- October Buying Guide: 10 Things To Buy - Products that are a great buy in October include car tires, major appliances, and digital cameras.
- November Buying Guide: 10 Things To Buy - Items where you can score a deal in November include furniture, toys, clothing, and wedding dresses.
- December Buying Guide: 10 Things To Buy - Score a great Christmas deal on products like tools, NFL tickets, laptop computers, and cars.
Online Shopping & Coupon Tips
- The NEW Rather-Be-Shopping iPhone App - Coupon savings on the go with our new iPhone app. Now you have no excuse to ever be stuck without a coupon to use.
- Use Ship-to-Store and Save Money - Avoid shipping costs and take advantage of the ship-to-store option many stores are implementing.
- How to Sign-Up For Personalized Coupon Alerts - Coupon alerts allow you to get only the coupons you want, when you want them.
- 5 Online Holiday Shopping Scams You Need to be Aware Off - Easy tips to follow to make sure you protect your private information when shopping online.
- 5 Shopping Brain Farts - Hey, even the best of us has a total brain fart from time to time.
- 5 Best and 5 Worst Costco Buys - My motto, stay out of the center of the store, that is where they nail you.
- My 5 Most Embarrassing Shopping Moments - These will surprise you, maybe even horrify you.
- Anatomy Of A Great Shopping Deal - Tips on how to find a deal even when you think it doesn't exist.
- 5 Easy Tips When Using Online Coupons - I call this article online coupons 101.
- Top 10 Online Shopping Blogs - I spread the love to some other great shopping sites.
- Using Coupons - Frugal, Cheap, or a Waste of Time? - I say totally frugal, what say you?
- Back-To-School Bargain Tips - Some tips on getting the kids ready for class that won't drain your wallet.
Christmas Shopping Tips & Tricks
- 4 Black Friday Secrets Retailers Do Not Want You To Know - Get the inside scoop on Black Friday and save money in the process.
- 5 Easy Ways to Save Money Christmas Shopping - The deals and bargains are out there, you just have to know where to look.
- Christmas Shopping Tips That Will Keep You Sane - Don't let shopping at the mall stress you out this holiday.
- 10 Must Have Christmas Shopping iPhone Apps - If you have a iPhone or Android you'll want to check out this post before you do any Christmas shopping.
- 5 Hottest Toys for Christmas 2012 - Here are the hottest toys for 2012 and where to get them at the best price.
- Great Tips For Bargain Christmas Gift Giving - Tips include shop all year long, shop with cash, have a plan, and shop at discount stores.
- 5 Easy Ways to Find Extra Cash This Holiday - Check out some creative ways to earn and save money this upcoming Christmas season.
Family Related Articles
- Summer Health Threats: Should You Be Concerned? - Sometimes we take ourselves a little too seriously.
- 5 Ways Guaranteed To Ruin Your Shopping Experience - A humorous look at shopping, from the male perspective.
- How To Take a Frugal Family Vacation - Tips on getting out of town without draining your savings account.
- Grocery Shopping With Kids: A Dad's Perspective - Right or wrong, I stand by everything I wrote in this post.
Frugal Living & Budgeting Tips
- 10 Best Ways to Save Money at Costco - If you are a Costco shopper this article is a must read.
- 3 Quick & Obscenely Easy Money Saving Tips - So obscene you may need to cover your eyes.
- 12 Bad-Ass Blogs That Will Improve Your Life - I don't use the term bad-ass lightly, these blogs are truly great.
- Top 10 Recession Busters - There are some great opportunities to save money during a recession. Read to find out how.
- 3 Ways Frugal Living Leads to Weight Loss - Living proof that these tips truly do work. I lost 35 pounds using these tips.
- Can We Have A Frugal President? - The comments section is the best part about this post. Great stuff.
- 5 Things I Bought New and Wish I Hadn't - Boy, I sure wish I could have these bad buying decisions back.
- Frugality In Practice: Only Buy What You Can Afford, Please! - This post documents the collapse of the housing market and the people that took out crazy home loans.
- Frugal Ways To Get In Shape - Be on the lookout for free calorie burners, they are around you everywhere.
- My Dad: Frugal, Cheap, or Just Strange? - My favorite post on our blog, mainly because it brings back so many great childhood memories of my Dad.
- Frugal Tips You Can Use Right Now - Yes, right now. Not tomorrow, not yesterday, but right this second.
- How I Got Out Of Credit Card Debt - Getting out of credit card can be done. It just takes some patience and a little sacrifice.