Tagged: shopping

Are You Being Careful About Gift Cards This Year?

Are You Being Careful About Gift Cards This Year?

For so many years, the gift card has been the gift of last resort… or sometimes first when you just want an easy solution. But they have disadvantages that are present every year… and potentially more than usual this year. Gift Card Negatives 1. Companies going under. If a...

What Really Happens in Liquidation Sales?

What Really Happens in Liquidation Sales?

This year there are a lot of stores shutting down. That means lots of liquidation sales and great bargains, right? Maybe. Then again, maybe not. My mother called me the other evening about a story she’d seen on the news on the liquidation sale at one company going out...

Shopping for Maternity Clothes

Shopping for Maternity Clothes

Goodness. I’d forgotten how miserable shopping for maternity clothes can be. Thank goodness I have a couple of skirts that will work well for me for a while yet! My jeans, on the other hand, are tight already. Working at home means that I can just do the unbuttoned...

Have You Ever Tried a No-Spend Day?

Have You Ever Tried a No-Spend Day?

I’ve seen people talk sometimes about having a no-spend day. They buy nothing that day. It can be a help, certainly, if you tend to buy something every day. But if you’re like me, working at home all the time, it’s not going to change your spending habits that...

Male Pattern Blindness

Male Pattern Blindness

That’s right, male pattern blindness. It’s the only explanation I can come up with. Don’t get me wrong. My husband’s wonderful. But if something doesn’t particularly interest him, he just won’t see it. On the other hand he’s a wonderful husband and excellent father. Then there are times like...