Dollars and Sense

When to Use Cash, Debit or Credit
I got my nails done yesterday and saw a sign that said they only accept checks or cash as payment. OK, A.) Who carries cash and, B.) Who writes checks? I was just planning on using my debit card, but nope! So that got me thinking, when is it OK to use cash, when should you use the credit card and wh…
Money “Saving” Offers to Pass Up
With the economy not really over that hump, people are still hanging on to their money and some places want to take advantage of your frugal nature, but here are some of them you should skip.
What Not to Buy at the Dollar Store – Our Top Five
Myself and pretty much anybody else I talk to is always looking for that great deal and to save a buck or two. A lot of people head to the dollar store to save money instead of clipping coupons, and while dollar stores are great for buying some things, there are a few items you should never buy ther…
How to Avoid Being Scammed
I will admit it. I am a sucker. Kids come to the door selling cookies or popcorn or wrapping paper, I always melt and buy something. My neighbors love me for it because I can’t say no to a little kid trying to raise money for camp, but the Better Business Bureau and law enforcement have some advice …
Where is All My Money?
Do you find yourself looking at your checkbook and bank statements asking yourself, “Where is all my money?” Happens to me all the time. Here, a few areas you may be wasting money and ways to keep your money where it belongs: In your wallet.
What to Buy When Outlet Shopping
Outlet shopping is great. It puts high end labels within reach of the average income consumer like you and me. Not every deal is a good one, though. Here's what to keep an eye out for when hitting up the outlet malls.
How to Make Remodeling Projects Cost Less
You see a room remodel and think, "I can do that!" only to have the project cost more and be way more difficult than you thought. Here are a few tips to help make remodeling projects cost less.

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