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A Matter of Perspective

February 24, 2015

In a recent column, I was discussing our household’s budget and mentioned that I do not consider our family “wealthy.” Several readers wrote to correct me and encourage me to conside... (more)


Stalking the Sale

February 17, 2015

Thanks to social media and couponing blogs, tracking when products are likely to go on sale has become remarkably easy. When you’ve got many pairs of eyes shopping in the same stores, the news t... (more)


New Warnings in Fine Print

February 10, 2015

Do you read the fine print on coupons? Manufacturers and retailers expect you to, though the fine print isn’t always the easiest text to read or understand. It’s called the “fine pri... (more)


Be Wary of Online Reviews

February 3, 2015

When you’re shopping online, do you read product reviews before you buy? A 2013 study conducted by Dimensional Research notes that 90 percent of shoppers surveyed felt that reading positive prod... (more)


Recycling and Upcycling

January 27, 2015

“Dear Jill, I want to recycle and reuse product packaging, and I thought you would have some ideas where to get started with this. I am particularly interested in making crafts or other items o... (more)

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