Examine Your Utility Bills Every So Often

Do you get your bills and pay them without taking a second glance?  What if your bill is higher than normal?   Do you just assume it’s your fault and pay it?

My mother came to live with me recently. She’s very ill and can’t live at her home but she is still paying the [CLICK TO CONTINUE…]

In Control of the Money? Could You be Accused of Abuse?


Handling money in relationships is so tricky – money issues are one of the leading causes of divorces, and yet all too frequently, a completely neglected topic of discussion in relationships until there is a tangible, major problem.  But this post isn’t a soapbox on communicating in relationships about money, it’s about what [CLICK TO CONTINUE…]

Could You Make It on Food Stamps?

Bargaineering contributor Claes Bell recently explored this question in a post called Your Take: Could You Live On Food Stamps?

Claes linked to a report at CBS News which stated that benefits were being reduced:

[On Friday, November 1st, ] “…Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP, benefits are set to fall for more than [CLICK TO CONTINUE…]

When to Upgrade… And When Not To

I think it’s so easy to get swallowed up by the promise of upgrades – of getting larger meals or longer warranties or more discounts – that it becomes hard to decide whether or not paying for upgrades is logical.  Firms know this, which is why they often spring these offers last minute or [CLICK TO CONTINUE…]

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