Category Archives: spending money

Amazon, Why Won’t You Let Me Buy From You?

Last year in October Amazon came up with something new.  They call it Add-On.  I noticed it, but I rarely order just one low dollar item from Amazon and it’s never really been that big of a deal, until recently.   “Add-On” is now tagged on some products and you can only order them if you order at least $25 worth of product being shipped from Amazon. I assume Amazon came up with this option because I can see they would… Read the rest

How to Gamble Responsibly

Online casinos have helped to make casino gaming more accessible than ever before. Gamers are able to play their favorite games whenever the fancy strikes. Given this increased frequency of gambling, it is also important that players understand how to gamble responsibly. When playing online, it is more difficult to ascertain who exactly you are doing business with. However, this doesn’t mean it is impossible. Actually, there are some measures that can be taken before you commence gambling online. While… Read the rest
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Update on My Husband’s Secondary Checking Account

I wrote in August about the secondary checking account we’d opened for my husband, and I thought I would share an update on how that is working out. As far as I’m concerned, it is working out pretty good.  The main perk for me is that I’m no longer having to worry myself every moment about our main checking account.  We used to have a bit more breathing room financially when our youngest son still lived at home and was… Read the rest

Shopping for Homecoming Dresses at Nordstrom’s Outlet Last Chance

My niece and I went shopping at Last Chance, Nordstrom’s Outlet in Phoenix, Arizona.  We found three dresses and two pairs of shoes for a total of: $73.89. Today I’ve been researching the items we bought, and if the items were bought at original retail value the cost would have been $898.98.  Wow. I have never been to a homecoming dance or any kind of high school dance for that matter. The main reason: I dropped out of high school… Read the rest