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November 29, 2018

Friends Who Pay Full Retail

I am often perplexed by people who ONLY pay retail, ONLY buy at Boutiques and Department Stores.

Believe it or not, I have had several friends who only pay retail. They live in the best neighborhoods and eat at the trendiest restaurants. These guys only buy brand new, latest and trendiest at top dollar.

May 28, 2018

A New Grill

Back in 2008, I uncovered a liquidator who had a ton of Australian made patio furniture, BBQ s and complete outdoor islands at 40-80% off original retail. The pricing was unbelievable. We walked away with a Signature S3000E Beef Eater (4 burner) grill. The MSRP was $1899. Here it was only $397. Already assembled we threw in the back of the SUV and gleefully headed home.

For 10 years Hubby grilled every weekend, even during the winter.

February 28, 2018

It’s the Little Expenses

Years ago, after hubby & I went through financial counseling, we learned that it is the little expenses that will destroy your finances. That morning coffee at Starbucks, those lunches out with the girls, buying bottled water, gym memberships, dinners out, movie night out etc. All those unnecessary expenditures that we love to make and should rethink.

May 23, 2017

A Vintage Kind of Mind

I have always shopped vintage stores. Whether they’re clothing boutiques, used furniture or appliance stores or collectibles and doo dads emporiums. For me, it’s about affordability as well as quality and design. But I got to admit, it’s more fun to shop vintage than regular stores. Always a lot of, “look a that” or “do you remember these?”

February 09, 2017

More Valentines Ideas

Since time is well spent with someone you love…. Try on these fun and affordable outings!

February 08, 2016

Los Angeles Flower Markets

Flowers are a big deal and a big expense on Valentines Day. So why pay top dollar when you can go shop the Los Angeles Flower district and save 20%-50%?

The Flower District of Downtown Los Angeles is a 6 block floral marketplace, located within the LA Fashion District. Bordered between 9th St & 7th and Maple & San Pedro streets.

February 23, 2015

Discount Movie Theaters in Los Angeles

I grew up in a home that never

missed the Oscars…. Even if we hadn’t seen all the nominated films.  We love going to the movies. Of course, we passed our love of film on to our kid, who is now a bonafide movie buff!

But seeing a movie now at a theater, is an expensive experience.

June 17, 2013

Weekend Bloopers

As adults we’re suppose to have learned how to be able to communicate effectively.

Well, that didn’t happen as well as it should have this last weekend for a Fathers Day get together.

June 11, 2013

Our Tight Budget Summer

This Summer we have some expected …and unexpected household maintenance and repair expenses. In order to afford these repairs without using credit or digging into savings, we have implemented some cost savings measures into every aspect of our lives.

February 19, 2013

Irritations

Hmmm, I was under the weather this last weekend, so a few things aggravated me more than usual….
-Amazon Prime no longer gives free shipping if your order is under $25…. Really?
-Gasoline is going up to the point that it’s more than just irritating..
-The LA Times is now $1.65 to pick up during the week at the news stand. More money for less information…. Really?!

But what really got my goat….

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