Tag Archives : saving money


The Twelve Ways of Gift Cards

I love gift cards! I can use them to get what I want. I can save them until I really need something. I can treat them like “mad money.” But, as a both a purchaser and a user, I also have to be careful with them. Here are twelve reasons why: 1.  Make sure that […]


Where does the money go? Car dealer “Advantage Plan”

This morning I took my car to the dealer for its routine 5000 mile maintenance (oil change, tire rotation, and “quality vehicle inspection”).  I had just sat down when I saw the service rep came toward me, not with bad news about a major car problem, but to