Shopping Smarter, Not Harder

Shopping Smarter, Not Harder

  • Three Things To Do With Foreign Coins You Can't Use

    If you've ever found a stray Canadian penny among your change in the United States, or you've ended up with a bunch of foreign coins after a trip overseas, you may have found out how difficult it can be to get rid of those coins. In general, you're unlikely to get U.S. money for the coins like you could for paper bills, except in very specific circumstances. For example, Travelex notes that it does not purchase coins except for certain pound and euro coins.

  • Choosing Your First Guitar: Acoustic Or Electric

    When shopping for a guitar, you have two main options – acoustic or electric. As a novice, the process would be so much easier if someone could definitively say that one option was better than the other. It's not quite that simple. There is a variety of factors that must be taken into account in order to make the right selection. Make sure you know what to look for, to make a more accurate decision.

  • Tips On Choosing And Caring For Earbuds

    If you have a lot of electronics, chances are that you probably either want or have at least one pair of earbuds. Earbuds are useful with everything from computers to Mp3 players. Chances are that you've gone through more than one pair as well, and may have come across a few that didn't work well or seem to break in only a few months. Finding good earbuds which last may require a little research and some extra care so that you can get the best ones for you.

  • 4 Tips For Buying The Perfect Fireplace Screen

    Purchasing a fireplace screen is definitely ideal for anyone with a wood burning fireplace. This is because the screen prevents the ashes and sparks from flying out onto the carpet or furniture. Instead, it keeps it contained, which also makes cleaning up after having a fire in the fireplace much easier. Here are four tips to ensure that you buy the perfect fireplace screen for your home: Measure the Fireplace: The first thing you are going to want to do is to measure the fireplace.

  • 3 Creative Touches to an Outdoor Nighttime Wedding and Reception

    When planned just right, a wedding can be an event filled with the spark of romance and lifelong memories for everyone in attendance. Bring on the backdrop of the outdoors at night, with stars hanging overhead and obvious romantic appeal, and you could easily have a wedding that no one will ever forget. If you are in the process of making plans for your outdoor nighttime wedding and reception, you should know that the key to the best impressions comes along with good planning and having the right supplies.

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    Shopping Smarter, Not Harder

    After I became a mother, I realized that I was going to be spending quite some time shopping for supplies. I knew that when I wasn't getting groceries, I would likely be finding new clothes for my kids to wear and trying to find things for the house. Instead of spending loads of money on all of these shopping trips, I started trying to shop smarter, not harder. I started carefully evaluating things like price tags and sales, and it really made a big difference in our lives. This blog is all about saving money by buying the right things, and knowing how to avoid problems from overspending.