May 3rd, 2013
This time of the year I spend a good amount of my time at our local Home Depot store in town, looking for various spring time deals that will help me save money and still have a decent looking yard and garden. They have the best selections of plants in town and they are guaranteed to boot, with my brown thumb I need all the guarantees that I can get.
I have learned to go online before shopping anywhere these days to see what type of internet promo codes I came utilize to the fullest extent. These days we all really need to make our pennies go further and further in order to keep our heads above water. It doesn’t look like the economy is going to get any better any time soon. We all used to think that there was a light at the end of the tunnel, but after all these years it is getting difficult to imagine any light at all. Of course if you watch the news they are all trying so hard to keep things positive and feed us numbers that have been manipulated to try and keep us all feeling better about the whole situation.
May 1st, 2013
Today I decided to attend one of the new auction house that is now being held every Monday morning (some times lasting well into the afternoon) that I have been hearing so much about. It seems that a lot of people are getting rid of their possessions, for a variety of reasons too various to name here, but the economy is to blame for the majority of people’s acts of desperation these days, you can be sure of that. So the flea market and auction businesses are picking up and since I always enjoy hunting for a good bargain and enjoy bartering and bantering with folks, these are two places that I enjoy attending as much as possible and when my time permits me to.
Right now is a good time to be looking for gold at discount prices. The chance of finding gold coins at one of these auctions is slim, but once in a great while you can stumble across a gold coin or two and with the price of gold on the rise you can make a sweet profit if you know what you are doing. There is a lot involved with the buying and selling of gold and gold bullion, I’ve learned a good amount in the past few years from a friend of mine that has been investing for quite some time and has a lot of useful knowledge when it comes to bullion, which I find pretty fascinating.
Of course the Internet is a valuable tool when researching just about anything of interest. One good resource when it comes to gold is at goldeneaglecoin.com I’ve referred numerous people there and have had positive feedback so far. A free gold guide, so to speak.
April 29th, 2013
The subject of credit cards and people relying on them more and more now, is in the news almost nightly these days, the economy is in such turmoil and people are having to charge more things in order to just to survive this mess that our government has gotten us into. We are already seeing gas looking like it will be hitting the 4 dollar mark again, I’m sure that more and more people are applying for gasoline credit cards, folks that normally wouldn’t have the need or desire for one. The best kind are the ones that offer some type of reward program and there are plenty out there. I have finally broke down and now have a charge card that is to be specifically used for gasoline purchases and I must say that I got a pretty sweat deal on it, by doing my homework on the Internet, at a site called Creditcardsclub.com.
It turned out to be an easy process that didn’t take as much time as I thought and I’m very glad that I did take the time. I would recommend using this web-site to help compare credit card offers if you are thinking of adding another credit card to your wallet, it really was an easy process and has tons of information that is very useful.
April 20th, 2013
Back in the day when I was a little girl my mother would buy cans of Reddi Whip whipped cream. We would have a dessert after almost every dinner because my dad loved dessert. We always saved room for dessert! We used Reddi Whip on a lot of the desserts.Sometimes dessert was as simple as a little cup of Breyer’s ice cream. Mom would squirt some Reddi Whip on top and put a maraschino cherry or little sugar sprinkles on it. At least once a week we would have some kind of pie and once a week we would have some kind of cake. In between those we might have Jello with Reddi Whip squirted on top.
My favorite these days is warm ginger bread topped off with good old Reddi Whip!
warm ginger bread with whipped cream topping
April 13th, 2013
My best friend is looking for ways to make some extra money. She has came up with the idea of making and selling jewelry at the local flea market, which is right outside of the city limits and is lately always jammed packed full of vendors and buying customers each Saturday and Sunday. She has been dabbling in beads for a few years and has gotten quite good at it, so it only makes sense that she can put her new found talent on the market and make a few bucks to help out during these horrible economic stressful times.
She has turned to the Internet and has found some good quality wholesale beads, chains, supplies, findings, tools, videos, DVDs and everything under the sun that she would need to get her up and running. They frequently have 99 cent sales which she could take advantage of with many of their items at 90% off retail prices. That is a nice chunk of change to be saved.
I took a look at the site myself and was happy to see all the beautiful gemstone beads that they have listed, with Jade being my personal favorite. These semi precious gemstone beads give jewelry a lasting value that can last a life time and are nice looking and very affordable for what she has in mind.