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I Still Bag Groceries and Am Glad I Do Oct. 06, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I'm writing in response to the letter from the young man whose mother thought it was be... Read More

Back to School-Pocalypse Shopping Aug. 06, 2020

Lenore Skenazy

If you look at Target's back-to-school ads, you might not notice anything different in the chipper a... Read More

Great Reader Tips: From Orajel to Stain Removers to VIP Treatment at the Store Aug. 05, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

ORAJEL NOT JUST FOR MOUTHS Our teenage daughter badly stubbed her toe, and we needed to clip the nai... Read More

Fortune Shines Solar Aspect to Jupiter May. 17, 2020

Horoscopes by Holiday

These are the last days of the Taurus sun, so it's fitting we'll get a last-minute deal from the sta... Read More

Nineteenth-Century DIY Child's Chair Apr. 10, 2020

Antique or Junque

Q: This is a photo of an antique child's chair. It stands about 18 inches tall, and the seat is 11 i... Read More

Secondhand Clothes, First-Class Style Apr. 09, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

Consignment shopping is an excellent way to purchase clothes for kids and babies. You can often fine... Read More

Confessions From the Bathroom Mar. 28, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

Confession No. 1,039 Topic: coronavirus Dearest Porcelain Goddess, I bow before you, or rather, sit ... Read More

How to Win the Warehouse Club Game Feb. 24, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

There I was, standing in the checkout line of Costco, unable to ignore the rather loud conversation ... Read More

Swimming in the Waters of Love Feb. 14, 2020

Marc Dion

Even the greasiest, most hungover, least-skilled newspaper columnist loves to discover that his/her ... Read More

Bulk Balk Feb. 08, 2020

Katiedid Langrock

I, like most people, I imagine, have a love-hate relationship with the big bulk stores — you k... Read More

I'm Bummed That I'm Not Part of Girls Night Out Feb. 07, 2020

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: My parents are very strict. They don't let me do anything or go anywhere unless they're... Read More

9 Ways to Save Big at the Supermarket Jan. 23, 2020

Everyday Cheapskate

How much did you spend on food last month? A survey from the Bureau of Labor Statistics says the ave... Read More

Savvy Shopper Tricks Dec. 19, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

You think shopping is what you do when you buy things. That's true, but it's more than that. Shoppin... Read More

I Want to Adopt a German Shepherd Dec. 05, 2019

'Tween 12 & 20

DR. WALLACE: I took your advice and went to an animal shelter to find a dog I want, but I have never... Read More

Holiday Prep: The Fashion To-Do List Nov. 05, 2019

In Fashion

As the holidays rush to greet us, so does the round of celebrations. Time to put the ghosts and gobl... Read More

7 Shopping Triggers We All Fall for Oct. 08, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I blame my suspicious nature on my neighborhood grocery store. The store used to be a logically arra... Read More

Art Deco Pitcher Has Universal Appeal Sep. 27, 2019

Antique or Junque

Q: This is a photo of a blue ironstone pitcher with a removable lid. I bought it 20 years ago just b... Read More

6 Simple Ways to Develop a Saver's Attitude Sep. 26, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

Cutting expenses is the way to spend less so you have money to save. But unless you are actually put... Read More

Quick Picks: Fall Fashion's Top 10 Favorites Aug. 27, 2019

In Fashion

Fall is fashion's favorite time of year. Designers roll out the runways with updates on the classics... Read More

How Materialism Leads to Discontentment Aug. 07, 2019

Everyday Cheapskate

I should not have even picked it up. I knew better. After all, what was I expecting from a magazine ... Read More