One of my favorite books is “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” written by Robert Kiyosaki. There’s a great statement he makes early on in the book that I strongly believe where he says, “not having money is the root to all evil.” In a statement preceding this quote, he says, “For the people who say money […]
Bigger is not Better When I think about decorating a space, I consider proportion. Will the décor and furniture “fit.” Rarely do I buy new. American furniture tends to be too big and aesthetically underwhelming (ever been to Ashley’s)? It’s big because it needs to occupy a Mac Mansion, in a big way. Funny thing […]
Week Two and an article I ran across in Smart Money “10 Things Flea Markets Won’t Tell You” (Grant, 2012) is vexing me. Not so smart either. As if the “old world” markets and bazaars are going to learn something about getting and spending from today’s consumer reporter. Really, can I find better prices at […]
Spring is just around the corner, will you be de-cluttering your home this year? Perhaps hosting a garage sale to downsize? Garage Sales are a multi-billion dollar industry; how much money did you make the last time you hosted one? Whether you’re planning and preparing for a lifestyle liquidation, yard sale or virtual garage sale, […]
What’s the difference between cheap and frugal?
Let’s begin by defining each:
“Cheap” has many meanings in different forms; In it’s simplest form, cheap means “at or for a low price.” From an object perspective, it means “of little worth because achiev…
I recently went shopping at Goodwill looking for a bargain. To my dismay, with me where many more people doing the very same thing, shopping for a bargain. Even though the reasoning behind the economy affecting us is starting to sound like a broken rec…