Something You Should Know about Saving Money

Is More Really Better?

February 23, 2015


Interview with Vicki Robin, author of the book Your Money or Your Life: 9 Steps to Transforming Your Relationship with Money and Achieving Financial Ind ependence: Revised and Updated for the 21st Century




Mike Carruthers:
Most people agree that when it comes to money and possessions, we live in a culture where "more is better."


Vicki Robin:
"More is better" is the story of a loser. "More" is not a strategy for life or a strategy for success because there's no way to define that.

Vicki Robin

Simple Negotiating Tactics

November 26, 2014


Interview with Peter Stark, author of the book The Only Negotiating Guide You'll Ever Need: 101 Ways to Win Every Time in Any Situation





Mike Carruthers: 
Everybody negotiates all the time.


Peter Stark:
Every time you communicate with the intent to change the relationship some way, you're negotiating.

Peter Stark

How You Handle Money

April 30, 2009
Interview with Remit Sethi, author of I Will Teach You To Be Rich




Mike Carruthers:
The recession has everyone taking a hard look at how they spend their money but the basics of personal finance remain the same.


Great Websites That Save You Money

April 28, 2014


Interview with Judy Rohlena, Sr. Editor, ShopSmart




Mike Carruthers:
Websites pop up all the time to help shoppers but which are the best ones? Well you can start with


Judy Rohlena:
Is a site that really comes in handy for grocery shopping, they have this very unique kind of model where they give you cash back for things that you buy ranging anywhere from a quarter to $2 on some products.


Judy Rohlena

Unusual Uses For Everyday Things

April 18, 2014


Interview with Neil Wertheimer Editor and Chief at Reader’s Digest Books, which has put out a new book call Extraordinary Uses for Ordinary Things: 2,317 Ways to Save Money and Time




Mike Carruthers:
I bet you never knew this about meat tenderizer…


Neil Wertheimer:
It's good at removing bloodstains because, well, meat tenderizer breaks down proteins - so, it actually gets out perspiration stains really well.


Neil Wertheimer

Great Travel Advice Part 2

March 11, 2014


Interview with Christopher Elliott, author of the book How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money, and Hassle)




Mike Carruthers:
To make traveling go more smoothly there are a few simple things you can do.


Christopher Elliott:
Just very common sense things like calling to confirm your flight. Making sure you have a hotel reservation that’s about 90% of the battle won right there.

Christopher Elliott

Great Travel Advice

March 10, 2014


Interview with Christopher Elliott, author of the book How to Be the World's Smartest Traveler (and Save Time, Money, and Hassle)




Mike Carruthers:
If you want to take some of the stress out of traveling here’s some advice.


Christopher Elliott:
This is especially true if you’re traveling with a family is pack twice as much food and half the stuff because the kids will eat it while you’re traveling and then you’ll have enough room to take the souvenirs back with you - but people always over pack.

Christopher Elliott

How Money Impacts Happiness

February, 25, 2014


Interview with Laura Rowley, author of the book Money and Happiness: A Guide to Living the Good Life




Mike Carruthers:
When it comes to money and possessions; the way your brain works can work against you.


Laura Rowley:
There's something called the "hedonic treadmill," you know when you have a great family you usually don't say, "Gee, I'm going to go out and get another one, cause this is so great." But we always do that with money and material goods and it's really hard to get off that treadmill.

Laura Rowley

Your Prescription Drugs

January 29, 2014


Interview with Dr. Bill Thomas, contributor to The AARP® Guide to Pills: Essential Information on More Than 1,200 Prescription & Nonprescription Medications, Including Generics, Side Effects & Drug Interactions



Mike Carruthers:
Your prescription medications where in your house do you keep them?


Bill Thomas M.D.:
The best place for almost all medications is a place that's cool and dry. Americans on the other hand keep most of their medicines in the bathroom where it is warm and damp.

Dr. Bill Thomas

Getting Out Of Debt

January 6, 2014


Interview with Jerri Simpson, author of the book Lose 100 Pounds of DEBT WEIGHT: Learn How To Trim That Credit Card Fat




Mike Carruthers:
Perhaps one of your new year’s resolutions for 2014 will be to do something about all that credit card debt.


Jerri Simpson:
The biggest thing is learning how to use credit cards because that’s one thing that we’re not taught in school at all. They just keep giving them to you like candy.

Jerri L Simpson


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