Something You Should Know about Saving Money


How You Handle Money

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

 

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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

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Websites pop up all the time to help shoppers but which are the best ones? Well you can start with Checkout51.com.

 

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

 

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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)

 

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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)

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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

 

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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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Last Minute Gift Ideas

December 23, 2013

 

Interview with David Monn, author of the book 365 Ways to Prepare for Christmas

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Well now you’re just about out of time and you still have someone on your Christmas list you need to shop for. So what do you do?


David Monn:

Take somebody who likes tea, take a simple, little, beautiful teacup you put it into a little basket, maybe even onto a pretty little tray with different kinds of exotic teas. Wrap it all up in beautiful cellophane. And you've taken something so simple and you've given somebody a personal gift.
 


David E. Monn

What To Buy & Not Buy In December

December 9, 2013

 

Interview with Cameron Huddleston, Contributing Editor Kiplinger Magazine
www.kiplinger.com

 

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Mike Carruthers:
Now that we’re in the midst of the holiday shopping season you would think that prices on everything are low and that everything’s on sale.

 

Cameron Huddleston:
But not everything does go on sale; seasonal items in particular, cold weather apparel  you’re going to find better deals on that at the end of the season – so that’s going to be in January.
 


Cameron Huddleston

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