Something You Should Know about Saving Money

Saving Energy

November 25, 2015


Interview with Brain Keane President of SmartPower




Mike Carruthers:
Getting consumers - people like you and me - to really conserve energy has been a tough sell. Because to conserve energy means, to many of us, to sacrifice.


Brian Keane:
We actually did focus groups among college students today. You talk to them about conservation and they will talk about Jimmy Carter. And these guys weren't even alive when Jimmy Carter was president.


Brian Keane

How To Negotiate

November 6, 2015


Interview with George Lucas, co-author of the book The One Minute Negotiator: Simple Steps to Reach Better Agreements




Mike Carruthers:
While some people just don’t like the whole idea of negotiating it really starts with just asking for what you want - and it can’t hurt to ask.


George Lucas:
…because if you don’t ask they’re not going to offer.


George Lucas

Benefits Of Being Cheap

October 8, 2015


Interview with Jeff Yeager, author of the book The Cheapskate Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of Americans Living Happily Below Their Means




Mike Carruthers:
People who spend less than they earn and live beneath their means report a higher level of personal happiness. And in fact they often say…


Jeff Yeager:
Sure we could afford to spend more but why would we? It wouldn’t make us any happier.

Jeff Yeager

Difference Between Rich & Wealthy

April 2, 2015


Interview with Paul Sullivan, author of the book The Thin Green Line: The Money Secrets of the Super Wealthy




Mike Carruthers:
What’s the difference between being rich and being wealthy?


Paul Sullivan:
Rich is a number, rich is a number on your bank account on your brokerage account perhaps the value of your house when you type your address into Zillow.


Paul Sullivan

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

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