Author Archives: Marlene Alexander

How to Save on Banking Fees

We all work hard for our money and, while it takes time to acquire, it disappears all too quickly. Sometimes it’s the small expenses we hardly ever think about that diminish our resources right under our noses. One of the ways we can save money is to take a look at what we’re paying in bank fees.…Continue Reading

Six Ways to Get Noticed at Work

Most people want to advance in their careers but to do that requires a  balance between over-aggressiveness and complacency. Becoming an employee that gets the positive attention of higher-ups takes time and a consistent effort. My husband, John, started his career at a major fuel company in the blue-shirted uniform of a yard worker, laboring…Continue Reading

How to Be a Better Bargain Hunter

I don’t know anyone who doesn’t love a great deal, whatever they may be shopping for, myself included, but I wonder how many of us are doing all we can to get the best deal possible on the things we need. Here are a few tips on how to be a better bargain hunter. Flea…Continue Reading

Earn Cash Rebates on Your Online Shopping

With Christmas just around the corner, the promise of rebates for shopping online at our favorite retailers is irresistible. Great Canadian Rebates is a website offering us just that. Although the site is Canadian, it has an extensive US membership and offers. Here’s how the website works: First, you need to register.  There is no fee required to register and…Continue Reading

How to Throw a Holiday Party For Less

Christmas is my favorite time of year and, although my husband and I aren’t regular party-givers or goers, our recent move has given us more room and me the idea of hosting a Christmas party. As I found out, you don’t have to spend a small fortune in order to have a fabulous Christmas party.…Continue Reading

How to Find Quality Used Snow Tires

Winter is coming and your snow tires may need to be replaced. Rather than forking over full price, a little research and a bit of haggling could net you some quality used ones. When buying anything used, it’s buyer beware so here’s what you need to know in order to avoid getting burned. For Starters…Continue Reading