Author: Amanda Geronikos
8 Reasons Why Pets Make Bad Gifts
Amanda Geronikos on November 26, 2020
Before surprising someone with the gift of a pet this holiday season, think over the things that could go wrong.
7 Tricks Grocery Stores Use to Make You Spend More
Amanda Geronikos on November 2, 2020
Keep a grip on your money by learning these seven tricks of the grocery store trade.
10 Pantry Staples to Start Any Meal
Amanda Geronikos on November 28, 2018
Can’t figure out what to make for dinner? Keep these foods on hand, and you’ll always be ready to make a great meal.
14 Ways to Make Clothes Last Longer
Amanda Geronikos on November 7, 2018
You can extend the life and appearance of your clothes by following some simple tips to properly care for them.
13 Cool Alternative Uses for Stuff You Have Around the House
Amanda Geronikos on July 3, 2015
From cleaning your pans with ketchup to using cat litter to rescue a cell phone, cabinet staples can often do double duty.
10 Foods You Shouldn’t Buy Organic – and 12 You Should
Amanda Geronikos on July 3, 2015
Paying extra for organic food can take a big bite out of any budget. Want to get the biggest bang for your organic buck? Here’s what to buy – and what not to.
FYI: 5 Hidden Costs of DIY Moving
Amanda Geronikos on March 5, 2015
I thought I’d save money by moving my stuff myself. I did, but not as much as I had expected.
6 Ways to Make Saving Easy
Amanda Geronikos on April 26, 2013
There are methods you can use to spend less and save more that won’t seem like a hardship or burden.
5 Best New Apps
Amanda Geronikos on April 19, 2013
Among the new options: Learn a language, practice yoga on the cheap, or play games with your “pets.”
6 Gross Ingredients in Your Food
Amanda Geronikos on April 15, 2013
The secretion from a sac near the anus of beavers isn’t the only strange ingredient commonly found in processed foods.
4 New Healthy Fast-Food Options That Aren’t
Amanda Geronikos on April 10, 2013
Fast-food restaurants are finally starting to offer healthier options. The only problem? Many aren’t healthier.
4 Expensive Workouts and 7 Ways to Get Them for Less
Amanda Geronikos on March 29, 2013
If you pay for a personal trainer or classes in yoga, CrossFit, or Zumba, here’s a way to stretch your budget and avoid giving your wallet a workout.
5 Ways to Fill Easter Baskets for Less
Amanda Geronikos on March 11, 2013
The average American spent close to $150 on Easter last year. But there are ways to make the bunny hop with happiness for less.
7 Cheap and Easy Work Lunches You Can Bring From Home
Amanda Geronikos on March 5, 2013
Along with skipping lattes, home-made lunches are one of the most often recommended ways to save. These delicious ideas will delight both budget and taste buds.
How Changes at the Post Office Can Cost You
Amanda Geronikos on February 13, 2013
Ending Saturday mail delivery isn’t the only recent change for the post office. Read on for more modifications and what they could mean for you.
6 Reasons Smart People Fall for Scams
Amanda Geronikos on December 26, 2012
Many victims, particularly those of investment fraud, are educated, wealthy, and financially literate. Find out why even smart people fall for dumb traps and how you can avoid being an easy target.
15 Worst Gifts for Women
Amanda Geronikos on December 12, 2012
Shopping for that special lady in your life? While no two people are alike, there are probably some things you’ll want to skip.
Tricks of the Trade: Restaurants
Amanda Geronikos on November 30, 2012
From forcing you to wait before being seated to leaving out dollar signs on menus, restaurants have sneaky ways of getting you to spend more.
25 Ways to Save on Holiday Shopping
Amanda Geronikos on November 28, 2012
If you want to save on gifts without compromising quality or creativity, the answer is simple: use your head before using your money.
12 Ways to Land Cheaper Airfare
Amanda Geronikos on November 9, 2012
Airfare is taking off, but there are still ways to land a good deal.
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