You do not have to be a “pro” or an extreme couponer to save money on your purchases. Using a coupon is as simple as handing it to the cashier at the time you check out. With many people feeling financially strapped due to the rising cost of food, gas, and, well, everything these days, coupons can help you keep a few extra bucks in your wallet. Here are some coupon basics to help you save some green. Continue reading
The Effects of Competition on Price
Imagine it’s the summer, and you’re sitting cozily in your lawn chair on the side of Main Street in your hometown, watching the Fourth of July parade. You are with your family, the sky is blue and the sun is hot, assembling all the necessary ingredients for a perfect holiday. Although thoroughly amused at the colorful floats passing by and marching bands playing patriotic tunes, you begin to get thirsty. For whatever reason, there are no stores nearby and you have forgotten to bring any water.
“Where did all my money go?” “How did I go through my paycheck already?” Often times, we find ourselves staring at our bank account balance wide-eyed wondering what we spent our money on. Wondering where our money went is often a warning sign letting us know that we need to regain control of our financial situation. So how do we figure out where our money is going? Continue reading