[ The Money Side of Life™ ]


Gimmie Gimmie

By on January 24th, 2011

As a kid, I loved the Berenstein Bears books. One of my favorites was The Berenstein Bears Get the Gimmies, which tells the tale of how the bear kiddos overcome the greedy little habit of wanting everything they can get their paws on.

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Shopping and Stress: Why retail therapy shouldn't always be the answer

By on May 11th, 2015

As I stood staring at the expensive handbag that I didn't need, but purchased anyway, I tried to remember how I got to this point. It had been a crazy week. School, two jobs, little sleep and attempting to move to a new city had taken an emotional toll, and I only know of one full-proof way to blow off some steam: shopping.

Why is it that when emotions take over, we turn to spending our hard-earned cash on items we may not need or even necessarily want?

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Paying Less On Necessities

By on May 22nd, 2013

Since the Great Recession, many families have found themselves out of work, with fewer hours, or with less income. Families have been cutting back on unnecessary items to help save money.

Although unnecessary items can be cut from the list, there are still necessary grocery items to buy, which are usually the most expensive. So, people have been finding ways to save money on these items.

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Tips On Never Paying The Sticker Price At A Pawnshop

By on May 20th, 2013

Pawnshops are an important part of American culture. Pawnshops provide consumers with the opportunity to buy, sell, and take out loans on virtually all types of consumer goods. Learning how to get a deal at your local pawnshop the next time you shop there is essential to never paying the sticker price on an item.

How Pawnshops Acquire Their Goods

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Find Gently Used Tools At Half The Price Of Big Box Stores

By on May 8th, 2013

Saving money is a priority for virtually everyone these days. When you are looking to pick up a tool, the first place you might think of is a box retailer. While there is nothing wrong with buying a brand-new tool from a national retail-chain, shopping at a pawn shop or two can provide you with gently used tools that work just as well for much less money.

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Adrift In A Consumer Sea: Stopping to think about how we pay for stuff

By Matt Neznanski on May 1st, 2013

We're just like Fry from Futurama, thrusting a fist-ful of cash at people offering goods and services and shouting, "Shut up and take my money!"

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Haggling Heroes: Conquering the art of the deal

By Amy Gouger on May 1st, 2013

The art of haggling was embraced in the U.S.A. until the late 1800s, when the concept of the sticker price was introduced.

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We Are What We Buy: Living in a world of mass consumption

By Jens Odegaard on May 1st, 2013

Our spending reflects our priorities.

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Branded Benevolence: The fine print of cause marketing

By Sylva Florence on May 1st, 2013

Cause marketing is, simply put, when a company aligns itself with a cause in order to tackle a social issue (or sell more products).

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