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How to beat bank fees

It’s happened to all of us. Sooner or later we will get ensnared in the bank fees trap, and it can be very costly. According to Money Magazine, the big three banks (Chase, Wells Fargo, and BofA) collected $6 billion in ATM and overdraft fees alone in 2015. That’s just three banks. Fees are of […]

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Erroneous rental car charges and what you can do about them

We just came back from a great trip out west. Because we weren’t in a major city the whole time, we had to get a rental car. Normally, this is no big deal. Step 1 – Find Lowest Price, Step 2 – Get Car, Step 3 – Return Car and complete the transaction. But, sometimes […]

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Why some merchandise is locked up on drug store shelves

As a consumer issues blogger, I might pay more attention while shopping in drug stores than some. I am not just looking for deals, but also for new brands, merchandise, and good customer service. I also like to see if the store is being maintained well. Lately, I have begun to notice an increasing trend, seemingly, […]

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Save money on Mother’s Day 2016 flowers

In case you haven’t been paying attention to the barrage of ads, Mother’s Day is fast approaching – May 8. But don’t panic as I have got you covered on how to save money on Mother’s Day flowers. And, unless you are fortunate to live close enough to hand deliver them to your Mom (not […]

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Big money savings news – RetailMeNot acquires GiftCardZen

For big fans of discounted gift cards and coupon codes, like this blogger, this RetailMeNot acquisition is exciting and it could greatly simplify money savings strategies I have discussed many times before. For a while, I have been hoping for a more seamless coupon + discounted gift card shopping integration experience. This may be one more step […]