Making Ends Meet On A Tight Budget

Years ago when all four children were still living at home, I faced the challenge of making ends meet on a very tight budget. Those years inspired me to become a consumer writer and help others. With the economy being as shaky as it is right now, most people...

Facing the challenge of rising gas costs

Gas prices are choking all of us but there are a few simple things consumers can do to save money.First of all, eliminate all the I forgot to pick up or I forgot to do this trips by writing everything down. This will reduce most of those extra trips that eat up so...

The Secret To Being Happy On the Job

Have you ever noticed how some people in the sales and service industry always seem happy? Through the years, I’ve interviewed several hundred of them and I think I’ve figured out their secret. They really enjoy what they do! For these happy people,...

Stop And Greet Your Customers

I have a pet peeve….I expect to be acknowledged when I enter a place of business and if I am not…I leave and take my business elsewhere. There is no excuse for ignoring a customer. I believe that you have 30 seconds to acknowledge a customer ….I...

No… It’s Not OK to Lie to Consumers

How many times have you seen a newspaper ad or received a mailer advertising the deal of the century only to find out later that it was just bait to lure you into a store. With gas prices choking the average consumer this sales tactic tops the list for deceptive...

Learning to Manage Money

We are missing the boat if we do not start teaching our children at a very young age how to manage money. We have an epidemic on our hands with young adults having debt ratio so high, it will take them years to recoup. Within days of reaching college age, our teens...