Make Your Cell Phone Pay … for Itself!

Looking for a new way to save dough on your groceries?
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Check out this story I wrote and produced for Fox 4 News in Kansas City.

http://fox4kc.com/2014/05/07/cell-phone-apps-can-help-consumers-cut-coupons-out-of-the-mix/

And check out other money-saving ideas. Just click on Cost Cutters at the bottom of the page.

Have an idea to share or have your heard of a new cost cutting idea that you’d like us to check out? Shoot me an email!!

Conquering the Cubicle — Sneak Peek!

OK, so I didn’t get everything done that I hoped to this past week. But, I am making progress!
Here’s a sneak peek at one project that you’ll soon see hanging in my work space.
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Here’s what you need to customize your own magnetic message board.
1 magnetic dry erase board (I paid $9.99 for this one at Target)
Spray paint
Painters Tape

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I printed out a free chevron template that I found here.
Then I just cut it out and taped it to my dry erase board.
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Now the hard part is done!
Just spray paint,
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wait for the paint to dry, and remove your tape!
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Enjoy!!
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I have SO MUCH MORE PLANNED!
I can’t wait to show it all to you!

Conquering the Cubicle

I am suffering from writer’s block. It’s a problem because I write for a living. I mean I write, like, 9 hours a day! (So you can see the problem.)
I this this may be a HUGE part of the issue:
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I mean how am I supposed to be creative when I sit at that for 9 hours a day. That cubicle is D3. And no, I don’t mean 3D. I mean D3 as in D-cubed. Depressing, dark and disgusting!

Well, it’s about to change! I can’t wait to show you the reveal next week!

Beauty Sleep {How We Saved an Extra $80 on Our Mattress}

I hate the creepy commercial that shows all the nasty mites and dead skin that is now hiding in my  “greater than 8” year-old mattress.  Ewwww!  Plus our king size mattress is so old that is it no longer comfy.  I will actually ache when I get up in the morning. 

After kicking around the idea and putting it off and then thinking about it again, I read where we could shop at Sam’s Club from May 2-4, 2014 without needing a membership.  (We had one, but it is now expired.)  So, off to Sam’s we drove.

Picking a mattress at Sam’s didn’t take any time at all (because, let’s face it, there is not much selection.)  We actually decided on the lower priced pillow top.  Turns out there is a 10-year warranty on the mattress … and we can return it at any time.  We thought about the mattress as we walked along the store’s back wall … and came upon another mattress.  It had the same number … but it ended in “C” instead of “A”.  The other difference?  This mattress came with a price tag of $449 instead of $529!  An employee said it’s basically the same bed … but last year’s model.  Yo!  I’m fine with that!

So we walked out of Sam’s without having to buy a membership, saved $80 on the mattress we needed … and can return it in the next 10 years if we hate it!