Why Is It Called Black Friday?

Everyone knows it’s a huge day for shopping, but why is it called Black Friday? Another Black Friday is upon us and you know what that means.  Throngs of anxious shoppers pushing, shoving, and trampling each other to decide who will be the lucky one who gets the deeply discounted video game, blu-ray player or Elmo doll.  Millions of people get up early (or stay up all night) … [Read more...]

Is the Costco Membership Fee a Bargain or a Scam?

Costco membership fee

Is the Costco Membership Fee Worth It? Looking for a conversation starter for your next dinner party or family function?  Just ask everyone what they think of the Costco membership fee and then sit back and enjoy the show! You might think I’m joking, but I've witnessed several arguments (both online and off) about Costco that quickly escalated beyond reason. It seems … [Read more...]

Three Ways to Still Have Fun While Paying Down Debt

Have debt?  Chances are, you had debt for a few years; it probably bothered you, but not too much.  However, once you make up your mind to be rid of the debt, as is human nature, you want to be rid of it right now! We put up with debt for two years while my husband finished his doctorate degree.  Now, nine months after he finished his degree, we want nothing more than to be … [Read more...]

Free Rita’s Ice Today!

free ritas ice

Ahhh, at last the first day of spring is here, and you know what that means? It means free Italian ices at Rita's nationwide!  From noon to 9pm, all guests who visit a Rita's Italian Ice will receive a FREE limited edition cup of Italian ice to celebrate the first day of Spring. Flavor availability varies by location, but there is NO PURCHASE NECESSARY.  Just show up and … [Read more...]

Costco Gas Hours and FAQs

Costco Gas

Are you looking to save money on gas without sacrificing quality?  Look no further than Costco. Costco gas stations sell a high quality gas blend that meets top tier standards, and you don’t even need to be a member to take advantage of their excellent prices (more on that in a minute).  Of course if you do want to buy your gas at Costco you have to remember that not all … [Read more...]