To Buy Generic or Not?

This is a question that is often asked and debated – would you buy a generic item over a brand name item just because its cheaper? Not all generic or store brands are created equal and not all brand name items stand up to their hype.  When everyone is looking to cut corners, including their […]

Losing Your Wallet Can Make You Lose Your Mind..

A friend of mine recently lost her wallet and it made me realize just how painfully annoying that can be emotionally and physically.  In her case, her wallet was actually stolen from her at a bar in Boston and someone used her credit cards to run up bills of a couple thousand dollars in less […]

Is balancing your checkbook an out-dated process?

Is balancing your checkbook an out-dated process?  Does anyone actually do this anymore?  Balancing a checkbook is something that I remember my parents diligently doing when I was a child.  I can remember some Sunday nights when my father would sit down with all the bills, the checkbook registers and the bank statements to make sure everything balanced to the […]

Get in the FAST LANE!!

Every time I drive through a toll in Massachusetts and see cars backed up on the highway, I think to myself – Why doesn’t everyone have a Fast Lane pass?  I’ve lived in Massachusetts my entire life and have always utilized the Mass Pike for getting myself in and out of the city.  It always […]

Really Big/Expensive/You Cannot Go Another Day Without It?

Many of us spend the last few days before a paycheck pondering how we will be able to make it to the next payday without overdrawing our bank accounts … the sick feeling that you know this entire paycheck is going to pay off all the stuff (that new pair of shoes, ipod and dinner […]

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