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The High Cost Of Our Favorite Things
Do you have certain items or services you refuse to give up? Despite the 'high' cost of them. And how do you make room in your budget for them? For example, I refuse to stop buying healthy, fresh foo...
3/3/14 at 11:22 AM 6 Steps to a Money Smart Start for 2014 1/30/14 at 9:17 AM
Holiday Scam Alert: Watch Out for Cyber-Scrooge 12/19/13 at 11:23 AM
One poorly placed flag could start an international incident...
I like the shopping site nomorerack.com quite a bit. I think they have some good deals there and I try and check in on the site about once a week to see what is new. Their prices on items are typicall...
3/2/14 at 8:51 PM Shapewear ill-defined... 1/12/14 at 2:47 PM
'Tis the season... 12/1/13 at 8:52 PM
The Simple Life: Adapt, Like a Frog. Or a Finch.
I'm really not supposed to be chatting with you right now. If my schedule, the one I set up last night before the snowstorm, were in place, I would be 70 miles away at Costco, shopping. The monthly...
2/7/14 at 5:24 PM An Unforeseen Encounter 2/3/14 at 6:40 PM
The Simple Life: Follow the Old Saying 1/24/14 at 4:12 PM
2013 Christmas Market Tour: Berlin- Alexanderplatz
Berlin, the City that Never Sleeps. This is the one sentence that can be described about Germany's capital. With 3.5 million inhabitants, the city is diverse in culture and history. It is full of pe...
12/19/13 at 9:53 AM Black Friday- The Start of Christmas Shopping 11/29/13 at 5:15 AM
Black Friday: A Sign of Tradition, A Sign of the Times, or A Sign of Tyranny? 11/26/11 at 1:54 AM
Doing the holidays downtown
Meredith Wathne, MSUM Multimedia Journalism and Integrated Advertising/Public Relations Its the holiday season, and that means the allure and charm of downtown increases that much more. There are ple...
11/21/13 at 9:36 AM Annual book sale encourages Fargo-Moorhead to read Selling More Than Just Books 11/19/13 at 10:20 PM
Fashion forward Fargo: Downtown offers unique shopping options 11/13/13 at 8:55 AM
Thrift store Thursday
Recently I was in a nearby town for an event and had a few minutes to stop in at the thrift store. I found a frame that was the correct size for this print I had for $5. I also purchased two pum...
9/26/13 at 6:46 AM CVS Savings 6/15/13 at 10:31 PM
Nationwide Thrift Store Directory 2/17/13 at 3:40 PM
I recently read how when the Twitter guys were first starting out many people told them, "That'll never catch on." Many people were wrong. When it comes to misreading the future of tech,this piece t...
9/4/13 at 7:48 AM
Miller Hill Mall turns 40
Crowds fill Duluth's Miller Hill Mall during its official grand opening on July 25, 1973. (News Tribune file photo) As featured on the front page of the Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013 News Tribune, Duluth's M...
8/25/13 at 2:47 PM Glader's Grocery, 2001 8/19/10 at 11:41 PM
Target through the years 6/26/09 at 3:00 AM
Garage Sales (+kids) Survival Guide
It is well-known that one of my favorite warm-weather activities is hitting a few garage sales. I am choosier now than in the past when I had babies outgrowing clothes every few months, but it is stil...
5/1/13 at 10:55 AM Trying to avoid a clothing malfunction. 9/19/11 at 3:06 PM
Laughter- a new survival tactic. 3/23/11 at 6:20 PM
Your Guide to Monthly Subscription Boxes
It's not a secret that I love to shop. I especially love shopping when I don't need to leave my house! Monthly subscription boxes... they're everywhere these days. Beauty products, crafts, beer, toys....
3/16/13 at 4:06 PM
What Willmar Needs
Ever since we lost the Kmart at the mall, I've been casually compiling a list of things that Willmar "needs." It's primarily a retail wish list, so there's nothing deep, philisophical, or political he...
1/20/13 at 11:34 AM Local Travels 2/7/12 at 9:19 AM
Simplify in 2013
New year new rules? Well, maybe not new but something to work towards. Yes, call it a new years resolution or call it a feeling that you want to take charge of parts of your life that have been a li...
1/8/13 at 11:09 AM Clothes Shopping with Teens: The Perfect Teachable Moment 9/17/12 at 8:04 AM
BACK TO SCHOOL MONEY LESSONS 8/13/12 at 7:52 AM
The possibilities are endless
It's that time of year. The garden catalogs started arriving a couple of weeks ago. It's such an exciting time--at this point, the possibilities are endless. Should we grow potatoes again? If so, ...
1/4/13 at 8:36 AM Christmas in March 3/9/12 at 8:53 AM
Shopping for veggies 2/15/12 at 8:46 AM
Money-Savin' Mama: Dollar stores can stretch family budget
What are your favorite dollar store purchases? Leave a comment with thehits or misses ... My newfound obsession with dollar stores started with spices. Id run in to a fellow frugal friend while groce...
12/7/12 at 4:39 AM Money-Savin’ Mama: Taking on Sam’s/Costco comparison 11/2/12 at 1:56 AM
A new dress in the (paper) bag 10/17/11 at 1:48 AM
Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase
Last night I began my Christmas shopping foray. After dinner we put on comfy shoes and headed for the Pride of Dakota Holiday Showcase. Pride of Dakota is a place to shop local--sort of, if local coun...
11/17/12 at 9:03 AM