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June 24, 2014

Teaching Budgeting

Filed Under: Zannee's Tips, Consumer

I hate budgeting. I do it, but it brings me no joy, just lots of life’s realities served up monthly. Teaching our daughter budgeting has been tricky. Like many parents, if she needs something and it wasn’t planned for,  we had, up to recently, coughed up the monies to take care of it for her without asking for reimbursement.

June 16, 2014

Pebble Trouble

As I was driving down to Orange County to do some research, a small pebble came out of nowhere hitting the front windshield. A crack appeared and by the time we got into Santa Ana, we had watched it grow to 6 inches long. After parking the car for 2 hours, the crack had grown to 10 inches and on the route home we watched it grow to 13 inches. Damn, another unforeseen expense. I hate those!

June 11, 2014

Price Anchoring

A recent article by Consumer Reporter, Clark Howard talked about “Price Anchoring”.  The Price Anchor is the supposed original retail price on an item that’s on sale. Too often it’s just a made up number.

June 02, 2014

Quality Lasts

Kids are hard on furniture. So quality matters.

My husband and I bought a well-crafted, wooden children’s desk and hutch piece at a furniture resale shop 11 years ago when our daughter was just 7. It took an extreme beating!

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