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The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1d ago

Five Frugal Things

I finally used up my year-long Voodoo Donuts gift certificate to get a dozen donuts to take down for my son’s dorm mates. If I never see another donut in my life it will be too soon. I was able to write two Clark Howard articles while I was at Timber...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 3d ago

The Simple Beauty of Timberline Lodge

I’m currently staying at Timberline Lodge, as my husband has a work conference, and I’m nothing if not an unabashed freeloader. As a history geek, I am deeply appreciative for the privilege ...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 4d ago

Five Things That Make Me Happy & One Thing That’s Pissing Me Off

What’s making me happy: I’m happy that the road to Timberline Lodge was freshly plowed so that my husband and I were able to avoid putting chains on the tires. I’m happy that the architects ...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 5d ago

Five Frugal Things

My husband and I spent yesterday finishing up our taxes and rewarded ourselves with dinner and a movie. Of course, our frugality was on point. My father likes to take me to lunch once or twi...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 6d ago

Wanted — Your Unique Money Savings Ideas!

One thing that I really like about blogging is that I’m constantly learning new tricks. Whether it’s here or on The Non-Consumer Advocate Facebook group, new ideas are constantly flowing in....
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Things

I worked the last two days, and of course I brought my own food and drank the free crappy ...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Spiff Up Your Car Clean With These Five Cleaning Hacks

This post first appeared over at ClarkHoward.com. After your home, your car is likely the ...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Frugal Things

My son needed a few things from home, so I spent yesterday driving down to his university....
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Frugal Things

I had a two hour class at the hospital yesterday morning, which put me way across town into suburban territory. I used it as an opportunity to visit a couple of Goodwills that don’t normally enter my orbit. I ended up buying two items to sell on eBay...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Ye OIde Timey Life Hacks

This post first appeared over at ClarkHoward.com. Although  the term “life hacks” is a relative newcomer to our daily vernacular, the idea of household tips and tricks is far from new. So wh...