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The Non-Consumer Advocate · 5h ago

Five Frugal Things

I drove down to pick my son up from college to bring him home for spring break. I’d assume...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2d ago

Do You Find Inspiration From The Cheapest People Ever?

This article first appeared over at ClarkHoward.com. Are you tired on clicking articles that promise you the “ten best frugal tips!” but are disappointingly just the same tired suggestions t...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2d ago

Striking Gold at Goodwill

The following is a previously published post. Enjoy! My sister and her family are in town right now, which of course necessitated a trip to Goodwill. I did my usual sweep through the store, ...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 3d ago

I Tested These Four Cleaning Hacks!

This blog post originally appeared over at ClarkHoward.com. What is it about the word “hack” that elevates a mundane chore into something more fun? Is it because a hack implies a clever solu...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 4d ago

Five Frugal Things

My mother and I spent an afternoon going to Goodwills, including one that was selling this large-for-a-toy-but-small-for-a-human Clone Trooper. Needless to say, I couldn’t resist having a bi...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1w ago

Nordstrom is Selling $95 “Clear Knee Mom Jeans” and The Internet is Losing its Mind!

This blog post first appeared over at ClarkHoward.com. You’re a fan of Clark Howard, which...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Things

I went for a walk with my friend Lise yesterday. We dropped off plastics recycling, deposited checks at our credit union, returned library materials and then stopped into Fred Meyer, where I...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Lexie House, The End of an Era

If you’ve been reading The Non-Consumer Advocate for any length of time, you’ve heard me r...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Things

I’m utterly exhausted from a grueling day at the hospital yesterday, so I’m mostly just sacked out on the couch and goofing around on Swagbucks. Of course I brought leftovers for my work lun...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

How to Make Some Serious Extra Cash With Focus Groups

The blog post first appeared over at ClarkHoward.com. If you’re wanting to bring in extra money without a long term commitment, then you might want to look into participating in a consumer f...