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The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2d ago

Five Frugal Things

I had the privilege of receiving a behind the scenes tour of a Portland area Goodwill Outl...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 3d ago

The Disservice of Having Everything at Your Fingertips

The following is a reprint of a previously published post. Enjoy! Dinner out without ever having to worry about the bill. This season’s hip new clothing without the slightest inclination to ...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 4d ago

How to get stains out of almost anything

This post first appeared over at ClarkHoward.com. It can seem like half of the work of mai...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 5d 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 · 1W 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 · 1W 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 · 1W 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 · 1W 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 · 2W 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 · 2W ago

Spiff Up Your Car With These Five Cleaning Hacks

This post first appeared over at ClarkHoward.com. After your home, your car is likely the ...