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The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1d ago

Five Frugal Things

I offered to stay an extra four hours at the hospital for a 16-1/2 hour shift. (I had a lovely patient assignment, which I was more than happy to extend. Especially at time-and-a-half plus n...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 5d ago

Five Frugal Things

I was sent a coupon for a $19.99 Honda dealership oil change that included a car wash voucher. (This is cheaper than buying the supplies ourselves. Plus this car is in a state of whatever is worse than “nasty  filthy.”) I made an appointment to bring...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Things

My younger sister treated me to lunch to celebrate my belated birthday, which then expande...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Things

One of my eBay listings actually sold! (A lightweight mug that I picked up at the pay-by-t...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 1W ago

Five Frugal Things

My husband and I drove our kids to their respective universities and slept a single night at our go-to Ashland motel. However, I did use my AARP senior discount, (woot woot!) and saved an ex...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

And The 2017 Found Change Challenge Total Was . . .

Long time followers of the blog know that I host a Found Change Challenge every year, which is another way of saying that I save all my found money in a jar and then count it up when the year is over. It’s been as high as $56.54, due to a twenty doll...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

A 50th Birthday Day of Adventures

Yesterday was my fiftieth birthday, so my family dedicated the day to yet another Birthday...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Frugal Things

After months of keeping an eye out, I finally scored on a set of thrifted queen size flannel sheets. (Heck, I’ll even confess that spent time clicking through the pricey Garnet Hill website,...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 2W ago

Five Frugal Things

I worked at the hospital yesterday, for which I was paid a enjoyable time-and-a-half in wages. Management then asked if I could stay late to move my delivered patient to her postpartum room, to which I agreed. Especially since it was my only shift of...
The Non-Consumer Advocate · 3W ago

Five Frugal Things

I had a voucher for a “free turkey or ham,” which is the annual Christmas bonus from my ho...