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How to Save on July 4th Supplies

30 Jun

I love me some Fourth of July festivities! Every year I join my extended family in SoCal and soak up the sunshine poolside while munching on seven-layer dip and my grandma’s potato salad. Carbolicious!

My nostalgia for this time of year is why I loved sharing savings tips for July 4th essentials with Brooke Wagner and the rest of the Good Day Colorado team. Plus, it offered an excuse to make cupcakes with my mom’s special chocolate frosting recipe. It doesn’t hold up well in the sun as you’ll notice, but it still made for an amazing breakfast. You heard that right — cupcakes. For breakfast. BOOM.

Mother’s Day Gifts & Savings Tips

8 May

I had the pleasure of visiting The Windy City earlier this week and sharing Mother’s Day gift recommendations and savings strategies with Chicago viewers. This clip is from the Your Money Matters segment on WGN-TV — enjoy the big smiles and head tilts exhibited by both me and the anchor.

There’s truly something for every Mom on this list, and I plan to use some of them personally before Sunday! Are you ready for Mother’s Day?

Your Money: March Best/Worst Buys

3 Mar

I barely escaped a snowstorm driving back from this segment today, making the topic all the more ironic. Even though Northern Colorado’s weather doesn’t want to admit it, spring is just around the corner, and that means a new season for deals! I talk best and worst buys in March with Good Day Colorado’s Brooke Wagner.

Your Money: Costs Rising in 2015

27 Jan

Happy New Year!

I know, I’m about a month late with that sentiment. What can I say, recovery from the holiday season takes time.

This year, I’m transitioning from blogger at Hassle-Free Savings to Savings Expert with Coupon Sherpa. That doesn’t mean I’m abandoning this blog — I still plan to make monthly updates and posts — but it does mean I’ll be spending a bit more time promoting the “Himalayan Haggling He-Man of Bargains” in upcoming media spots.

My latest segment on Good Day Colorado is a fascinating one, at least from a research standpoint. In addition to the products and services featured in this clip, prices on bourbon are also going up. Why? Hipsters. Egg prices are on the rise due to California’s requirement that hens get more space in their pens, and if you do nothing else with this topic today, read this incredible story about “blood” avocados in Mexico.

You & Me This Morning Segment

11 Dec

I had the pleasure of visiting the Windy City earlier this week and offered some money-saving tips for the holidays during WCIU-TV’s You & Me This Morning. I also had the opportunity to meet Joe Minoso, who plays Joe Cruz on NBC’s Chicago Fire. Bonus!

Your Money: Shopping Secrets for Target Fans

19 Nov

In my latest segment on Good Day Colorado, I talk shopping secrets for Target shoppers with Kirk Yuhnke. I kind of blew his mind. And I must say: best. screenshot. ever.

Your Money: Save on Halloween

15 Oct

I interrupt my “Paradise Has a Price” series with an important segment about saving money on Halloween! Halloween is likely my favorite holiday, mostly because I get to dress up as someone else AND it doesn’t cost me that much. Americans seem to share my enthusiasm for Halloween, as overall spending has increased 55 percent since 2005, and the National Retail Federation expects consumers to spend over $7 billion on costumes, candy and decor this year. So, how best to keep those costs contained while still looking like you went all out? Check out my tips (and amazing DIY skills) on Good Day Colorado with the fabulous Brooke Wagner.

Your Money: Save on New Tech

10 Sep

With everyone talking about the iPhone 6 launch, it got me thinking about how early adopters save on new technology. Buying older smartphones is the best way to save money on mobile, but the techies among us want the latest and greatest — and they want it now. So how can they buy the next-best-thing on a budget? I offered some ideas to Good Day Colorado’s Kirk Yuhnke this morning.

Your Money: Rising Costs for Fall

20 Aug

If it seems like everything on your shopping list is getting more expensive, you’re probably right! At the beginning of barbecue season (cruel timing), beef and pork prices were at all-time highs. Now, chicken is rising in cost as are breakfast staples like coffee and bacon. And if that’s not painful enough, chocolate now costs more now than it did earlier this year. I chat about the reasons behind these price hikes plus ways to reduce their sting with Good Day Colorado’s Kirk Yuhnke. PS: Enjoy my eyelids. You see a lot of them in this segment.

Your Money: Save on July 4th BBQs

2 Jul

July 4th is one of my favorite holidays because I always spend it with my extended family in Southern California. My grandma is 92 years old and still going strong, and one of her biggest pleasures is hosting a family reunion over the 4th. Before hopping on a place, I had to share my tips for saving on July 4th essentials with the awesome Good Day Colorado team!

You better believe I’m bringing those cute printables with me to Cali! Click here for a link to the roundup I talked about — http://www.inkjetwilly.com/blog/4th-of-july-printables/

How are you spending the July 4th weekend?