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 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    March 27, 2014

Easy Ways to Save on Spring Break

I’ve written a few articles on saving money while on vacation and here are a few more ideas. With that said, going on vacation doesn’t have to break your bank or blow your budget for months to...

 
 Consumer Corner    March 20, 2014

Generational Spending

There are many things that can be passed down from generation to generation. Some things are great and others not so; your height, weight, the color of your eyes, an inheritance, and lesser known...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    March 6, 2014

Before You Jump

There are some things to take into consideration before you spend the money from the Tax Class Action Suit. For one, this money is extra money, it is money you never expected to get, didn’t really...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    February 27, 2014

Top 10 Things You Should Buy Used-Part 2

5.  Musical Equipment Things like amps, guitars, and recording equipment can run into the hundreds and even thousands brand-new.  A decent microphone alone can go for several hundred.  Any...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    February 20, 2014

Top 10 Things You Should Buy Used-Part 1

A couple of weeks ago, I gave you a list of things you should not buy used. Well this week, here is your list of things you should buy “Used”! 10.  Clothes It’s utter insanity to buy clothes...

 
 Consumer Corner    February 13, 2014

January and February Deals

By Kaniethonkie Everyone knows a good deal when they see one, but how about waiting for a good deal? January and February are noted for certain things that go on sale and this year is no different....

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    February 6, 2014

Creative and Inexpensive Valentine's Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner and by the time this is published, guys and gals – you’ll have 8 days to come up with a gift that has meaning and shows you care. Buying a diamond (or...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    January 30, 2014

20 Things You Should Never Buy Used - Part 2

11. Swimsuits Buying a swimsuit is about as much fun and demoralizing as buying jeans. So without trying on a hundred of them I can’t imagine wearing someone else’s swimsuit. Think about it - swim...

 
 Consumer Corner    January 23, 2014

20 Things You Should Never Buy Used - Part 1

By Kaniethonkie 2014 is here! And with the New Year you get a fresh start on everything; your health and weight, your home, and your budget. One way of keeping within your budget – “Is it better...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    December 19, 2013

20 Last Minute Gifts That Will Last a Lifetime

Continued from last week 11. Personalized Calendars. You can buy calendar blanks or use a template from a program; add pictures of things or people meaningful to the recipient; add in important dates...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    December 12, 2013

20 Last Minute Gifts That Will Last a Lifetime Part 1

Are you running out of ideas or just tired of the craziness of shopping for gifts they won’t use or remember. Here is a list of ideas for gifts that could become cherished forever, at least make...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    November 27, 2013

Shop Small Saturday on November 30th

Each November, businesses across North America encourage locals to shop small. It’s a way of bringing in locals (and visitors) to shop in their own hometown, in shops run by your neighbor, your cous...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    October 17, 2013

Winterize Your Vehicle Now

We’ve all been living here for many years now and let’s face it - we live in a climate with cold temperature for at least six months of the year. And we all know the dangers of driving an unsafe...

 
 Consumer Corner    August 22, 2013

The Sales for Back to School

By Kaniethonkie Looking for a good deal on school clothes? There is always the Big Box Stores; Wal-Mart, Target, JCP, Sears and more. Then there are the “it” stores; J Crew, Aeropostale, Abercromb...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    August 1, 2013

Getting Ready for School – Laptops

Let’s face it, it’s the end of July, we are hearing advertisements for the Franklin County Fair, the Sate Fair and more. Summer is coming to an end and school is just waiting to start all over...

 
 Consumer Corner    July 25, 2013

Saving You Money – One App at a Time

By Kaniethonkie We are all for making things easier, finding things less expensive or just finding things quickly. Here are some apps for iPhone users that make things just a bit more organized, save...

 
 Consumer Corner    July 18, 2013

Summer is the Best Time to Save Money

By Kaniethonkie When it comes to saving you don’t need money to begin, and summer is the best time of year to get ahead on your savings or to finally start saving money. Some lists for saving money...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    July 11, 2013

Eight Inexpensive and Natural Ways to Combat Mosquitoes

There are many ways to combat mosquitoes, but if you are worried about the chemicals you’re putting on your skin or on the super sensitive skin of your child, here are eight ways to rid yourself...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    June 20, 2013

Super Herbs and Spices

Herbs and spices are an easy way to liven up all your meals, but did you know they have many other uses as well? By giving your herbs and spices double duty you are expanding their practical use by...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    June 13, 2013

10 Free or Almost Free Events in the North Country

1. Hiking. The Adirondacks right next door to Akwesasne provides a range of trails from the novice to the experienced hiker to explore. Decide on a trail that matches your ability and time, wear good...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    June 6, 2013

Credit Card Craziness

Whether you are just starting out or a mature consumer, credit cards are a staple of the economy and probably play an important part in your life. Young or old, any consumer can learn a few basics to...

 
 Consumer Corner    May 16, 2013

Money Saving Tips for Travel

By Kaniethonkie There are many ways to save money while traveling and here are some that won’t really affect your level of relaxing in style. Just you will know how smart you are. Take these tips...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    May 9, 2013

Environmentally Friendly Graduation Gifts that are Easy on the Pocket

Graduation is just around the corner and if you’re in the market for something unusual and completely useable, check these ideas out. For a bonus, each of these suggestions are environmentally...

 
 Consumer Corner    April 18, 2013

Can Money Buy You Happiness?

By Kaniethonkie There are volumes of published research on money and happiness. Trying to find out if money can truly buy you happiness from research is like well, trying to make more and more money...

 
 By Kaniethonkie    Consumer Corner    April 4, 2013

It's All in the Numbers

Most people want to save money and there are countless ways to save. Just keep the numbers in mind when you go throughout the day saving money. Here are 10 quick ways to save money all backed up by nu...

 

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