Garage Sale Tips and Yard Sale Finds: Take Our Week 2 Challenge

Best time for Finds Out of all the seasons, Spring time is prime time for shopping at thrift stores, along with garage and yard sales.  With spring cleaning on everybody’s to-do list, this is the time of year when people sort through their unwanted items and either donate them to thrift stores or try to make a few extra bucks by selling them at a yard or garage sale. Fun Factor with Surprise Element Not only can you save a …

5 Bargains to Avoid

With everybody interested in saving a buck (or 20) these days, “bargains,” “sales,” and “special money saving offers” are popping up everywhere. Check your newspaper, smartphone, computer screen, or even the advertisements for cut-rate car insurance plastered on the toll booths on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. I just saw those for the first time this past weekend. Sure, there are a lot of true bargains out there. But the consumer landscape during these tough times is also rife with “deals” that …

Garage Sale Gal: (Don’t) Show me the Money!

When I walked up to her garage sale, I loved the sight of Lavonne Thorsen sitting at a fold-up TV dinner tray. “I’m having a good time,” Lavonne said with a smile. Lavonne’s job was to take care of the cash while her family made sales. She kept the money in a small cardboard box on the TV tray – something that can be quite tempting for people who have more on their mind than scoring a bargain. I know …

Neither, age, heat nor toe can keep garage salers down

This guest post from Garage Sale Gal Lynda Hammond is about one of her favorite people she met at a sale. I’d just had minor surgery on my toe. My podiatrist suggested I stay off it for a few days. But I was already stir-crazy having been homebound a full day, so I took short trip to the library. I found six garage sales on the way – and I’m so glad I did. Otherwise I would not have met Dale Glendenning. …

News To Know: Laid Off? Cash In.

To combat shrinking consumption, many companies are offering protections for people who lose their jobs.