Posted on 13 June 2013 by frugal-nomics
So, about a year and a half ago I found out about a wonderful magazine, called ALL YOU that is right up my alley — it’s all about savings, and how to live and look fabulous on a dime. At the time, I wasn’t able to find it on the newsstands here in NYC, so I sent my poor dad on a wild goose chase to find me a copy so I could check it out. Once in hand, I immediately fell in love with it and hurried to get my own monthly subscription…and have been happy with it ever since. Well, needless to say, my relationship with the magazine deepened yesterday (well, I was also recently a finalist in their Super Saver Contest) when they invited me to be a guest speaker on a panel yesterday with 4 other lovely women. Here’s a look at our day.
They served us up a REALLY tasty lunch, including; mini burgers (my favorite was this California one with the avocado), grilled shrimp skewers with pineapple, a greek salad, a refreshing summer salad, fruit, cookies, and mini tarts.
I had the pleasure of meeting and speaking with four other wonderfully talented “savers,” including (from left to right): Harley Abrevaya of Indigo Fetes, Amee Cantagallo of MadameDeals.com, Tracy White of American Express Publishing, and a lovely woman named Robin de Masi, who is a mom of two who is presently getting her Masters in Education.
Before the panel discussion we were given the fun task of judging the summer beach finds of some of the ALL YOU employees. They went out for a couple hours yesterday morning with $50 in hand to see who could come up with the best deal. From sandwiches and beach chairs to swimsuits and snacks….it was some stiff competition, but we did our best to pick a winner.
I had such a great time sharing my savings advice and talking about my experience with the magazine and all it’s new developments — it was truly an honor to be a part of it all. Be sure to get your copy of ALL YOU.
Posted on 17 April 2013 by frugal-nomics
Hey guys, so I’m one of 8 finalists in ALL YOU MAGAZINE’S SMARTEST SHOPPER contest. I need
as many daily votes here, as I can get for a chance at a photo shoot with the magazine and a prize
of $1000. What’s in it for you? Well, you can enter to win loads of great gift cards, just
by casting your vote.Thanks in advance for your help! http://bit.ly/15alkXy
Posted on 18 February 2013 by frugal-nomics
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Online shopping is the way more and more of us make our purchases each year. With free shipping on transactions over a certain amount, and even free returns and exchanges, it just gets easier and easier to whip out that credit card while in your PJs. But for a lot of us, this convenience in shopping is taking a toll on our budgets. Need help kicking the bad habit of overspending? Here are seven ways to cut back on online shopping.
1. Limit time online. If spending hours online, checking and rechecking every new happening on Pinterest, Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter are your idea of entertainment, then you are setting yourself up for a budget failure. More and more retail companies are taking advantage of social media as a part of their marketing, and too much time spent surfing the web makes it even easier to drift onto shopping sites “just to take a look around,” and subsequently make purchases. I’m not saying quit social media cold turkey –- not at all — but aside from work, try cutting down your social perusing to just a couple times a day.
2. Re-imagine. There are a million ways to wear the stuff we already have in our closets, but we often get stuck throwing that top on with the same pair of pants and never challenge ourselves to create a new look. Appreciate what you already have – start out by pairing a week’s worth of outfits together in a way you’ve never worn them before. For example, if you normally wear a sweater with skinny jeans, try it now with a bright-colored skirt with leggings and booties.
3. Maximize your accessories. You’d be surprised with just how easy it is to completely transform a look just by changing up the accessories. So instead of buying something new, where you normally might just wear a simple necklace and a watch, try vamping up the arm candy and adding a pop of color with a belt or statement necklace.
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