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OP/ED Wednesday or Ranty McRanterson

I have been doing an excellent job of not ranting on this blog. I’ve come close a couple of times but I don’t think I’ve actually ranted. 805 more words


Discount Culture

In a post last Wednesday I hinted at the idea that I feel amateur teams aren’t deserving of free money, or maybe even the supposed exchange of business name on the jersey for a discount. 620 more words


The High Price of A Discount Culture

Wal-Mart has been in the news a lot recently. No, I don’t mean all those grand sales and bargains. Over Thanksgiving weekend, workers at one thousand stores were on strike, protesting deplorable conditions and wages so low, the company trains its personnel how to apply for Public Assistance. 500 more words

I’m now a Frugalista

I have long ago finished “Cheap: High Cost of Discount Culture.”  But my friend, Ellen Ruppel Shell convinced me to revisit my spending habits, particularly in a world filled with economic uncertainty.  156 more words

Ellen Ruppel Shell

The Gruen Effect

I went to the mall this weekend, like many others across the continent.  But this time it was different.  I knew about the Gruen Effect… 357 more words

Ellen Ruppel Shell

The bigger the basket, the more you will buy!

My first thought as we enter the mall parking lot: where are the shopping carts? This indispensable tool in our bargain-hunting arsenal has many names – trolley, carriage, trundler, buggy and wagon basket. 308 more words

Ellen Ruppel Shell

Will my shopping habits change?

The measure of book and of an author can be found in their transformational ability. Simply put, do they make you think or reconsider a closely held value that you believe is incontestable? 159 more words

Ellen Ruppel Shell