Clint Williams is an Arizona-based freelancer for DImespring. He has written for the Arizona Republic and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
October 28, 2013
Congratulations. You’re driving off the dealer lot with your nostrils filled with that new car smell. You used savvy shopping and hard-as-nails negotiating to drive down the sticker price and the...
October 9, 2013
You hear it from store clerks more than “Have a nice day.”
Just apply for our store credit card, they say, and save 10 percent off your purchase today.
Who doesn’t like a discount?The issue
Americans love their plastic.
October 4, 2013
Savvy diversification – a thoughtful mix of stocks and bonds – is much more important to long-term investing than any number of hot stock tips from your cousin’s barber.
Or was it your barber’s cousin?
September 9, 2013
The Internet – and the crowd-sourcing it supports – has turned booking travel into a DIY enterprise.
Shopping for a plane ticket? Click on Kayak.com or...
August 23, 2013
The typical American driver spends nearly $400 a month putting gas in the car. Over the life of the car, you’ll spend as much on gas than you did on the car itself,...
August 15, 2013
Getting married is hard work – drafting a guest list, picking a band, paring the guest list, finding a venue, expanding the guest list, hiring a caterer, paring the guest...
August 7, 2013
Getting something for nothing is a major component of the American Dream. Which may explain – as well as anything could – why more than 2 million people watched the pilot episode of the TLC television show “Extreme Couponing,...
July 8, 2013
The biggest of the big-box stores, warehouse clubs draw penny-pinchers by the millions. More than 120 million people have memberships at BJ’s, Costco and Sam’s Club.
Known for spartan interiors and mega-sized everything, the warehouse...
June 28, 2013
Mortgage rates remain low by historical standards – ask any Baby Boomer about double-digit interest rates in the 1970s and 1980s – but they are climbing upward. So...
June 26, 2013
A growing number of companies figure employees will perform better if they have something to gain.
About 28 million American employees own stock in the company they work for, according to a survey by the...