Cheapskate's Guide

THE CHEAPSKATE'S GUIDE TO LIVING WELL IN EAST COUNTY: YARD  LINES -- NO, I'M NOT TALKING ABOUT FOOTBALL!

By Miriam Raftery

January 15, 2009 — January is the season for two kinds of yard lines—those scrutinized by SuperBowl fans and those frequented by bargain hunters at yard sales.  Lots of people are clearing out clutter (not to mention unwanted gifts) after the holidays—and in this bleak economy, more and more people are selling off valuable items in an effort to bring in a little extra cash.

THE CHEAPSKATE’S GUIDE TO LIVING WELL IN EAST COUNTY - Hot Tots and Cool Kids

Resale Clothes & Toys for Children of All Ages

By Miriam Raftery

November
1, 2008 -
In today’s cost-conscious times, parents are rediscovering
the jobs of resale shopping.  By popular demand, after reporting on my
favorite women’s resale shop, I scoured East County to find a great place
for parents to save money on stylish kids’ clothes, play equipment and
more.

THE CHEAPSKATE'S GUIDE TO LIVING WELL IN EAST COUNTY - OCTOBER 2008

Making ends meet is getting tougher. The cost of gas, food, college and
just about everything else is going up, while wages have failed to keep pace
with inflation. This column provides info on where to find bargains in East
County, plus other tips on how to get more for less.

October 1, 2008 (EAST SAN DIEGO COUNTY) - Autumn is the perfect
season to tackle these.