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Small Change Archive: Nancy Trejos

Goodbye!

Dear Readers, This will be our last Small Change post, and we are sad to have to leave you to work on other projects. But we’ve really enjoyed coming up with ways for you — and us — to slog...

By Nancy Trejos  |  August 7, 2009; 7:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Bring the Bar to Your Home

One of my favorite things to do on a summer evening is to sit outside and have cocktails with my friends after work. But hitting a bar a few times a week can be very costly in this town. Our...

By Nancy Trejos  |  August 6, 2009; 7:05 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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More Grocery Store Tips

A couple of Saturdays ago, our frugal intern Emma L. Carew wrote about making private-label purchases at the grocery store. A lot of you commented and e-mailed Emma with some suggestions. She'd like to share them with you. Here goes:...

By Nancy Trejos  |  August 5, 2009; 2:15 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Bargains , Meals & Food , Nancy Trejos  
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Pack Your Own Lunch

Today, we have another guest post from our frugal intern Emma L. Carew. She's figured out a way to make delicious lunches on an intern's budget. Her lunches put the turkey and cheese sandwiches I often bring to the office...

By Nancy Trejos  |  August 5, 2009; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
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Negotiating with Your Creditors

A lot of credit cardholders are finding out that their interest rates or minimum monthly payments are going up or their available credit is going down. It’s scary and frustrating when that happens. If you’re one of these cardholders, you’re...

By Nancy Trejos  |  August 4, 2009; 7:01 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
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A Credit Card Dilemma

I just came across an interesting credit card dilemma on Consumerist.com. A reader writes to say that she and her husband were trying to negotiate a lower rate on their credit card. Their rate had reached a whopping 28 percent....

By Nancy Trejos  |  August 3, 2009; 9:06 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
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Older Entries in This Category »

Some Tips for Saving, Nancy Trejos , July 31, 2009
Who's Better with Money? Men or Women? , Nancy Trejos , July 16, 2009
How to Become a Saver, Nancy Trejos , July 15, 2009
More Free Things to Do in D.C., Nancy Trejos , July 14, 2009
Is Free Worth It?, Nancy Trejos , July 14, 2009
Are You Spending Less?, Nancy Trejos , July 8, 2009
Dating on a Budget, Nancy Trejos , July 8, 2009
Tweeting about Credit Cards, Nancy Trejos , July 7, 2009
Free Fun in D.C., Nancy Trejos , July 7, 2009
Teenagers Get Summer Employment, Nancy Trejos , July 6, 2009
Do You Save or Spend at Costco?, Nancy Trejos , July 6, 2009
Has Your Minimum Payment Increased?, Nancy Trejos , June 30, 2009
New Credit Card Study, Nancy Trejos , June 30, 2009
Another Recession Road Trip, Nancy Trejos , June 23, 2009
Saving on Groceries, Nancy Trejos , June 23, 2009
The Wedding Gift, Nancy Trejos , June 16, 2009
To Rent or To Buy, Nancy Trejos , June 16, 2009
How Frugal Are You?, Nancy Trejos , June 15, 2009
Getting the Most out of Your Gas Tank, Nancy Trejos , June 15, 2009
A Visual History of the Credit Card, Nancy Trejos , June 12, 2009
How to Raise Your Credit Score, Nancy Trejos , June 12, 2009
The Return of Annual Fees, Nancy Trejos , June 5, 2009
Kids and Allowances, Nancy Trejos , June 5, 2009
A Good Time for Business Travelers, Nancy Trejos , June 4, 2009
A World Beyond eBay: New Auction Web Sites, Nancy Trejos , June 4, 2009
ISO: Roommate, Nancy Trejos , June 2, 2009
Go Generic, Nancy Trejos , May 27, 2009
Tips for Getting Out of Credit Card Debt, Nancy Trejos , May 22, 2009
Do You BYOB? , Nancy Trejos , May 19, 2009
High Interest Rate: No Small Change, Nancy Trejos , May 18, 2009
Even Pets Are Suffering, Nancy Trejos , May 14, 2009
Recessionize Your Traveling, Nancy Trejos , May 12, 2009
Do You Really Have to Travel in Style?, Nancy Trejos , May 5, 2009
Turning Small Change into Big Savings, Nancy Trejos , May 4, 2009
Nancy's Evening of Mooching, Nancy Trejos , April 30, 2009
Nancy's Afternoon Derailment, Nancy Trejos , April 29, 2009
Nancy's Morning Rundown, Nancy Trejos , April 29, 2009
Don't Get Overcharged for Cab Rides, Nancy Trejos , April 28, 2009
Dining Out Tricks, Nancy Trejos , April 27, 2009
Even Personal Finance Writers Make Mistakes, Nancy Trejos , April 24, 2009
To Bake or Not to Bake, Nancy Trejos , April 23, 2009
Looking Good in a Recession, Nancy Trejos , April 22, 2009
More Tips from Frugal Foodies, Nancy Trejos , April 17, 2009
Check the Check, Please, Nancy Trejos , April 14, 2009
How to Become a Frugal Foodie, Nancy Trejos , April 13, 2009
Young Adults Cope with the Recession, Nancy Trejos , April 9, 2009
The Price of Beauty, Nancy Trejos , April 7, 2009
Will Clean for Rent, Nancy Trejos , April 6, 2009
 
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