Checkout Line Battle

This is not meant to discourage any couponers out there. I have had my fair share of pleasant cashiers. Many cashiers ask me where I got my coupons or how I made a certain transaction work. However, you definitely need to be prepared for battle when you are using more coupons than you have items in your cart.As I stood in line at the checkout today, I saw the distrust in the clerk's eyes. I knew it was coming....more

Thriftmas dinner

Here is a top tip if you don't want to spend too much on food over Christmas: don't go to the supermarket, go to the market. So far, so obvious, no? But here is the genius bit: do it on Christmas Eve, just before the stallholders are about to go home. Actually, this top tip comes from my mum, who is an inveterate bargain-hunter. It is what we did today and just look at the veritable cornucopia we returned with:...more

Merry Swishmas

This one goes out to anyone who still has any doubts about the infinite joys of clothes swapping - or swishing as it is known. Madame la Moue and I thought we would do a Christmas fashion shoot to show you a small selection of the loot we bagged at last week's Sussex Uni clothes swap. So here we are pouting and prancing like a pair of deranged pantomime dames. Merry Christmas....more

Financial Strain Taking a Toll On Your Relationship

I’ve received a ton of emails lately asking me to blog about the state of the economy, and how financial stress within marriages today are at a feverish pitch. Even one of the comments I received was, “The economy will get better, but will my marriage still be in tact when it does?” Ouch, sounds serious....more

Happy Holidays from BeChicMag.com

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM BECHICMAG.COM ...more

What is a Zhu Zhu

Ok -- Does anyone know what a Zhu Zhu is? I must be a mad mom-to-be since it's supposed to be the hottest toy.Some are actually cute: ...more

How To Connect To A Man, By A Man

By Man On The Fence He’s back again! Giving us ladies a man’s view on how to connect to the opposite sex. What do you think?  —————————————————————- ...more

It’s Almost 2010 – What Is Your Game Plan?

It’s that time of year again! How quickly it came. You know, the time of year when people start thinking about making resolutions, life improvements, and figuring out their game plan for next year. Often people make resolutions to head back to the gym. I love gyms in January! They’re completely packed. You can’t get a bloody machine if you tried. All the resolutioners are pounding the pavement… hard… literally… for like five minutes. Then, by January 20th, the crowds calm down to normal levels and those people return back to their old habits....more

Money Matters in Relationships

From An Anonymous “Woman On The Fence”...more

The Gift of Giving All Year Round - Making a Difference in Someone's Life

At this time of the year, you see so many gracious and kind hearted people volunteering to raise money for so many organizations that help the poor, sick and needy worldwide.Whether I go grocery shopping or to the mall, I recognize the same faces each year....more