Archive for the 'Make Your Dollar Stretch' Category

More help for disabled workers

Thursday, September 18th, 2008

A new law will clarify the rules over workplace accommodation for disabled workers. Congress Passes Bill With Protections for Disabled Congress gave final approval on Wednesday to a major civil rights bill, expanding protections for people with disabilities and overturning several recent Supreme Court decisions. … The bill expands the definition of disability and makes […]

Because cheap plastic crap will make everything better.

Tuesday, June 17th, 2008

Here’s the fabulous Ellie Kay: Today, with higher gas prices, many families are choosing to invest their vacation dollars in purchases that will last a lot longer than a three day trip to a themepark and cost about 1/10 as much. For example, some families are buying the kids a swingset or waterslide, and investing […]

Wal-Mart’s dollar stretching expert is trying to poison you.

Friday, June 13th, 2008

I really should stop reading as it just makes me sad. Nevertheless, here’s Wal-Mart’s fabulous blogging consumer expert, Ellie Kay: Buy products like pasta and rice, which go a long way for a low price. These are fabulous “stretchers” and when they are combined with meat, they make inexpensive casseroles, soups or main dishes […]


Thursday, May 22nd, 2008

I do love it when the Rococo Media gets around to agreeing with something I (or any other blogger, for that matter) wrote days ago. In this case MSN Money’s Smart Spending reviews Wal-Mart’s personal-finance blog Make Your Dollar Stretch. Reviewer Donna Freedman is not kind to the Bentonvile Behemoth’s latest foray into the bloggosphere. […]


Monday, May 19th, 2008

The gnomes have taken notice of Wal-Mart’s latest web presence: Make Your Dollar Stretch. I took a look at the website yesterday and frankly didn’t see a lot there. But I agree with Brian White, this is not about teaching consumers how to consume (and spend) less. It’s about convincing them to spend what dollars […]