The End of the Costco Love Affair

I had a love affair with Costco. I shopped incessantly at Costco, buying everything – groceries, deli items, clothing, appliances, computers, tires, dog food and diapers. When I wasn’t shopping there, I was raving to friends and family about the high  quality and low prices I always found at Costco. I had a crush that…

Frugality and The Five-Finger Discount

Does Your Frugality Cross the Line into Thievery

About a year ago, a newspaper headline grabbed my attention. I read it aloud. Man Charged for Filling McD’s Water Cup with Soda. My children, aghast, looked around the room with wide eyes. A criminal was in their midst. Someone they knew and loved had –  on occasion – put soda in a water cup.…

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