Brooke’s Bargains

Health Care In The New YearWhen I noticed an email titled "Health Care Reform 2013" in my inbox, I was tempted to skip it. Feeling guilty, I went back later and opened it to find a wealth of information from one of our insurance companies.
Black Friday Fervor -- Is It Worth It?Not all Black Friday sales are created equal. For the last couple of weeks we've been reporting on stores opening earlier than ever. For example, Walmart and Toys-R-Us are both opening at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving while Target opens at 9 p.m.
The Most Important Photo In Your WalletAll of us parents know how quickly papers pile up in our kids' backpacks. But there's one take-home item you may want to make sure you save from the recycling bin.
It's Fall: Don't Forget Your LawnNothing is better than fall in Colorado. Still, that first hard freeze can sneak up on us. Waiting too long to blow out the sprinkler system can send homeowners into panic mode fast.
The Price Of BeautyThere's at least one segment of the economy that's growing in these times; cosmetic procedures.
Password Protection Plan: Arm Yourself With One Simple TrickHas a website ever delayed you from opening an account because your password choice isn't strong enough? It always irritates me, even though I know it's for my own good. There's no better bargain than saving your hard earned money and credit from thieves.
Premium Pet Food: Is It Worth The Extra Money?This is a rhetorical question, since the only thing that really matters is, is premium pet food worth the extra money to you? Because it is so important to so many pet owners, pet food is a $20 billion a year business, and the debate over what we feed our friends rages online.
Does It Pay To Complain?A couple of weeks ago I ordered my daughter a swimsuit from a favorite online store during their end-of-season clearance. When the box arrived, it contained a man's polo shirt instead, so I thought I'd share some ideas for successful complaining.
Saving On Medicine: Why It Pays To Talk To Your PharmacistIn these times of little face-to-face communication, it's refreshing to see how helpful many pharmacists can be, and how much time they'll take to help.
Buying School ShoesThere are thousands of helpful back-to-school shopping tips out there, but in this entry I want to focus specifically on shoes.
Free Music From The Public Library To Your iTunes LibraryOn a recent trip to the library I noticed a computer screen saver that sparked my curiosity. It read "Three free songs a week!" Of course, being a bargain hunter I had to investigate.
A 'Grad' New Day of SavingsWhether you're a recent graduate, a parent, or one of the thousands of people who spent money on a graduation gift this year, this blog entry is for you.

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