Katy Wolk-Stanley About the author:
Katy Wolk-Stanley, a.k.a. The Non-Consumer Advocate is a Portland, Oregon based RN and writer who describes herself as a utility bill scholar, library patron, laundry-hanger-upper and teenage boy wrangler. She’s been featured on The Today Show, The NY Times and The National Enquirer.
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Make these parenting mistakes and you’ll keep living paycheck to paycheck
Make these parenting mistakes and you’ll keep living paycheck to paycheck Money & Credit February 10, 2016
Are you making more money than ever, yet still living paycheck to paycheck? If you're a parent, the likely culprit(s)…
Things you never knew you could get from your library
Things you never knew you could get from your library Life February 10, 2016
If your notion of what a library lends out is based on your childhood, you're woefully behind the times. With…
12 low-cost pet ideas for Fido or Fluffy
12 low-cost pet ideas for Fido or Fluffy Life February 4, 2016
Welcoming an animal companion into your home can be a rich and rewarding experience, but if you're not deliberate with…
6 areas where you can save on health & beauty aids
6 areas where you can save on health & beauty aids Shopping & Retail February 4, 2016
Toiletries and cosmetics are notoriously difficult to shop for. Manufacturers make completely optimistic (and often fantastical) claims promising everything from…
5 spendy trends to avoid
5 spendy trends to avoid Money & Credit January 15, 2016
As a Clark Howard reader you're probably already aware to guard yourself against obvious budget drainers such as costly flavored…
5 financial New Year’s resolutions you can actually keep
5 financial New Year’s resolutions you can actually keep Money & Credit December 28, 2015
The Christmas holiday dominates the month of December, but it seems that the moment the clock strikes twelve on the…
5 Great Depression era skills that can still save you money
5 Great Depression era skills that can still save you money Holiday Shopping December 14, 2015
Do you stand in awe when it comes to your grandparents' Depression-era money-stretching skills, but assume that their abilities are…
How choosing to buy used saves both time and money
How choosing to buy used saves both time and money Shopping & Retail December 7, 2015
Do you struggle with the feeling that you'll never have enough hours in your day nor dollars in the bank?…
Putting the brakes on excessive gift giving
Putting the brakes on excessive gift giving Life November 18, 2015
Are you feeling the anxiety of gift giving season before Thanksgiving's turkey is even out of the oven? You're far…
5 reasons why Goodwill is better than Target
5 reasons why Goodwill is better than Target Shopping & Retail November 11, 2015
You've likely seen the announcement that the Target Corporation will be closing 13 of its American stores after January 31,…