Ruth Brock, Author at Shelby County Reporter

Dollars and Sense

Don’t let lessons of Alabama Saves Week pass you by

Most Alabamians are not saving adequately for retirement, and most lower-income households do not have adequate emergency savings for unexpected expenses, such as car repairs. Read more

by Ruth Brock, Tuesday, March 15, 2011 4:58 pm


Consider service contracts thoroughly

To many consumers, buying a service contract is like buying “peace of mind” from repair hassles. Read more

by Ruth Brock, Tuesday, October 12, 2010 1:55 pm


Shedding light on purchasing light bulbs

Energy efficient lighting saves money. Read more

by Ruth Brock, Tuesday, September 21, 2010 1:08 pm


Saving money starts at home

Consider those who are on a budget and need a new refrigerator. The best buy is the fridge with the lowest price, right? Not necessarily. ... Read more

by Ruth Brock, Tuesday, August 31, 2010 3:49 pm