About Cindy Brick

Cindy Brick is a personal property appraiser, judge and national teacher who loves to write about frugality and other personal finance topics. She has written six books and hundreds of articles, but often focuses on quilting, her teaching specialty. She lives in Colorado with her husband, two golden labs and a flock of very suspicious chickens. Find out more at Brickworks, http://www.cindybrick.com, or visit her personal blog: http://www.cindybrick.blogspot.com


  1. AvatarJon @ MoneySmartGuides says

    Great tips!! I try my best to split entrees with a friend to gut down on the cost of eating out. It seems that some meals are being made smaller and the price is still the same or even more. One example: the chicken finger basket at Applebee’s. I used to get 4 tenders and a lot of fries. Now I get 3 smaller tenders and a lot less fries for the same price.

  2. AvatarMiguel (The Rich Miser) says

    Solid tips. One that we sometimes use, especially when getting carry-out or delivery, is to order kids’ dishes, even if for adults. For instance, Brio Tuscan Grille has a kids’ lasagna that is huge and tastes great, but costs something like $7.