Korky Vann was the Hartford Courant's Savvy Shopper. She helped readers spend less and save more with up-to-the-minute coverage of local and national discounts, freebies and travel bargains. She shared shopping strategies and consumer advice through her weekly columns, stories, daily deals and blog posts. As a writer, Vann has also covered food, home and aging issues. Her stories have appeared in Women’s Day, Ladies Home Journal and Mirabella. Vann is a life-long Connecticut resident who tries to live by the motto: never pay full-price for anything.