Category Archives: Holidays

31 Things Around the House You Can Use Instead of Buying a Christmas Tree

For most people, the debate is whether to buy a traditional or plastic Christmas tree, but there really should be a third option to consider. Both these options can be expensive, but just because you happen to be on a … Continue reading

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50 Things I Am Thankful For

It’s so easy in our day-to-day lives to get caught up in the moment and forget about all the good things that there are to celebrate. Most of these things have very little to do with money (although having money … Continue reading

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Great Gifts That Don’t Cost Any Money

There is a misconception in our society that to give a really nice gift, you have to spend a lot of money. One of the worst assumptions that is made is that a gift has to be something that is … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money on Thanksgiving

The key to saving this Thanksgiving is to think and plan ahead. It’s never too early to start considering the cost of the holidays, especially when giving yourself some extra time can allow for great discounts and finds. The first … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money at National Parks

If you are planning to escape for a week or two this summer, one of the great deals out there is visiting our nation’s national parks. They offer some of the most beautiful scenery and outdoor experiences for families to … Continue reading

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10 Father’s Day Gadgets Dad Will Love and Save Money

Father’s day is just around the corner, and if there is anything that dad’s love, it’s gadgets. if a gadget is on the list of gifts you are planning to buy your father for this special day, why not opt … Continue reading

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10 Ways to Save Money When Visiting the Beach

With summer just around the corner, one of the top priorities for a lot of people will be to take off to the beach for a day, or for an extended vacation, when the opportunity permits. One of great things … Continue reading

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Earth Day and Frugality

Earth Day is coming. It’s one of those days I actually look forward to each year. While I get sick of the “greenwashing” that the big corporations engage in every year, I do enjoy some of the local celebrations at … Continue reading

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Valentine’s Day: The Battle Between Frugality and Disappointment

This time of year there are lots of tips about how to save money on Valentine’s Day. Advice abounds about ways to show your love for free and alternative gift ideas such as coupons for kid-free days and taking over … Continue reading

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The Best Gift I Gave This Year

This past Christmas I gave many gifts. None of them were dramatically expensive, but my family really enjoys the gift exchange and I enjoy finding the perfect gifts for each person. The hunt is almost as much fun as the … Continue reading

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10 Financial Resolutions Everyone Should Make

While some people think it’s better to avoid making New Year’s Resolutions, it’s important to get specific as possible if you do decide to do make them. If you’re they type where New Year’s resolutions help motivate you to achieve … Continue reading

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Preparation: Minimum Wage Challenge

Apparently I am already cheating on the minimum wage challenge even though I haven’t even started it. At least, this is the argument my sister has decided to make. I recently sent out a “Christmas wish list” to friends and … Continue reading

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Save Time and Money Next Christmas

So we’re in the thick of the holiday season right now. You’re busy and harried, so it’s too early to think about next Christmas, right? Wrong. Some common advice to prepare for next year is to hit the after-Christmas sales … Continue reading

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10 Ways To Earn Extra Money For Christmas

Christmas is just around the corner. Many of us would love to have some extra money for the holidays, whether that money is going toward vacations or presents. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to earn some extra money for … Continue reading

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10 Tips For Building A Christmas Decor Collection On A Budget

When we were first married and broke, I remember one of my mothers’ friends gave us Christmas ornaments for a wedding present. She said, “It’s the one thing no one thinks to give you when you’re just starting out, but … Continue reading

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10 Reasons to Avoid Black Friday

With Black Friday just around the corner, you might be wondering if you should take a peak at the advertisements and possibly wade into the crowds to try to score a great deal. Don’t! Seriously, it isn’t worth it. You’re … Continue reading

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Free Turkey: 12 Ways To Get One For Thanksgiving

I recently received an email asking me if I could give some pointers on how to get a free turkey for Thanksgiving since I’d managed to buy and cook a full Thanksgiving meal for six people for under one dollar … Continue reading

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10 Great Ways To Save Money On Halloween Costumes

It’s that time of the year again with Halloween less than a month away. That means that you will soon need to decide on a costume, and the more time you take to prepare, the better chance you have of … Continue reading

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10 Great Financial Gifts For Kids

Whether it is for a birthday, Christmas or any other gift giving event, there are a lot of great money management and personal finance educational gifts that you can purchase. Everyone knows that kids love money, but often they don’t … Continue reading

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