Category Archives for Holidays

How to Keep the Romance and Your Budget Alive on Valentine’s Day

Every year the dreaded day comes around where a man is supposed to show his significant other just how much he cares and spend gobs of money. This has always seemed like an extraordinarily strange tradition

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Great New Year’s Eve Ideas That Will Really Ring Your Bell

This is the first year that I haven’t had to work nor have I had my kids for New Year’s Eve. Now as a woman in my late 30’s, I feel like I’ve already done the stereotypical New

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Our Lust for Deals Has Destroyed Christmas

Look, I love the holidays just as the next person. The cold weather (love it), the Christmas decorations, and the time off from work. OK, that last part doesn’t really exist anymore now that I’m

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Is Holiday Shopping With Credit Cards Right For You?

With the passing of Turkey Day, the official beginning of the holiday shopping season starts! There are sales EVERYWHERE! Retailers are doing their best to get your attention and get you into their stores

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Here is One Great Way to Help You Save on Holiday Gift Giving

As you should all know by now, things have been pretty darn tight financially for me for years. In the past couple of years that has eased up a bit, thankfully, but I am still very thrifty. This stretches

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Here are 17 Ways to Make Money Before Christmas

  We are starting out November and it’s time to get our holiday spending ready to go. If you haven’t already put together a list of gift ideas, then you might need to start working on

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How to Make Family Holidays Merrier on Your Wallet

One of my favorite things about the impending holidays is the time that my family and I get to spend with each other. We are all so busy with our crazy lives, that we don’t see each other as much

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How to See Scary Savings on Halloween Costumes

It’s that time of year again! Time for the kids to start begging for all of the newest and coolest bloody weapons of choice and princess costumes. Yep, it’s Halloween time again! I personally am not

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How to Make Christmas Shopping Hurt a Little Less

I know that the school year has just started for my kids, but they are already bugging me for Christmas presents. It is as if they can sniff out the fact that Christmas is in the air just a few short

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How to Make Your 4th of July Cookout Healthy and Affordable

4th of July is one of those holidays that can get pretty pricey with food and beverages pretty quickly. I love attending cookouts and sometimes having one of my own for this festive holiday. However,

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