Category Archives for Holidays

17 Simple Ways to Make Extra Money Before Christmas

We are ending 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 that. Most people

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

Are you ready for your 4th of July celebration? If not, then you still have a few last minutes to get your healthy menu together and stay on budget! 4th of July is one of those holidays that can get pretty

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Happy Father’s Day – A Letter To My Father

Happy Father’s Day! I hope all of you get to celebrate with your family and maybe have a chance to relax. I know I will be having fun on my golf weekend, but I will miss the opportunity to celebrate

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7 Easy Last Minute Gift Ideas for Father’s Day

If you forgot, Father’s Day is this Sunday, 6/18.  I don’t think much about gifts for Father’s Day because I have a hard enough time to come up with gift ideas for my birthday.  As

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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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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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