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3 Ways to Avoid Financial Stress This Christmas

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The Christmas season is finally here. Now that Thanksgiving is over it?s socially acceptable to put up your Christmas tree, decorate the outside of your house, sing Christmas carols and more. That also means it?s time finish your Christmas gift shopping too, if you haven?t already. While Christmas is supposed to be a joyous time of year, for some it?s ... Read More »

How to Dress Up for Holiday Parties on the Cheap

Holiday Parties

I know it?s just now time for Thanksgiving, but believe it or not, holiday parties are right around the corner. When I still worked full-time in my office job, I had at least four holiday parties to attend each year, not counting the ones that were only for my family. My company had two Christmas parties, one with the board ... Read More »

5 Money Moves to Make Before the End of the Year

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Time always moves fast, but the end of the year really seems to fly by once summer has come to an end. It seems as if one day you are sending the kids off for the first day of school, and the next day you are putting presents under the tree. It is easy to let these autumn months get ... Read More »

5 Delicious Pumpkin Recipes Anyone Can Fix at Home


We all know that cooking and eating at home is way cheaper than going out to eat, but for the longest time I struggled with eating out. (Sometimes I still do.) Part of the reason I struggled with this part of my budget more in the fall than any other time of year is because I?m obsessed with all things ... Read More »

3 Reasons Why Black Friday Won?t Save You Money

Black Friday

As a frugal person, you probably have become quite adept at looking for sales ? and there is certainly nothing wrong with that. There is no reason to pay full price when you could possibly shop around and find the same item on sale. Consistently shopping sales can save you money both in the short-term and over the long run. ... Read More »