Debt-Proof Your Christmas Giveaway

9 Ways to Avoid Christmas Debt Even If You’re Short on Cash—Plus a GIVEAWAY!

To pull off an all-cash Christmas in the face of a credit-aggressive retail industry will be like holding back the

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The Gentle Art of Gift-Giving

The simple act of gift-giving has become extremely complicated. I blame that on the consumer credit industry.

Think about it:

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3 Fun Ways to Avoid the Heartbreak of Post Holiday Stress Disorder

Who among us hasn’t at some time during the hectic days of December said those old familiar words, “Next year

A Family Countdown to Christmas

If you’re a little put off by the mention of Christmas this early in the year, hear me out.

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Best Inexpensive Thanksgiving Cooking Tools

If today’s topic seems a bit premature, let me remind you (trust me, I’m reminding myself) of the first time

A Homemade Gift You’d Actually Love to Receive … Again!

Today’s post is one of the most requested from Holiday

The Secret for a Debt-Free Holiday Season in One Word

It’s not exactly a new word to me. But I’m pretty sure I’d never actually used the word predetermine in a sentence until

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3 Ways to Find Extra Cash for Christmas

It’s still summer, but not too early to start planning for Christmas. If you’re ready to make this year a

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10 Things You Can Do Now to Get Ready for Christmas

If you are or have ever been, plagued by credit-card debt, I can nearly guarantee that revolving expenses related to

Every Procrastinator’s Guide to Saving Valentine’s Day

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Do You Hear the Bells?

The year was 1859 and Charles Dickens starts his classic A Tale of Two Cities with,

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Keeping Holiday Party Costs Under Control

Most of us, when we think of the cost of Christmas, think gifts. But there are so many other expenses

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The Joy of Giving is Its Own Reward But a Tax Break is a Nice Bonus

Here’s a great way to let your children experience the joy of giving to others who may not be as

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A Lavish Gift Exchange

When our boys were only toddlers, we and our best friends, who have three children just about the same ages

Gifts from My Kitchen: Bacon Jam

When the holiday season arrives, the best gifts just might be from your kitchen. And when those gifts are extra

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Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Young Professionals, College Students, Moms and Dads

Gift-giving is surely on everyone’s mind as we head into the final weeks before Christmas. Giving gifts is a wonderful

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Gift Solutions in a Basket

Gift baskets are a terrific gift solution for an individual on your gift list, or for an entire family. The first step

Christmas Gifts From My Instant Pot: Candied Lemon

I’ve never gotten into the whole Black Friday retail extravaganza. Might be because I’m not a fan of crowds, chaos,

Holiday Baking on the CHEAP!

Look up the word ‘impulsive’ in the dictionary and prepare to see my face. In my basement pantry, I have at

Why You Need to Start Planning for Christmas Now

It’s hot, you’re sweaty and longing for some relief from the heat of summer. Kinda’ makes you think about cooler