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

Friends. This is Friday. Valentine’s Day is Wednesday. I know, I can’t believe it either. Before you start to stress,

Do You Hear the Bells?

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

It was the best

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,

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

Six Reasons to Celebrate!

Celebrate? With all that’s going on in our economy, our nation—our world?  Given the challenges of the day, you may

Mother’s Day Gift Idea: Spa in a Jar

I don’t mean to throw you into a panic, so let me say this gently in hushed tones: Mother’s Day

Cheapskate Etiquette: Cheap with Yourself Generous with Others

Face it. Living below your means requires a good bit of creativity from time to time. You have to get

8 Wedding Gift Hacks

Wedding season is in full bloom and while tying the knot is getting more expensive for the bride and groom,

Super Quick and Easy Valentine Sweets and Treats

Let me break this to you gently: Valentine’s Day is next Tuesday. This is Friday. Get the picture?

Thankfully, there’s a big beautiful

Look What I Got For Christmas!

I love gadgets and apparently I’ve not kept that a secret from my friends and family. I’m still excited about

Make Every Day Thanksgiving

I love Thanksgiving so much I would say it vies for first place in my favorite holiday lineup. I love