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Last Minute Shopping Hacks

So, in spite of all the cautions, you still waited until the last minute for your holiday shopping. Well, lucky for you, we’ve got some hacks to help. Shop early in the mornings, when the shelves are stocked, or browse online and order for store pickup. Shop your local small businesses to find great stuff and keep your money local. Remember that Dec. 14 is Free Shipping Day for those gifts you’re mailing! For fun stuff, hit the dollar store for stocking stuffers. And if all else fails, there’s always gift cards! Continue reading
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6 Reasons to Buy an RV or Campervan

Have you been considering an RV or campervan for your vacation trips? It’s a great idea, because you can pack up the family (and the pets) and go wherever, whenever you want! Go where YOU want to go instead of where the airlines will take you. Hit the road! Continue reading
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What to Buy and What to Skip in August

August is a big shopping season but not just for back-to-school supplies. What should you be buying and what should stay on the shelf until the prices come down? Check out my list of things to scoop up now at big savings and what you should wait a month or two to purchase. Spend wisely and save big! Continue reading
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Needs Vs. Wants: How to Tell the Difference

When it comes time to lay out your budget, one of the biggest divisions is between needs and wants. You might think you’ve got a handle on that, but it can be a little tricky. Here’s a tip: If you’re not sure which category something fits in, put off buying it for a while. Chances are, the drive to buy a need will increase, but the drive to buy a want will drop off. Continue reading
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Bring back the Brown Bag

We’ve all grown up hearing that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but new findings are challenging that. Going out every day will cost you north of $2,000! By shopping carefully and doing your preparation and packing ahead of time, you can brown-bag it and save big bucks. Continue reading
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6 Ways to Save on Your Summer Vacation

It’s time for summer fun, but your budget isn’t limitless. How do you pack lots of fun into your getaway and still save some money? It’s easier than you think! Be proactive in planning your vacation by saving up for it in advance. Continue reading
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Turn Your Dream Vacation Into A Reality

Everyone has a dream vacation. For those with limited funds, though, the vision never gets a chance to become a reality. I'm here to help you change all that. Continue reading
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Mother’s Day on a Budget

Mother’s Day is upon us! You want to treat mom to a great day, but you know she’ll cluck at you if you ignore all the training she gave you on being frugal and plan a budget-busting celebration. The key to making your mom feel special and loved is to think about her and what would mean the most to her. Make it personal! Continue reading
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5 Discounts for Boomers and some Gen X’ers

You might have grown up seeing your parents and grandparents getting a senior discount, and now it’s your turn! Find out how many places are offering a break for older shoppers! Before you open your wallet for anything, check for a senior discount! Continue reading