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Events, Finance, Home Business, Money, New Year, Tips

No, It’s Not Too Late for 2017 Resolutions

Comments Off on No, It’s Not Too Late for 2017 Resolutions 09 February 2017

The inimitable Dave Ramsey on getting and staying on track for 2017 and beyond. I especially liked the advice about the list – as soon as this video ended, I made mine. Used deadlines and specificity. It is way easier to have it on paper than in your head. I also wrote it by hand, […]

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Bills, Finance, Money, New Year, New Year's Eve, Personal Care, Weight Loss

Let’s Scratch New Year’s Resolutions

Comments Off on Let’s Scratch New Year’s Resolutions 31 December 2016

My New Year’s Resolution List usually starts with the desire to lose between ten and three thousand pounds. Nia Vardalos New Year’s resolutions are often a joke – an old, sad one.  I have some acquaintances who own a bakery.  They always schedule a vacation right after New Year’s because historically that is when they see a drop in […]

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Beverages, Events, Food, Parties, Recipes, Uncategorized

How to Have a Budget Super Bowl Party

Comments Off on How to Have a Budget Super Bowl Party 31 January 2014

Hey, it’s the Superbowl.  And even if you are not a football fan, chances are that you will either be hosting or attending a Super Bowl Party.  If you are hosting, it can get expensive.  Here are some ideas on how to have a budget Super Bowl Party. Potluck – everyone brings something, depending on […]

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Events, New Year's Eve

Low Cost New Year’s Eve Ideas

Comments Off on Low Cost New Year’s Eve Ideas 29 December 2013

No matter what you do and how you celebrate (or don’t celebrate) New Year’s Eve can wield a big emotional punch. It’s the end of one year, the beginning of another. We make attempts to leave the bad behind and to start the New Year on a positive note. Here are some low cost New […]

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Automotive, Bills, Coupons, DIY, Finance, Money, Shopping, Tips, Wedding

Ten Things That Never Go On Sale – Not

Comments Off on Ten Things That Never Go On Sale – Not 03 February 2013

I enjoyed this article about Ten Things That Never Go On Sale from TLC (located on the Extreme Couponing Page, of course), and I was interested in seeing what services were impossible to ever find on sale. I found that almost all these services were able to be found at a discount, or you would […]

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Christmas, Events, Food

Host A Cookie Exchange Party

Comments Off on Host A Cookie Exchange Party 06 December 2012

Every year I go to at least one cookie exchange party and really, really enjoy them!  This article gets a little too detailed for my taste – I don’t think that you should be asking guests what cookies they are bringing and trying to micromanage that end of it. It’s just too much work for […]

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Events, Halloween

How To Carve A Pumpkin

Comments Off on How To Carve A Pumpkin 24 October 2012

This short video “How to Carve A Pumpkin” shows how to get the most out of your Halloween pumpkin.

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Events, Halloween

The Multi-Tasking Pumpkin

Comments Off on The Multi-Tasking Pumpkin 20 October 2012

Although we tend to think of pumpkins in terms of jack-o-lanterns at this time of year, the availability of pumpkins make them an attractive purchase whether or not you decide to carve them up. In the two featured article Ten Uses for Your Pumpkin and Ten More Uses for Your Pumpkin, the author has ideas […]

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Events, Halloween

Frugal Halloween Tips

Comments Off on Frugal Halloween Tips 19 October 2012

Americans are expected to spend $8 billion — that’s billion, with a “b” — this year on Halloween. That makes it the second-most expensive holiday behind Christmas. However, that doesn’t mean that you have to break the bank yourself.  Here are some tips for a budget friendly Halloween. Frugal Halloween Tips How To Cut Heating Bills

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Events, Halloween

Money Saving Tips for a Budget Friendly Halloween

Comments Off on Money Saving Tips for a Budget Friendly Halloween 27 September 2012

Halloween is a huge holiday – in terms of participation and in terms of money spent.  According to Thomasnet,  in 2011 49.5% of people planned to decorate their home or yard, 73.5% of people planned to hand out candy to trick-or-treaters, and there were 41 million estimated number of children ages 5 to 14 — […]

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Bills, Christmas, Events, Finance, Gift Ideas, Household, Kids, Money, Shopping

Five Reasons to Skip Layaway

Comments Off on Five Reasons to Skip Layaway 27 September 2012

“Layaway has been making a comeback since the recession. In fact, it’s been in the headlines recently because several stores that offer this installment-payment program are reducing or dropping layaway service fees.” Layaway can seem like a great idea for the holidays. You can start your shopping now,  take advantage of great deals on store […]

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Events, Halloween

Saving Money on Halloween Candy

Comments Off on Saving Money on Halloween Candy 26 September 2012

Buying candy is a major Halloween expense. In this video from Super Steals TV, you can find out how to start shopping and saving now for the best deals in Halloween candy.

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Events, Romance, Wedding

How To Have A Budget Wedding

Comments Off on How To Have A Budget Wedding 14 July 2012

There are countless strategies to help you plan a budget wedding – here is one writer’s take on how to save money on your wedding. Our best friend in the world is getting married, and the invitation arrives one day … in your Facebook news feed.Have you ever been invited to a wedding via Evite […]

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4th of July, Events, Shopping, Tips

July Fourth Savings Cheat Sheet

Comments Off on July Fourth Savings Cheat Sheet 03 July 2012

American retailers are celebrating the birth of the nation in their usual way — by trotting out all manner of sales. For those of you headed to the mall around this holiday, DailyFinance has the low-down on where to find the hottest deals — complied with some help from bargain shopping websites via Your July […]

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