Monthly Archives: November 2014

a couple relaxing in front of the fire on Black Friday

Opt Out of the Black Friday Madness

As the ‘official’ start of the holiday shopping season, Black Friday has almost become a holiday in and of itself. And with many stores opening as early as 4 pm on Thanksgiving, it’s making th...


Brick home with icicles hanging off the eaves

Winterize Your Home to Save on Heating Costs

With much of the country already experiencing lower than average temperatures and early snowfall, now is the time to make sure your home is ready for winter. Winterizing your home not only keeps you c...


Group of friends toasting with glasses of wine

Cheap & Cheerful Holiday Party Ideas

If you think being on a budget means you can’t throw a great holiday party, think again. As long as you plan ahead and think outside the traditional party box, you can host a memorable holiday bash ...


Santa's hand holding a red holiday stocking stuffed with cash

Use the Holidays to Teach Kids About Money

With holiday ads already flooding the airwaves the seasonal madness has arrived. Whether you’re a can’t-get-enough-of-Christmas person or someone who’s just shy of bah-humbugging your way throug...


Table featuring a budget Thanksgiving dinner spread

Top Tips for Thanksgiving on a Budget

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with family and friends to enjoy a wonderful meal and create lasting memories. Unfortunately, it can also be an opportunity to create lasting debt. The pressure to put...


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