Christmas is right around the corner (Where did 2012 go??) and many of us have already started thinking about holiday gift giving. It is getting more difficult, it seems, to stretch the budget while giving well thought out,… Read More >
How A Bargain Queen Tackles Black Friday
So, you think you’re ready to tackle the Black Friday madness? You’ve studied the Black Friday ads. You’ve planned your day. You’ve made a list. You’re the bargain queen and you’re ready! Maybe not. This year, there’s one… Read More >
Festive and Frugal Gift Idea – Homemade Gift Baskets
Need a little inspiration for gifts this Holiday Season? Homemade Gift Baskets are a wonderfully personal way to give a gift from the heart. You can put together a basket at any price point. From as little as… Read More >
Christmas Break Family Fun – on a budget!
The holidays are over and there are still at least 7 days between holiday gift bliss and going back to school where you have to entertain your children! If you’re a recovering working mom like me who has… Read More >
Hostess Gifts: They Don’t Have to Break the Bank!
You know that you should “never show up empty handed” to a party. At the same time, buying a hostess gift every time you are invited somewhere can get really expensive – so expensive that some people honestly… Read More >
5 Ways to Save Money on Your Christmas Party
Snow is falling and friends are calling. The holidays have arrived! You always put on a great Christmas party, and everyone is looking for your invitation in the mailbox. Unfortunately, your new budget doesn’t allow room for your… Read More >
How to Find the Best Black Friday Deals
How to Find the Best Black Friday Deals Retail stores have begun gearing up for the upcoming Black Friday sales. If you’re new to bargain shopping, “Black Friday” is the day after Thanksgiving and the official beginning of… Read More >
10 Money-Savings Tips for Your Holiday Party
What’s the question on everyone’s mind this holiday season? How do I party like Santa and save like Scrooge? Well, here are 10 ways to help you do just that. The money you save will be like a… Read More >
Preparing for the Holidays: Putting Aside Money for Gifts
While it might seem silly to start planning how to handle Christmas shopping months in advance, it’s often a far better idea than waiting until the last moment. With the economy somewhat shaky, jobs unavailable, and unemployment soaring,… Read More >
Feeling Overwhelmed? Make a List!
When you realize that there are only 25 days until Christmas, do you feel… A. Excited B. Overwhelmed C. In Control If you answered “B”, join the crowd! Most of us have to-do lists churning in our… Read More >
Best Times to Buy Gifts
Do you know when to find the best deals on Christmas gifts? Is it Black Friday, Cyber Monday or neither? The answer depends on what you’re buying, and this infographic shows you the best time to buy electronics,… Read More >
Festive and Frugal Christmas Decorating – Wrap it Up!
Add a festive and frugal touch to your sofa by “gift wrapping” your pillows! Simply cut a piece of ribbon or scrap of fabric five times the width of your pillow, and then “gift wrap” your pillow just… Read More >