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It’s back! I heard the radio ad regarding Walmart’s layway plan and have seen mentions on many others following suit. We created a long list of stores that offer layaway plans last year and updated the list to include the new dates and retailers that have plans available. See the full list of national stores…

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Well we did go into August a few days to finish our full Christmas (Savings) in July series. I hope you found the resources that The Happy Housewife and I shared helpful to save more money for Christmas. Here is a recap of each post that we shared during this series: Plan Now to Spend…

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The holidays are a fabulous time to think beyond your own circumstances and give back. Every year you always hear me talk about Operation Christmas Child. I love this organization and have supported them since I learned of them many years ago in MOPS (which this is my last year – boo hoo!). You can…

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That’s right. I said it. Don’t purchase gifts. Give someone your time or an experience. Which is a gift, just not one you likely purchased. I don’t get attached to things. Don’t get me wrong. I love the scarf my husband got for me for my birthday last year. I’d also love a handbag that…

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One of the main reasons I started Savings Lifestyle Cincinnati and Savings Lifestyle Dayton was to support local businesses. They are what our community thrive and grow. I will go out of my way to support a local business versus a large retailer if given a choice anyday. I especially like how many local business…

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Sure you can use coupons and save some extra money (through focused couponing, nothing extreme). But there are many additional ways you can save now for Christmas. Here are 35 great tips shared from the fabulous Savings Lifestyle community! Save by Trading DVD’s Instead of Buying Cheap and Healthy Way to Make Your Own Mulling…

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Gift wrap. Sometimes I wish I could just put everything in a plastic trash bag. But that wouldn’t be very festive now would it? :) Not only does wrapping gifts take a lot of time that seems to be futile. You wrap it, they tear through it and all of that. But, it also can…

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Garage sales are a great way to earn a little extra spending money. When I have done a garage sale, I am always able to earn a few hundred dollars. That is a considerable chunk of our holiday spending budget. My friend, Emily, wrote a great post with tips to holding a successful garage sale.…

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I have been selling items on eBay for years! I haven’t sold a lot lately but used to sell a few items each week. It is really the easiest place to start selling. It does take some time to know the lay of the land there. For example, if you are shipping stuff, how much…

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You know all of those online survey companies I share with you? Now is the time to cash in! Request your survey money by late August at the latest since some places have a 2-3 month lead time for mailing payments. Also, if you have any credits from daily deal sites or other referral sites,…

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