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The holidays are such a joyous time, but the expenses often leave people totally stressed out. Between long lists of loved ones to buy for, holiday cards to send, and festive attire to buy, it’s easy to see why so many are left paying off debts well into the New Year. But it doesn’t have…

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Christmas is such a beautiful, joyous holiday. The sparkling lights, scents of pine and cinnamon in the air, and laughter as your family sits huddled in the living in room are all just a few of the things that make Christmas so magical. While Christmas is usually full of smiles, it can leave quite a…

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Christmas time is the season of entertaining. Chances are you won’t go through the season without being invited to a holiday party or two. A grateful guest knows that bringing a hostess gift for your hostess is a nice way to show your appreciation for all of the effort they have put into the event.…

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The holidays never really sneak up but sometimes it feels that way on your bank account. Finding extra cash is possible for your gift giving. Here are a few ways to add money to your holiday budget. Start today and you can have a decent amount saved for all of the deals you will find…

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The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Lisa: Rather than giving a gift of a gift certificate to family members, I invite them to do an event with me – a 5K, Warrior Dash, Thanksgiving and we do it together. We get the fun of anticipation, experiencing and reliving the experience. How do you save…

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The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Carrie: To save money on buying gifts, just more things to take up space, and/or to spread out your expenses try giving gift certificates for experiences or services. You can make and print some beautiful gift certificates from free online sites. Your children could give a gift certificate…

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The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Roxanne: When we get our tax return back we put aside a specific amount of money in a savings account. This way gifts don’t take us by surprise and we’ve got the money for those fun holidays too (Valentine’s day, Anniversary, etc.) It’s never too late to start…

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The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Maria: Pay attention to the things your family and friends are into. This may sound like a “duh” statement. I was talking to my cousin about what she wanted. She’s too old to like toys so I asked her if she would like a quilt. She said she…

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The following Everyday Savings Tip comes from, Jaime: I reuse my gift bags and even the tissue paper. If the tissue paper isn’t badly crumbed I will fold it nicely to be reused later. I have an old dresser that I converted into a gift bag station and the drawers are organized by occasion: Christmas,…

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Over the past few weeks, there has been SO much behind the scenes stuff going on to prepare for Black Friday. It happens every year but this year was a bit more work. The first thing is the Black Friday Best Price Comparison Database. I knew I would want it to return this year since…

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