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Goodie Bag Ideas for Your Holiday Guests

December 15, 2014 |

‘Tis the season to host a gaggle of out-of-towners as you celebrate the holidays the way they were meant to be – with loved ones! Your guest rooms are probably all set up, but they’re missing one important item: a welcoming goodie bag. I know, I know, you’ve already got enough on your plate, but these are super easy to put together and will leave enough cash leftover to buy that 25 pound turkey you’ll be serving as a holiday meal.
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Spend a Fun & Frugal Holiday in New York City

December 12, 2014 |

There's no place like New York City for the holidays! If Hollywood has taught us anything, it's that the City is the quintessential holiday location. There's just something about the combination of the City's natural charms with the glitz, glamour and just plain “magic” of the holidays that makes it an extra special place to be. And the best part is you don't have to go broke while you're there – many of the most popular holiday spots are totally free.

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Festive (and Frugal) Family Fun

December 11, 2014 |

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! It’s also the most expensive time of the year, especially for those of us who have to play Santa for the little ones in our lives. In addition to buying gifts for all those people on your list, the holiday season is full of sleigh rides, photos with Santa and other activities that can send your budget into a tailspin.

Holiday memories do not have to cost a ton.  Here are some ideas to get you in the holiday spirit.
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Holiday Shopping: What to Buy for "Everyone Else"

December 10, 2014 |

While family and friends top your holiday gift list, you're always stumped on what to get everyone else. What do you buy your hairdresser, your child's teacher or your doorman? Maybe you have an excellent cobbler or a dry cleaner that always finishes your order in a hurry. It's not that you don't want to get them a gift, but rather, you don't know what to get them.  Have no fear! We have the perfect list of quick, easy and affordable gifts for you.

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Holiday Décor For Less

December 9, 2014 | 1

I have inherited my mom’s passion for Christmas themes, and every year has to be different. One year the tree may be covered in gingerbread; the next it could be snowflakes or vintage ornaments. I’m an expert at generating fresh ideas, but stretching my budget to incorporate an entirely new look takes a bit more creativity. I can’t afford a professional decorator, and that would take all the fun out of it anyway. Here are my favorite tips for decorating for Christmas and still having enough money left to buy gifts.
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Should You Kick the Cable TV Habit?

December 8, 2014 |

The number of cable TV subscribers has rapidly decreased in the past year. According to MoffettNathanson Research, an industry analysis group, nearly one million households pulled the plug on their cable TV subscription in 2013. Why? The prices just keep going up higher and higher every year. A middle of the road package costs an average of $62 a month.

Are there any cheaper alternatives, and if so, are they worth the lower cost? Read on to learn about your options and determine if they are viable for you based on your TV habits.

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