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Taking the Kids Out to Eat for Less

October 29, 2014 |

Dining out with kids can get expensive. Luckily, there are several ways to feed your family without breaking the bank. Get your kids what they really want to eat with this handy list of places that offer free or reduced kid’s meals. Be sure to call your local restaurant before assuming that the deal is active; some deals are location based, while others may be on a different night than listed here. Most deals also require the purchase of an adult meal and some restaurants limit the number of kids’ meal per adult entree purchased, so check the fine print.

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5 Awesome No-Dinner Wedding Ideas

October 28, 2014 |

Ceremony. I do. Cocktail hour. Dinner. Dance. Does this sound like 90% of the weddings you attend? This could even be 100% of the weddings you attend. But, it does not have to be that way. Brides love personalizing their big day with special wedding take-home favors, unique centerpieces, a surprise choreographed bridal party dance and more. Brides are even going one stop further and taking the traditional wedding dinner out of the equation. No wedding dinner? No problem. Wedding dinners are far from cheap and after attending many, many weddings it can be refreshing to attend a wedding that plays around with the more traditional format. Here are some ideas on how you can have an amazing wedding -- without serving a sit-down dinner. Read More

Avoid Overspending When Shopping Online

October 27, 2014 |

With many stores enticing shoppers by offering online-only deals, it is easy to get hooked. Shopping online is much easier and less stressful than having to drive to the stores, pick through all the clothes and then wait in line at the checkout. When you shop at home, all that is required is a credit card and a few clicks of the mouse. This convenience, however, can lead to remorse when the credit card bill arrives.

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DIY Closet Organization Ideas

October 24, 2014 |

Not all of us are blessed with large closets. Even if we have decently sized closets, it can be a pain to organize and fit all of your shoes, clothes, accessories, and outerwear. Luckily, we have some easy solutions for creating a more fluid and organized space to plan your outfits and get dressed. Read More

Make Lunchtime Appealing - and Cheap - With These Tips

October 23, 2014 |

Many people who work outside the home buy their lunch on a regular basis. Why? Because it gives them options. If they work in an urban area, they likely have dozens of food options to choose from. Pizza, sandwiches, sushi, hamburgers, Chinese buffet, Mexican, Thai, Indian – the choices are endless. Plus, many establishments offer value menus and lunchtime specials, making a lunchtime run to McDonald’s or Subway hard to resist.

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Amazon Prime: Is it Worth it?

October 22, 2014 |

There is a lot of talk about Amazon Prime. Is it worth the membership costs? What are the perks? At our house, I do a fair amount of online shopping and sometimes wish I was getting the free two-day shipping option. I also have Netflix and love to binge-watch shows in order to catch up. I decided it was time to embark on my free trial to find out if it was actually worth it for my family. Here are my findings. (Please note that your findings may be different than mine, but you can always start your own free trial to find out for yourself!)

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Money-Saving Tips for Labeling School Stuff

October 21, 2014 |

Back in my day, the only labels I saw at school occurred when you ended up with two children in your class with the same first name. From that day forward, one of them got to stick with their first name, while the other was forever after known as "Jennifer R." and labeling of jackets, shoes, etc. ensued. The new rule of thumb in the school system is that your child's name should be on anything and everything that accompanies them to school from their underwear to their backpack. While you are still welcome to get the black sharpie marker out and start writing in every piece of clothing, labeling products and ready-to-go label packages do exist for this very purpose. And, these products are marketing themselves as dishwasher safe, washing machine safe, microwave safe and so on. Whereas your black marker efforts may be completely unreadable after one wash. Read More

Should You Splurge on a Warranty?

October 20, 2014 |

So you finally broke down and decided to buy the new Apple iPhone or that fancy sports car you have been eyeing. But as you get to the cashier or finance manager, you are asked that infamous question many of us dread hearing: Would you like to purchase the extended warranty?

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Pay Less For That Wedding Dress

October 17, 2014 |

It is fun to watch those reality television shows that follow the bride-to-be as she searches for the one. I am not talking about looking for the right partner; I am talking about looking for the right dress. But, what usually makes my jaw drop to the floor is when the bride announces her budget for the dress -- and it's an astronomical price that rivals the price tag of a small wedding. Choosing a dress is a tricky balance. On the one hand, you know how little the garment will be worn compared to its price. Yet, you also know it is your special day and you only get to pick one. There are ways to (gasp!) get a wedding dress at bargain. Keep these tips in mind before you begin dress shopping. Read More

Selling Clothes On eBay: 5 Tips For Success

October 16, 2014 |

The days are getting shorter and the weather colder. If you are like me, the change of seasons means it is time to pull out your fall and winter clothes to do the yearly inventory of what fits and what needs to be replaced. This is also a great opportunity to make a little money by selling those cast offs on eBay! Not only will you clear some space in your closet but you will put some cash in your wallet for those fab boots you have your eye on. Read More

6 Inexpensive DIY Halloween Decorations

October 15, 2014 |

Halloween is quickly approaching, and while it is not as popular as Thanksgiving or Christmas, it is still a much-anticipated event for fun-loving people. Even if you are too old to trick or treat, there is still fun to be had with the decorating aspect of the occasion, Walk into virtually any store and you will find loads of decorations: tombstones, inflatable witches, talking ghosts and scary spiders. You could easily spend hundreds of dollars – but the good news is that you do not have to. If you have an artistic bone in your body, you can easily and inexpensively create your own Halloween decorations so you can have the best-decorated house on the block.

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