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Frugal Flying on Southwest Airlines

July 22, 2014 |

Nothing makes me more excited about a big vacation than getting a great deal on my airfare! As the price of gas has gone up in the last few years, airfare prices have skyrocketed which has made finding a good deal that much more difficult. Add in the recent trend of charging customers for baggage and you can easily spend your whole vacation budget just getting to your destination.

Southwest Airlines is well-known as the industry leader in low-cost airfare. While the majority of airlines now charge on average $50 per checked bag, Southwest still allows passengers to check up to two pieces of luggage (under 50 lbs. each) for free. That is a major savings! In addition, if you follow these three tips, you can save even more on your next Southwest vacation! Read More

Enjoy Camping for Less with These Tips

July 21, 2014 |

Camping may seem like the ideal vacation. It brings you closer to nature and allows you to get some much-needed time away from home without hundreds of dollars in hotel fees. However, considering all the gear you need – tents, sleeping bags, warm clothing and food, to name a few – a one-time camping trip can easily cost your family $500 or more. Fortunately, there are many ways to slash costs and still have fun outdoors.

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Skip the Gym Membership with Few At Home Items

July 18, 2014 |

Some people are diehards. They have a gym membership and every day at a certain time without fail they are there sweating it out. For others, the membership card may sit in their wallet and the gym bag may be packed in the trunk of the car, but they may not be used as often as they thought. Whatever type of gym user you are, consider what you actually do at the gym and whether or not you could do it from home at a fraction of the cost. You may be surprised how a few inexpensive items could replace the ever-increasing cost of hitting the gym. Read More

Three Thrifty Tips From a Confessed Nordstrom Addict

July 17, 2014 |

Nordstrom. What a wonderful place. They have a café, a piano player providing calming entertainment while you shop and the Ladies’ Lounge – seriously, the Ladies’ Lounge is nicer than my master bathroom. I could spend some serious time (and money!) at Nordstrom.

While I love to spend my afternoon strolling through Nordstrom, what I do not love is to overpay there. That’s why I try to keep these three easy tips in mind so that I can maximize my dollar when I head to my fashion paradise. Read More

6 Ways to Start Saving for the Holidays Now

July 16, 2014 |

It is never too early to start saving for the holiday season! We all know that it is inevitable every single year, and yet somehow we save it all right up to the last minute. This year, avoid maxing out credit cards and fighting crowds for the best sales. Wouldn’t it be nice to start a little early and avoid the last minute stress? Read More

The More, The Merrier – How to Save on Group Travel

July 15, 2014 |

If you are attending a wedding out of town, planning a family reunion or just traveling with many friends or family members, you might have 10 people or more in your party. Trying to coordinate travel arrangements for a dozen or so people can be not only challenging but costly. However, with proper planning and perfect timing, you can save big while having the time of your life with loved ones.

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5 Wedding Centerpieces for Cents

July 14, 2014 |

Prime wedding season is in full swing and chances are there is an invite or two up on your fridge. Gone are the days when you knew just what to expect from a wedding. Today's brides are putting their personal touches on absolutely every aspect of their special day. Why have a three-tier cake when you could have cupcakes, doughnuts or even no cake at all? Why do a traditional slow dance for your first dance as husband and wife when you could do a choreographed, flash mob routine? And, why use expensive flowers for your table centerpieces when you could come up with a creative, cost-effective option instead? Read More

6 Statement Handbags Under $100

July 11, 2014 |

There are countless ways to make a fashion statement. You can slip into a pair of quirky heels, throw on some outlandish jewelry or wear your most head-turning dress. Perhaps one of the more approachable, though no less memorable, ways of doing it is to grab a statement handbag.

We all hear about statement jewelry - bold baubles, gaudy earrings, chunky bracelets. But when the concept is applied to handbags, the end result is something a little different. Your handbag is your most functional accessory, after all. Here are a few statement handbags that meet the demands of your busy lifestyle, add something quirky and cool to your look and all ring in at under $100. Read More

Beach Day: Summer Fun Without the Splurge

July 10, 2014 |

A day at the beach is the quintessential summer activity. It's a taste of paradise without the splurge of traveling hundreds of miles away. Here are some of my tips for planning a fun and inexpensive family day out in the sun, sand and surf. Read More

Summer Food Freebies and Deals

July 9, 2014 |

Not only does summer bring fun in the sun, it also brings some freebies for your taking! In case you were not aware, July 11th each year is a good day for food-related deals. There are also other chains offering up summer deals if you know where to look. Read More

How to Keep Debt Under Control This Summer

July 8, 2014 |

Summer is now underway, which means many of us tend to spend more money. With vacations, pool parties and summer camp for the kids, it is easy to get thousands of dollars in debt by the time September arrives. But it does not have to be that way. With these money-saving tips, you and your family can still enjoy the hot summer months without having to deal with the shock when the credit card bill arrives.

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