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Teacher Gifts That Really Say "Thank You"

December 17, 2014 |

It’s the time of year to say “thank you”, and teachers are always at the top of my list. They have the difficult job of teaching, nurturing, wrangling and dealing with my kids all day long – and for very little pay. But once again I’ve run into the question of what to get them for the holidays. Luckily, my family is full of teachers so I have polled them for their opinions on what they love to receive.
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Should I Stay or Should I Go? The Black Friday Dilemma

November 26, 2014 |

The most wonderful day of the year is almost here. Get ready all you shoppers, as Black Friday is right around the corner!

Do you plan to hang out in your jammies and shop from the comfort of your own couch? Or are you going to brave the crowds and see where the deals lead you? There are pluses and minuses to both strategies, so let’s take a look at the options to see what might be the best choice for your shopping needs.

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Gift Cards as Gifts - How to Get the Best Deal

November 25, 2014 |

Gift cards might not be the most sentimental choice for the thoughtful gift-givers out there, but I find that they are a great way to say “Thank You” and “Happy Holidays” to everyone from the mail carrier to my child’s ... Read More

6 Ways to Save at Dunkin' Donuts

October 30, 2014 |

Do you run on Dunkin'? Then chances are you are looking to save a little money on your fuel. If you know where to look, there are plenty of opportunities to save on everything from muffins to coolatas. Keep reading for some sweet savings.

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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

Playing the Plastic Game Part 2: Using Business Credit Cards to Save Big Money

December 6, 2013 | 1

Banks preserve some of the best credit card benefits for business customers. But did you know you don't have to have an official business in order to apply for one? These advanced savings techniques may not be for everyone, because there is some work involved. Nothing back-breaking, mind you, and the savings can be tremendous.

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5 Gift Giving Apps to Make You the Best Gift Giver Ever

October 9, 2012 |

The holiday shopping season-- the month between Thanksgiving and Christmas-- is a whopping 32 days long this year. That's the longest possible, but just because we all have a few extra days to shop doesn't mean we can't use a little extra help. Enlist your smartphone to assist you with staying organized, finding deals and making sure Santa gets it right this year. These gift giving apps may be even better than having your own personal elf.

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Breaking Down America's Gift Card Craze [Infographic]

December 5, 2011 | 2

Think Gift Cards are nothing more than a lazy, last minute gift idea? Think again. Americans are moving in droves to choose the pocket-sized presents over traditional big box gifts, so much so that gift cards are the most requested ... Read More

5 Unexpected Mother's Day Gifts

May 6, 2011 | 5

Mother’s Day is May 8th this year, which means time is running out to pick out the perfect present. Show Mom you care with a special gift, such as a photo book from Shutterfly, which is sure to make her day. And if you’re shopping on a budget, find tips on affordable options that are thoughtful, yet economical.

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Five Ways to Help a New Mom

May 5, 2011 | 2

The day after I gave birth to my son, I looked at his tiny, helpless little form swaddled in blankets… and I freaked out a little. This teeny tiny guy was my responsibility now! I somehow forgot that I had a husband, parents, in-laws, and a whole army of friends waiting to help me out, and I felt overwhelmed and alone. Luckily, when I got home, I remembered that other people existed. The stress lifted as I accepted help from others and got used to my new life with a baby. You can see me at right, relaxing with my new son while my husband is off in the other room vacuuming.

If you have a friend or relative who is a new mom, you might be wondering how you can best support her. Some moms don’t want to accept help, because they feel like they’re inconveniencing you. Assure her you’re happy to help, and that she doesn’t need to do it alone. It truly does take a village to raise a child. Here are some ways you can ease the burden for any new mom.

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Got a Gift Card?

January 14, 2011 | 1

Did you get any gift cards during the holidays this year?  If you did, and you haven't spent them already, you might want to review the new laws about gift cards that went into effect in August of 2010.

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