Holiday Gift Idea: $5 Magazine SubscriptionsLooking for a low cost holiday gift idea?

Try a magazine subscription! I love giving magazine subscriptions because you can give a thoughtful gift that will arrive again and again throughout the year without spending a lot of cash.

Right now you can get a variety of really great magazine subscriptions for just $5 each.  That’s a a whole subscription for less than the cost of one issue! [Read more…]

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How a Cheapskate Does Black Friday

by Christina Brown 0 comments
How a Cheapskate Does Black Friday

It’s hard to be a cheapskate on Black Friday.  There are just so many good deals. But there are also crowds and my inner battle with trying to remember less stuff means more happiness. It’s a first world problem, I know, but today I thought I’d share how a cheapskate does Black Friday.

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Making the Holidays Special When You Can’t Afford to Travel

by Christina Brown 0 comments
Making the Holidays Special When You Can't Afford to Travel

The holidays can be tough when you don’t have a lot of cash.  They’re especially tough if your family and loved ones live far away from you and you can’t afford to travel.

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Best Times to Buy During the Holiday Season

by Christina Brown 0 comments
Best Times to Buy During the Holiday Season

For years Black Friday was the day to shop for the best deals.  Then Cyber Monday entered the picture.  And now the holiday sales seem to start earlier and last longer. So what are the best times to buy during the holiday season?

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Angry Birds Birthday Party On a Budget

by Jessica 7 comments
Angry Birds Birthday Party On a Budget

We had an Angry Birds birthday party (or should I say parties?)  for my 5-year-old son. Normally a character-themed birthday party can get expensive, but  I am going to show you how I did it on a budget.  Use my tips to apply it to any birthday party theme you’d like.

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Missing Game Pieces? Here’s What You Can Do

by Christina Brown 3 comments
Missing Game Pieces? Here's What to Do

We all like to think we take good care of our stuff… but boxes get spilled, children get involved, and one day we realize we’re missing game pieces to our favorite board games. Don’t let it ruin your fun!

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Ideas to Simplify Gift Giving

by Michelle 2 comments
Ideas to Simplify Gift Giving

Can we talk about the holidays?  Don’t shoot the messenger – but it is coming up. Here is the thing about the holidays:  Sometimes we can find ourselves in situations where the gift giving feels a little out of control.

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