Christina Brown

How to Shop Smarter for the Holidays

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How to Shop Smarter for the Holidays

The holiday season can be a real budget buster if you let it.  That’s why you need a gift-giving plan and a plan to figure out how to afford the holidays. Of course, all that planning doesn’t matter if you don’t know how to shop smarter for the holidays.  That’s where I can help.

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How to Afford the Holidays

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How to Afford the Holidays

The average American spends upwards of $750 on holiday shopping. If you’re putting that amount on a credit card, it could take you about 5 years to pay it off. (Not to mention the $350 you’ll pay in interest!) Let’s stop being average. It’s time to break the cycle of debt and learn how to […]

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Determine Your Gift-Giving Plan Now

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Determine Your Gift-Giving Plan Now

I can still remember my first holiday season as a new bride.  My Christmas shopping list had gone from 10 people to more than 40 people in a single year.  I felt pressure to make a good impression on my husband’s family, a fierce devotion to my own family, and a desperate desire to keep […]

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Free Small McDonald’s McCafe Coffee

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Free Small McDonald’s McCafe Coffee

Get a free small McDonald’s McCafe Coffee during regular breakfast hours starting Tuesday, September 16. There’s no other purchase necessary for this freebie, which is being offered daily through September 29, 2014.  Just be sure to stop by each morning during breakfast hours at a participating McDonald’s restaurant. To celebrate two weeks of free coffee, […]

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Frugal Competition and the Fear of Doing It Wrong

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Frugal Competition and the Fear of Doing it Wrong

You can’t just clip coupons anymore. You have to be able to get $300 worth of groceries for $1.37. You can’t just recycle anymore, you have to upcycle. You can’t just cook meals at home.  You have to make everything at home from scratch. In advance. All this frugal competition and the fear of doing […]

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How to Break Bad Spending Habits

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How to Break Bad Spending Habits

Managing your finances is a lot like managing your diet.  There’s only so many calories you should consume in a day.  There’s only so much money you should spend each day. Knowing that doesn’t prevent us from overindulging.  Bad spending habits have a way of sneaking up on us, just like too much late-night snacking […]

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5 Smart Money Moves You Can Make This Fall

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5 Smart Money Moves You Can Make This Fall

Fall is one of my favorite times of year.  I love being outside in the crisp fall air.  I love wearing sweaters and baking. I love the anticipation of the snowfall (if not the actual snowfall!) and the holiday season. I also love that with the kids going back to school,  the fall always feels […]

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