Posts filed under: Christmas

In just a few weeks, most of us will be spending time with our families, exchanging gifts, and eating more than we should for the second time in about a month. The holidays are certainly coming up fast! Luckily, there is still time to save money on gifts. There are some normal ways you can......
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Have you ever gotten through with the holidays come January and thought, “Where did my money go?” You might have opened up your credit card bill or bank statement and thought “I spent how much on Christmas gifts?!” I’ve been there before. The first year I was married my wife and I bought Christmas gifts......
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With the Thanksgiving this week, and Black Friday as well, I wanted to publish this post on Wednesday rather than the usual Friday publishing time. Here are some "Don'ts" to help you save some REAL money this Black Friday. Have a very happy Thanksgiving!...
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Ebenezer Scrooge is arguably one of the most famous literary figures in history. Even people who haven’t read the Charles Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol have heard of Ebenezer Scrooge. Scrooge has been portrayed by many different actors in radio, cartoon, and live action since the book was written. From Classic tellings such as the 1984 movie starring George C. Scott to more comical versions such as the Muppets version starring Michael Caine or the Jetsons episode, A Jetson Christmas Carol, it’s clear that Scrooge has left his mark on the English speaking culture....
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As a millennial, it’s no secret that life can be quite difficult. Rising school costs, the threat of student loan debt, and a very unpredictable job market are among your chief concerns.  So why not ask for Christmas gifts that can help ease your financial burden as you work to take control of your finances and your life? Spending time with loved ones is obviously the most important part of the holidays. However, family and friends love to get each other gifts, especially gifts that are insanely useful.  Here are the gifts that you should ask for as a millennial. And if you’re...
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Every time I say that N*Sync pops in my head. Either way, I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. All of the holidays that are celebrated this time of year are big on generosity, giving thanks, and spending time with family. These things, after all, are the most important things......
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Gift giving is a major part of most holiday traditions this time of year as much as any other part such as family parties and delicious food. Even though gift giving (and receiving) is a load of fun, as I’ve gotten older, the gift part isn’t such an exciting part of the holidays anymore. And......
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This is Part 5 of the “Do Christmas  Different” Here are links to Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and Part 4, if you’d like to catch first. Back before Christmas, I suggested to set a cap on the amount you spend for each person. If you’re anything like me, this is hard. Every year......
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Here are links to Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 if you would like to catch up. Each post is a shorter read and very actionable. Enjoy! In order to make sure that Christmas is not a mess financially, it’s important to have a plan. We aren’t talking about anything major here. We want......
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If you’d like to read the first two parts of this series, they can be found here (Part 1) and here (Part 2). Starting early and finding some extra money are some great ways to help with the Christmas season and making it less stressful on the pocketbook. However, sometimes you have to take a......
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