Ahh, Christmas…the lights, the trees, the food and all those TOYS. But toys aren’t cheap, and if you have a kid on your list, the last thing you want to do is spend a lot of money on items that don’t sit forgotten in a corner all year long. You don’t even want to spend money […]
Today we have a guest post from Tina Roth of ProfinanceBlog.com One of the most common dreams of student loan borrowers is imagining themselves free from all the debts. But with high levels of debt, that can mean many years of payments before the borrowers can pay off their debt. Fortunately, there are student loan […]
Welcome to State of the Blog for November 2016. In this month’s roundup, we discuss hitting some pretty awesome blogging milestones, a family vacation, and a number of post updates. November whirled by for me. Little Bit has a 3-week track out starting around Veteran’s Day, so I’m a bit more distracted than usual. This […]
We all want success. Whether we seek success in our careers, our finances, our interpersonal relationships, our health, or our ability to play quarters, I think we can safely say we don’t want to fail in reaching your goal. (Okay, success in playing quarters may depend on your absolute goal rather than your ability to […]
Welcome to Financially Savvy Saturdays, the savviest personal finance blog hop on the planet, created specifically for personal finance writers! We welcome all things money here. Whether you’ve written anything from reviews of best financial books to check out to how to avoid going into debt this holiday season, you’re invited to link-up. If it […]
Last week, I wrote about all the really good holiday buys you can find at dollar stores. You can find a wealth of holiday swag: stocking stuffers, candles, paper products, gift wrap, decorations. What you won’t find are a lot of actual presents, at least not presents that stand on their own. So today I wanted […]
This is the year: You’ve vowed to stay within your Christmas budget. This is the holiday season you won’t be paying down well into next year. This year, you’re limiting your spending and keeping Christmas well within your means.
You’ve made out your list, scoped the circulars and perused your emails to find the best deals for each person on your list. You go to the right store on the right day, determined to get that must-have pair of boots on your list at the excellent advertised price. Don’t fall victim to these common Christmas budget busters along the way.
Strangely enough, until I married Jon, I never bought anything from a dollar store. I’d go in, look at the cheap stuff, and let it be. Rarely did I consider a purchase. If everything cost a dollar, nothing could be that good, right? How times have changed. In our ten years of marriage, I’ve gone to […]