5 Shopping Mistakes That Kill Your Buying Power

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How savvy of a shopper are you? Keeping an eye on your budget and using coupons are a given, but you may be guilty of these five habits that are preventing you from really scoring the best discounts. Originally posted on Wise Bread: With the busy shopping season upon us, you’re probably striving to get […]

Deals to DIY: 5 Ways to Save on Home Improvement Costs

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Improvements A home is your retreat, your sanctuary. As such you will want to improve it and make it more your style, but this can be expensive. Redesigning your home can be a costly process, but…

How to Organize Your Refrigerator


An organized refrigerator makes it faster and easier to make your grocery list, plan your meals, put groceries away, and do your meal prep. It will even help you save money! Keep reading to find…

Bold Men’s Holiday Fashion Trend: The OppoSuit

Ugly holiday sweaters are old news. Holiday ties were the stuff your grandpa wore. For the man who is not afraid to make a brave holiday fashion statement, there’s the OppoSuit. Call it fashion or anti-fashion, it’s hitting mainstream retailers like Macy’s as well as Amazon and even HalloweenCostumes.com.   Made by a Dutch designer […]

4 Tips for Hosting a Holiday Party on the Cheap


Throwing a holiday party this year? Sure, you can go all out and try to impress, but if you think about it, what counts is who shows up. If you’re tight on funds, you can still pull it off with money left over for gifts. Here’s how to throw a bash without bashing your budget. […]

Money Management Tips That Really Work!


Whether you’re planning for holiday spending or not, you need to budget for expenses. Money management is crucial. In order to live within your means, you must understand your necessary financial income and output. However, monitoring expenses is sometimes easier said than done. Here are some fundamentals to plan your financial future – not to mention […]

Grab These Cyber Monday Travel Deals

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Looking for a deal on a winter escape this Cyber Monday?

Protips for Black Friday Shopping

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So you’re shopping on Black Friday & Cyber Monday huh? Why not use the down time between now and then to prep! Check out these helpful hints to ensure you get the best deal! Shop Brands Directly. Sure Macy’s and Target are going to have huge blowout sales, but sometimes you can get a better deal […]

The Best DIY Kit Gifts for Handy People

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We’ve rounded up hands-on kits and accessories that will inspire and excite the thoughtful, crafty people on your holiday list.

Mission: Black Friday

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Cue the theme from Rocky. The countdown is on.  You can do this. You’ve been hitting the gym (or doing baby-lifts) to ready those biceps for the annual sports of Shopping Bag Curling and TV Lifting.     You’ve gone easy on the turkey to avoid the tryptophan rush that would otherwise make you sleepy. […]

Turn A Crew Neck Into A V-Neck Video Tutorial

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How many times has it happened that you are given a t-shirt for a work event, or even have one in your closet that you never wear because they are crew neck t-shirts and not v-neck. Well, fear not – there is a simple solution for turning that crew neck into a v-neck! Wendy over at With […]

7 Awesome Gifts for Travelers


Know a travel bug? If they can sit still long enough to open a gift, there are plenty of ways to show off a favorite place or get there more comfortably. Viva, wanderlust!   Understated Celebrate a hometown or much-loved retreat with this simple-chic ZIP code tote. We saw this one in a café, but you can get […]

How to Prep Your Home for Your Holiday Vacation


When thinking of prepping for holiday travel, usually thoughts of organizing travel documents and packing clothing and toiletries come to mind. But, having a plan to safeguard your home is just as important. Here are five essential tips to know before heading out the door. Originally posted on US News & World Report: Winter travel […]

Break Out of a Rut and Start Achieving Your Goals

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As one year winds down and another begins, and all the years start to blur together, people start assessing their goals. Since only 8 percent of people stick with a New Year’s resolution, it’s important to decide what’s important and what is not, and to start achieving your goals.  Surveys show most people stay stuck […]

12 Experiential Gifts for the Holidays

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Most people like to give traditional gifts for the holidays – something that can be opened and held up for everyone to admire. But some of the best gifts are experiences. A recent survey by Travelzoo shows that 80 percent of us would rather receive an experiential gift. It’s almost as easy as buying a […]

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