How to Master Holiday Entertaining on a Budget

by Renee' Anderson 10. December 2013
It's the most wonderful time of the year! Why not invite your friends, family and co-workers over? What? You can’t afford to? Sure you can. Here are some holiday party tips that won't hurt your budget: 1. Décor Cut your tree yourself and use the trimmings! If you’re lucky enough to live close to farmland, drive around the corner to a small farm and cut your own tree down. Aside from being inexpensive, searching for and cutting your own tree down can become ... [More]

4 Ways to Control Excessive Spending This Holiday Season

by Sara Seeger 25. November 2013
Whether you celebrate Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or another holiday, it’d be best to regard the advice from popular holiday carols and “make your list and check it twice” to avoid a “bah-humbug” state of mind. Holidays incite conflicting reactions for many people; positive experiences gathering with family and friends and post-holiday stress of credit card bills for those gifts for family and friends. It's important to plan your spending so that you can dream abo... [More]

How I'm Staying on Top of My Finances (and Not Becoming a Grinch) This Holiday Season

by Stacy Tharp 20. November 2012
Year after year I go through the same cycle of emotions during the holiday season. Right around Thanksgiving I start to get really excited about the holidays. This is the time of year that I think I LOVE giving gifts to my family and friends. These are the people that I can't live without, so I just want to shower them with gifts! Fast forward a few weeks. All of my generosity has been replaced with misery. After spending all of my income on gifts, decorations, charitable donations, etc., I... [More]


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