The holidays are fast approaching, and with holidays come gift exchanges. In these trying economic times, it can be a challenge to get through all this gift giving without ending up in the poor house by January. We've got an easier way. By following just these few simple tips, you can save money on your upcoming holiday gift exchanges, and also make the holiday season more memorable and meaningful. 1. Set a spending limit. Especially for large groups, you need to decide what will be the ... Continue Reading
Eight ways to make the holiday gift giving less stressful and more meaningful.
In the spirit of the holidays – consider donating gifts or giving your time to a local charity.
The holiday season is upon us and with festivities well underway, it can be easy to get lost in the chaos. However, the spirit of the holidays is one of giving and charity for many. Take part in the holiday spirit of charity to others with some of these ideas: Give Gifts The holidays can be a time of distress for many families. Consider giving back this season to children who are less fortunate. There are a number of ways to give back in your community through donations of holiday gifts. ... Continue Reading
End your Valentine gift woes by saving time and money with semi-handmade gifts. And best of all, they’re perfect for last-minute exchanges.
Every year on Valentine's Day I seem to struggle with gift giving. Do I only gift to my spouse? Am I supposed to let my children exchange gifts with friends and relatives outside of the classroom? The price we pay for love every year adds up rather quickly, and while I want to show others how much I care, sometimes it becomes overwhelming and straining on my wallet. This year I am going to end my Valentine woes by saving time and money and gifting semi-handmade. And best of all, these are ... Continue Reading
How to make holiday gift-giving more affordable and less stressful.
Holidays are quickly approaching. Are you dreaming of decorations and a holiday dinner around the family table, or are you feeling anxious as you try to figure out where you'll find funds for all of the holiday activities, potlucks and gift-giving? Whether you're worried "Santa" is not bringing enough gifts for your children, or maybe how you can afford to give gifts to everyone from Fido to Great-Aunt Suzi, gift-giving can turn from something pleasant to something you dread during the ... Continue Reading