Tuesday Tip: Buy Gift Cards

I know it sounds tacky, but actually it is really a nice idea if you make it personal. It is also a great way to get more for your money. This week at the Kroger they are offering $10 off if you buy $100.00 in gift cards. There are also sites out there like PlasticJungle.com that you can bid on cards and get gift cards for less than their face value. Or you can trade your unwanted gift cards for gift cards you will actually use! I stock up this time of year. It helps me with my entertainment ...

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Tuesday Tip- Plan Ahead & Travel Smart

I know easier said then done but a little planning ahead can save you a huge headache. If you are traveling here is a list of things to add to your packed car: Gallon of water Cups Blanket Snacks Car repair kit First aid kit Map $100 in cash just in case of emergency Cell phone charger or phone card Toys if you have kids or head phones [ad#adesnse text link] ...

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Money Saving Monday: Black Friday

The word of the day over at Inexpensively is Black Friday! Are you ready? Okay, the key to Black Friday is PLANNING! There is no doubt about it, it will be crowded and there will be lines. Bring your patience and a plan of attack...a strategy. First research what you are looking to buy. If it is a large purchase, look up the pros and cons of the item. If it is a hot item, you will not have time to debate in the store. Research what stores you want to shop. Many stores have their ads out ...

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips I am sitting down writing out my menu for next week. We have family coming from Wednesday until Saturday morning. With so many people to cook for, it is important for me to plan my menu and my grocery shopping. Luckily, I have my sister-in-law here who will share the cooking and hosting duties with me! Here are some great Thanksgiving Menu Planning Tips that I would love to share with you: ...

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Tuesday's Tip: Keep a Camera in your Kitchen

Making memories is fun recording memories can be a full-time job. I love to scrapbook. However, by the time I get everything out the kids are up from nap. I also have books that I am suppose to write everything down in. I often forget. Well, I found a solution I leave my digital camera in the kitchen. When I am cooking I take a video of my kids and I record the latest happenings. I will then put them into a movie or use the information when I have time to put in the memory book. I also find the ...

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Saving Money at Thanksgiving

Today's theme for Money Saving Monday is Thanksgiving. Traditionally, a Thanksgiving meal is pretty expensive to make. This is especially true if you are having a large gathering. To save money on this large meal, consider having your guests bring a dish. We always have a large family meal and we make a menu ahead of time. Each family is responsible for a certain amount of dishes. Planning the menu in advance also allows time to grocery shop. Start picking up supplies now. As we get closer to ...

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Can you Believe it: Credit card stolen at DINNER

Well, folks my husband just got back from a work trip to the Ukraine. He ate a nice dinner. Then he paid for dinner. He waited, waited, and waited for his Amex card to return. It didn't. That's right the waiter took it. I would have never thought about this possibility. It is a good thing my husband has a world wide blackberry and he called to turn off his card. We then went a step further and reported that his card was stolen to the credit bureaus just in case. He then bought the protection to ...

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Safety Tips for a Spook Free Halloween

Halloween Safety Tips

Safety Tips for a Spook-free Halloween     Ghosts and goblins, vampires and bats. Halloween is one scary night. For some kids and their families, however, the horror is all too real. According to government figures, Halloween is the most dangerous day of the year for kids between the ages of 5 and 12. Here’s why: Most car/pedestrian accidents happen between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. -- peak trick-or-treating hours, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. ...

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