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40 Best Frugal Tips For Surviving The Holidays

40 Best Frugal Tips For Surviving The Holidays

40 Best Frugal Tips For Surviving The Holidays

The holidays are fast approaching, and it’s time to start thinking about how we can make the most out of them, without breaking the bank. Now we all know I’m all about frugal living  so going broke during the holidays is not part of my plan, ha! But I still want to make sure my friends, family, and most importantly (to me) my kids, have an awesome holiday season. With that being said, I thought a lot of you would probably be in the same boat and want to try to save some money during the holidays. Am I right? That’s why I put together a list of my 40 best frugal tips for surviving the holidays to help everyone save money! Let’s check them out:Continue reading

December 24, 2012

Karla’s Korner: Love, Grace and Gratitude

I am proud to introduce a new column to Madame Deals! I think we all need a touch point a place we can go to be inspired. Karla is my children’s teacher, a good friend, and a person with a heart of gold. I hope that her words will inspire you to do more. We are only as good as the people we surround ourselves with. It is important to listen with your heart and proceed with your eyes open. Enjoy!

Love, Grace and Gratitude…

As I hurried through the local Wal-Mart after church on Sunday I began to study the people around me. There were crying babies, mothers trying to get them to stop crying, teenagers walking and texting aimlessly, men staring into the jewelry cabinet trying to find the perfect gift to make “her” happy. What I noticed was that there were very few happy faces; it appeared that nobody was happy to be there. I have to admit that I was not really excited to be there either. The three things on my list, toilet paper, orange juice and tub butter somehow turned into $85 worth of other stuff and my husband pacing along behind me chanting “okay, let’s go”.Continue reading