Saving Money on Holiday Gifts

| November 28, 2011

Tough times become even more apparent while gift shopping for the holidays. While many families, including my own, have opted to skip gifts for adults or draw names, there are ways to save money on the gifts still on your list.

Checking Your List for the Holidays

| October 24, 2011

Halloween is next week, and soon enough, Thanksgiving, Hanukkah and Christmas will be nipping at our heels.

It’s okay to give some thought to your holiday gift-giving now before trick-or-treaters arrive on our doorsteps. Here’s how to get a jump on the holiday season:

How to Change Your Bank Without Stressing (Too Much)

| October 5, 2011

When the Bank-Who-Won’t-Be Named announced they were adding fees for using our debit cards, consumers have been quick to express anger … What banks are counting on to keep your business is that switching banks is a pain in the butt. But you can make the process much easier with a little organization.

Clutter-Free Presents

| November 19, 2010

The holidays are bearing down on us fast and furious. As usual, Christmas decorations were up in stores before Halloween. It’s less than 40 days to Christmas and even less to Hanukah. So where is your gift list? What’s your gift budget? Every year when my family asks me what I want for Christmas, it’s […]

Plan Your Staycation!

| April 22, 2009

With the talk of the economy, the recession, and job cuts, you may think you don’t need to plan for a vacation in the coming months. We need vacations now more than ever. Vacations are necessary to recharge and avoid burnout. Without one, you may crash and burn while sitting behind your desk. When you […]

Saving Money on Gifts

| December 2, 2008

The news today said we were in a recession and had been for a year. It’s no surprise to the rest of us who’ve been living in the trenches. With the holidays upon us, people are stressing about spending money during the holidays. Here are a few tips to save a few bucks: Draw names […]