Our Favorite Christmas Tradition: Opening a Present a Day for the 12 Days of Christmas

When I was little, on Christmas morning, we opened all of our presents, but we did it rather slowly.  I would open a present, then my brother would, than my parents.  We took our time.  There was no frantic ripping of paper in a frenzy that was over in five minutes.  Sometimes we even stopped […]

Get Free Holiday Labels from Vistaprint: Pay Shipping Only

Vistaprint is offering free holiday labels.  All you pay is shipping, which starts at $3.69. We didn’t do Christmas cards last year, but I plan to this year, so I am going to put my son to work drawing a Christmas picture that I can use as the picture in the label.  You can choose […]

How I Plan to Have a Debt Free, Low Cost Christmas: Enter (and Win) Giveaways

I am on a mission to minimize our Christmas spending so more of our cash can go for debt repayment.  My first strategy is to use Swagbucks to win free gift cards.  Entering sweepstakes and giveaways is my next strategy.  Here is why: There are many hobbies out there that have the potential to make […]

A Traditionally Tight Christmas – A Guest Post

Is it possible to maintain a traditional Christmas with tighter budget constraints? Families this year are looking to spend less than they have in the past while still maintaining the main traditions they hold dear. It is a challenging undertaking but it can be done. In fact, you may find that next year, even if […]

Six Inexpensive Ways to Buy Toys for the Holidays

Christmas is right around the corner, and with the joy of the holiday comes the expense of holiday spending.  Parents know that kids are always begging for the latest toys, but if you are paying down debt aggressively or are unemployed or struggling paycheck to paycheck, you may wonder how you will buy their gifts. […]

How to Save Money on the Stocking Stuffers this Season – Guest Post

Parents all too often think more about the big gifts under the Christmas tree, and forget how excited children get about getting their own personal stocking with goodies inside and seeing cookies half eaten from Santa. While it might not be appropriate to include prepaid cell phones, iTunes cards, or the latest video games in […]

Give the Gift of Experience This Holiday Season

It is only September, but I have already seen Christmas trees and holiday presents in Costco.  Most people probably aren’t thinking about holiday gift buying now, but they will be in another month or two.  If you are like most people, you probably have difficulty coming up with gift ideas for several people on your […]

7 Reasons Why You Should Start Thinking about Holiday Christmas Gifts Now

It is the beginning of August, and outside you may be faced with 90 degree temperatures.  Why start thinking about Christmas now, 4.5 months ahead of time? If you would like to have a frugal Christmas, now is the perfect time to start laying your plans.  Here are some things you can begin doing to […]

A Frugal Valentine’s Day Idea

Okay, I will just state up front that this idea is NOT for everyone.  Today my son and I were shopping, and I was looking through the clearance section at Target where all of the Christmas items were discounted.  We bought the typical wrapping paper, Christmas cards for next year, etc.  There were also many […]

Get $30 Worth of Kidorable Items for Only $11 Plus Shipping

I shared with you earlier how Mamapedia is a great deal site for moms because you not only can get great deals, but you can raise money for your children’s school. Currently, Mamapedia has an offer for Kidorable. Pay $15 and get $30 worth of Kidorable merchandise. To sweeten the deal even further, if you […]