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Everyone loves walking into a party with a fully stocked bar, knowing that someone has pulled out all the stops to make sure...


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There are no two ways about it. Online shopping is the method of choice for many shoppers looking to cross things off their...


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So the family is spending Thanksgiving at your place for the first time. You have the guest list, your grocery list, and...


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Prom — a time for corsages, lots of tulle, and spending money. In some families, prom can be one of the most expensive nights...


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Guest blog provided by our friend Jessica Thiefels. 


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Getting the right Halloween costume for your little one doesn’t have to blow the budget. Their young age actually means not...


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How many days is it until Christmas? Holiday shopping can be a financial strain, especially for the majority of Americans who...


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The holidays are quite the swirl of activity with all the sales, gift wrap, parties, driving and eating. There's plenty of...


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By this time, time has run out to pull off certain goals before the end of the year. Maybe you won't become a marathon runner...


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