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And The Oscar Goes To...

And The Oscar Goes To...

Hosting a viewing party for the Academy Awards this year? Here’s our guide to throwing a celebratory send-up to Tinseltown.  GET YOUR SKIN CAMERA-READY WITH THESE TOP WINTER BEAUTY BUYS Go Paperless Fancy invitations are a great way to wow your guests, but stationery can get pretty pricey. This year, step into the 21st century and send out evites, which, by the way, are an eco-friendly alternative to traditional paper invitations. As a special promotion, Postmark.com is letting users send free Oscar-themed evites created by Marc Friedland, the... Read More

Good for Your Health: Tips for Fighting the Flu

Good for Your Health: Tips for Fighting the Flu

Fever, aches, chills, sore throat. Sound familiar? Yes, friends, we’re talking about the flu. Every year, the virus affects millions of Americans, and this year’s epidemic has been particularly widespread and potent; cases have been recorded in 47 states so far, and hospitals in many areas of the country are overwhelmed with patients beleaguered by symptoms. If you’ve caught the bug, you know just how nasty it can get.  Whether you’re in the office, at home or taking public transportation, germs are everywhere. And although there is no cure for the flu, there are plenty of home remedies and common sense... Read More

Tips on Healthy Credit Card Ownership

Tips on Healthy Credit Card Ownership

January 1, 2015 in Savvy Shopping comments

Many people possess a certain amount of knowledge about credit cards and credit lines no matter whether the knowledge is good or bad. The ideal way to ensure that your understanding of credit cards is sensible would be to obtain practical knowledge. By making use of the recommendations in the following paragraphs, you will discover that you are capable of developing the kind of satisfied association utilizing credit cards which you may not have perceived in the past. If you find yourself paying an expensive rate of interest, and you are not keen on moving your credit card balance elsewhere, consider... Read More

Have a Cheap and Cheerful Family Christmas

Have a Cheap and Cheerful Family Christmas

December 14, 2014 in Holiday & Seasonal, Home Living comments

It seems that the cost of Christmas is forever getting higher, with must-have toys and gadgets costing a small fortune. Many of us are facing difficult financial circumstances at the moment, and it could mean making some tough decisions to avoid disappointed faces on Christmas day. If you really can’t do without buying those costly presents, you will need to cut the cost of Christmas elsewhere. Here are a few tips to get you started. 1. The most obvious place to start is food and alcohol, because this is where you can make the biggest savings. We always complain about supermarkets... Read More

Money Saving Tips for Gift Giving

Money Saving Tips for Gift Giving

Exercising frugality is especially difficult during the holidays, when you want to be generous with gift giving even if it means taking a major hit to your bank account. With the piggy bank in mind, we’ve compiled a list of ways that you can save during one of the biggest spending seasons of the year.   Make a budget and stick to it. Make a list of the people you plan to give gifts to and write a dollar amount next to each name of how much you are willing to spend on the individual. This way, you are setting realistic... Read More

11 Ways to Give Thanks During the Holidays

11 Ways to Give Thanks During the Holidays

November 25, 2014 in Holiday & Seasonal comments

This time of year, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the hubbub of gift shopping, holiday parties and finding the perfect tree. But it’s good to take a breath once in a while and consider all that we have to be thankful for, and what we can do to share it.   Write a thank you note to someone who doesn’t expect it, like your parents, mailman or babysitter. A handwritten note shows particular thoughtfulness.  Tell your kids you love them. Once is never enough! Volunteer at a soup kitchen or homeless shelter. Sharing your time and energy with those less fortunate is... Read More

Tips to Cook the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

Tips to Cook the Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

November 3, 2014 in Holiday & Seasonal comments

Aside from all shopping deals and coupons for Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday there is some serious cooking and eating going on as well.  For many, the meal prepared at Thanksgiving is the largest cooking project that they will undertake all year.  And a turkey is the culinary centerpiece of that meal for many families.  The sheer size of the turkey itself can cause a cook to become intimidated but by using a few tried and true tips, your Thanksgiving bird will turn out perfect every time. Avoiding Common Mistakes You want your Thanksgiving dinner to be memorable,... Read More

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