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The Money Minute - ​​​November 2016

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Carving Down Your Thanksgiving Dinner Costs

Carving Down Your Thanksgiving Dinner Costs

When it comes to hosting a Thanksgiving dinner, the prospect of preparing for guests can quickly become daunting. And that’s before you even add up the cost! Here’s a few questions to ask that can help make your Turkey Day go as smoothly as possible.     

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Black Friday shopping…like a pro

Black Friday Shopping…..Like a Pro

Decisions…..Decisions….In the past, Black Friday was the “tell- tell” sign that the Christmas Season was in full swing and turkey sandwiches would be waiting for you when you returned home. However, that’s not necessarily the case these days. In fact, Black Friday in more like an entire month, rather than just a day. With so many decisions and so many great deals, one could easily become stressed and unsure of the best “plan of attack”. It actually starts with a K.I.S.S………Keep It Simple Santa!

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Top Ten Tips for Winterizing your Home

Top Ten Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Whether we like it or not, Old Man Winter is coming soon. While that might not be cause for concern for those of you down south, up here in the Midwest, it’s a big deal! Typically winter means snow and ice and most of all…colder, much colder temperatures. Some people would rather be cold than warm…but not me, I’m focused on staying warm and cozy. Thinking about the upcoming season, I started conducting an assessment of my own home as to how I might ensure it is properly “winterized” and discovered some easy, affordable steps that were worth sharing.                             

CategoriesFrugal Living

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  Meal Planning

Is meal planning worth the effort?

As the leaves turn bright and begin to fall to the ground and the daylight hours get shorter and shorter, we are all more susceptible to falling into bad habits with our finances and with our health. When I leave work and it the sun is setting or has already gone down I don’t want to think about dinner or even the hassle of cooking a meal. Maybe, I’ll pick up a pizza or just nuke some chicken nuggets for the kids.Fast and easy is what I’m looking for and I don’t think I’m alone. Unfortunately fast and easy usually means expensive and unhealthy. Impulse spending and eating are bad for the bottom line and the belly line! Fortunately, the answer to combating these bad impulses is planning – Meal Planning.

Categories: Frugal Living

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10 Cheap 

Top 10 Cheap Fall Activities

Pumpkin patches, hot apple cider and scary movie nights – I could not be more excited that it is fall! But with the holiday season coming up, I need to remind myself to take it easy on my autumn activities. Here’s my list of festive yet affordable ideas for the season. 

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