Author Archives: Tiffany Jetton

Saving Up

If you are like most families, you spend your paycheck as soon as it is deposited to pay bills and to attend to a needed list of items. You know you need to save more. Yet, you probably put off saving money until after it is already spent. The challenge to spending in this fashion…

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Did you know that 37% of Americans resolve to lose weight, and 32% resolve to stay fit in the New Year? The weight loss industry definitely knows! It ramps up its marketing this time of year – you’ve likely seen offers for discounts at local and national gym chains. What these advertisements omit is that…

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Just Say No!

Teach Your Child To Curb Impulse Purchases It’s no secret that impulse buys can wreak havoc on even the most carefully constructed budget. And retailers know this all too well – that’s why the checkout counters in groceries, pharmacies and large shopping centers are packed with dozens of things you may not really need. And…

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Get more exercise. Lose weight. Quit smoking. These are the bold boasts of New Year’s resolutions. Folks commit themselves to radically changing their lives at the start of the calendar year. About 45% of people make New Year’s resolutions in the average year, and most have to do with health. But the same line of…

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Everyone is looking for ways to save during the expensive holiday season. A great way to do this is to cash in on gift card exchange sites, like giftcardgranny.com and cardcash.com. These sites offer places for people to sell  their unwanted gift cards, often at steeply discounted prices. Sometimes, you can find a gift card that’s…

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The holiday season brings a flurry of frenzied consumerism, unabashed greed and endless shopping. As a parent, though, you want your kids to associate this time of year with giving and not just with taking. How can you give your kids a joyous holiday season and teach them about kindness at the same time? The…

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It can be difficult to find something everyone enjoys doing. You’re trying to keep peace without making family time feel like a chore. What can you do to keep everyone happily spending time together without running up a huge credit card bill? These five activities can help all of you keep the Christmas spirit in…

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With crowded stores and an ever-growing list of people to shop for, it’s easy to get overwhelmed and to overspend on your holiday shopping. No worries, though; we’ve got you covered! Read on for pre-and post-holiday tips and have yourself a jolly December without breaking the bank. 6 Pre-Holidays Tips: 1. Revise your gift list…

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Avoiding Appliance Drain

Lower your electricity bill this month by eliminating all vampire charges. The term, “vampire charges,” refers to all the electricity used by your appliances when they’re plugged in but not in use. This means that – even when your toaster and cellphone charger aren’t being used – they still drain electricity just by being plugged…

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