Author Archives: Tiffany Jetton

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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Shop Safely On Black Friday!

The weekend that kicks off the pre-holiday shopping frenzy purportedly offers great savings. But, while many aren’t worth the trip to the mall and the crazy-long lines, you can sometimes find a legitimately fantastic bargain. However, Black Friday does pose some serious risks to shoppers, but with the proper safety measures, you can happily join the…

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Divvying up your kid’s allowance into different jars, each with a specific label and purpose, has become pretty standard. Your kids probably have one jar for savings, one for spending and maybe another for giving. (Look here for tips on how to start this with your kiddos!) What most parents and kids omit, though, is…

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Between your turkey, ingredients for the holiday meal and décor to set the ambiance, hosting a Thanksgiving dinner is not cheap. If you’re looking for ways to cut back without compromising on quality, read on for seven easy ways to save on Thanksgiving costs this year.    1.) Verify your guests’ attendance Get an accurate…

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Did you know that 73% of millennials questioned in a Bazaar Voice survey do all their shopping on their smartphones? It’s not surprising. Teach your kids to make the best of online shopping with this fun, educational activity. All you need is a computer! Sit down with your child to brief them on the ups…

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Football has begun, the leaves are changing and the kids are back in school. Clearly, it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. Some of you are reading this on your phone while waiting in line at Starbucks, preparing to buy your first Pumpkin Spice Latte of the season, but it’s time to start thinking of…

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If you’ve just breathed a sigh of relief because the back-to-school shopping season is behind you, you’ve got another thing coming. The fun is just beginning! Your child may be outfitted for the new school year, but you probably need some warmer autumn clothing for yourself. Now that the leaves are starting to change colors,…

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