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Holiday Shopping 2020: 7 New Ways to Save $1,000+


Updated November 9, 2020

Holiday shopping 2020 is about to get real. Retailers have struggled in 2020 and they’re eyeing this holiday season as an opportunity to bring in some cash. Sadly, you and me are the marks. They’ll follow all the usual tricks to lure us into spending more — bundle and BOGO deals, the loss leader trap,…

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8 Holly Jolly Beauty Gift Sets $50 and Under


Updated February 27, 2020

It seems you can’t navigate through a busy shopping mall or browse a single website this season without coming across something you have to have. It’s usually of the beauty gift set persuasion, and it’s hard to imagine anyone on your list being displeased with the prospect of unwrapping a gorgeously presented package full of…

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Heads Up: Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2018


Updated January 18, 2019

The sun is setting on Cyber Monday — did you finish up your holiday shopping? I surely did not. So it’s time to mark the calendar with the drop-dead holiday shipping deadlines. Not that I’m going to wait until the last minute intentionally, but things have a way of getting away from me this time…

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How to Limit Your Holiday Spending (And Then Recover!)


Updated November 8, 2020

157.1 million Americans are about to be hit with holiday debt. December is, for many families, one of the most expensive months of the year. This year, the average spend on holiday gifts is $738 — and 64 percent of holiday shoppers are borrowing money to get the job done. Personal finance comparison website finder.com commissioned…

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Ugly Christmas Sweaters On a Budget


Updated February 3, 2019

Ugly Christmas sweaters have gone from a common thread to an in-demand trend. If you’re still in need of an ugly statement-maker, we have some inspiration for you! Here are four ugly Christmas sweaters that are: in your budget totally festive easy to wear These options are available online, but to avoid the uncertainty of…

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Holiday Outfits: A Look for Every Celebration


Updated February 4, 2019

How are you spending the holidays this year? From friend to friend, family to family, even year to year, we each celebrate the holidays differently. You may have settled into long-standing traditions that have been passed down from generation to generation, or be craving a break and change of pace with your own celebratory ways. But…

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How-To: Rent Fabulous Party Outfits


Updated January 29, 2019

As the part invites start to stack up and you’re like me and you don’t like to break budget, the only number you really care about is the number of outfits you’ll need to come up with before the new year. Luckily, I’ve planned in advance. Here’s my list of sites where you can rent dresses, shoes,…

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It’s Here! The Target Holiday Lookbook 2013


Updated January 29, 2019

You better not pout, we’re telling you why: Target Holiday Lookbook 2013 is here, and it’s chockful of affordable and stylish items for the end-year festivities! On Spotlight: Target Holiday Lookbook 2013 The collection features something for everybody– your auntie who breathes Pinterest Home pinboards, your nieces and nephews you’re training to be little budget…

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True Confession: I Love Shopping After the Holidays


Updated November 8, 2020

Sometimes, I contradict myself.  After over a month of shopping for holiday presents, food, clothes, gifts, and decorations, for months in to the new year I will cringe at the thought of ever shopping again.  Haven’t I spent enough money? However, I’m also a firm believer that there is always one exception to every rule –…

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Still Gift-less? Here’s 20 of the Top Gift Cards of 2012


Updated January 27, 2019

So the world didn’t end on December 21st. You know what that means: you’ll have to face your own personal apocalypse for not finishing your holiday shopping on time because you were soooo heavily invested on the holiday not happening. Well, it’s TBF and GiftCard Rescue to the, er, rescue! The good folks over at…

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This Holiday Season, Go Ahead and Get some Fake Ones (Flowers, that is)


Updated January 27, 2019

‘Tis the season for holiday movies, wearing toasty hats and getting some fake ones that everyone will admire.  Wait, I’m talking about fake flowers.  (What’d ya think?!)  Anyway, real flowers are 1) are a tad too pricey for my budget and 2) die way too soon (ah, water, schwarter) so I’m all about snatching up artificial…

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6 Degrees of Annoying: Black Friday Shoppers To Watch Out For


Updated January 27, 2019

Is anyone else somewhat confused by American traditions that take place over Thanksgiving weekend? Maybe you come from a family of Lululemon-wearing, bikram yoga-practicing, vegan and we-only-eat-homegrown-organic-veggies hippies (No offense to Lululemon-wearing, bikram yoga-practicing, vegan and we-only-eat-homegrown-organic-veggies families!). For the majority of us, on Thanksgiving, we partake in some serious calorie gorging. Mashed potatoes and…

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Ten Great New Year’s Eve Dresses for Under $50


Updated January 20, 2019

Picking an outfit for New Year’s Eve can sometimes be a panic-inducing event that leaves you groggily vowing on the first morn of each new year never to wait to the last minute again! Choices abound, but then again, more often than not, we’re spoiled for choice and left with a weird kind of paralysis…

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Kitsch Hip Pieces to Add to Your Wardrobe Right Now


Updated January 19, 2019

There’s no better way to break out of a winter wardrobe rut than to add a little kitsch – borderline tacky, but somehow adorable pieces – into your daily look. Now, we’re not saying have your Aunt Edna crochet you an orange acrylic poncho or to wear a Care Bears t-shirt to the office, but…

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Designer Laptop Covers and Bags For Under $50


Updated September 27, 2020

An awesome laptop cover or laptop bag is the perfect gift for that “hard-to-shop-for” person because a) most people have a laptop and b) those that have a laptop need to a cover/bag to protect it (carrying it in your purse without protection is not cool). We scoured the web to find stylish (and designer)…

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath


Updated September 18, 2020

If you’ve been thinking of one do-it-yourself project for the holidays, look no further. Wreaths are fun and festive, and can be made from just about anything. They offer a great opportunity to show off your personality and put your personal stamp on the holidays. Here are some clever ideas for making your own, whether…