14 Small Cheap Christmas Gifts For That Last Minute Gift Exchange

14 Small Cheap Christmas Gifts For That Last Minute Gift Exchange

Grab some of these small cheap Christmas gifts this year. Perfect for coworkers, teachers, or that person you didn’t know was coming! (Whoops!)

Have you ever been to a Yankee Swap party?  (You might call it a White Elephant exchange or Dirty Santa.)  You show up with a gift and wind up with a random gift from someone else.

There always seems to be one gift that is fought over.  The gift that appeals to everyone.  It’s fun to be the winner who brings home the coveted gift.  But it’s also fun to be the one who brought the gift that’s sought after.

 

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Truthfully, having a list of cheap gift ideas that appeal to a wide variety of people is handy for a lot of reasons.  Teachers, coworkers, coaches, and whoever else you’d like to show appreciation to (without breaking the bank).

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30 Day Money Challenge That Will Kick Start Your Savings for 2019

30 Day Money Challenge That Will Kick Start Your Savings for 2019

Join the 30 day money challenge designed to be finished! By keeping this challenge fun and building accountability, we’ll kick your 2019 off to its best start. Best of all, it’s free!

A couple of Januarys ago, my Hubby and I stared at a list of things we wanted to do with our lives.  Changes we wanted to make to our home.  Fun trips we wanted to take with our family.  Dream dates we’d love to go on.

And it was a shock to our plan when we realized that debt was keeping us from doing any of those things.

You probably have dreams similar to ours.  But something is holding you back.  Whether it’s too many bills, not enough savings, or the weight of money mistakes you feel like you’ll never overcome…it can make you feel hopeless.

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A Cookie Exchange Is The Delightful Way to Spread Cheer

This year, why not host a cookie exchange? It’s such a fun way to spread Christmas cheer without the cost and hassle of a traditional Christmas party!

Hosting a Christmas party probably sounds like equal parts fun and stress.  How great is it to get together with your favorite people at this special time of year!?

BUT…

It’s also expensive, time consuming, and stressful (what with the planning, cleaning, and prepping.)

Happily I have the perfect solution for you!  The answer is host a cookie exchange!

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Cyber Monday 2018 Deal!

Cyber Monday 2018 Deal!

 

Feeling a little pinched already this Christmas season?  Wouldn’t it be wonderful to change that feeling next year?

If you’re ready to make big changes, you’re in luck!

Right now you can grab a copy of my book 500 Ways to Save Money: Build a Cash Jackpot for the Best Things In Life for just $3.99!

Hurry!  The price will be increasing soon, and I don’t want you to miss out on this bargain!

This book is packed with all the tips we used to get ourselves out of over $20,000 in credit card debt.  They’re tried and true methods that worked for our single income family of seven. 

And they’ll work for you, too!

Learn more about the book and grab your copy here.  (Why not gift one this Christmas to your fellow frugal friends and family?)

Click here to grab your copy of the book today!

Savings on Thanksgiving Dinner That Will Make You Thankful!

At the stroke of midnight on Halloween, many people immediately begin to think of Christmas.  The decorations, the gifts to buy, and the magic of the season.

But for frugal planners like us, we can’t forget about one important step between those two holidays.  And that is, of course, Thanksgiving!

Those of us who love Thanksgiving enjoy the simplicity of the season.  It’s a time to pause and give thanks.  And the only thing we need to really plan for is one meal.

But that doesn’t mean there aren’t ways to save money on this holiday!  

Let’s talk about some simple ways to save on Thanksgiving dinner!

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #135

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #135

This week I managed to spill coffee on the top of my head.

That’s not relevant to saving money (I mean, ok, I did brew it at home!), but after a week of being sick, that seemed like a good mental image to show the kind of week it’s been.  😉

Luckily it wasn’t all awful.  I did manage to find a few ways to save money!

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In Debt? Here Are 7 Extra Things to Skip This Christmas

Being in debt puts a damper on a lot of things.  But the holidays can seem especially hard!

Between feeling obligated to participate in every tradition, event, and gift giving opportunity and the fact that most of your friends seem to take part in every one of those things, it can make the season feel depressing.

Time to reframe that attitude!

The holiday season is the best time to put on your attitude of gratitude!  Christmas should be about so much more than just spending money!

And if you can raise yourself up this time of year, imagine the great things you are setting yourself up for!  A fresh new year with less debt (especially if you have a habit of financing gifts on the old credit card).

And, if you can beat that debt, your future Christmases can be times of less stress.

Doesn’t that sound wonderful??

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5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #134

5 Ways We’ve Saved Money This Week #134

Some weeks are just rough.  Life decides to take you for a ride, and you have no choice but to follow along.

That’s been the last few weeks for us.  We’ve dealt with a quickly scheduled surgery, a funeral a couple of states away, a birthday party, school functions, and the chaos of regular life.

There was a time when the fact that I couldn’t find ways to save money during the hustle and bustle of life would have added an extra layer of stress.

And to be sure, I don’t enjoy wasting money on things like fast food and other conveniences.  But I’m so glad it’s an option available to us when life is tough!

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