How to Shop Smart During the Holiday Shopping Season

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The holiday shopping season is quickly approaching and soon Black Friday ads and deals will be advertised all over. If you budget for holiday shopping and truly need a few items this year, this could be a perfect time to rack up some deals. Here are some tips to help you shop smart this year, have a pleasant experience and get the most bang for your buck. Plan Ahead If you have limited time and a limited...

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Posted in: Entertainment and Leisure

How to Recover from a Holiday Shopping Binge

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When my husband and I were just married (and beyond broke), we only bought very small presents for each other and some presents for my mom that were within our budget.  However, when we got home for Christmas, my mom was beaming with pride as she showed us the many presents she had under the tree for us. Embarrassed by our small number of gifts for her, we went out shopping on Christmas Eve to give...

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Posted in: Credit and Debt

Christmas and the Debt Dilemma

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Many people are inundated with debt through their mortgage, lines of credit, or personal and credit card debts. Most people also live paycheck to paycheck, with minimal savings or investments, and have no idea how to get off the tread mill. It’s no wonder most people feel “there is no money left at the end of the month.” With the Christmas holidays coming up, it’s even more important not...

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Posted in: Credit and Debt

Updates: December 16 – 22

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After all the times we’ve moved in the past five years, this morning we repaid some karma and helped a friend move. We even scored a free BBQ, as an upgrade from our current free BBQ. I love free upgrades. Apparently Burnaby didn’t get the memo to melt all the snow as there is still lots on the ground out here from the winter storm earlier in the week.   Photo Credit: brockvicky via...

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