Decisions to make when purchasing a home.

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Guest Post: The traveller’s guide to frugal living

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There are many ways in which you can save money while travelling; and we don’t just mean by sleeping under the stars! If you’re savvy about your shopping and planning you can make your money go further, which may even mean that you’re able to go further too. Flying If you know how flight providers work, you can ...

5 (ok 6) Non Violent and/or Educational Video Games for Kids

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I am not a fan of violent video games.  My husband does play some, but he does so when our children are in bed for the night and he just wants to chill for a while.  Me, I'll take a cute  game any time, or a word game.  But never violence. I'm especially not a ...

Guest Post: How I saved money comparing credit cards online

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I was like a lot of people. I had used credit cards to pay off some bills I’d not expected, for a holiday we all felt we needed, and when an appliance broke down we used our card for that too. Before we knew it we’d been spending like that for too long, we’d ignored the ...

Dremel Tools- Find anything Pinterest-ing lately?

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I have a GREAT idea for an unexpected and awesome gift for your favorite Pinterest-obsessed friend or family member (OR yourself...)... give the gift of DREMEL!  I won't lie, when I think of tools, I almost always think of my husband. Or of how tools are made for hands larger than my own.  But that's ...

Who wants to win the new Samsung Galaxy Note II? #WishADay

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This is it, friends,  the last day for AT&T's Wish-A-Day Sweepstakes.  They are going out with a BANG today, giving away the brand new Samsung Galaxy Note II! Two ways to win everyday! Enter every day for a random drawing by submitting your email address.-OR-Submit a story answering our daily question. Then, share your story and ask ...

Nestle Seasonal Recipes (Baking Prize Pack Giveaway)

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Many of my holiday memories are wrapped up in baking and cooking with my mom.  I'm still wondering how she did so much- we made at least 1 different kind of holiday goodie every single night in December, and she worked full time as an attorney and had kids!  (I think not having the internet ...

Wanna Win Something (Giveaway Linky)

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$400 PayPal Cash - Ends 1/14 $60 Walmart Gift Card - Ends 12/24 Energizer Toy Cash + MAX Batteries - Ends 12/29 Barbie The Princess and The Popstar Tori Doll - Ends 12/29 $15 Visa Gift Card + $10 Febreze Holiday Coupon Booklet - Ends 12/22 $400 Cash Giveaway $50 Walmart GC   Play MG Wi-Fi Android Based handheld gaming device (like a ...

DIY Frozen Hot Chocolate (Recipe)

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It's winter. It's time for cold weather, playing in the snow, snuggling under blankets by the fire to get warm.  Except...it isn't very cold in Connecticut this week. It's about 55 degrees.  So I decided to try something NEW today. I made Frozen Hot Chocolate- which I've heard about but never tasted.  I thought this ...