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Dec 1, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

How to Give Back this Holiday Season

The holiday season is a time that makes many of us realize just how lucky we are. Surrounded by loved ones, tucked under blankets, and full of delicious holiday meals, we gain a greater understanding of the importance of home and family. This is a great time to focus on these feelings, but it’s also a great time to practice charitable giving as well.

Nov 17, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

Thanksgiving on a Budget

The holidays can be incredible occasions. Full days to rest, relax, and eat to your heart’s content. But when you’re on a budget, the holidays can also feel a bit overwhelming. For a holiday that typically features a full week’s worth of meals in one day, celebrating Thanksgiving on a budget can be tricky. 

Nov 3, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations

How to Plan Your Holiday Spending

According to the National Retail Federation, holiday spending in 2019 grew by 4.1% from the previous year – landing at a whopping $730.2 billion. Holiday spending statistics like this one tell us that Americans, in general, are spending incredible amounts of money around this time of year. 

Oct 20, 2020 3:00:00 AM Budget, Celebrations, Children

Budget-Friendly Halloween Activities for Kids

Of all the traditional holidays that we celebrate, Halloween is a favorite for many young people. After all, who among us didn’t love dressing up and devouring candy for an entire night when that was all that was expected of us? From sugary treats and pumpkin carving to decorations and costumes, there are plenty of things to look forward to in October. But what to do when your Halloween budget is looking a bit slim? You bust out your favorite budget-friendly Halloween activities for kids.

Jul 7, 2020 3:00:00 AM Savings Tips & How To's, Budget, Celebrations

How to Keep Your Wedding Budget Under Control

According to a 2019 study, the average cost of a wedding was $33,900. In a post-coronavirus world, this number will probably start to look a bit different. And let’s be real, many of us would like to plan a wedding that’s not so close to the average American annual income ($48,672) either way.

Jun 30, 2020 3:00:00 AM Savings Tips & How To's, Budget, Celebrations

Tips to Throw an Affordable Socially Distanced 4th of July Party

In 2017, CNBC estimated that Americans would spend over $7 billion on cookouts and other 4th of July celebrations. With most firework shows and beach bashes canceled for the summer of 2020, this year might look a bit different. It can be a challenge to throw a last-minute party on a budget, especially one you're putting together with the coronavirus pandemic in mind. But it's not impossible.