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Experience Gift Ideas To Give Right Now

A few years ago my husband was looking for experience gift ideas for me and came up with a great one–a kit to test our dog’s DNA. Of the four dogs we’ve owned, all have been rescues. So even though … Read More

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Experience Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Are you looking to for experience gift ideas for Mother’s Day this year? You’re on the right track. Especially if you can find experience gifts that mom can enjoy at home. Because we’re all spending more time at home these … Read More

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National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day Ideas

Wondering when National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is this year? Well, for 2020, National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day is December 18th. You’ve still got plenty of time to shop. This blog post on National Ugly Christmas Sweater Day ideas is … Read More

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Cool Hanukkah Presents for Pet Lovers

Portions of this article on cool Hanukkah presents for pet lovers originally appeared on If you’re a Jewish pet owner and will be celebrating Chanukah, chances are you will be buying or already have bought your pet a present. … Read More

Holiday Tipping Guide

Looking for a holiday tipping guide for this year? Wondering about holiday tipping, including whom to tip and how much? You’re not alone. Just about when Thanksgiving rolls around, holiday tipping usually becomes top of most American’s minds. It’s no … Read More

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Stores with In Store Pickup

If you’re a procrastinator or just hate the crowds at the stores, then you’ll love shopping at stores with in store pickup or curbside pickup or drive up. That is you buy online and then use in store pickup to … Read More

Thanksgiving Life Hacks for 2020

What a difference a year makes. This article on Thanksgiving life hacks for 2020 is an update of a frugal Thanksgiving blog post I wrote a few years ago. The original version included advice on cheap airline tickets and such. … Read More

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4 Really Easy Slow Cooker Recipes

With the school year started, I’ll be you’re not alone in looking for really easy slow cooker recipes. Using your Crock Pot or slow cooker–or even your InstaPot pressure cooker–is a great way to get meals on the table without … Read More

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Save Money on Holiday Vacation Rentals

If you’ve ever traveled with children, then you know that finding holiday vacation rentals often makes more sense than staying in a traditional hotel. When you spend your vacation in a rental, you often have access to multiple bedrooms, a … Read More