8 tips on getting through the un-merry holidays

For many, December is the season for the Christmas Blues – the time of year that becomes the most dreaded instead of the most joyous despite how many songs have the word “merry” in them. That feeling of dread only grows if you’re broke, if you are missing a loved one, if you find yourself... Continue Reading →

Stocking stuffer ideas for tweens & teens

When it comes to Christmas, the catalogs and store shelves are filled with fun ideas for the younger crowd. But what about when kids get older? Toys are generally not as exciting, and the gift options become fewer and more expensive. This doesn't exactly make it easy for Santa's helpers to know what to put... Continue Reading →

Gift ideas for the broke at heart

About this time every year, I can be found juggling a half-done gift list, trying to figure out how I can finish shopping for everyone on that list from the dwindling funds in my bank account. Regardless of how carefully I plan financially for this time of year, it always seems like it’s never enough.... Continue Reading →

5 reasons for the blues

I've been a real ray of sunshine on this blog as of late, haven't I? I hate that the last several posts have been so negative. I'm afraid I'm becoming one of those people that use social media to complain - the very people I eventually unfriend on Facebook because I can't take their negativity... Continue Reading →

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