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How to Have a Nice Christmas When You are Broke

Often times, we think that there is nothing worse than being broke during Christmas.  When you compare with being without food or shelter that it’s not the worst situation, but it does completely stink. It stinks even more when you have children. We have had those Christmases ourselves in our past when we were in… 

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Thrifty Thursday Link Party #29

Welcome back to the Thrifty Thursday link party! This party continues to grow each week and we love seeing all the new things you link up. Be sure to spread the word about the party because more links = more exposure for everyone. Take a look at some of the most popular projects from last… 

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Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball Recipe (Gluten and Nut Free)

Cheese balls are a wonderful and frugal snack to bring to any get together, gathering, party, potluck, etc.! We love cheese balls, but buying them can be quite expensive when they are actually super easy and much cheaper to make!  So I wanted to share our own recipe for our own cheese ball creation that get’s… 

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Hot Deal: Gift Cards To Any Store or Restaurant for Up to 35% Off Plus Another $5 off Right Now

We love sharing those really great deals with our readers when the deal is worth posting about and worth pursuing! We have been using Cardpool exclusively the past 13 months for our personal discount gift cards.  When we eat out, we ALWAYS eat out with either a Groupon/LivingSocial voucher to the local restaurants, or a… 

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Upcycled Picture Frame into DIY Hanging Christmas Decor

This is such an easy, great, fun, frugal decor project that anyone can do!  You can use items from around your home and create some special Christmas decor in a few minutes! We shared this idea on our Facebook page a while back as a source of inspiration, then reader Trudy took that idea and… 

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Help! How Do I Control My Christmas Spending and Stay Out Of Debt?

When it comes to Christmastime, it is so easy to get off budget, get into debt, and get into financial trouble before you even know it! It is a difficult time financially and can be a very stressful time time of the year, even for many leading to financial troubles in the months to follow.  Even… 

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Easy and Gorgeous Christmas Centerpieces with Supplies from Dollar Tree

Time for our next super frugal and easy craft and decor idea for the Christmas season! This one was way too affordable and easy, that I ended up making 7 of these for all around my house!  They are so fun and beautiful! I literally started off just making two for my dining table centerpieces… 

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19 Fun and Frugal Christmas Crafts for Kids

We have been sharing so many ideas for the Christmas season, but one thing we wanted to give lots of fun and thrifty ideas on was crafts and activities for kids! There are so many fun things you can make and do – along with those memories – that it is fun to find new… 

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DIY Wrapping Paper Station from Kitchen Stool

What a GREAT idea! These types of wooden stools are are so common that you just may have one or two around your home….and if not, they are easy to find used at thrift stores, garage sales and more places. So the great part is that you can turn this stool into a very functional… 

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