Holiday Gift Card Guide | An Indispensible Guide on How to Get the Best Price on Christmas Gift Cards

Convenience and preference. Those are the two descriptors in favor of the holiday gift card. In my own family, there are some members who consistently request gift cards and others who would prefer you take time to pick out something ‘more meaningful'.  In my own immediate family, we exchange a lot of homemade Christmas gifts. But, if you are going to buy some holiday gift cards, you … [Read more...]

Expensive Shopping is Good | How To Shop For Value, Not Price

For a long time I’ve been on the frugal or cheap fence.  One day I think frugal accurately describes me, and then the next day I jump ship and find myself firmly planted in the cheap camp. Here’s another question we can ask to help differentiate between frugal and cheap. Do you buy things based on what they cost, or do you buy things based on what you get? I think that cheap people buy based … [Read more...]

How To Get A Good Deal When Shopping

Some folks are so enamored with the price.  They think a good deal is all about price.  I am a recovering price addict.  I used to think the lower the price the better.  However, I’m coming to realize a good deal can only be found when one factors in both the price and the value of an item. Consider the following fictional conversation: Low Price Lover: “I got a great deal on my new … [Read more...]

How To Turn a Hobby Into a Business

5 Steps for Turing A Hobby Into Business Step #1: Identify something you enjoy doing that you do well. Many of the things you do well, you could also tweak or adjust into an alternative form of income.  It might take some creativity.  It might take some marketing or it might just happen.  Here are some examples of things people enjoy that can be turned into a source of income:  babysitting, … [Read more...]