Do deal sites really save you money? Yes! You can save an amazing amount of money! Shopping online saves you time and your sanity. But it also saves you a lot of money! Where to find the best deals for your holiday shopping? I have changed my favorites for deal sites over the past few years. I used to just go to my favorite sites … [Read more...]
Interview with Hank Coleman from Money Q&A
I'd like to introduce you to Hank Coleman from Money Q&A, a personal finance blog that I admire. I met Hank at FinCon13 in October, 2013 and thought his story was interesting. Here are the questions I put to Hank recently. 1. What got you started in blogging? I started blogging in September 2007. Believe it or not, I actually started … [Read more...]
Skipping Christmas? Many Would Like To Do Just That!
Skipping Christmas???Could you skip Christmas? It's a wish of at least 45% of those surveyed in one poll. The reason? Worries about finances. Their budget doesn't allow much to go towards gifts this year. From the linked article at CNBC:"Eighty-five percent of those in this year’s survey plan to spend the same amount of money or less on gifts this … [Read more...]
Are Christmas Cards a Thing of the Past?
There are plenty of Christmas cards for sale, so I know people are buying them and probably sending them. I'm noticing that people in their 20's and 30's don't seem to have picked up the habit of sending them. It could be the cost. The postage alone really adds up if you send very many. But I think it's more than that.Has the younger generation … [Read more...]
We Need a Little Christmas
Is Christmas too big? Are you trying to simplify Christmas? Or do you "go all out?" Do you spare no expense? Is your home covered in Christmas lights? More is more? Or less is more? I love Christmas time. I love being with family and sharing some relaxing time together. Yes, food is involved, but serving an expensive dinner is not … [Read more...]
Restaurant Quality Baked Potato Soup
We love baked potato soup at restaurants. Here's how to make it just as good at home. This would be a wonderful Christmas Eve soup with crusty bread. Serve appetizers beforehand if you like. Follow it up with cookies and eggnog. Then a glass of wine while watching the movie White Christmas with Bing Crosby. Perfect.Click title for link at … [Read more...]
My Favorite Things: Amazing Eggnog to Make
You won't want to buy eggnog anymore after tasting this eggnog. It's totally safe to drink because of the cooking method. Some people said the alcohol content was too high for them, so you might want to add it "to taste." The cook is the taster, so enjoy your job. You don't have to add any alcohol at all if you want. Or just add it to … [Read more...]