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Michele Ashamalla

When Is a Vacation Not a Vacation?

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This summer, I took a two-week roadtrip with my kids. We stayed in a different place practically every night and ate out or purchased prepared food almost exclusively. You would think that I kissed the ground when I got home, but the opposite was true. I was actually sorry to come back.

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A Bargain Shopper's Dark Confession

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I'm going to admit something that, as a bargain shopper, I should probably be ashamed of. I HAVE NEVER GONE SHOPPING ON BLACK FRIDAY. 

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Save Money with Drop Down Deals

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Usually if I hear that something requires a download, I think "Virus!" and take a pass. Drop Down Deals is making me think twice ....

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Great (Cheap) Gift for Kids!

Ranger Rick Magazine
A lot of kids enjoy receiving books as a present, and pretty much all kids like magazines. Getting something in the mail is still exciting for them, and magazines can be educational, too. 

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When Should Kids Start Giving Their Own Presents?

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I'm not talking about giving a scribbled drawing or macaroni necklace to a parent, but about planning out gifts for the friends and relatives who traditionally give a present to that child for birthdays or holidays. When should that type of giving start?

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The Joys of Delayed Gratification

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Whatever happened to saving up for something you really want? Studies have shown that people have greater and longer-lasting satisfaction with a purchase when they save up for it and anticipate it, thereby delaying their gratification.

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Get Crafty!

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I've started putting together my own craft kits in Ziploc bags for my kids to grab when they have some free time.

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Make Your Holidays Affordable

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No matter what you celebrate, this can be a very expensive time of year. Here's help.

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