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Category Archive: savings

Make Summer in the South even Sweeter

I love living in the South. Others may complain about all the heat – but I love a sunny day on the porch or working in the yard. And once I’ve worked up a good sweat – all I want is a tall, cold drink in my hand. And it turns out – Racetrac has me …

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Make Money Clearing Clutter and Win an Orlando Vacation!

As parents we often feel decluttering our homes never ends. Maybe it doesn’t, but here’s a way you can cut the clutter, earn some cash and WIN A TRIP to the most magical place in Orlando, Florida!

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Father’s Day? Get a Kohl’s Gift Card! Here’s how I used mine…

You need to check out the shopping haul this dad brought home from Kohl’s for Father’s Day!

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Decluttering, Downsizing and Moving… Oh My!

My wife and I are in the middle of decluttering our home in preparation for downsizing to a much smaller new family home. Sounds easy enough, right?

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5 Tips to Protect Your Family from Target Stores Credit Card and Debit Card Data Theft

5 simple things you should do if you shopped at a Target store in the US from what’s turned out to be an especially Black Friday, Nov. 27 through Dec. 15, 2013.

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Cheap Family Vacation Ideas

Cheap family vacations don’t have to be nightmares of bad food, worse service and lumpy beds… and they don’t have to break the bank!

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Black Friday – A Daddy’s Survival Guide – Best Websites

Crazy Black Friday Shoppers Trampling Each Other

Anyone else avoid stores during days like this? Don’t get me wrong. I enjoy Christmas decor & music (in December). Here are a few ways to survive & thrive on Black Friday:

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Toddler Gifts from U-Haul

U-Haul Boxes

From what I’ve heard about kids at this age on Christmas morning, after opening all of her thoughtfully selected and carefully wrapped gifts… I should expect her to toss them aside and begin playing with the gift boxes instead. I’ve come up with a practical solution for Christmas this year. I’m going to do my toddler’s gift shopping at U-Haul. For a reasonable amount of money I can get her a really nice selection of small, medium and large boxes, as well as some bubble wrap and a roll or two of packing tape.

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Free Children’s Books!

Children's Books

The way the economy is these days we all are looking for ways to conserve our cash. One area in which I refuse to skimp is with books for my toddler. I want her to grow up with a love of books, reading and learning. I’ve recently discovered a new cost effective and environmentally friendly alternative to purchasing books. It’s an online company called

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