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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!

Win a free trip to Walt Disney World from VarageSale

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!

Vintage photo of an exhasted mother and child in a cluttered room

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

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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 Tips 2012

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

The Christmas Gift Aftermath

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 PaperBackSwap.com.

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