10 Ways to Recover from a Blown Holiday Budget After the Holidays

The holidays are a time for fun, big holiday meals, family get-togethers, and lots of gift-giving. When the holidays are over, though, you may find yourself to be a couple of pounds heavier and a couple of hundred dollars lighter in the bank account.

Don’t worry. There are several ways that you can get yourself back in financial shape after the holidays.

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Hosting Thanksgiving on a Budget

Thanksgiving can be one of the most exciting holidays of the year. It is also one of the most stressful times if you are hosting Thanksgiving dinner.

Creating a Thanksgiving feast is not only a major investment in time, it can also empty your wallet quicker than you think. The good news is that there are several proven ways to host a Thanksgiving dinner on a budget.

Here are some proven steps that can help you save more during your next Thanksgiving celebration.

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Do You Have a Christmas Gift Budget? Why Not?

Christmas will be here before you know it. Have you given thought about the gifts you will purchase for friends and family?  While it’s important to realize Christmas is not always about gifts and money, it is an opportunity to be generous.  Even if you’re normally frugal, Christmas may be a time to spend a little more than you ordinarily would on those you love. Splurging a little during this time of year doesn’t have to wreck your finances. Here are a few key suggestions to help establish budget for gift spending.

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Budget Tips to Curtail Your Halloween Spending

Halloween is notorious for being an expensive holiday. Planning ahead and creating a budget before you shop can help keep you organized, save you money and put you on track for a successful holiday season.

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11 Smart Ways to Save Money on Groceries

You may have noticed recently that your grocery bill is climbing. Food costs are increasing in America, and it can take a big bite out of your monthly budget. However, everyone must eat!

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24 Great Money Saving Tips by Going Green

Today many people are discovering that living a life that is eco-friendly is not only better for the planet, it might be better for their health and their wallet.  If you're the type of person who likes to save money, chances are you already are going "green."  Being green doesn't have to include installing solar panels and buying an electric car - although both of those are great steps to living an eco-friendly lifestyle. There are smaller, everyday things you can do that can add up to big savings while still allowing you to be environmentally conscious.

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5 Ways to Save Money on Your Fall Capsule Wardrobe

Fall is almost here -- time to trade in your flip-flops and tank tops for boots and sweaters. A fall capsule wardrobe lets you build a versatile, fashionable wardrobe without spending a fortune. How can you go about building your own capsule wardrobe in order to stay within budget this fall?

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You Won't Believe How Easy It Is to Spend Less of Your Money!

Are you afraid to look at your bank balance? Is there a purchase you want to make that you feel you just can’t afford? Are you making good money but still feel like you’re living pay check to pay check?

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5 Tips for Paying Back a Personal Installment Loan

Managing your personal finances can be a challenge. It's not uncommon to run into unexpected financial emergencies which you might not be able to meet with your cash on hand. When this happens, you might want to consider applying for a personal installment loan to help meet your needs. 

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DIY Tricks to Make Halloween a Financial Treat

Holidays can be expensive. Halloween is no exception. In addition to costumes, decorations and tasty treats, hosting a Halloween party could place a strain on your budget. But it doesn’t have to! 

With a little creativity and ‘witch-craftiness’, you can throw the ultimate Halloween party without breaking the bank.

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