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Frugal Fun: Having Fun For Less During the Holidays

By the time you see this, your young children will be in the midst of a holiday break. A long holiday break. A very long holiday break. And they’ll be bored. Correction, they’ll be very bored. They’ll get tired of their Christmas gifts two seconds after they open them and they’ll bother you every five minutes to do something. You, also on holiday break, will shoo them away while you say you don’t have money to do anything. But the kids want to have some fun.Continue Reading

Holiday Vacations: How to Enjoy Without Going Broke

The winter holiday season is nearly upon us. You can tell this by the winter jackets your young family is now wearing, the lack of leaves on the trees, and the non-stop Christmas music on all your preset radio stations. Many people thrive this time of year, becoming jolly and festive as they prepare Thanksgiving and Christmas celebrations for friends and family. You? Well, you tend to hide in your basement until the beginning of the new year, despite the fact your family wants to see you. Instead of avoiding the outside for the last 61 days of the year, you may want to consider a vacation to get away from the chaos.Continue Reading

A Las Vegas Vacation: Right for Your Family?

Ah, Las Vegas. Sin City. Home of luxurious resorts, celebrity chef dining, non-stop gambling and outrageous electric bills from all the lights. Every year millions of visitors from across the globe trek to this desert oasis to forget about the troubles of their everyday lives and potentially start new ones as they give up their homes for some extra Blackjack chips. It’s an adult playground full of vice, sin, and insane bottled water prices.Continue Reading

Travel Spending: Yet More Tips to Save Money on Vacation

We’re here again, the time of year people call vacation, holiday, or time off. Be it a few days or a few weeks, folks pack bags, stop the mail and head out on the road for a new adventure. Most of the times these quests are full of excitement and wonder. However, there are some vacations loaded down with dread and despair as funds for various accommodations and activities dwindle. This can cut a vacation short and make a young family quite miserable.Continue Reading

Timeshare = Timewaste: Why You Should Never Consider a Timeshare

You may have recently received an offer from a large hotel chain with the following information — stay at such-and-such resort for this low price during the summer. All they want in return is 90 minutes of your time to talk about their vacation timeshare program. Sounds great, right? You hang out in Florida, California, Myrtle Beach, Las Vegas or other resort town for a low price, listen to their sales pitch, and respectfully decline to make a purchase in order to go back to your vacation.Continue Reading

Why Buy When You Can Swap?

Long before the first coin exchanged hands, people tended to barter with each other for a product or needed task. This practice of swapping one skill or object for another faded as cash became the way to garner goods and services. However, thanks to the Great Recession and the Internet, the swap has made a strong comeback. If you can pack it, ship it, or get to the destination, you can trade for work, clothing, and books. Even some local organizations within your community or government allow you to swap unused items for ones you need. Below are some modern-day swaps for your consideration.Continue Reading