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8 Steps to Keep your Holiday Season Debt Proof

Borrowing money for the holiday season is no misnomer for many American families.  American families are constantly being bombarded with retailer’s advertisements of buying, and fighting the buying temptation can be difficult.  Statistics show that nearly 1 in 10 families borrow money to spend on Christmas gifts and those same families are unable to pay their bills at the end of month in December.  Read the rest at Your black world

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4 Tips for Protecting your Finances Online on Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday has been called the most profitable online shopping day for retailers since 2005.    Online retailers have been rallying to get Black Friday shoppers to continue their shopping frenzy until Monday, with hopes that this year will be even more profitable.  But consumers who are planning to shop on Cyber Monday, to score big on sales for the holidays.  Here are 4 tips to consider when shopping on Cyber Monday.

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Are You Up for a Coupon Challenge?

   The holidays are coming and making sure my family stays within our budget is key to me. But  I do have to admit, although I have my family on a strict budget plan, and although we stay within our spending limits overall.  The area we tend to overspend is with the grocery/food bill. So enough  is enough, I’m taking on the coupon challenge.  During the holidays overspending can occur and it’s very important to not neglect your budget during the holiday season.  For some people looking to save and not overspend,  holiday shopping begins in Fall, this practice allows you to stay on top of your budget allows you to eliminate wasteful spending.  So back to my coupon challenge I’ve did my research, so that I can take some  tips from other people who have been successful with coupons.  In my Googles earch I came across the website of couponmom.com and I been using her website as a guide, so far I am impress with her coupon saving tactics.  I just started this coupon exercise this weekand I am noticing the food savings. Right now I’m only buying what’s on sale and utilizing coupons with the sale items.  What I also learned that many of the stores have website where you can sign up and get additional savings.   Well as I mention earlier int his blog the holidays are coming and my goal is to plan my holiday food shopping list now.  Until next time, I’ll let you know how it goes

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