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4 Ways To Simplify Your Holiday Shopping List

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: August 18, 2013 | Categories: Guest Posts, Holidays and Observances, How To, Money Talk, Savings, Shopping
4 ways to simplify holidy shopping

Guest Post Image Source Summer is winding down and thoughts of sugar plums and electronic gadgets will start dancing in the kiddies’ heads. The holiday season is almost upon us! We all know that finding the ideal presents for your family, friends, children and co-workers can be stressful and time consuming. By simplifying your holiday […]

5 Easy Ways to Save Money On Electronics

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 24, 2013 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Coupons, Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post Image Source Much to my wife’s dismay, I am a guy who loves bright and shiny electronics and gadgets. But the good news for her is that I refuse to pay full-price, or anything remotely close to full-price for that matter. Over the years I have discovered some pretty cool tricks to find […]

Teaching a Child about Financial Responsibility

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: June 6, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Parenting, Savings
teaching a child about financial responsibility

Guest Post Before I get to my article, I want to personally thank Donna for allowing me to contribute to her terrific blog a couple times per month. I hope to bring you some money saving tips and related coupons to help make your paycheck go a little bit further, or like today’s post, offer […]

3 Ways to Secure Your “Nest Egg”

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: March 25, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings
3 ways to secure your nest egg

Guest Post Image Source Most would agree that it has become more challenging than ever for people to save for retirement, let alone grow funds and secure a decent sized nest egg. Because return assumptions have dropped and interest rates are so low, people often need to stretch their available funds in ways that they […]

How to Save Money on Valentine’s Day Shopping + $500 Cash Giveaway

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: February 7, 2013 | Categories: Bargains and Deals, Coupons, Deals of the Day, Giveaways, Savings, Shopping

It’s that time of year again… time to find that special gift for mi amor. Make that my loves, because I need gifts for the two special guys in my life. I think harder about Valentines gifts then I do most other gifts (except birthday gifts). I think they should be more personal. I do […]

What is Frugality, Anyhow?

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: January 7, 2013 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings
What is frugality

Guest Post Image Source Ever talk to someone who tells you that they’re interested in frugality, love to read about frugality, and their biggest role models are thrifty people like Amy Dacyzyn and Dave Ramsey? Then you discover that these people are not poor at all – perhaps they’re even richer than you’d ever hope […]

Loyalty and Reward Cards Made Easy with LOC Card

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: December 8, 2012 | Categories: Coupons, Freebies, Frugal Tips, Savings, Shopping

I am a “loyal” user of loyalty and reward cards. In fact, I rarely grocery shop unless I have a loyalty card for that particular grocery store. Just don’t do it. I like saving money, or getting .05 cents off per gallon of gas… which I get when I shop at my local Ingles, or […]

6 Tiny Money-Saving Habits That Make a Huge Difference

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: October 7, 2012 | Categories: Financial, Frugal Tips, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post Image Source If you’re the frugal type you’d be forgiven to think that you already do everything within your power to cut down on expenses. However, even if you cut old school coupons and buy in bulk, there are still a 6 little-known tactics you may want to consider adding to your money […]

5 Ways To Save Money For College

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 11, 2012 | Categories: Education, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Image Source College education is expensive. But then again, if you want to be assured of a brighter future, a College Degree is required. If you want to establish a career later on then you should pursue College education. It may cost you a lot but there are definitely ways in which you can save […]

Saving money by growing vegetables and herbs

By: Donna Chaffins | Date: September 5, 2012 | Categories: Food, Guest Posts, Money Talk, Savings

Guest Post Image Source People are trying to find different ways to save money. However, all ways are not convenient for everyone. One of the easiest and universally accepted ways is to grow your own vegetables and herbs. All you need is a piece of land and a heart to do gardening. Your grocery bills […]