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How to buy ahead for NEXT year (and make it fit within your budget).

Howdy! Sorry (yet again) for all the crickets over here. The kids and I decided to take one last spontaneous trip back home to Oregon to visit my folks for Labor Day. Sure, my daughter is missing her first 5 days of preschool (first day of school, whaaaaaa?) but with Daddy being gone for work

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How much to spend on your kids for Christmas: Part III…the “HOW”

You guys still hanging in there? Part 3 is finally here! Let’s recap: Part I covered the “WHAT” behind buying your kids presents for Christmas – how to avoid going into the “unnecessary” zone and overpaying when you just don’t need to. Part II covered the “WHY”, and helped us figure out why do should/shouldn’t

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How much to spend on your kids for Christmas: Part II…the “WHY”

Yesterday we covered Part I of the “How much to spend on your kids for Christmas” 3-part series. Today it’s time for Part II…the “WHY” of it all (P.S check out Part III when you’re done with this one). Yesterday we discussed how to avoid going into the “unnecessary” territory when buying gifts (overspending on

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How much to spend on your kids for Christmas: Part I…the “WHAT”

Today I was going to write a post about budgeting for Christmas gifts this year. While that post will still be written (stay tuned), I decided that this post should come first. I’m sure we can all agree that the true meaning of Christmas doesn’t involve gifts. Amen to that. BUT…I’m sure we can also

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