1. Homemade Holiday Gifts

    Cookie Recipe JarsThe holidays are a time for giving. Generosity, however, may leave you with an empty wallet as well as a full heart. According to the American Research Group, Inc., the average person spent $801 on holiday shopping in 2013. What’s a good way to keep the spirit of the season when on a tight budget?

    Consider making a homemade holiday gift that can be perfect for next-door neighbors, children’s teachers, or your fourth cousin twice-removed. Here are some low-cost gift ideas:

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  2. Making the Most Out of Thanksgiving Leftovers

    Thanksgiving LeftoversGathered around the Thanksgiving table is a prime opportunity to “talk turkey,” not just about the bird on the table but also about doing something beneficial with the leftovers and reducing food waste.

     

    Here are some ways you can get creative with Thanksgiving leftovers:

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  3. Creative Uses for Leftover Halloween Candy

    Halloween candy leftoversHalloween has passed, leaving behind a mound of lingering treats in the homes of many families. To help keep your children (and you) away from too much sugary indulgence, here are some helpful hints for making good use of leftover candy:

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  4. Money-Saving Lunch Ideas

    0905-save-money-on-lunchSaving money is probably on the top of really everybody’s list of priorities, but it’s easier said than done. What with all the television and radio ads, banners on websites and roadside billboards seen on your way to work, it often seems as if we can’t go for more than ten minutes without being pressured into spending hard-earned money.

    Whether you’re saving for something big such as a house or your child’s education, or just looking to have extra dollars in your pocket, you can get a head start with the following helpful ideas for saving lunchtime money.

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  5. Make Healthy Choices for Your Father’s Day Barbecue

    Couple grillingA time-honored tradition of Father’s Day remains the backyard barbecue. Hamburgers and hot dogs usually top the menu, but consider some healthier alternatives. We all want to have dad around for a long time.

    According to doctors and nutrition experts, dietary choices play a big role in maintaining good health throughout life. Here are some healthy barbecue recipes to consider when planning a cookout in honor of dad:

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