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How To Live Like A Diva On A Dime
February 3, 2010 at 12:19 pm 0


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For all the budget babes out there a few simple tricks to help you live like a diva on a dime. You don't have to become a shut-in, eat budget food only, or stop seeing your friends. You just have to make a few simple changes that let you keep more money in your pocket while also socializing, having fun and enjoying the good life. Here are a few simple things you can do to live like a queen when you have a tight budget: Go Out Later. If your friends are going out for a night on the town at 7 you can meet them at 9 instead. You'll have saved two hours of cocktails which could easily save you $50...plus you'll feel better the next day with a few fewer glasses of bubbly in your system. Meet Your Friends For Desert Instead of Dinner. When your friends are going to a fancy dinner at that super chic new restaurant and you really want to see it you don't have to miss out altogether. Tell your friends that you aren't able to meet them for dinner (you don't need to say you can't afford it if you don't want) but you'd love to meet them for desert. Cook Gifts For People. Is that $25 pricetag for thank you flowers to your friend that did you a favour a bit tough to swallow? Make them some super cute cupcakes or their favourite cookies! You will save a bundle, and you get to do some creative expression with your cupcake decorating. Double Check Your Receipts. This may sound a little stingy, but do you think the huge corporation that you buy your groceries at deserves the $5.00 they overcharged you more than you do? If you check your bills every time you'll be amazed how much extra you are paying - so get that money back and put it to better use! Do Your Research. Before you buy something that costs more than $100 check online to see if you can buy it at a factory outlet or a website for less. Why pay more when you get the same quality goods that you do in the store? Find The Best Time To Make A Purchase. Lots of companies have regular sales, or days of the week that things go on sale. If you are thinking of taking a trip you may be able to save money if you buy it online after midnight in the middle of the week. Lots of other industries have similar best times to buy, so ask when the lowest prices become available and save yourself a bundle! Photo Credit: Wisconsin Dells Attractions
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Holiday Shopping Made Easy
December 15, 2009 at 9:09 am 0
December is upon us and that means it's time to start thinking about holiday planning - which of course includes coming up with just the right gift for everyone on your holiday list. It's not enough to give a gift card, a bottle of wine, or something equally as impersonal to your friends, family, colleagues and associates. It's no longer ok to just throw something together and pass it off as a present. And re-gifting...well it's just bad news to hand off a present to your friend when clearly it wasn't intended for them. So what's a girl to do? Pressed for time, stressed with work, exhausted by holiday planning, and worn out by the many obligatory holiday parties that just can't be missed? This year it's time to do something completely different. Set aside a full night, a glass of wine, and a computer, and find all your gifts in one go! That's right ladies, the perfect solution is to do all your holiday shopping online this year. Here’s the best site I found to shop online. They have such an awesome selection for every price range and they ship it wherever you want - saving you time, money, and all the frustration from dealing with the hordes of people at the mall! I’m not usually that excited about holiday shopping, but now that I can do it all online and save myself heaps of stress and time I’m really starting to get into the spirit of giving in a big way!
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