Christmas

6 Festive, Frugal Ways to Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays

Suggestions for holiday decorating: Be frugal. Be classy. Don't put a giant animatronic Santa in your living room because seriously, it's kind of scary.

5 Rules for Planning Your Most Affordable Christmas Ever

Christmas is coming, but don't make it a great December and a horrible January. Follow these Christmas rules to make it affordable.

5 Easy Ways to Save Some Green This Holiday Season

A little spending moderation can't hurt this holiday season, and it might even put us back in touch with the true spirit and ideals of the season. Here's how to enjoy the holidays

Start Stockpiling Now: Four Cheap Christmas Gifts to Make

I love receiving homemade Christmas gifts, and also enjoy making my own. However, a homemade gift can be really expensive if you pay full price for the ingredients. Fortunately, a

Dreaming of a Frugal Christmas: 6 Things You Can Make That People on Your List Will Use and Want

You know sometime in November you'll be rushing around trying to think of cheap Xmas gifts to buy or make. Why the rush? Start now with some simple fun things to make that everyone

I Love Tax Season (and Why It's Like Christmas)

I have a confession to make: I love tax season. Not just the days when I do my taxes or when I file my taxes or get a chunk of change deposited to my account, but the entire Tax S

Last Minute Wrapping Paper: 5 Options

I've been known to wrap presents literally five minutes before the family has planned to open them — and that means there's no time for a last minute run to the store for a roll of

Last minute tips for quick and easy homemade Holiday cards. .

It happens every year to my family. We think we have all of the Holiday cards done and in the post, and then we get one out of nowhere from someone completely unexpected. If you've

Making Christmas the Smart Way

When I was growing up, I looked forward to the mysterious day that would come anywhere from a month to a couple of weeks before Christmas, when my mom would call us and everyone in

Holiday Gift Ideas Straight Out of Your Pantry

When it comes to thinking up creative holiday gifts, it's worth taking a look in your pantry. If you're looking for a way to make your own holiday gift from scratch, consumables —

Giving Gifts That Will Save Money

I love the holiday season. I love being able to bake cookies and give them to my friends, put up decorations and — most of all — give gifts. But with only a couple of weeks left un

Many Happy Returns: 5 Tips for Getting What You Really Want This Holiday

Sadly, a recent poll by Inside Indiana Business reports that 13 percent of consumer

Revive Old Toys for Extra Christmas Savings (and Sanity)

It has officially begun. My four-year-old has tuned out the real world in favor of loud Saturday morning commercials advertising the best of mu

To life, to life, la kayim! The joy of home-enhanced booze.

OK, so this is too late for Christmas, but there's still time before New Year's to try this out. I was pondering the range of joy and sorrow that is the homemade gift. [more]

Deadweight loss of Christmas: Economist explains why gifts are inefficient

Did you unwrap any crappy presents this morning? Are you thinking that all the shopping and running around was a big waste of time? [more]

Hype is Expensive

I want a Wii. I really really want one. I’m an avid female gamer and I am dying to play Trauma Center: Second Opinion so I can use Nintendo’s innovative remotes to perform surgery. [more]

101 Classic Christmas Videos Online

Greedo at Fanpop compiled an amazing list of links to Christmas videos that can be viewed online. [more]

Mountain Dew Christmas Tree

These guys started with four hundred empty cans of Mountain Dew, a pipe, and a dream...to make a Christmas tree out of soda cans.

A Couple of Morning Links to Help You Save (Christmas Presents, Anyone?)

Amazin’ Amazon Hacks Probargainhunter.com offers some great links to bargains in the vast universe that is Amazon, as well as an explanation of how to find your own bargains, in the departments, stores, and categories that interest you. Schweeeet [more]