5 Easy Ways to Save During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is rapidly approach here! And you know what that means, a lot of gifts and a lot of swiping of your credit cards.  But just because the holiday season is here does not mean that you have to break the bank to enjoy it.  Heck, there are many ways to enjoy the holidays frugally and keep the expenses down as low as possible.  In this article, I wanted to share the five easy ways my wife and family keep our costs down and avoid unnecessary spending without sacrificing the spirit of the season.   Time to check them out!

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Bert’s December Watch List

First of all, I want to take the time to wish everyone a Merry Christmas.  Today is such a great day as you get to sit down with family, share stories, exchange gifts, and spend some time catching up with each other.   Hopefully everyone is having a relaxing, special, day off.  I know Lanny and I are.   A few days ago, I published my 2016 goals article and I have been inspired over the last few days to find some great dividend growth stocks to add to my portfolio.   After all is said in done, there have been two stocks recently that I keep coming back to and wanting to add to my position/initiate a position in my portfolio.  Here is my December Watch List everyone!

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Black Friday Shopping & Thanksgiving – Frugal Style!

Grey Thursday, Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Holy SH&T Saturday – you name it, the Thanksgiving week has many nicknames for each day for shopping.  What does all of this really lead to?  Broke Tuesday.  As we come to the holiday season, Thanksgiving, let’s remember to keep our frugal hats on as much as possible and cherish what’s really important, as well as keeper our pockets a little tighter by not falling into the “Jones'” or the social media trends that are blasting us to buy a new 70 inch LED TV, Gaming System, Phone, Laptop, Jacket, Shoes and a new car.  Is that what it’s all about?  Let’s take a look at the way to balance it, why it’s okay to find an item or two that you need and what the holiday can truly be celebrated as.

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