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Welcome to Your Frugal Backyard Staycation

When most people are hitting the road to go on an expensive holiday, frugal families are considering staycations instead. Here are some ideas to give your kids something cool to write about in their inevitable “what I did last summer” essay and some ways for adults to relax and recharge, too.

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7 Ways to Save Money on Easter Dinner

We’re “hopping” like crazy to share ideas to help you pinch every penny you can while still making an Easter dinner to remember.

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How to Build the Ultimate Frugalite Easter Basket

Here’s a list of Easter basket awesomeness that your kids will love that won’t make you feel like you’re putting your budget at risk.

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Easy, Thrifty, No-Egg Cookies from Pantry Ingredients

Are you down to the wire and need some holiday treats? Here are some simple, egg-free recipes for Christmas cookies that are right from the pantry (with the exception of …

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20 FREE and FESTIVE Ways to Wrap Christmas Gifts

It’s fun to see the beautiful packages under the tree, but for the $30-50 you spend on gift wrap, fancy ribbon, and gift tags, you could buy another gift or fund your holiday feast. Here are 20 free and festive ways to wrap presents.

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How to Make Frugal Gift Baskets for $10 or Less

Putting inexpensive yet thoughtful items into baskets or other containers, then presenting them festively are great ways to create a budget-friendly present.

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Creating a Holiday Budget and Sticking to It

There are two things that make all the difference in the world during the holidays and into the New Year. 1) Making a budget and 2) Sticking to it.

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The Best Bargains at the After-Thanksgiving Clearance Sales

After a holiday can be prime-time for bargain hunters. If you are seeking post-Thanksgiving deals, here’s what to look for on the clearance aisles.

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How to Have a Thrifty Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving is wonderful, but nobody is grateful for the price tag. Don’t spend a month’s grocery budget on just one meal – check out our tips for an affordable feast.

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Festive Fall Decorating on a Dime

Make your home warm, cozy, and inviting without spending a fortune. If you’re hosting Thanksgiving, you’ll want to show off your harvest-season best.

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