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10 Great Alternative Christmas Gift Ideas

10 Great Alternative Christmas Gift Ideas

I try to be as creative, non-consumerist, and minimalist as possible at Christmas time. But, after a few years of this, I am really running out of ideas.

I’m pretty sure that my family and friends are tired of receiving homemade candles, tins of cookies, and crocheted scarves, hats, and blankets. I would love to be able to show my family how much I appreciate them by giving them a one of a kind experience this year instead of a home-made gift.

In my quest to think outside the box for my holiday shopping, I created this list of 10 great alternative Christmas gift ideas. Even if you tend to procrastinate on your holiday shopping, you’ll still be able to use this list to find the perfect thing for your loved ones this holiday season.

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December 2018 Life and Money Update + 2018 Recap

It’s the last day of 2018 and it feels like it’s been a whirlwind. Probably the most shocking thing I’ve realized in the last few days is that I’ve now been blogging for 5 YEARS – since December 2013. The last few weeks I’ve been working my way through some of my old content, getting…

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Winter Slump

4 Frugal and Easy Ways to Beat Your Winter Slump

After the holidays, it’s pretty common to fall into a winter slump.

On one hand, you may have lofty goals set for the new year. But on the other, you don’t have as much to look forward to now that the holidays are over.

But in the meantime, you’ve still got things to do and you can’t let your winter slump keep you down.

Here are 4 ways to beat your winter slump this year.

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Minimalist Christmas

How to Have a Minimalist Christmas

As much as I love Christmas and giving gifts, it can get expensive really quickly if you aren’t careful. Although I didn’t set a specific budget for gifts this year, I’m trying to keep it under control as much as possible.

One way that to limit your spending on gifts is to embrace a minimalist Christmas.

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12 Days of Frugal Christmas Traditions

12 Days of Frugal Christmas Traditions

Christmas is a wonderful time of year to create traditions with family. Now that I am a mom, I get to share my favorite Christmas traditions with my kids.

One thing to be wary of though is that the holidays lend themselves to excess.

So, since I’m trying to keep spending under control, I need to make sure we partake in very frugal Christmas traditions.

From trimming the tree, to helping others, there are plenty of frugal Christmas traditions to enjoy as a family.

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November 2018 Life and Money Update

November was pretty great. I spent a few days at home for Thanksgiving and spent some time with friends and family. Plus, I also launched my live video training series for my new product for business owners, Six Figure Systems! Sign up for the training series here. Find out about Six Figure Systems (for business…

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