Monthly archive: November 2011

I feel it is very important to teach children about money and finances when they are young and Junior Achievement is an important part in that. Through Junior Achievement, business professionals volunteer their time in area classrooms to teach financial lessons to students. Each session is 5 visits to the classroom, with each visit between [...]

There are many retailers that offer another gift card for a certain amount when you purchase holiday gift cards. One example is Hornbachers deal which is valid thru today. There are many restaurants that offer this kind of deal also. Even if you are not giving the gift cards as gifts but frequent the establishments [...]

DIY Candles

Over the holiday weekend my mom and I made these candles with the help of a couple of my nieces and nephews. We brushed Modge-Podge (you could also used watered down white glue) on a glass container and rolled it in Epsom salt. Once it is dry you can place on a decorative plate with [...]


Today is known as CyberMonday. CyberMonday is the online equivalent of Black Friday. Many online retailers are having sales like other stores have deals on Black Friday. Online shopping is becoming more popular with people for their holiday and everyday shopping. Many stores offer free shopping and other deals trying to get your business. It [...]

Blog recap

Following is a recap of the some of my posts from the last couple of weeks. There is a new pop-up store of locally made products at Unglued Christmas Market. Information on area holiday light displays. Kids eat free at Juanos until the end of December. There are many ways to donate during the holiday [...]

Now that we are past Thanksgiving, the Christmas season is in full swing. Jessica at Life as Mom has put together a list of Christmas movies to watch during the holiday season. We are all busy with our schedules but it is important to also schedul family time.

For several years Butterball has offered the Butterball Turkey Talk line 1-800 BUTTERBALL (800 288-8372) for people with questions on preparing turkey and other holiday items. Now there are a variety of resources for holiday cooking questions. Sunday, November 20, the Food Network had a Thanksgiving LIVE program, which I am sure will be shown [...]

I haved discussed several times about the importance of having money put away for emergencies. Yesterday my car battery died without any notice. Actually I had my car in a parking lot yesterday and had moved it closer to the building to load some items into my car. A few minutes later I tried to [...]

If you are looking for a source for local handmade items for gifts, check out the Unglued Christmas Market at 68 Broadway, Fargo. It will be open from Black Friday until Christmas Eve. It will be open Thursdays 5pm – 9 pm, Friday and Saturday 10 am – 9 pm, Sunday noon-9 pm. The boutique [...]

Just as it is important to make a list and budget for holiday spending it is also helpful to keep your spending under control throughout the year. One way to do this is to track your expenses. For at least a month, keep track of everything you spend money on. This way you can see [...]