Month: June 2010

Budget Cooking 101: Sweet Ball in a Basket

A quick, cheap breakfast recipe for people on a budget and in a hurry.

Olive oil (optional)
Salt & Pepper (optional)

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The April 2010 issue of Campus Talk Magazine contains two pie charts illustrating the difference between how Americans SAY they will use their tax refunds and how they actually use it. In the graphic, 57 percent say they will invest or save their money, 21 percent will use it to pay down debt, 12 percent will use it on home or car repairs and 10 percent will give it to charity.

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Father’s Day on a Budget – Make It Personal

Don’t let a low bank account get you down this Father’s Day. There are plenty of thoughtful gift alternatives that can show dad you care without spending a lot of money. The good thing about holidays such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day is that the quality of the gift comes more from the amount of thought you put into it rather than the amount of money you spend.

One of the best ways to make dad feel loved and appreciated is to think about what he likes to do with his free time then find a way to either enjoy it with him or give a gift that will help him enjoy his free time more. Be creative. If you don’t have money to purchase dad tickets to a sporting event, spend a couple hours bargain shopping for sports clothing and memorabilia. If you can’t afford that new tech toy dad’s been talking about, purchase him a subscription to a gadget magazine, or buy him an accessory to one of his current toys instead.

The most important thing to remember is that the best gift decision comes from within, only you have the power to make it

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