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Week On The Web: Father’s Day Edition

 Top 8 Frugal Father’s Day Gift Ideas – By Erin Huffstetler

Father’s Day isn’t about expensive gifts, but about showing the dad(s) in your life that you appreciate them. What better way to show dad you care than by giving him a “day off” by completing all of his chores or by making him a week’s worth of special lunches and presenting him with a certificate. If you’re planning on eating out, make sure to do your research as many restaurants will hold special father’s day sales where dad can eat free. Another great gift for dad could be to help him clear his clutter by giving his car a full detailing, cleaning out the garage or by organizing his office. You might be surprised as to how big of an impact tasks like these can have on relieving someone of stress, and that sounds like a kick ars Father’s Day present to me. Check out more of Erin’s Tips by clicking on the link.

Father’s Day Crafts – By CraftsKaboose

Whether you are looking for gift ideas the kids can give dad or are feeling a little creative yourself, check out these awesome homemade crafts. With multiple to sift through, Crafts Kaboose gives you numerous options. Try to pick the crafts that remind you of your dad’s personality and also has a list of required materials that fits your budget.  I especially liked the car nut frame, the denim mp3player pouch and the personalized BBQ Apron. If your dad is “Mr. Fix It”, check out the monogram painted hammer or if he’s more of a brainiac, I recommend going with the customizable Father’s Day crossword and word searches. Crafts are a fun and efficient way to give dad a gift that he will surely remember you by.

How to Turn Your Beer Into A Cup – MensHealth

First off all, we’d like to thank to one of our stumbleupon followers, pupdave, for sharing this with us.  If your dad is a fan of kicking back cold ones, why not make him a set of glasses made from his favorite beer bottles?  In this clever Men’s Health instructional video, you are shown how to make some neat looking glass cups with a just piece of rope, some lighter fluid and some sandpaper. Simply pick up some of Dad’s favorite beers or maybe a cool collection of imported or micro-brewed ones and you’ve found yourself a very creative and inexpensive Father’s Day present.

Just Tell Me What to Buy – Sour from Ballers On Budgets

If you’re running short on time this Father’s Day and just need to pickup something quick, here are a few items you can find for fairly cheap price in many major stores. Also, don’t forget to pickup the Sunday newspaper to take advantage of any Father’s Day sales going on.

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Week On The Web: Valentine’s Day Ideas on a Budget

Valentines Day Ideas on a Budget – By BallersOnBudgets.com

Getting your loved one a gift for Valentines Day shouldn’t be a wallet breaking chore if you go about it with the right mindset. This is a holiday based on showing your significant other that you love and appreciate them not how much money you can spend. There are plenty of simple things that you can do to add a little romance to your relationship. Check out these two articles we wrote for both sexes that should help spark some fun and creative Valentine’s Day gift ideas for you and yours.

For Women on a Budget

For Men on a Budget

30 Frugal Gift Ideas To Show You Appreciate Someone – By zenhabits

For anyone still stumped on what to get your guy or girl this Valentine’s Day, here’s another article on how to show someone you appreciate them by making your gifts more personal.  This list of 30 gift ideas will surely help those looking to make that thoughtful gesture without costing them a ton of cash.

10 Best Indoor At Home Exercises & Workouts without Equipment – By Casey Slide

Besides paid trainers, not a lot of people will say that you have to go to a gym to be able to work out.  If anything, the success of the workout video business should tell you that you have everything you need to get in shape right in the comfort of your own home.  From traditional things like jump rope, lunges and jumping jacks to less obvious methods like cleaning and dancing, there are plenty of ways to get that heartbeat up and those pounds off.

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Week On The Web: Throwing a Cheap Super Bowl Party

 Cheap Super Bowl Party – By Yelena Johnson

It may come as a surprise to some, but The Super Bowl is actually one of the most celebrated events of the year.  The good news for the ballers on budgets out there is that it doesn’t have to be one of the most expensive things to plan a party for. Check out these tips on how to save some cash on your next football party without giving up the food or the fun.

Stanford University’s Entrepreneurship Corner

This site features over 1600 free videos and podcasts of lectures by some of today’s established entrepreneurs thanks to Stanford University.  With such a wealth of information, this site is sure to provide anyone who listens with some great tips on how to successfully start and manage your own company. Stanford University Entrepreneurship Corner is divided into a variety of useful categories, such as; creativity & innovation, product development, finance & venture capital, marketing & sales and more!

Turning Trash to Cash: How to Get Paid to Recycle – By Kira @ Tip Hero

Clear some space in those closets and add some cash to your pocket by reading this article on how to get paid to recycle. You can’t really get a better incentive than receiving cash to get rid of your junk and help conserve the environment at the same time. 

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This Week On The Web: Kids Eat Free Restaraunts

Kids Eat Free – Kicseatfor.com

The name says it all!  This website lets you search for certain days and deals where kids can eat for free at participating restaraunts in your city!

50 Cheap Date Ideas – By Diana Vilibert

When it comes to dating on a budget, creativity is essential.  The next time you plan a date, keep in mind that the most expensive date in the world would eventually become monotonous if you did it over and over again.  Try to think of new and exciting things you can experience with your date.

6 Tips for Saving on Airfares – By Justinsvr      

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This Week On The Web: 7 Tips to Save on Medical Expenses

7 Tips to Save Money on Medical Expenses – By Jim Wang

The costs of health care these days can cause even the most secure family hardships.  This article explains 7 Tips on saving money on medical expenses.

Homemade versions of Girl Scout cookies – By Robin Shreeves

Why buy $5 boxes of cookies from little girls at grocery stores when you can impress your friends and love ones with your own homemade versions of the most popular cookies around?

The 3,000 Mile Oil Change Myth – By Kira @ Tip Hero

Is the 3,000 mile oil change really necessary in modern day cars? This article discusses the pros and cons of paying to get your oil changed every 3000

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Budget Cooking 101: Saltine Cracker Porkchops

 

INGREDIENTS

  • Pork Chops
  • 1 or 2 Eggs
  • Saltine Crackers
  • Salt & Pepper
  • Garlic Salt
  • Hot Spice (optional: Jalapeno Seasoning)

 

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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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