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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: Mother’s Day Edition

 Free Mother’s Day ECards – By All 4 Love.net

Check out this awesome website which features 100% Free Mother’s Day ECARDS. Not only can you customize the text, font etc there’s no required signups or pay later obligations.

Last Minute Mother’s Day Gift Ideas  – By Lee on The Pioneer Woman

If you haven’t gotten anything for mom yet it’s not too late!  Lee writes in this article some awesome gift ideas for mom. Two of my favorites were getting mom two movie ticket certificates and a planted rosebush.  If you’re looking to drop some cash, ereaders are a big to-do this year. A batch of homemade treats was also a good idea. Just remember that the most important part of mother’s day is showing them you care, and that isn’t based on how much money you spend.

Free Business Cards – By Vistaprint

If the mom in your life has a side project or maybe has a gift for something like baking or creating scrapbooks, why not get her some FREE business cards.  This will not only get her started in the right direction but also show her you pay attention and appreciate her talent.  Take a screenshot and print it out a picture of the customized business care and include it with a Mother’s Day Card or email it to her since she won’t actually be able to get the cards that day.

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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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This Week On The Web: Attending a Wedding on a Budget

How to Attend a Wedding on a Budget – Kira @ Tip Hero

As spring approaches, so does the wedding season and all the costs involved. Attending a wedding can quickly become an expensive ordeal if you are not careful.  This article offers some great ideas on ways to save money on transportation, attire, gifts and more.

10 Tips on Saving Money on Clothes – By 101waystosavemoney.com

There is more to saving money on clothes than simply avoiding the name brands. A frugal clothes shopper will constantly stay on top of the current deals and isn’t afraid to check out the thift/surplus stores or even the consignment shops. Another money saving tip is to find items that can serve a dual purpose and save you from having to buy two things.

Make Extra Money with Freelance Writing – By PT

In today’s day and age, content is key to staying relevant in the web world.  It is because of this reason that many people are earning extra money freelance writing for multiple sources from the comfort of their home. Check out this article for one person’s perspective on successful freelance writing.

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Valentines Day Ideas for Women on a Budget

narabiaondeviantartdotcomFrom a man’s perspective, Valentines Day gift shopping should be fairly simple for a female. Some men believe that this “holiday of romance” is a female holiday that pressures the man into proving romanticism and satisfying his partner; however, the goal for women on Valentines Day is the same goal that men share – to demonstrate your love and appreciation for your mate. This simple task does not require a lot of money.

Coupons

Explore your creative side and design fun coupons out of construction paper. An intense backrub, favorite homemade meal, boys night out, guy movie, and laundry service are a few suggestions to get you started. Instruct your mate to redeem them at a time of his choosing.

Human fondue

Purchase chocolate syrup, frosting, fruit, and whip cream from the grocery store and have an imaginative night of foreplay.

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