Five Tips for COOL Summertime Savings!

By Kristen Hagopian

This article is also available on Yahoo's link: http://galtime.com/article/money/38426/15648/5-tips-cool-summertime-savings Well, we’re halfway through a gorgeous summer, and while we’re all enjoying the blue summertime skies, the heat-related bills are definitely adding up as well. Cool off your summertime spending with these easy, money-saving tips! (1) Time to Tweak the Thermostat

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Back to School Clothes for $50 Total

By Kristen Hagopian

This article is also available at Yahoo's link: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/parenting/back-to-school-clothes-for-50-total-2210548/ Whenever I think about the start of the school year, I recall that fabulous Staples commercial where the dad is dancing through the aisles buying school supplies for his two bummed kids as Andy Williams’ “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” plays in

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How to Save Thou$and$ Each Year on Groceries!

By Kristen Hagopian

Also available on Yahoo Shine: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/parenting/how-to-save-thou-and-each-year-on-your-familys-groceries-2010876/ Okay, so I’m reading a news story that says Americans are turning to less expensive culinary choices (read: junk food) and saying it’s in an attempt to save money. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m a comfort food lover of the highest order. There are th

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Save a Bundle on Valentine's Day!

By Kristen Hagopian

This article is also available at Yahoo's link: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/save-a-bundle-on-valentines-gifts-2450978/ Okay, where did January go? Did anybody get the license plate as that month FLEW by? Personally, it’s just a hazy memory of blizzards, snow days and torpedoed New Year’s dieting resolutions blurring together this point. The great news is that Valentine’s Day

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Thanksgiving Menu for 8 - for under $50!

By Kristen Hagopian

This article is also available at Yahoo's link: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/food/thanksgiving-menu-for-8-for-under-50-2407401 There’s no better time than Thanksgiving to realize just how many blessings we have, especially in this crazy day and age. Creating a fabulous Thanksgiving is a wonderful way to show family and friends how much we care, but how do you throw a fantastic shindig wit

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Five Ways to Save On Easter!

By Kristen Hagopian

Also available directly on Yahoo: http://shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/5-ways-to-save-on-easter-2474730 Time to start planning for Easter. It really is a wonderful holiday, and our desire to make it beautiful is completely understandable, but those gorgeous touches (from clothes to décor to candy) can add up quickly. Thankfully, some easy tips can create a holiday that’s not only lovely,

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Fabulously Frugal Fourth of July!

By Kristen Hagopian

Also found at Yahoo's site: http://shine.yahoo.com/event/fourthofjuly/fabulously-frugal-fourth-of-july-2504613/ Hey everybody — Happy Independence Day! Read on for some effortless ideas on doing up this wonderful red, white and blue holiday without spending a lot of green! THE FOOD — Nowhere in literary or movie history have I witnessed a 4 th of July menu that required champagne, fil

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Top 5 Frugal "Investments"

By Kristen Hagopian

Also available at Yahoo: http://shine.yahoo.com/event/financiallyfit/top-5-frugal-investments-2441878 Just about every January publication out there is hammering home their fabulous investment ideas for 2011. I have to admit, I’m addicted to those types of articles. Whether they’re recommending I buy the stock of retail giants, car companies, aeronautical corporations or oil conglomerate

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JOBS - HOW TO GET FULL EMPLOYMENT IN A YEAR OR LESS

By Patrick Astre

JOBS — HOW TO GET FULL EMPLOYMENT IN A YEAR What the government should have done but of course…didn’t do! Picture this: You have an important meeting to get to, you go to your car and it’s got a flat tire. So…you start working on your windshield wipers. People will look and see you working on your car and figure you’re taking action. But in reality, you’re going nowhere until

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What Would Jane Say?, Speak up, Be your brilliant powerful best!

By Kelly Smith

What would Jane Say? “speak up” be your brilliant, powerful best! Cynthia Nixon, who plays Miranda on Sex in the City,recalled her experiences as a female growing up with a mother who constantly told her not to speak up in a recent issue of “O Magazine.” As many of us can relate, Nixon says she has paid a high price for not speaking her truth. Nixon says she has finally learned to sp

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