10 Things to Consider Before Buying a New Appliance …

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  Buying new appliances, whether it’s a fridge, a microwave or a toaster, can be stressful! It’s easy to get confused with so many different brands and models available, all offering different features and options but here are a couple of simple tips that will keep you on track and hopefully make a difficult decision a little easier:   Start with your budget! This is really one of the first things to consider when buying a new appliance … how much can you afford to spend? Some purchases will be planned whereas others will come out of the blue, but … read more

How to Save a Small Fortune on the Cost of Hair Care …

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I am regularly complimented on the shine and condition of my hair and, while I’m always surprised, I also have to giggle at the “shock” that registers on peoples’ faces when I explain how little attention I give my hair and how little it costs. On the other hand, I have a very dear friend, who is mortified by my casual treatment of my locks and feels that my attitude is totally disrespectful to the “Hair Gods” and every hairdresser that’s ever walked the planet!  She chooses the full service treatment from her hairdresser and, while I completely respect her choices, I … read more

How to Save Money on Gift Wrapping …

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Many times throughout the year, we all find the need to give gifts for all kinds of events such as birthdays, weddings, engagements, anniversaries, special days like Mothers Day and Fathers Day, Christmas and so on.  And while sticking to a budget to purchase these gifts, the cost of wrapping paper, gift bags, ribbons, bows, boxes and cards is often overlooked.  These extra items can be quite expensive and can significantly add up of the space of one year. Here are some tips and suggestions that I use to help reduce the cost: Buy your wrapping paper from a … read more