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Being a Grinch Isn't So Bad for Your Wallet

With just a few days remaining the countdown to Christmas has begun. For those of you who haven't even started shopping (you know who you are) the pressure on. So is the temptation to just give in and become a big spender. Giving has turned into a status statement and it need not become that, especially in our heavily indebted consumer era.
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Are You a Hard-to-Buy-For Mom Like Me?

I admit that I'm a hard-to-buy-for Mama, usually offering few suggestions of what I'd like for the holidays. But ask me what I want for the kids, I can instantly rhyme off gifts for my entire brood. This is often the case with us Mamas who put our families first, and ourselves last. So I've decided to make a wish list for the Holidays, and cease being the difficult one this year.

Top Five Wine and Book Pairings for the Holidays

I'm already savouring the books I plan to dive into this holiday season as much as the wines I'll enjoy. Just for fun, I've paired some of this season's bestsellers with this season's best cellars. (Sorry, I couldn't resist.) Let's drink to the marriage of wine and words!
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Buy Nothing Day.. On Black Friday?

Supporters of Buy Nothing Day are urging you to go “cold turkey” when it comes to shopping this Black Friday. According to a story in Adbusters.org, abstaining on Buy Nothing Day can give participants...