Gifts: Just For You

The Best Holiday Gifts to Give Without Breaking the Bank

It’s August! Time to talk about Christmas and Hanukkah presents!


Yes, I know Santa and Hanukkah Harry are still tanning in the Hawaiian Islands and sharing last year’s stories over shaved Hawaiian ice. So why talk Christmas and Hanukkah now?

Let me explain.
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How We Hacked Black Tie Attire for $20

Recently, we were invited to a wedding and were so excited to attend. And then, 3 days before the wedding, we found out it was “black tie only.”

At this point, we slightly panicked.  It was the night before we were leaving for the beautiful, touristy beach town where the wedding was to be held and neither of us owned any black tie attire.

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How To Throw Your Money Away – Almost Literally

Open your wallet and take out three dollars. Now, go to a public trashcan (where you won’t be tempted to dig it out). Look into the trashcan; inhale the sweet scent of rotting food, receipts, and stale beer. Stare at the trash – doesn’t it look so pretty? Now hold your fist with the three dollars in it over the trashcan, and let go. Can you do it? I bet you can’t (or if you can, you don’t want to).

Interestingly, many of us do just this without realizing it.

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