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[7 May 2013 | One Comment | 3,342 views]
Eight tips for vacation savings

As school lets out for the summer, vacations are on many families’ minds. A Credit Counseling of Arkansas (CCOA) website poll showed that 84 percent of families haven’t had a vacation in the past year. Many can’t afford to take one unless they pinch their pennies. But whether someone plans an elaborate vacation or something close to home, it is vital to first create a vacation budget to avoid overspending, as spending too much will ultimately just add more stress to a family and their finances.
“People are still feeling pinched …

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[29 Apr 2013 | 2 Comments | 5,948 views]
Fast, Easy, Protein-Filled Breakfast

ROGERS, AR — It’s difficult for working people to get a fast, nutritious breakfast at home, so they’re tempted to hit the drive-through for some deep-fried, starchy potatoes or runny eggs thrown on a half-toasted, half-soggy 99-cent deal in a sack.
Well, working people unite! Get a real plate, eat real food, and sit down for 15 minutes before you hit the door and day 345,986 of the rat race.
It’s easy to find products in your supermarket that make preparing breakfast easy and fast.
Take the Great Day Farms cage-free eggs. A dozen …

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[19 Nov 2010 | 5 Comments | 1,949 views]
Surviving ‘Black Friday’

Black Friday.
For some people, those two words represent opportunity. For others – dread.
The National Retail Federation estimates that 138 million Americans will use the three-day weekend that starts the day after Thanksgiving to launch their holiday shopping. That represents billions of dollars of potential sales, so retailers plan for Black Friday for months and open at extra-early hours to take advantage. Most offer “door-buster” sales designed to play to the rush.
Whether shoppers dive in on Nov. 26 or take on holiday shopping later, the season of giving can give consumers …