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Spread Holiday Cheer without Spending!

  • "Giving Back to the Community"
  • "Save Money"
  • Holidays

The holidays are generally a time to spend money and time with your closest friends and family. Thought it should be a happy time, it can be very stressful for those who are short on cash and aren’t able to buy the gifts they would like to for their loved ones. This year, instead of spending money on material gifts, volunteer or donate your time to spread the holiday cheer and make a difference in someone’s life. 

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Holiday Shopping: Black Friday Vs. Cyber Monday

  • Shopping
  • Holidays

‘Tis the season to go shopping! That’s how the song goes, right? The days following Thanksgiving are the biggest shopping days of the year; Black Friday and Cyber Monday. They are both great times to do your holiday shopping, but which one is best? Whether you choose to participate in both or one or the other, they both have pros and cons.   

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How to Throw a Frugal Friendsgiving Feast

  • Budget
  • "Save Money"
  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Holidays

Considering most of your friends are also probably trying to be frugal, have them chip in! This can mean having everyone bring a different side dish for Thanksgiving dinner, or it can mean you put together a money pool and have one person do all of the shopping. It can also just be a BYOB event, since alcohol can quickly become the most expensive part of your Friendsgiving. No matter what you choose, everyone will save money in the long run if everyone contributes. 

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Preparing your Budget for the Holidays

  • Budget
  • Shopping
  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Holidays

It may seem crazy, but the holidays are already here! For most, it can be a time of overindulging. Whether it is on food, or holiday spending, most of us do it to some degree. While we would rather just focus on family time, good food and singing Christmas carols, the reality is that we stress about gift-giving and all the funds needed for holiday parties. Instead of going into debt this year, save money and stay within your holiday budget by using these tips.

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Save Money this Halloween by Throwing a Halloween Party on the Cheap

  • Budget
  • "Save Money"
  • Holidays

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays to celebrate, but can get a little pricey. Especially with Thanksgiving and Christmas following so closely after, October is prime time to be saving money for those holidays. Have fun this year by throwing your own cheap Halloween party with our tips below!

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The Best 4th of July Celebrations in America

  • Illinois
  • Missouri
  • Nevada
  • "New Mexico"
  • Utah
  • Wisconsin
  • Holidays

Are you planning to head to a 4th of July festival this year? Letting someone else put on the fireworks show and cook the food for a change? If you live in Illinois, Missouri, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, or Wisconsin, we’ve done the work for you and scoured the internet to find the best Independence Day celebrations in every state. Check out our top picks.

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Father’s Day: Gifts that Keep Giving

  • Holidays

We all know the generic gifts to give dad every year. A tie, cologne, or a coffee mug. While he probably appreciates anything you give him, putting in a little more effort can go a long way. This Father’s Day, show Dad how much you appreciate him with something he really wants. These gifts may be within your budget, but if you want to make the day extra memorable, getting an installment loan with CreditBox is always a great option.

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Mother’s Day: 5 Gift Experiences Mom Will Love

  • Shopping
  • Holidays

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, you may be struggling to think of a last-minute Mother’s Day gift. Don’t waste your time at the mall or store trying to find something perfect to buy. Chances are you’ll wind up spending too much money on something that’s not perfect, just to get your shopping done. This year, give your mom an experience for Mother’s Day instead. These experiences call all be purchased or performed last-minute, so you can make mom feel special even if you procrastinated.

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4 Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on a Budget

  • Budget
  • Illinois
  • "Tips and Tricks"
  • Holidays

Break out your green and gold – St. Patrick’s Day is almost here. On March 17th, you can celebrate in style even if you’re living on a budget. Check out these 4 ways to enjoy this month’s biggest Irish celebration for free or next to free.

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Valentine’s Day: Romantic Recipes to Make at Home

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  • "Save Money"
  • Holidays

Going out to eat is always more expensive than eating at home, and Valentine’s Day is no exception. Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays that we feel obligated to make a reservation at the fanciest restaurant in town, just to let that special someone know how much we care. Here at CreditBox, we think it means more to make a homemade Valentine’s Day meal, and it saves quite a bit of money, so it’s a win-win. 

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