Stocking Stuffers Under $5

Stocking Stuffers Under $5

Stocking Stuffers Under $5

Although I love the idea of stuffing stockings for my family members, I feel like it’s too expensive to do. However, I’ve found a bunch of cheap items that actually make this possible for me. I decided to share my findings with you. I hope you enjoy this list of stocking stuffers that are priced for under $5.

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Hot Christmas Items That Are Selling Out Fast

Hot Christmas items that are selling out fast.

Christmas time is here again and it’s time to begin holiday shopping. Many people missed a bunch of the hot Christmas items last year. Therefore, I’ve compiled a list of hot items to keep an eye for this year. Please, take a look below and be sure to tell me if I’ve missed any.

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Arcade 1-Up

These things are the new craze! I understand why because arcade were a big hit when they first arrived on the scene. Now, decades later they make a reappearance and we still love them so much. These arcades each come with 4 different games and there are plenty of different types to choose from.

Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to find them online. Therefore, you may want to consider checking out your local Walmart to see if they have them in stock. Be fast! These awesome nostalgic toys are selling out fast!

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Affordable Christmas Gifts For Toddlers

Christmas Gifts For Toddlers

The holiday season is upon us and shopping for toddlers is such an enjoyable activity – when the products are affordable. Although it can be fun to spend a lot of money on the special little people in your life, you don’t need to. There are plenty of fun toys you can buy for real cheap. ($20 or under!) Check out this awesome, useful list of toddler gifts! I’ve organized them by brand so if you come across one you don’t like, just scroll to the next! Happy shopping!

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Vtech

Vtech is pretty much the go to brand when it comes to infants and toddlers. They seem to have a bunch more for infants, but there are still some fun toys made by them you can buy for your toddler.

Fisher Price

The good ol’ classic Fisher Price. Most of the toys listed below are part of their little people collection. They’re extremely affordable and o-so fun! Read more

What Is A Budget?

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Growing up, I had no one to teach me how to succeed at finances. I learned how to win with money after I already had a family to feed. A budget was not in my vocabulary nor did I ever hear anyone around me speaking about one.

My family never had any sort of savings. I had no idea what a budget was and how empowering it can be to have one set in place. I’ll be the first in my family to save money, get out of debt, invest money, and become financially free. I’m not there yet, but it all starts in one place: the budget.

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My husband was spectacle at first, but now he loves having a budget set in place. We know all our bills are covered and we have money to spend on ourselves. I feel at peace in our financial life and we agree on every decision together.

What Is A Budget?

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A budget is a written plan that describes what you’re going to spend your money on. If you don’t have a plan, dollars will fly out of your hand into the hands of someone who does have a plan. Winning with money doesn’t happen by accident. This is one of those things that you’re going to have to be intentional about if you want to succeed. Read more

Budget Friendly Christmas Gifts For Boys

Christmas gifts boys will love that are priced under $20

Christmas Gifts For Boys

As the holiday season sneaks up on us, we find ourselves always busy. We have to decorate the tree, buy gifts, come up with money to buy gifts, wrap them, and all sorts of stuff. My goal is to assist you find a peace of mind (at least for a little) by presenting to you a list of Christmas gifts for boys.

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It can be challenging to figure out which gifts to buy your little man. If you have a budget to keep in order, this can be especially challenging. That’s why I’ve composed a list of Christmas gifts for boys that can help steer you in the right direction. I hope this list will make Christmas shopping a bit easier and at least inspire you with some ideas for what to get that special little guy in your life.

1. Decorate Me Toys

Kids are masters at creativity. Because of this, a toy they can decorate will keep them busy for quite some time. Then, the child can enjoy the fruits of his labor and play with the toy he designed. It’s an awesome gift that any boy would love.

2. Dinosaur Race Track

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Cheap Christmas Gifts That Don’t Suck For Girls

Christmas presents that little girls will love.

Christmas Gifts For Girls

Christmas shopping for children can be so difficult. (Mainly because we aren’t children anymore.) It seems like new toys come out all the time and we just can’t keep up. However, working next to the toy department has taught me a lot about the hot and popular toys that are in demand. And if your budget is tight, don’t worry. All the gifts are priced below $20

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1. LOL Dolls

If you’re the parent of a little girl, you know exactly how popular these toys are. Every girl wants them. However, some of these toys can be priced around $100! Nevertheless, there are some LOL Surprise gifts you can actually buy for under $20. Read more

Affordable Christmas Gifts That Don’t Suck

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Awesome Christmas Gifts

When the holidays start to creep close, it can become a stressful season. Buying Christmas gifts for people should not be this hard, yet it is. What will they like? How much should I spend? Instead of enjoying the season, we learn to dread it.

However, I’ve compiled a list of awesome gifts that anyone would love. If nothing else, I hope this list will inspire you and help you on your journey of Christmas shopping.

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1. Clip On Bluetooth Speaker

Who doesn’t enjoy listening to music? Now, your friend can listen to music on the go without worrying they’ll lose their speaker! Plus, these speakers are waterproof. That’s right! You can take it with you on the beach, the pool, hiking, camping, anywhere!

Can’t beat this price!

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Mindsets of Wealthy People That Lead To Success

A truly wealthy person wins at life because of their winning mindset. The battle is all in the mind.

Mindsets of Wealthy People

In the blog post Habits Of Wealthy People, I covered several different routines of successful people that set them up to succeed. However, more important than habits are the mindsets that produce them. Habits can always be broken or made, but the mindsets of wealthy people will always produce beneficial results.

Our mind controls everything we do. By making decisions, we can achieve our goals much faster than we could ever imagine. The mindsets below will change your life completely if you allow yourself to become fully immersed by them.

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It’s Possible

The wealthy mindset believes their dreams are possible to achieve. I’ve tried to help multiple people who simple believe, “I can’t do that.” But why not? The wealthy visually see it happening for them and know without any doubt it will be theirs.

There would be no actions without belief. The only reason why people continue to fight for their dreams is because they believe 100% it will be theirs. For example, people eat healthy and workout because they fully believe it will yield amazing results for their body. Therefore, they’re willing to endure the pain of today to receive the harvest of tomorrow. Read more

Habits of Poor People That Keep Them Trapped In Poverty

Habits of poor people are passed down through generations. In order to break the chain, you must make better daily decisions.

Habits of Poor People

Have you ever wondered why the rich get richer and the poor become more poor? You may be shocked to find out the habits of poor people are extremely different than those of the wealthy. They view life in opposite manners and use their time differently.

After creating habits of wealthy people, I decided that it wasn’t enough. It’s not enough to tell people what to do if they want to be successful, but also what actions to let go. The habits below will keep you locked in poverty.

What Is Considered Poor?

Poor isn’t always a financial term. Poor is a state of mind that traps you in poverty no matter how much money you have. The word poor can be used to describe someone who doesn’t take care of their health, neglects their family, treats others horribly, and so much more. This is why every year many ‘wealthy’ people commit suicide. Also, that’s why you hear stories of people who win the lottery and end up broke a few years later.

On the other hand, a person who lives in poverty can feel like the wealthiest individual on earth. If you’ve ever been in love, you know it doesn’t matter how many material items you possess. You receive a feeling of completion while your lover is beside you. By being loved, you’ve reached a level of wealth many people only dream of. Keep that in mind as we go through this list. Read more

Habits Of Wealthy People That Set Them Up For Success

Habits of highly successful and wealthy people that set them up to win at life.

Habits Of Wealthy People

There are a lot of highly successful people in this world, but there’s also a lot of people who aren’t wildly successful. What’s the difference between the two? How can two people endure the same exact situation and yield tremendously different results? We hear about it all the time. Two siblings suffered the same hardship, yet one turned out to be a CEO and the other one is a crackhead. WHAT??

There are habits of wealthy people that others may not realize. These habits set them up for success by creating a path that allows them to chase their dream. Let’s take a look at these different habits so you can add them to your routine. Read more

10 Board Games For A No Spend Weekend

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10 Awesome Board Games

I love spending time with my family. They’re definitely my favorite people. However, when you’re living frugally on a budget, you may not have money to spend to do something extravagant. That’s why I believe having a collection of board games is crucial. Our regular visitors know that board games are always an option. We’re always ready to enjoy some good old fashions board game fun!

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1. Speak Out

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Speak out is a ridiculously funny game for those who like guessing games. Every player gets their own mouthpiece and uses it when it’s their turn to go. There’s a deck of cards that have sayings on them. Read more

Completely Free Things To Do When You’re Bored

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Free Things To Do For Fun

The world is filled with so many awesome things to do, we should never be bored. However, when funds are low, it takes creativity to find fun things to do that don’t cost much. All the things on this list are completely free things to do when you’re bored. Not everyone has money to eat out every day or buy craft materials. Living on a budget can be challenging, but it’s doable (and so worth it).

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By Yourself

1.  Learn a new hobby.

What an awesome way to expand your knowledge and skills! Some people always wanted to learn how to dance, sing, crochet, scrapbook, coupon, etc. Why not take the time and learn it? If you don’t like the hobby, you can at least say you’ve tried it.

2. Go to a community sports game.

There are football, softball, soccer, and baseball games every year. You never know which one of those kids may grow up to be a professional player.

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Financial Resources That Will Change Your Life

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My name is Ariel Shanelle and I LOVE to learn about finances! I found out that there are different strategies to managing money. I always wondered, “How can someone who is poor become rich?” After partaking in these following resources, I learned that you CAN become rich. It’s a mindset and once you learn how to win, nothing will stop you. These financial resources changed my entire view on money. I hope they do the same to you and teach you how to be successful in this area.

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5 Ways To Save Money On Your Electric Bill Right Now

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5 Ways To Save Money On Your Electric Bill Right Now

In modern America, cost of living can be very high depending on where you live. I want to help you save money in every way possible. This includes: your electric bill. With a large family, it’s extremely easy to be shocked when you open your electric bill. That letter can cause dread and stress in some people. Let’s look at ways that we can lower that ridiculous money theiving number.

1. Turn Off Your Extension Cords When They’re Not In Use

Whenever something is plugged in, it keeps eating electricity until the flow is stopped. The good news is most extension cords have a button that you can easily switch on or off. This is the most simple way. However, if it doesn’t have the switch you can always just unplug them from the wall. This is good because most of the time we have a bunch of stuff plugged in at once resulting in more electricity being eaten. Cut that flow off and save your money!

2. Unplug Everything!

Except your fridge. You don’t want to do that. I thought I would add this in here because it doesn’t just apply to extension cords. Everything eats electric when plugged in. Don’t believe me? Is your TV off? If it is, look at it. See that red light? That’s the standby light. That light is on to tell you that the TV is off. Pretty ridiculous right? Your TV eats electricity when it’s off just to tell you that it’s off. LAME!

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7 Spending Habits That Will Keep You Poor

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Things That Will Keep You Poor

Growing up poor, I knew nothing about managing money. I thought people being in constant need was a normal way of life. Most people I became friends with didn’t have many nice things. I most certainty didn’t have any rich friends.

Once I hit adulthood, I realized that there are wealthy people who are normal. They’re not greedy or bad like I was influenced into believing. They’re just humans who made different choices than most. In this article, I’m going to cover 7 spending habits that will keep people in a poor financial rut. Read more