52 Week Savings Plan

52 Weeks Savings Plan: April showers bring May bargains

April showers may bring May flowers, but they also bring wild and crazy busy days for families like mine. Also, I might add, a lot of extra expenses with end-of-school teacher gifts, upcoming vacation plans, graduation gifts, etc. Just this morning I was telling myself, “No eating out for the rest of the month!” We’ve gotta save dollars wherever we can. Does this sound familiar? Fortunately, we are working on the 52 Week Savings Plan. Are you? What I love …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: April discounts are here!

When I lived in Phoenix, I could never understand the fascination with spring. Phoenix has pretty much just one season, sunny! So, when I moved to Texas, it was amazing to see red-breasted robins show up at our house every spring and watch the forest and greenbelts around me come alive with pale green leaves. Now I can’t wait for spring to arrive. As a bargain hunter, spring is here and with it comes lots of fun and activity in …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: Watch for these March sales!

March brings with it the promise of spring and some special March sales that can help you both prepare and save money. Two holidays that will generate some special savings are St. Patrick’s Day on March 17, and Palm Sunday, on March 25. We have Easter in April this year, but retail stores will still be pushing Easter related discounts. Remember that Daylight Savings is March 11th. March food bargains You may still be able to find some Valentine’s candy …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: Watch for these February bargains

If you’ve been following the 52 Week Savings Plan, you should have a whopping $10 set aside. Don’t worry, that little bundle of money will continue to grow! Each month I’ll be sharing tips for making the most of the money you have to enable that nest egg to grow and grow and grow. If you don’t yet have my handbook, you can pick it up here for just $5. It contains extra tips and strategies for succeeding with this …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: Watch for these January bargains

It’s a New Year and time for all sorts of resolutions. Some people resolve to eat healthier, lose weight, and exercise more. These are all great goals, but one that many of us forget has to do with finances. Imagine having extra cash set aside for emergencies — the unexpected trip to the doctor, replacing a set of tires, or replacing a worn-out kitchen appliance. Prepping isn’t just about having flashlights, extra food, and stored water on hand. Financial preparedness …

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December deals bring the year to a close

This is the final month of the 52 Weeks Savings Plan! The year ends with a month full of celebrations and deals. Remnants of Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday may be found at the beginning of the month. Holidays this month are Hanukkah (10), Winter Solstice on the 21st, Christmas (25), Kwanzaa (26) and New Year’s Eve (31). Not to mention holiday festivities, get-togethers and winter weather all month long. Here are some of the best deals you’ll find …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: November is full of deals

If you are a bargain shopper, then November is probably your favorite month. The month begins and ends with holiday deals and it features a weekend dedicated to sales – Black Friday/Small Business Saturday/Cyber Monday. November’s main holiday is Thanksgiving (Nov. 22) but also features Election Day (3), Daylight Savings Ends (4), Veterans Day (11), Children’s Day (20) and the start of Advent (Nov. 29). Take some time at the beginning of this month to set aside a holiday gift …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: Find Great Deals In October

October means there are pumpkins everywhere – from decorations to drinks. Are they popping up in your town? Thanks to October, there are also great deals to be found everywhere. This is a big month for stores to replace summer items with fall decorations and preparations for winter. The main holidays in October are Columbus Day (8) and Halloween (31). October deals on food Many items on sale this month are perfect for starting or stocking up food storage. Canned …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: Fall into September savings

September brings in a change of seasons, and boy is it a welcome one! The air gets crisper, leaves change colors and many people will say goodbye to summer during Labor Day weekend (Sep. 3 this year). A few other holidays to watch for in September are Patriot Day on Sept. 11, and Constitution Day on Sept. 17. There are plenty of items on sale this month besides after-holiday sales. Keep tucking away those extra coins and dollar bills. Remember …

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52 Weeks Savings Plan: August Deals Bring Summer To a Close

August is full of summer activities and back to school preparations, but it lacks any major holidays. That doesn’t mean this month will lack in deals and sales, though. The main focus is back-to-school deals but before doing any shopping this month, check if your state and/or city is offering any tax-free shopping days to help with back-to-school shopping. August discounts and bargains in the food department Items used for packing school lunches will go on sale this month, like …

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