• budget talk,  What's On Sale

    Low Cost Gifts

    Hot chocolate mix is just one of the many recipes you can learn to make in a new class at Creativebug. Thanksgiving is just three weeks away and that means it’s time to start Christmas shopping. What happens if your budget is low or even bare. Turn to what works for every budget minded person and that’s make your own holiday gifts. Are you looking for ideas about what to make? One great resource is Creativebug (and yes, full disclosure I’m one of their affiliates and will be compensated but at no extra cost to you, if you decide to join). They have lots of classes but one in particular…

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  • budget talk,  Side Gigs,  Teaching and Coachig

    Creativebug-Try it for Free!

    Save money…make money. That’s the theme of this site and easy ways to do both are to learn new skills. Learning a new skill can help you save money, like sewing your own clothes, mending your own clothes, making homemade products etc. Learning a new skill can also help you make money. Imagine learning how to knit, sew, make jewelry, create beautiful art that you can sell or even use as a stepping stone to start a successful business. How do you learn new skills? Creativebug. I was lucky enough to get complimentary access to their fantastic site and try some of the classes they offer. I honestly didn’t know…

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    The Budget Smart Girl’s Guide to Selling Your Arts and Crafts

    Maybe you read my blog last week and remember me talking about ways you can spend the tax rebate that’s coming your way very soon. I suggested one way to use the money was to start your own mini business. Perhaps you could start a business while you’re still working at your day job? Or maybe you already have a small business but are looking for ways to grow it. One thing you might like to try is making your own arts and crafts and selling them. Starting Out You can make the most profit if you buy items at wholesale prices and to do that you’ll need a business…

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