How to Save Money with Great Gift Ideas

Want to save $1000 this year for very little effort? Gift giving is an area where impulse buying is a frequent occurrence. I was amazed to discover I was spending over $1500 or more per year for gifts. What have you spent for gifts in the last 12 months? In my experience, gifts were last minute purchases for which money was no object. I now spend less than $500 per year for gifts. Take two hours of your life and save yourself $1000 or more per year on gift giving. Get Prepared Label 12 manila folders January – December. On the front of each monthly folder, write the days of the month. Next to the appropriate date on the folder, …

8 Ways to Celebrate Chinese New Year

What are the Chinese New Year activities for celebrating this most important festival in the Chinese calendar? Let’s start at the beginning… In China, Chinese New Year is called the Spring Festival. That’s because the first day of Chinese New Year falls on the start of spring. The beginning of spring is a fresh start… It’s the start of a new year of sowing and reaping. A wish for a good harvest in the year ahead. (That’s how the Chinese character for “year” nian2 年 came about.) A cause for celebration! All around the world, Chinese families… put up Chinese New Year scrolls on both sides of the door, set off firecrackers (It’s illegal in many Chinese cities now, but …