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How to DIY Holiday Hostess Gifts

The holiday season can be a busy and expensive time of year, especially if you have a lot of gifts to give and holiday parties to attend. Many people say you should never go to a party empty-handed. After all, hostess gifts show your appreciation for being invited to a gathering and acknowledges the hard work your hostess put into planning the event. Making DIY gifts is a budget-friendly way to answer the question of what to bring to a party.

Throw the Best Friendsgiving this Year

Thanksgiving dinner is often one of the biggest, most stressful meals of the year. And it's a feast you usually enjoy with your family. Friendsgiving, however, is the more casual version of Thanksgiving, which you get to spend with the people you can really have fun and let loose with: your closest friends. This relaxed holiday is all about staying low key, removing stress from your life and simply hanging out with your favorite people. If you want to host one of these get-togethers and you're not sure where to start, these tips will help.

Things You Should Always Buy New

From garage sales and second hand stores to online auctions, shopping for used items is a great way to save money. However, not all things are created equally when it comes to buying used vs. new. As a matter of fact, if you're in the market for any of the following items, it may be better to opt for new. Consider safety tips for the items in question and don't forget that you could always score a sweet personal loan if need be.

Rent and How to Deal With It

Moving out of your parents' home or just living by yourself for the first time and renting an apartment is a major step. It's one of the many milestones in becoming an adult. Paying rent can be a huge bill though, and it's important that you're prepared to take on that financial responsibility. It's equally important to have a solid budget plan in place and recourse if you find yourself in need of help paying rent.

Trendy Styles That Are on the Cheap!

Styles change so fast that your bank account can hardly keep up. You might scroll through your social media feed and see an outfit that you'd love to have, only to note the price and then keep on scrolling. Fortunately, you don't have to choose between a new outfit and groceries when you add these styles to your closet and replace your old clothes.