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Great Ways to Save Money Every Day of the Month

Posted by August on Nov 2, 2023 12:53:09 PM

As we kick off a new month before the holiday season, you may be looking for ways to make or save a little more money than usual for upcoming expenses. Check out the blog post below for ways to save every day so that come December, you have a little extra to spend during the holidays. 

And after the holiday season is over, check into our Christmas Club Account for great savings options for next year. 

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Topics: Personal Finance, Seasonal

Looking for Pumpkins?

Posted by August on Oct 19, 2023 10:58:47 AM

It's officially pumpkin season! Pumpkins make the perfect fall decor, and who doesn't love carving/painting them for Halloween fun? However, with the South Carolina heat, you almost have to wait until later on in the season to run out and grab those pumpkins, or you'll end up with a rotten mess (yuck). But now that temperatures are starting to cool down and Halloween is right around the corner, it is full steam ahead for pumpkin patches. 

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Topics: Personal Finance, Seasonal

DIY the Viral Terracotta Jack-O-Lantern with Me

Posted by August on Oct 5, 2023 12:15:28 PM

October is here, which means it is officially spooky season. I love decorating and celebrating Halloween, but in doing so, I like everything to reflect my typical aesthetic, just in a holiday way.

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Topics: Seasonal

Tips for Decorating Your Home for Fall with Thrifted Pieces

Posted by August on Sep 14, 2023 3:18:12 PM

Decorating my home for each season is one of my favorite things to get me into the spirit of the upcoming seasonal activities. Fall, in particular, is one of my favorite seasons to decorate for because it gives such warm and cozy vibes. 
However, incorporating new seasonal styles and décor pieces into your home at each season change can be expensive. And, of course, with styles changing all the time, last year's trends are rarely still in style, making you feel like you have to go out and buy more to keep up.
This year, I decided to try decorating my home for fall with easy-to-find items from local thrift stores. In doing so, I found great pieces that can be reused each year and for multiple seasons, depending on how I style and mix and match them. Below are some of the items that I was on the hunt for:

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Topics: Personal Finance, Seasonal

Tax Free Weekend: How to Shop Like a Pro

Posted by August on Aug 3, 2023 11:03:14 AM

With the start of a new school year right around the corner, its time to start filling up the cart with back-to-school items. If the rows and rows of school supplies at Walmart and Target haven't already sucked you in, then Tax-Free Weekend is the perfect time to grab some of the key items that may be on your list.

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Topics: Home, Life & School, Seasonal

Budget Check List for Your Summer Vacation

Posted by August on Jul 5, 2023 3:09:27 PM

I just returned from a fantastic weekend getaway to the beach in North Carolina. My boyfriend and I wanted to go somewhere smaller and keep things budget friendly and low-key for a relaxing long weekend. If you're like me, you can't plan for the perfect vacation without a million lists. There's always a packing list, an "places to see" list, and if I'm really on top of things, there's normally even a full itinerary. 

Thankfully, I had the budget checklist below to help me think of everything I might have to pay for and keep myself in check. Because otherwise, unexpected expenses that we hadn't prepared for could have made our budget-friendly weekend getaway quite expensive. 

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Topics: Personal Finance, Seasonal

Where to Watch Fireworks in the Grand Strand

Posted by August on Jun 28, 2023 11:27:11 AM

The time has come for you to do like Katy Perry said and "own the night like the Fourth of July," because this weekend, there will DEFINITELY be fireworks. 

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Topics: Personal Finance, Seasonal

Hurricane Preparedness Kit

Posted by August on Jun 22, 2023 12:40:00 PM

Living in an area that experiences hurricane season for six months out of the year, we need to be prepared. A great way to do a bit of pre-planning so that you're not panicking when a hurricane is on its way is to put together a Hurricane Preparedness Kit. 

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Topics: Home, Life & School, Seasonal

Tips for Scoring Cheap Summer Getaways

Posted by August on Jun 15, 2023 1:08:33 PM

Tips for Scoring Cheap Summer Getaways

Everybody likes a summer vacation, but travel can be expensive. If you’re looking to squeeze a getaway into your budget this summer, here are some tips for traveling on the cheap and getting the best deals.

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Topics: Personal Finance, Seasonal

Memorial Day Events in the Grand Strand

Posted by August on May 25, 2023 11:12:06 AM

We're coming up on Memorial Day Weekend, which to most, is like the official kick-start to the summer. Schools are starting to get out for summer break, people from all over head to the beach for vacation, friends and family join together for cookouts, and everyone breaks out the fireworks and red, white, and blue. Although Memorial Day is a great time to gather with friends and family and celebrate the start of the summer, it's important that we all take time to remember the true meaning of the holiday and the individuals who sacrificed their lives for our freedom. 

Below are some of the different Memorial Day events happening in our area that you can attend with loved ones and acknowledge those fallen soldiers:

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Topics: Home, Life & School, Seasonal

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