Seasonal

Rolling your eyes at Black Friday in July? Here's what's worth your time.

Yes, Christmas in July and Black Friday in July are sales gimmicks. And yes, we all know that they tend to be pale imitations of Black Friday in November and the actual holiday shopping season. But retailers understand all too well that "Black Friday" is a powerful marketing ploy that we can never seem to resist, even when the date is still 140 days away. (And it is, I checked.)

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7 Reasons Why We All Need Black Friday in July

Black Friday is a day that divides the nation. Some love it for the thrill of the chase, the rush of pushing past a crowd to get the best possible deal, and the satisfaction of finishing holiday shopping before December hits. Others despise the very concept, and see the day's shopping frenzy as an example of everything that is wrong with modern society.

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3 Credit Cards You Need to Prepare Yourself for Black Friday

Black Friday may still seem far away, but with the time in between now and then you can set up your wallet to really take advantage of all the holiday spending you'll be participating in!

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8 Reasons Why I Love My Amazon Prime Membership

If you want to feel old, here's a startling fact: Amazon is turning 20 this month, and to celebrate, they're going big--like, Black Friday big. Yes folks, July 15 is Prime Day, and it's poised to change the way we think about so-called Black Friday in July sales. 

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12 Frugal Ways to Beat the Summer Heat

According to my calendar, summer is officially (and finally) upon us. And thank goodness. As a Chicagoan who endured another brutal winter, the summer solstice couldn't have come soon enough.

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4 Last-Minute Father's Day Gifts to Snatch up Today

Dad can be tough to shop for. While he might say he doesn't care about Father's Day, it will still mean a lot to him to get a thoughtful gift from you this Sunday. 

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Dads Eat Free! 38 Father's Day Freebies for Hungry Dads

Planning on taking out Dad for a Father's Day meal? Head to one of these restaurants for freebies galore!

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5 Reasons Why Father's Day Isn't as Big as Mother's Day

Father's Day is fast approaching, and the National Retail Federation expects Father's Day spending to reach $12.7 billion.

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National Donut Day: The Only Guide to Choosing a Free Donut You'll Ever Need

It's that glorious time of year again! The sun is shining, the birds are chirping, and this Friday, June 5, donut lovers across the country have a whole day to celebrate their favorite hole-y treats. That's right, folks, Friday is National Donut Day, are you ready?

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9 Ways to Keep Your Kids Busy Over Summer Vacation

With school out for summer, we've been brainstorming ways to get our kids to expand their minds over summer vacation without shrinking our limited cash reserves. Here's what we came up with.

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