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Pig Oxfam

Gifts that Give Back

Folks have been lamenting the commercialization of the holiday season for years, but the outcry this year about shopping on Thanksgiving indicates a rebellion of sorts. Christmas decorations pop up in stores in September; relentless television advertising pushes consumers to empty wallets for a “perfect” holiday; the irony of rushing around buying gifts right up […]

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Baby Chick shoes

Shopping on a Shoestring with Kids in Velcro Shoes

I’m so thrilled to have the opportunity to share a new feature with you here on Purposeful Money.  If you’ve ever been frustrated by the challenges of raising kids on a tight budget, then we have some good news for you!  New mommy and budget stretcher extraordinaire Andra Baehr will be sharing her money saving […]

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Daytop

Daytop and Novartis- Doing Well by Doing Good

  Every family has its holiday traditions, and for ours, it’s just not Christmas without the Daytop holiday brunch. Daytop New Jersey is an outpatient and residential treatment center for adolescents in Mendham, NJ, delivering comprehensive substance abuse treatment and education. My dad is a volunteer and in his position has had a close up […]

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Ornament by Linzy

Taming the Holiday Spending Monster

When you first saw the Christmas decorations appear in the stores this year, what was your reaction—joyful anticipation of warm, loving times spent celebrating with your family, or that sinking feeling inside, reminding you of all the work, money and stress that go along with the Christmas season?  If you’re in the former group, congratulations!  […]

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