Saving Money on Christmas Lights – Holiday Deals Edition

November 23, 2008

After Christmas sales are the best time to buy holiday decorations!  Right now they’re not cheap but if you wait until January you can buy Christmas lights and most other decorations for 50, 75, or even 80% off at your local retailers.

Every year when we haul our Christmas lights up from the basement it seems there’s always a strand or two that goes bad and we have to go buy more.  Last January we wised up and bought a bunch of lights for 80% off after the hoilday season so this year we’re not having to pay full price for new lights. 

We even bought extra lights so that we could put some on the outside of the house for the first time.  We figured our young son would love having lights on the front of the house, and we were right!  He had a blast helping me put them up this afternoon and couldn’t wait unti it got dark to test them out. 

Having lights on the front of the house this year is pretty neat, knowing that we bought them for dirt cheap makes it even cooler!

Here are some other recent money saving tips and financial articles from around the Web:

The Money Writers

– Black Friday 2008 Free Stuff @ My Dollar Plan

When Is It The Right Time To Start A Business? @ The Digerati Life

– Is an Extended Warranty on a Used Car Worth It? @ Generation X Finance

– Crowdsourcing Stock Picks @ Lazy Man & Money

ROWE & the Workplace? @ Brip Blap

The Growing List of Failed Banks @ The Suns Financial Diary

Common Job Interview Questions @ Million Dollar Journey

Quick and Easy Ways to Start a Savings Plan Today @ FrugalDad

Money Blog Network

Ideas on Winterizing @ Free Money Finance

Talking with Family About Money @ Get Rich Slowly

Back to Basics – Reduce Your Debt @ Mighty Bargain Hunter

Beginners Guide to Debt Reduction @ No Credit Needed

Take Control of Your Finances @ Consummerism Commentary

Other Money Sites

– 100 Money Saving Tips for the Holiday Gifting Bonanza @ Blueprint for Financial Prosperity

The End of the 401(k) Match? @ Five Cent Nickel

– 5 Simple Water Conservation Methods: Do They Save Real Money? @ The Simple Dollar

M Network

– Money Saving Tips For The Holidays – Free Ebook @ Cash Money Life

Small Changes For Big Savings On Groceries @ My Two Dollars

Investing In Uncertain Times – My 529 Plans @ Paid Twice

Reusing Storage Bags @ Being Frugal

Don’t Almost Save @ Mrs Micah

diversification is terrible if you want to get rich quick @ Plonkee Money

Tips for working from home @ Gather Little By Little

Recession Proof Your Job – 4 Ways To Avoid The Pink Slip @ Moolanomy

Thanks to MoneyNing and The Digerati Life for hosting the last two editions of the Carnival of Personal Finance!


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Ben Edwards, the founder of Money Smart Life, saved up enough to buy a Nintendo back when he was 12 years old. When he used the money to buy shares of Wal-Mart stock instead, he knew he wasn't like the other kids... His addiction to personal finance has paid off for his family and now he's helping you to afford the life that you want. Check him out on the web at Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.

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