Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day Gift Ideas–The Gift of Retirement

May 10, 2013
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Mother’s Day Gift Ideas–The Gift of Retirement

Looking for some Mother's Day gift ideas? What about the gift of financial security? I recently spoke with an ING financial adviser and retirement coach for his advice on Mother's Day gift ideas that can literally last for years.

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Give Mom the Gift She Really Wants

May 5, 2011
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So what is the gift that moms really want on Mother’s Day? Time off. Yup. It’s that simple. According to a recent survey from The Mom Complex, a global think thank that inspires, enables, and challenges moms and marketers to better understand each other, 40% of American moms feel that their husband and children come first on Mother’s Day. What, they plan their own Mother’s Day celebrations? Some don’t even get a celebration. The same survey showed that 30% of polled moms “were honored for no more than 5-10 minutes on Mother’s Day.” I guess if the kids come...

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5 Frugal Lessons I Learned From My Mom

May 10, 2009
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In honor of Mother’s Day today, I thought I would do a kind of ode to my frugal Yankee mother. She taught me a lot about what I know these days about frugal living. So here’s looking at you, mom, and the five frugal lessons you taught me. Laundry doesn’t need to dry in a dryer. Growing up my mom hung most of our laundry out on the clothes line, which often doubled as a curtain for the backyard plays my friends and I would create and put on during summer vacations. My mom still hangs up the lion’s...

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Mother's Day Freebies

May 9, 2009
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Mom gets all the goodies and freebies this Mother’s Day. That’s why I’ve decided to create a separate blog posting, which is devoted entirely to Mother’s Day Freebies. I’m hoping that by getting this information to you today you’ll have plenty of time to plan for fun (and free things) to do with mom tomorrow, on Mother’s Day. Dunkin Donuts will provide mom with a free latte on Mother’s Day, in some of their locations, including Knoxville, Chicago, and Phoenix. Just ask before you order to be sure the location you visit is participating. (Thanks to @DunkinDonuts on Twitter,...

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10 Frugal Ways to Treat Mom on Mother's Day

May 3, 2009
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A week from tomorrow is Mother’s Day. You knew that, right? Well, even if you didn’t, now is a good time to make plans for how you’re going to celebrate. Given the economy–and the fact that the National Retail Federation reports that Americans will be spending $15 less on Mother’s Day gifts this year than last–I thought you might appreciate these 10 frugal ways to treat mom next Sunday. These are courtesy of Market Day. Make the Heirloom Cinnamon Sugar Coffee Cake from Market Day – a tradition that’s sure to make Mom’s day! Do the dishes when done....

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