Category: Gifts

The Perks of Community

Always support the head. Have the new diaper ready. Sleep is for wimps. It pays (literally) to live in close community with other people. These are all lessons I’ve learned in the past two weeks after the birth of our first baby! I was reflecting with an overwhelming sense of gratitude towards the people we …

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Should I Donate Money at Checkout?

Yesterday I was at the repair shop after one of our cars had a large bolt stuck in one of the tires, causing a slow leak. When we came to pick-up the vehicle, I was given the total due and then asked if we wished to “round-up” for a local charity. This was one of the …

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How to Give the Perfect Christmas Gift

Every holiday season brings with it a lot of joy and excitement. But with it – there is also some confusion and stress. For me, the stress often comes from trying to find the perfect Christmas gift for the people that I really care about. Sometimes (I’m often guilty of this with my wife) I get so …

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Charlie’s Gift Card Challenge – Results (January 2015)

On January 1st, my family and I started our first ever gift card challenge. After Christmas we had accumulated $520 of gift cards and cash from the holiday season. When we added them all together it was hard to believe we had gotten so much converted cash. Before the end of the year I approached …

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January 2015 – Charlie’s Gift Card Challenge

2014 is now in the rear view mirror, and 2015 is well on it’s way. With that said, Christmas just came and went like a thief in the night, and most peoples’ finances are reeling from the drain it had on their checking account. My family is no different. This year we started our Christmas …

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Giving Ooma as a Gift or Christmas Present

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year TTG readers! I love this time of year, because we get to put up the Christmas tree and focus on others and not ourselves. For many people it can be very stressful when you don’t know what gift to get a friend or family member. Here’s an option you …

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Ideas for Giving During the Christmas Season

Today we got our first big snowfall of the season, and woke up to a nice dusting of 3 inches on the driveway. My boys and I immediately put on our snow gear, bundled up, and proceeded to clear the drive way and throw snowballs. My kids focused on the important task of snowballs! :) …

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The Best Gift Cards for the Holidays

Let’s face it, it’s not always possible to get the right gift for everybody on your Christmas list. Sure, some people are pretty easy to buy gifts for, but for everyone else – well, that’s what gift cards are for. It’s often believed that gives cards are default gifts, almost as if they are the …

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