As we near the holidays, it's important to be able to enjoy yourself on a limited budget. Here are some tips:
1. Some stores (like Toys 'R Us) are bringing back layaway plans so payment can be deferred on purchases. The economy doesn't have to feel like a lump of coal
2. Want to look good for holidays parties? Find out when your favorite salon hosts training nights. Junior stylists and colorists practice their skills under the guidance of the masters for free or a nominal charge
3. Want to see the season's blockbusters? Sign up for test movie screenings in your area. Nothing quite like seeing movies for free and before release
Try to enjoy yourself and stay positive. Being around friends and family can be the best gift of all. Better yet...it's free!