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Houston Vintage Market & Festival on September 18 & 19, 2015

ShoppingWHAT: Houston Vintage Market & Festival

WHEN:

  • Friday, September 18, 2015 at 7 pm
  • Saturday, September 19, 2015 at 11 am

WHERE: 1940 Air Terminal Museum
8325 Travelair Blvd.
Houston, TX 77061

MORE INFO & Tickets: http://www.houstonvintage.com/

Houston Vintage is an organization that brings together vintage vendors and enthusiasts from Houston and the surrounding areas.

It’s an opportunity for all who love and live vintage to exchange idea, find some amazing treasures, learn through demos and lectures (style, dance and culture), and celebrate all that is vintage throughout the eras.

This year our festival theme is “Blue Hawaii”!

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We do our best to ensure all event information is accurate and up-to-date. However, it’s a good idea to visit the website listed or contact the organization or venue to verify event details.

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Mistakes We Make When Grocery Shopping

Most of us shop for groceries every week (or so) and are making these common mistakes every time:

Buying groceries is one of those universal chores most of us could probably do better at, whether it’s saving money on food or spending less time shopping. Here are ten common mistakes we tend to make at the grocery store—and how to avoid them.

The ones I make regularly include buying too much or too little food and not knowing the price of foods I regularly buy. What are yours?

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Source: Top 10 Mistakes We Make When Grocery Shopping (And How to Fix Them)

Image source: PublicDomainImages / Pixabay

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Credit card tips to help keep your budget on your next shopping trip

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I love a good shopping trip as much as the next person, but I know that buying unexpected items for your wardrobe can quickly torpedo your budget. An easy fix for this is to make sure that you don’t make it too easy for you to over-indulge.

Don’t take your credit with you when you’re shopping, advises Money Crashers. Try an envelope method, where you take an envelope with the exact amount you have budgeted. If you have leftover, you bring that with you next time. If you run out, then you just stop spending.

Don’t store your credit card info in your browser. You know you do it; your browser automatically populates all the fields of your credit card info, including the number. It does that because you told it to, so it would be easier to buy things online (that extra two minutes to find the credit card and fill out the info is just annoying, right?). However, if you force yourself to have to go look for the card, you may actually re-evaluate the purchase. Go ahead and tell your browser to forget all the form fields it has stored. And don’t save it again.

Do you have some tips to add? Budgeting tips are always welcome.

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Online Outlets to Shop

Did you know that you can shop outlets online? I didn’t. I love outlets malls. I like to go and browse, finding things I never knew I wanted or needed.

Browsing online is not the same experience for me, but I do still enjoy it enough that I’m always looking for new places to shop. This article from Apartment Therapy gives some recommendations on online outlets to bookmark. A few you may want to check out include:

Have any you want to add?

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