Christmas Ornament. Flickr: Nick Amoscato
The most wonderful time of the year should leave everyone in a better mood, joyful, and carefree, right? As I get older, stress, loss of friends and loved ones, and hustle and bustle seem to be more common. Can the excitement and wonderment of childhood Christmas past still exist in the busy, technologically abundant world we live in?

expensive! Photo: Anssi Koskinen (Flickr)
With holidays right around the corner and a tight budget, how nice would it be to save and earn a few extra bucks doing a few simple things? Below are some easy steps to take that can get your friends and family gifts without breaking the bank.

Credit: Anthony Easton
Still having fun over the age of 30

Post-race flexin'
How a not so athletic broad ran a five miler.

Vintage bottles. Source: Nancynance, 2012 (Flickr)
Growing up on the thrifty side of life.

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